Travel Tips2017-12-30T17:08:41-05:00

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Great Fall Foliage Destinations

Great Fall Foliage Destinations Leaf-peeping season is upon us - and in this age of social distancing it is an activity that can still easily be enjoyed.  Check out our guide for some of the best places across America to see the foliage change colors. Breckenridge, Colorado - With bright gold aspens juxtaposed against a bluebird blue cloudless sky, and set to a backdrop of snowcapped craggy mountains, the historic 19th-century silver mining turned ski town of Breckenridge is one of Colorado's first places to welcome the changing fall colors.  The town, less than a two-hour drive west of Denver, [...]

Top 10 Classic American Road Trips

Top 10 Classic American Road Trips It’s never too late for a classic American road trip. From the beaches of Big Sur to the famous Route 66, TravelKatz has rounded up 10 classic road trip itineraries to share: Badlands National Park: A short 2-day trip through Badlands National Park to Mount Rushmore offers the chance to take in the rock formations of the Badlands Wall, the view from the Big Badlands Overlook, a hike along the scenic Notch Trail and the Badlands Loop Scenic Byway, said to be one of the most recognizable scenic byways in America. The Road to [...]

Finding the Fun in a Family Road Trip

The key is to plan ahead and know your limitations well enough to know how you will manage each. Being in the car for an extended period of time; then work around that to come up with a travel itinerary that maximizes fun and minimizes stress. Also, planning gets the kids involved in everything! They're invested in it because they made the decision.

When You Want Family Travel to Really Count

The latest trend: family vacation planning. The idea behind it is to encourage families to take the time and save the money so that they can meet all of their travel goals. Preplanning is about getting value and saving money; like you would for college. Some families struggle to save for their family vacation and this destination may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the family.

Tips for Traveling with the In-Laws

The Story - “Jack, we should call someone. I don’t think he can do this. Do you have reception here? Let’s call someone. He can’t do this.” ...That’s my mother-in-law, Maureen. Jack is her husband, and I am “he,” lying underneath a rented vehicle on an unpaved road high above Leadville, Colo., trying to solve the SUV’s complex spare-tire retention system so I can change a flat. It is 47 degrees and raining. Cold runnels of dull-orange mud are coursing around me. With Maureen and Jack are my wife, Cathleen, and our two children, all huddled around a small pine [...]

Taking Your Pet on Vacation

Taking your pet on a vacation - International or Domestic - isn’t as simple as you might think, but with the right preparation, it can result in an incredibly memorable holiday.

5 Ways to Stay Healthy Ashore

5 WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY ASHORE BEFORE YOU GO Make sure your immunizations are up to date for the destinations you're visiting and have a flu jab if you're flying anywhere. Ask your doctor or local travel clinic for advice. Travel insurance with good medical cover is essential. PACK FACE MASKS, WIPES, AND HAND SANITIZER:   These are useful when soap and water aren't available. Keeping your hands clean helps prevent the spread of germs and bacteria – and it should go without saying that you wash or clean your hands before eating and after using the toilet.  Most destinations will [...]

Museums Make a Comeback

Museums Make a Comeback After the widespread disruption of 2020, many of the country’s top museums now have blockbuster exhibitions scheduled to help bring visitors back. From Los Angeles to New York, here are five of the top upcoming exhibitions your group won’t want to miss.  Photo compliments of: gilber franco on Unsplash At the Dallas Museum of Art - Van Gogh and the Olive Groves Open from: Oct. 17, 2021 thru Feb. 6, 2022 In 2021, the Dallas Museum will collaborate on the first-ever exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s olive grove series, which he painted while at the [...]

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