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Giving The Gift of Vacation

‘Tis the season once again and once again you are faced with a long list of people to shop for. Of course giving is what this time of year is all about. But if you’re like me, then you want to give meaningful gifts to your family and friends.

Try A New Airline

Last week, SkyTrax announced the results of their annual airline passenger survey and published the world’s Top 20 Best Airlines. Not a single carrier made the top 20.

Holiday Travel Tips

The holiday travel season is upon us!  However, before we can enjoy an adult beverage while crackling fires warm our frigid toes, we must make it to our chosen destination. Which means it’s time to be part of the solution (not the problem) when slogging through the long lines at the airport. This is GO time people!

How to Choose The Best Cruise

Right now, there are about 300 commercial cruise ships sailing all over the world. The largest commercial cruise company is Carnival Corp. and the second is Royal Caribbean. If you are considering booking a cruise for the first time or maybe you’ve sailed before and want to experience a new ship or different ports of call, then this is just the place to start. 

Tip The Housekeeper

My fellow travel adventure-seekers, just a quick note today to remind you to tip your housekeeper. That's right, the brave men and women who venture into multiple guest rooms and suites every day and pick up after us deserve a little appreciation. Actually, they deserve more than that. They deserve gratuity. But how much? Well, allow your friendly neighborhood travel expert to shed a little light on this financial subject.

6 Tips on How to Beat Jet Lag

I am about to get on the plane. My bags are packed and my passport is ready, but am I ready? “Jet lag”, ladies and gentleman, is a dish served as wholly in first class as it is in coach. However, here are a few quick tips to beat jet lag before it beats you!

How To Become A Travel Rewards Genius

It’s one thing to make the decision to travel. It’s another thing to come to the good sense that getting a credit card with good travel points is a brilliant idea. It’s an entirely other thing to know how best to use said points. Here are a few tips on how to become a Travel Reward Genius! 

They Want To Take Away Our Airline Miles

If you’ve ever booked a trip using your credit card rewards then you know how, well… rewarding that feels! You’ve spent, you’ve earned, you’ve accumulated and now it’s time for you to reap the benefits from your strategic purchase making. Whether it’s flights, hotel rooms, meals or other deals you deserve those rewards, miles or points - whatever you prefer calling them. 

Avoiding A Classic Hotel Scam

This is kinda scary. Especially because of its simplicity. You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. When checking in, you give the front desk your credit card so they can insure any incidentals will be paid for after you leave. You get to your room and you settle in. 

Top Five Ways To Save Money While Traveling

It’s true what’s been said, “Nothing in life is free”.  However, there are a few things to consider if your budget is tight but not traveling this calendar year sounds like a fate worse than death. If you have decided to not “stay local”, then here are the biggest expenditures. I’m sure you could list these off yourself but allow me, won’t you? 

5 Tips to Stretch Your Summer Travel Budget

Many travel experts are predicting a surge in travel this summer.  While popular destinations are welcoming visitors, the uptick in traffic plus higher prices may translate into more expensive travel.

If you’re planning a trip this summer, learn how to incorporate some smart spending strategies with these tips.

Beating the 2022 Vacation Woes

This may just be the most important travel crossroads you’ll come upon. Allow me to elaborate. It’s July 2022 and a few key roadblocks are in our vacation path (so to speak). Let’s review…COVID 19, supply chain issues, bigger bill at the supermarket, the war in Ukraine, staffing shortages, high inflation, canceled flights, monkeypox, peak summer travel demand, the kids are out of school (and bored) and, to top it off, topping off the gas tank requires a new mortgage on your home with a 23% percent APR!

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