BENEFITS OF PACKING LIGHT

Packing Light cannot be underestimated, especially on an itinerary where you will be moving and changing locations a good bit. In fact, it can be the difference between an enjoyable vacation and a miserable one! You will never meet anyone who says, “I wish I had packed heavier” when they return from a journey. Rick Steves, the Public TV European travel guru, only allows the…

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YOUR US PASSPORT

  Do you have questions about your US Passport? Here are some questions I frequently receive from my clients. Hopefully, your questions will be answered here. If not, I’m always available to help! 1. What is a Passport? How does it differ from a Passport Card? A Passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies your identity and…

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7 TIPS FOR BREEZING THROUGH THE AIRPORT

  Airports are busier and busier these days. Many of my clients say that the absolute most challenging part of the vacation journey is simply surviving the airport experience. Here are 7 suggestions to eliminate hassles at the airport and keep your blood pressure at a safe level. 1. Sign up for TSA PreCheck or Global Entry! This is my favorite recommendation…

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WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD VACATIONS

The topic of Travel Insurance is one of my biggest challenges as a Travel Professional. No matter how extravagant or low-budget your trip may be, there are many things totally outside of your control that could turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. I have seen so many situations over the years that have affected my clients’ (and even…

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THERE’S STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

  You’ve heard the old adage, “There is strength in numbers”. Well, there is also a lot of FUN  in numbers, especially when you travel with like-minded and fun-seeking friends and family members. Unless you are planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or simply a romantic getaway for two, you might want to consider asking a few friends or family…

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WILL THAT BE CASH OR CREDIT

Gone are the days of American Express Traveler’s Cheques and having to find a convenient place to cash them when you run out of money in a foreign country! Today, there are more ways than ever to make sure you always have that foreign cash handy when exploring Europe — But, not all Euros are created equal! Here is…

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WHEN A VILLA MAKES SENSE

Imagine enjoying a Caribbean or Hawaiian beach with several of your closest friends or family and returning to your temporary “home” at the end of the day to rest on the lanai while your own chef prepares an amazing dinner with fish that was caught that very day!  Or, imagine spending the day touring some wineries in the Tuscany…

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TOP DESTINATIONS FOR 2017

  Sit back, relax, and picture yourself in one of these 5 hot destinations! 1.  Portugal What To Eat:  Bolos de Arroz, Portugese rice cupcakes, perfect for breakfast, dipped in coffee Where To Stay:  Palacio Belmonte, an elegant hotel in a 15th-century palace, located in the old town of Lisbon What To See:  The charming town of Sintra, whose beautiful…

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YOU ARE TOTALLY WORTH IT

Enchance Your Travel Experience

Take a look at these small upgrades to enhance your travel experience! 1. Private Airport TransfersSomehow there is nothing more relieving than passing through customs after a long overnight flight to Europe and seeing a driver standing there with a sign bearing your last name — and a smile!  Your driver can help you to a nice, clean sedan…

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