The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards […]

Travel Tips

February 6, 2020

Needed To Fly: The Real ID

Source: Tauck River Cruise The popularity of cruising via river continues to rise. The allure of traveling with only 150 – 200 passengers on a floating boutique hotel, personalized service, gourmet dining, or the ship’s ability to dock right in the heart of the city or town – all key reasons to experience this fascinating […]

Bucket List, Cruising, River Cruises, Travel Ideas, Travel Tips

January 23, 2020

How to Choose the Perfect River Cruise

Group Travel certainly has its advantages. Now, before you determine that group travel is not for you, take a look at 5 advantages we’ve found for traveling with a group.

Adventure Travel, Destinations, Travel Ideas, Travel Tips

December 17, 2019

Advantages Of Traveling With A Group

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 […]

Travel Tips

May 5, 2018

Benefits Of Packing Light

  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 […]

Travel Tips

April 27, 2018

Your US Passport

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 […]

Travel Tips

April 5, 2018

7 Tips For Breezing Through The Airport

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 […]

Travel Ideas, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

March 2, 2018

When Bad Things Happen To Good Vacations

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 […]

Travel Ideas, Travel Tips

December 8, 2017

There’s Strength In Numbers

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 […]

Travel Ideas, Travel Tips

May 5, 2017

Will That Be Cash Or Credit

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 […]

Travel Tips

March 17, 2017

When A Villa Makes Sense

Custom Travel Designed Just For You

We design dependable, custom itineraries for travelers of all kinds. Whether you are looking to explore a new culture, or just want to unplug and recharge in the middle of nowhere, Watercolor Travel can help design the perfect trip for you.