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Insider Secrets for Stress-Free Traveling During the Holidays

This week kicks off the holiday travel season.  From late November to the end of December we can expect heavy traveling as families and friends get together for the holidays.  Travel during this time of year brings about its own unique concerns. Following are my top Insider Secrets for Stress Free Traveling During the Holidays: Confirm […]

What Should I Put in a Travel Medical Kit?

When you travel, it’s important to have what you need to enjoy your vacation.  For most, packing involves comfortable and fun vacation clothes and toiletries.  A killer headache or heart burn is just one way to ruin the excitement of arriving at your hotel ready to start your vacation. When you’re preparing to leave for […]

What documents do I need to carry with me when I travel?

In your last hours before a vacation you make a mental checklist of what has been done and needs to be done before you leave for the airport. You stop the paper and the mail, pack, and throw out the garbage.  Unfortunately, one of the last things we think about are the documents we need […]

Ask Your Travel Planner: What is an Airline Codeshare?

Last week while reviewing an itinerary with a client traveling to Italy, I told her that although her air ticket is a US Airways ticket, she would need to check in at United because they were servicing her flight. She seemed a little bewildered, so I advised her this was what we referred to in […]

5 Tips to Get Rid of Jet Lag

Are you looking forward to your trip across the country, but not the fatigue and insomnia it causes?   Jet lag, also called “flight fatigue,” is a temporary disorder known to cause travelers a number of physical and emotional symptoms including anxiety, constipation, diarrhea, confusion, dehydration, headache, irritability, nausea, sweating, coordination problems, dizziness, and even […]

Travel: A luxury or Necessity?

Is travel a luxury or necessity? Contrary to popular belief, travel is not a luxury.  Vacations are an essential part of your well-being and offer many health benefits.  How else do you get away from it all, and escape the stress of home and work?  Travel is a full proof way to avoid burn out […]

10 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Bag

The Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, has many rules about what we may carry-on and check on flights.  Some things are strictly not allowed, while others only checked never carried, or vise versa.  We could take TSA advice, “When in doubt, leave it out,” but is it that simple? If you are traveling with cash, […]