Tag Archive | vacation planner

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 […]

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, […]

Destination Spotlight: Puerto Rico –“La Isla del Encanto”

Destination Spotlight: Puerto Rico –“La Isla del Encanto” I am very proud of my heritage and often feel tug of my Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment).  As a child Puerto Rico I visited Puerto Rico with my family.  The wonderful memories of playing on my Uncle Victor’s farm with my aunts and cousins, swimming […]

Ask Your Travel Planner: What Type of Travel Insurance Do I Need?

If you are unsure you need travel insurance, click here to view my blog Do I Need Travel Insurance? Top 10 Reasons to Insure Your Vacation . When you’ve decided you need travel insurance the following should help make things a little clearer for you. Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance – What is it and […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 4 – Plan

Day 4: Today was family day and we ate brunch at TooJay’s, a local restaurant. I ordered a coffee, 2 eggs over easy (blotted with a napkin to absorb any visible oil), with a fruit cup and toast (1 slice). My fibro-flare is over. I am feeling better and planning on taking it easy today. […]

Living with Fibromyalgia: My Visalus Challenge Day 1 – Ashamed

Day 1: My weight is 163.4 lbs. I have decided to set a goal of losing 15 lbs. in the next 90 days. My plan is to make lifestyle changes one step at a time.  My goal for the next week is to replace 2 meals, eat a meal and two snacks.  I usually skip […]

Do I Need Travel Insurance? Top 10 Reasons to Insure Your Vacation

“Do I need travel insurance?” This is a question is often asked by travelers.  My answer is, “it depends.”  The reality is the money you pay for a vacation is an investment.  You should consider the risk of losing your investment and protect yourself.  You should consider the type of travel you’re planning (domestic vs. […]