Category Archives for "Travel Tips"

March 1, 2015

Airport Security Holiday Travel Tips

Before arriving: Prepare your 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport. Monitor local broadcasts for announcements of security checkpoint delays at local airports. Pack all your coats and jackets in your checked baggage when possible. Do not wrap gifts. Check-in online. Check your flight status online. Review TSA’s security […]

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October 22, 2013

Packing Checklist for Children

A basic packing checklist for children is below. Carry-On Luggage Tickets Medical Insurance cards State Issued Birth Certificate or Passport if needed Gum or Suckers for plane Card with parents names, address and contact phone numbers – both home and at destination Pocket Itinerary Snacks Crayons, Colored pencils and Drawing Pad Books Small toys or […]

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October 22, 2013

Packing Checklist for Men

A basic packing checklist for men is below. Carry On Luggage Tickets Hotel confirmation / other trip-related documents Photo ID Passport Phone numbers (Classic Travel 1-800 number and other emergency numbers) Money (have some small bills for tipping at airports, hotels, etc.) Travel checks (keep replacement information separate) Credit cards Reading glasses / reading material (book, […]

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October 22, 2013

Packing Checklist for Women

A basic packing checklist for women is below. Carry On Luggage Tickets Hotel confirmation / other trip-related documents Photo ID Passport Phone numbers (Classic Travel 1-800 number and other emergency numbers) Money (have some small bills for tipping at airports, hotels, etc.) Travel checks (keep replacement information separate) Jewelry (if you must bring jewelry, do not check […]

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October 21, 2013

Travel FAQs

Q: Why should I use a travel consultant? A: Using a travel consultant allows you to take advantage of industry-trained professionals to find low fares, arrange custom itineraries, and offer expertise in traveling worldwide. Many agencies charge nominal fees for certain services however, the savings you may receive far outweigh those costs. Travel consultants stay […]

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October 21, 2013

Travel Protection Basics

Now, more than ever, travelers should protect themselves and their trip investment with a quality protection plan. The right plan provides peace of mind and safeguards against the unexpected. There are two main types of plans: those that offer trip cancellation / interruption coverage and those that focus on “post-departure” or health and medical coverage. […]

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October 18, 2013

Travel Glossary

Advance Purchase Requirement – An airfare that must be purchased a certain number of days ahead of departure, usually 7, 14, or 21 days, for the best fare. Aft – Toward the rear of a ship. Air Mile – A distance of approx. 6076 feet. Airport Transfer – A transport service to/from an airport to hotel, etc., normally prepaid as […]

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October 18, 2013

Top 5 Packing Tips

Nothing seems to cause more pre-travel anxiety than packing. To help ease the pain, we have some simple tips that will help you travel comfortably and fashionably. Tip #1 – Shoes & Socks Whatever you do, make sure your “daily” shoes are comfortable and that your socks fit! You’ll probably find yourself walking much more […]

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October 18, 2013

Basic Travel Dos and Don’ts

DO — Go With the Flow Whether you’re going abroad or traveling within the US, you’ll quickly realize that they do things differently than they do back home. Knowing the culture of where you’re going and what to expect can greatly enhance the experience. Be prepared that you won’t be able to speed up the […]

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