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Written by Joy Thrun. One of the hottest trends in the travel industry these days is river cruising. Born in Europe and growing around the world, almost every major river on the planet features exciting itineraries on beautiful new ships. If you have not taken a river cruise yet, you are probably intrigued and if… [Read More]

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Written by Linda Dolecki. Riviera Maya offers the perfect setting for your destination wedding, featuring stunning white sand beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters, tropical jungles, and ancient Mayan ruins. The first thing you should know about planning a destination wedding is to use a travel agent. I have the expertise to match you with your ideal destination… [Read More]

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Written by Julianne Lake (Classic Travel Intern, Summer 2015). I’m extremely lucky. From the time I was very little, in fact, as far back as I can remember, my parents have made it a priority to show us the world. There are five of us kids, so the natural first trip we went on was… [Read More]

Written by Caroline Rysenga (Classic Travel Intern, Spring 2015). Travel filming is becoming more and more popular among globetrotters, and putting together a video of your excursions is a great way to remember your adventures and possibly show off all the interesting things you did to your friends and family. Not everyone has access to… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]