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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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

Written by Molly Brunette. Start out first thing in the morning, when everyone is well rested, for activities such as the zoo or Sea World. Don’t try to do too much. Little people have small attention spans and are not going to care if you haven’t covered every square inch of Sea World or haven’t… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. I have owned and operated Classic Travel since its beginning in 1980. I counsel clients (the best part of my job), so I not only have an opinion, but have accumulated opinions from some of the country’s most avid travelers (an advantage of having an agency in the affluent community of… [Read More]

Every traveler knows long plane rides are physically demanding. Here’s a simple isometric routine you can do right in your seat. Envision a slow jog through your favorite park. Using simple, rhythmic movements, alternately raise your heels as high as possible and rock slowly forward and back. Next, imagine that same jog, but with your… [Read More]

You may not think of self-defense training as a curriculum for travel agents, but having completed two Cobra Force focus classes, we feel it is essential training for all woman. Women should know how to defend themselves whether it’s in a different country or their own backyard. So, when we learned of Cobra Force’s “Street… [Read More]

At the Airport Terminal Use concealed bag tags. Spend as little time as possible in airports. Pass through security checks quickly. Do not remain in vicinity of checkpoints. Once through these areas, go to a lounge or other open area away from baggage lockers and find a seat with a good view of the area… [Read More]

Written by Dan Suits. European travel used to involve endless hassle with foreign currencies. In the first place, hotel, restaurant and other charges had to be settled in cash, so you had to get two or three thousand dollars in traveler’s checks from your bank at home, carry them around and keep them secure during… [Read More]

Purchase trip interruption insurance. It’s is worth the nominal investment. Review your cruise documents in advance for important guidelines and travel tips. Prior to leaving home, double-check your flight schedule for flight departure and arrival updates. Arrive to the airport early – at least 2 hours prior to departure unless local circumstances dictate allowing a longer time. Security screenings… [Read More]