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Advantages Of Using A Travel Agent

Posted by JenW On February - 18 - 2010

The Internet is packed with “do it yourself” vacation planning offering deep discounts. While this may be very attractive for most travel lovers, is this always the best way to plan your vacations? In my opinion, the disadvantages heavily outweigh the advantages of using the services of an experienced travel agent. From a customer service […]

New Security Policies from the TSA

Posted by JenW On December - 30 - 2009

In light of the recent near-disaster of Northwest Airlines flight 253, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented new security measures for safer air travel. What are these changes and how will they affect travelers? Most notably, security for International air travel will be affected the most, especially for flights that will arrive in the […]

Safety Tips for International Travel

Posted by JenW On June - 24 - 2009

Travel is definitely exciting, especially when you are going somewhere out of your regular realm. It is important, however, to be aware and safeguard yourself from possible situations that could potentially ruin your vacation. Important Documents You cannot travel anywhere without a passport or visa these days, so safeguarding your travel documents are a priority. […]

Travel Insurance – Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Posted by JenW On June - 4 - 2009

You have an amazing vacation planned – a beautiful location, your non-refundable airfare flying you to a luxurious resort – all paid for and just waiting for you to arrive. Then, the unthinkable happens. An unexpected crisis that leaves you with no choice but to cancel your holiday and lose all the money you spent […]

The Importance of Having a U.S. Passport for Travel

Posted by JenW On May - 20 - 2009

Beginning June 1, 2009, the United States Department of Homeland Security will put into effect NEW changes that will drastically change the way American citizens travel. The days of simply driving across the borders of Canada and Mexico are now things of the past. Passports are now necessary and have become even more important for […]