How to Overcome Flying Anxiety [Infographic]

August 08, 2018

Traveling anytime can be pretty stressful and if you are flying somewhere this Thanksgiving weekend there can be a lot to be anxious about. Crowds, flight delays – just to name a few, top that with flying anxiety and you are going to wish you stayed home. Thankfully there are things you can do to help...

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Know Before You Go – Top Airlines Weights & Rates for Baggage Fees

May 01, 2018

Finding out that your bag is overweight when you get to the airport is not a great way to begin your vacation. Know before you go and check out our Top Airline Baggage Fees page to see what your limits are and how much it will cost you in baggage fees if you are over.... 

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25 Travel Tips to Survive Holiday Travel

November 14, 2017

Thanksgiving travel—and everything that can go wrong with it—brings to mind the John Hughes’ 1987 film, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Unlikely travel companions Neal Page and Del Griffith may never get home for Thanksgiving. They get bumped. They get delayed. They’re robbed of all cash and forced to use plastic to pay their travel expenses—until...

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Why Your Luggage Scale Reading May Differ From the Airline Scales

July 11, 2017

  You are all ready for your vacation, you have double checked everything and triple checked the weight of your bags. So what’s the deal when you get to the airline and the airline scale reads 5lbs over? This scenario is actually very common, just google “are airlines scales accurate”. The sad truth is many... 

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What Travelers Should Know About Entering the United States

May 16, 2017

Before 2008 crossing the border into the United States was easy peasy. In fact, all a Canadian needed was to show a driver’s license as proof of citizenship! To tighten border security the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative was passed and travelers had to have a valid passport to enter the United States regardless of where... 

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How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation – Part 3

May 02, 2017

This is our final part in our 3 part series on How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation. In part 1 we focused on what to do if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t feel safe. Part 2 covered travel safety tips while using a cab, bus or train. We’ll finish off... 

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How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation – Part 2

April 18, 2017

It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll take a cab, bus or train, at least once while on vacation. Whether it’s from the airport to the hotel or taking a bus tour while sightseeing. In part 1 of our series on How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation, we covered what to be aware of while traveling... 

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5 Things that Stress Us Out When We Travel

April 11, 2017

Most of us experience excitement when planning a trip.  We look forward to seeing and learning amazing new things, meeting interesting people, expanding our understanding of customs and languages different from our own, or merely relaxing and enjoying a change of pace and scenery from our regular routine at home. In addition to the excitement,... 

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How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation – Part 1

April 04, 2017

The last thing you may be thinking about when you are relaxing on vacation is your travel safety. Those moments when you are distracted searching for a bus stop or trying to hail a cab are the moments you are most vulnerable. In part 1 of this 3 part series, you’ll learn what to be... 

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Survival Tips Every Traveler Ought to Know

March 07, 2017

Sometimes when you’re an urban traveler in foreign countries, you can end up in a ‘bit of a pickle’ if you don’t do proper planning and preparation.  So…to keep you ‘out of the brine’….following are a few situations that may arise, together with survival tips on how you can plan ahead in order to keep...

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Why Your Luggage Scale May Not Always Match Your Airline’s Baggage Scale

March 06, 2017

Have you ever arrived at the airport to discover your luggage is over the baggage weight limit? Even though you double-checked to make sure it was under the limit when you left home? We could blame a change in gravity if we were traveling through space but it’s all the same as long as we... 

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How to Make Your Own Travel First Aid Kit

February 22, 2017

If you have ever had the misfortune of becoming ill, or hurting yourself in some way while you’re traveling, you know how much discomfort this can cause.  Even something as seemingly minor as a tiny scratch can soon become a major problem, depending on the cleanliness of your surroundings, and the medical supplies at hand.... 

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