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What is “Real ID” and will it affect your travel plans?

If you have flown on a commercial airline, you were subjected to a comprehensive security check and pre-flight inspection. Most passengers are becoming accustomed to being asked to take off their shoes, jackets, belts, storing a limited amount of liquids in small containers, and putting carry-on bags and their bodies through x-ray machines for [...]

By | 2017-03-31T15:35:19+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

How to minimize rental car expense and maximize FUN

If your schedule is flexible you might be able to get around via public transport or your own two feet and save some money. If your schedule does not allow flexibility or public transport is not considered safe or reliable, you might need to rent a car. Ground transportation at your destination should be [...]

By | 2017-03-24T13:23:19+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Destination of the month: South Korea

South Korea can offer something for almost everyone. It offers a blend of manmade and natural wonders, deep historical roots and modern advances, tradition and innovation.   Natural beauty South Korea is a place of incredible beauty, especially their national parks. Seoraksan National Park is home to over 2,000 animal species, including the Korean goral, [...]

By | 2017-03-16T11:16:20+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Guard your gut against traveler’s diarrhea

You can avoid lions, tigers, and bears when you travel abroad and set yourself up with all kinds of creature comforts. Odds are, one of the most uncomfortable and potentially dangerous threats to your trip are food and waterborne germs. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2016 Yellow Book Pre-travel Consultation says, “Travelers’ diarrhea [...]

By | 2017-05-31T12:47:43+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

World TB Day – #TBsmart

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB). The Centers for Disease Control reports, “Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around [...]

By | 2017-02-24T19:56:49+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on World TB Day – #TBsmart

All aboard – A comprehensive guide to traveling with disabilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL7T9lb2eu4 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates accessibility and equal treatment for disabled travelers.  It’s the law in the USA.  A lawsuit recently settled which brings the importance of compliance to the forefront.  The U.S. Department of Justice charged Greyhound Lines with failing to comply with the ADA.  They claimed Greyhound did not [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:46+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Spring break in Mexico?

Mexico is an exotic enticement with roundtrip airfare starting at $200 and all-inclusive resorts tempting travelers with photos of turquoise blue waters, sandy beaches, palm trees, and sunsets.  “Cerveza, por favor!” At first glance, it appears to be the dream vacation for spring break, especially for people with a bad case of the winter blues. [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:46+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Love and Valentine’s Day around the world

Valentine’s Day originated in Rome, Italy and has become a multi-billion industry in many nations.  Today, it is a globalized holiday celebrated all over the world with many different customs and on different days in some cultures. Here are some unique cultural traditions centered around ‘LOVE’ to consider if you are looking forward to romancing [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Mardi Gras traditions around the world

Many Americans take the opportunity to travel for Mardi Gras.  The New Orleans Mardi Gras is the most famous festival.  In 2017, it falls on February 28.  Mardi Gras occurs after the holiday season when late-winter doldrums really set in. The timing is spectacular.  Countries all around the world gear up for their versions of [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Featured|1 Comment