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How To Protect Important Travel Documents While Traveling



Booking an international vacation is exciting, but your trip will not be possible unless you prepare important documents ahead of your departure date. The last thing you want is to show up at the airport only to be denied boarding due to missing paperwork. And when you get to your final destination, you’ll need to protect these items to ensure they do not get lost or stolen – both of which will be an inconvenience on your big trip.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Solo Travel


New Airline Procedures That Could Affect Your 2019 Travel




Trends within the travel industry tend to impact long-established procedures. This can take shape in the form of stricter state and federal regulations, changes to security, and shifts in the way airlines manage their boarding process. As a traveler, you may be used to the way things work today but be prepared for these new procedures that could affect your 2019 travel:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Airlines


How To Pack For Your Asian Vacation



A trip to Asia will immerse you in cultures and traditions that may be unfamiliar and exotic. The sights and sounds will captivate your attention as you visit vibrant and colorful markets, people-watch as locals go about their daily business, admire the serenity of temple grounds, and marvel at opulent palace grounds. Before embarking on your tour, be sure to set aside time for learning about the history of the places you’ll be visiting. Another area to look into is the weather at your destination in order to ensure you pack for maximum comfort on your escorted tour. The weather across the region varies from country to country, but depending on when you visit, humidity in the region may be unlike anything you have experienced before. To properly prepare for your trip, here are essential items to pack for your vacation to Asia:




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Topics: Asia, Packing Lists


Popular Film Locations In The World You Didn't Know You Could Visit



All movies are created to transport us into a different world for a few hours, but some films capture our imaginations so deeply we’re moved to grab our passports just for the chance to experience the story for ourselves. Here are a few films with spectacular real-life locations that you can visit on your travels:




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Topics: Planning a Vacation


The Perfect Travel Experience - Why Guided Tours are 2019’s Hottest Travel Trend



 

Guided tours are one of the best and easiest ways to see the world. When it comes to low stress levels, favorable prices, pure enjoyment, and a guaranteed way to learn about the places you visit, guided tours are an invaluable experience. That makes guided tours the hottest travel trend of 2019.

Still not convinced?

Here are 8 reasons why guided tours should be on your radar:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel


How To Use Your Company's Unlimited Vacation Policy The Right Way



Unlimited vacation is becoming increasingly popular in today’s workplace. The idea behind unlimited paid time off (PTO) is that employees are allowed to take as much time off as they want, under the expectation that productivity will not suffer. While the concept is exciting, it can also be confusing. If your workplace has recently implemented this policy or you have switched to a company with unlimited PTO, expectations may be unclear on how to use it and how to communicate your time off. Here are some best practices when it comes to using unlimited vacation the right way:




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Topics: Travel Tips


Your Guide To Tipping When Traveling Abroad



Escorted tours make visiting new countries easy and convenient. Your tour company will take care of booking everything from transportation, hotels, and meals. But there will likely be occasions where you go out with your new travel friends to have dinner or plan an excursion independently. During those times, tipping is a great way to show appreciation for the various services you experience abroad, but expectations differ across continents and may even differ among countries in the same region. We’ve compiled general guidelines on how to tip when traveling to various destinations:




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Topics: Asia, Americas, Europe, Travel Tips, Australia, New Zealand


How To Pack For Your Ireland vacation



Packing for vacations in Ireland can be tricky, even for frequent travelers. One would think a reasonable amount of sunshine and warmth would be the norm for trips between April and September, but that is not the case. In fact, temperatures rarely get higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the peak of summer! With so much uncertainty when it comes to the weather, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I even get started?”

Regardless of season, there are some standard items you should include in your luggage, and below is a packing list of must-haves for your upcoming Ireland vacation:




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Topics: Ireland, Packing Lists


Five Factors To Consider When Planning Retirement Travel



If you are recently retired and looking to book your celebratory trip, you have many advantages when it comes to finding the perfect vacation. Whether you worked a standard 9-to-5-desk job, had the ability to work remotely, or set your own hours, chances are you’ve never had the flexibility and freedom that you do at this very moment! When researching tours and packages that align with your interests, we’ve compiled five factors to consider for optimizing your retirement travels!




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Solo Travel


Best Places To Visit In 2019



Whether you’re chasing the sun, searching for fall foliage, or looking for your own winter wonderland, seasonal travel opens up a world of vacation possibilities… literally! Not only can you enjoy the best climate for your desired activities, you can also avoid crowds and make the most of your budget. Here’s a guide to the best places to visit in 2019 by season:




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Topics: Americas, Cuba, Europe, Hawaii, US National Parks