Category: Air Travel

The Top 10 Tips for Overcoming Jet Lag After Long Flights

If you have ever traveled across multiple time zones, you are probably well aware of the effects of jet lag and how it can put a damper on the start of your trip.  In a perfect world, we would land at our destination and be ready to hit the ground running.  In reality, sometimes our bodies just aren’t able to go along with that plan.  The end result is that may be spending time in your hotel room resting when you could be out exploring.

Friday Sound-Off: Will Biometrics Revolutionize Air Travel?

If you have done any international traveling, you are probably familiar enough with the customs and immigration process and you are no stranger to the long lines that often accompany that process.  I don’t think anyone in this world enjoys having to go thru the tedious customs and immigration process after having just gotten off of a long haul flight, but most travelers also understand the importance of such security measures.

If you were secretly hoping that the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) would come up with a more convenient and streamlined process to move people thru the customs and immigration process, then I have some really great news for you.  They have been working very hard to do just that, and some very big changes are just around the corner.

Top 10 Tips for Saving on Holiday Travel

With the holiday season fast approaching and your to-do list growing by the day, the last thing you want is added stress about how you are going to afford your holiday travel.  The holiday season can be the most expensive time of the year to travel, and if you aren’t familiar with how to navigate the minefield of expenses it can be a daunting task to undertake at an already stressful time of the year.

10 Things You Should Never Do When Traveling Over the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and many of you are likely making plans to visit loved ones both near and far.  However, as nice as it is to get away and see loved ones during the holidays, the holiday travel season can be extremely busy and can make traveling during this time extremely stressful.  If you aren’t careful, it can quickly ruin your holidays and leave you wishing you would have just stayed home.

Top 10 Tips For Traveling With Golf Clubs

There are some absolutely amazing golf courses in this world.  If you are like me, then you probably want to play as many of them as you can in your lifetime.  However, some of these courses may be thousands of miles from where you live, and bringing your clubs along with you on vacation can be cumbersome and expensive.

Instead of letting this discourage you, let me teach you some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the many years I have been traveling to play golf.  By using these tips, transporting your clubs will no longer be the big hassle that it has been.  That will leave you with more time to think about having fun on your trip, and shooting as low of a round as possible.

20 Tips for Those Visiting Africa for the First Time

It was almost midnight when we touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, so there wasn’t much we could see out of the window of the plane.  As our plane taxied up to the main airport building, the anticipation and anxiety of what this experience would be like started to build inside of me.  I was visiting Africa for the first time, and I couldn’t have felt more alive.

If you are planning your first trip to Africa, I am so insanely jealous of you right now.  I wish that I could go back to the stages when I was first planning my trip to Africa for the first time.  There is so much mystery and wonder associated with the continent of Africa.  I remember being both thrilled and terrified to be finally visiting.  I fell in love with Africa almost immediately, and will always love Africa, but there is something magical about that first visit.

Is Hidden City Ticketing Worth the Risks?

As travelers, we are constantly looking for ways to save money on travel so that we can afford to do more of it.  We explore new apps and websites to find the best deals on lodging, we do our research to find the most economic tours and excursions, and of course we always have our eye out for bargain airfare.’

In recent years, a strategy for finding low cost airfare has emerged that has created a lot of controversy in the travel industry.  This strategy, which is known as Hidden City Ticketing, isn’t illegal and it isn’t a scam, but it does come with some risks.  So much so that it has avid travelers debating whether or not the significant cost savings it can give you are worth it.

Tips For Making Travel More Affordable

Traveling can be an amazing experience that expands your horizons and helps you grow as a person. It can also be incredibly expensive if you don’t know how to find the best travel deals. We have all been in a situation where we have wanted to take a trip, but we just couldn’t find a way to make it work with our finances. Believe me, you are not alone.

The travel industry, like any other industry, is competitive. Because of that, there are deals to be had. With the right information, you can make travel to even the most exotic locations affordable. All you need to know is where to look and what to do (and not do) when making your travel plans.

10 Packing Tips That Every Traveler Should Follow

Nothing can ruin a trip quicker than making a major mistake with baggage.  Whether you forget something you need, don’t comply with airline baggage regulations, or run into a situation of lost or damaged luggage, these issues can put a major damper on any trip.  

I travel an average of 10 times a year, so I have quite a bit of experience packing a suitcase and carry-on bag.  Despite this experience, I still make the occasional mistake in packing every once in a while.  Reading about other people’s experiences over the years has helped me avoid some of the bigger mistakes, which I am thankful for.