Category Archives: Travel Advice

Your ID Card Might Not Get You on a Plane Starting Today

While the REAL ID Act got a lot of attention when it was first passed back in 2005, it is something that hasn’t been in the news all that much in recent months.  However, now that the Department of Homeland Security’s implementation deadline (January 22, 2018) is here, we thought it would be a great time to review the REAL ID Act and let you know how this could impact your travel plans. Continue reading

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Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

No trip is perfect. Regardless of how much we try, nothing will ever go completely as planned. But with a little foresight and some planning, you can avoid the big mistakes that can lead to frustration, stress, and even regret. Continue reading

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Travelor’s Guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of our favorite cities in the United Kingdom.  There is so much history to see and things to do.  If you are planning a trip to Edinburgh in the near future, we hope this guide will make your trip planning process a little bit easier. Continue reading

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Friday Sound-Off: Will Sustainable Travel Gain Momentum in 2018?

With the increasing understanding we have of the impact humans are having on our environment, more-and-more attention has been given to sustainable practices.  From sustainable building, to sustainable farming, it seems like sustainability has become a very big trend in recent years.  And now it seems, the travel industry has begun to follow suit. Continue reading

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Travel Check List

Forgetting something when traveling can end up being anything from an inconvenience to a show stopper.  To help you avoid forgetting the big things that can quickly derail an international trip, we have setup this checklist for you to use. Continue reading

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Friday Sound-off: Is Global Entry Still Worth it?

However, in the years since the CBP started offering Global Entry, they have made some big strides in automating the entry process.  A few years back, CBP released a new Mobile Passport App (pictured below) that is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play that does a fantastic job of streamlining the global entry process. Continue reading

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National Parks – Yellowstone and Grand Teton

I have been to exactly half of the 46 National Parks in the continental United States, with plans to visit the remainder of the parks here and outside the 48 continental states.  And I have plans to write about each and every one of those parks so that I can share with you my experiences and any tips I might have collected along the way. Continue reading

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Travel Planning Advice – Part 2

If you were following along with your own trip in mind, you should have a compiled list of all of the things your group would like to see, ranked in order of what your group would like to see the most, and a map with all of these places laid out on it. If you haven’t done that yet, I suggest you go back and do that before reading this article any further. It will be awfully difficult to start planning the “how”, or the logistics, of your trip if you don’t yet know what you want to see and where those things are. Continue reading

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Travel Planning Advice – Part 1

Now, before I get too far into outlining my process, let me be the first to say that I am in no way claiming to be an expert. Unless of course you call someone who has booked a hotel up a mountain in Switzerland with little access in or out in good weather, let along a snow storm, an expert. Continue reading

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