Planning Your Trip – Tips

Planning Your Trip – Tips

1. Before You Travel, Do Research Before you leave for your destination know what your can and can’t do. You don’t want to be stuck at customs explaining why you didn’t bring the right identification or why you decided to bring a piece of salami back. Follow these tips before leaving. Learn as much as you can about your destination. Type of weather the area has so you can plan accordingly. Some research about the costs of local items so you…

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Camping Lesson Number One: Preparation is Key

Camping Lesson Number One: Preparation is Key

(ARA) – Camping is your chance to get away from your daily duties and spend a little time relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. For most, it takes a little preparation to get there, but the rewards outweigh the work. The following tips from camping experts Kampgrounds of America will ensure that you’ll be spending more time unwinding than hunting down forgotten items. Before you hit the road remember to do a full check on your vehicle. Take a minute to…

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10 Facebook Messenger features that few people know about

10 Facebook Messenger features that few people know about

It’s amazing how cool things can be done in a Messenger – Text and Video Chat for Free 1. Use the unique site of “Messenger” The site has a predictable address – messenger.com. It is much faster and more convenient than the “Messages” tab on the main “Facebook”. So with active correspondence from the desktop or laptop, we recommend using it. 2. Correspond in the “Messenger” with friends who do not have an account on the FB Recently, to use…

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What You Should Do Before Going Abroad

What You Should Do Before Going Abroad

Going abroad is always fun! As we prepare for a long trip with lots more luggage and jet-lagged sleepovers, there are many things that we may forget to do unless we have a check list that we religiously adhere to, every time we plan an international trip. Here is one that I have prepared for you after about 30 or more international trips. Get those papers! Passports! They are the first document you need to check when you think of…

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What Do To In Case Of An Emergency Or Crisis When You Are Traveling Abroad

What Do To In Case Of An Emergency Or Crisis When You Are Traveling Abroad

While we are busy getting ready for travel and packing for our families, our most pressing thoughts usually linger on buying suitcases and completing last minute shopping chores. However, there is one important issue that all of us need to consider before leaving our country. What happens if we get sick or injured while traveling? Many of us may get travel insurance to take care of our investment in tickets by getting insurance that will safeguard our money if we…

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Travel Tips : 10 Vacation and Traveling Tips Part 1

Travel Tips : 10 Vacation and Traveling Tips Part 1

Vacation and Traveling Tips As many of you know we are actually on a vacation of sorts right now. Alamo and Twittermoms have teamed up and want to know your top ten tips for a distraction-free family vacation check it out! Do you think it is possible? I am here to tell you that it is. Being a military family and living away from family and friends we have become a traveling family. Here are my top ten tips: Put…

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Travel Tips : 10 Tips To Create A Fun, Distraction-free Family Vacation

Travel Tips : 10 Tips To Create A Fun, Distraction-free Family Vacation

Al of the snow in the DC area has started me dreaming of spring and Spring Break. We are, ironically enough, going to WI in April. Where you going for Spring Break? Whether it is a cold or sunny spot, learn from our most recent trip driving from Virginia to Florida (18 hours total drive time spread out over 2 days) Pack a ton of toddler/child friendly snacks. This means juiceboxes, milk cartons, goldfish crackers, a case of water for…

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Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 4

Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 4

Going on a family vacation should be a fun and stress free time, not one where we’re upset and as parents trying to keep the peace.  Although we have flown a number of times, most of our trips are done in the car. We have a DVD player, comfy seats and lots of space to relax. When our daughter was just an infant, we began traveling and it was so easy. She slept, we drove. She was in her stroller,…

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Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 3

Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 3

It is hard these days to plan a true distraction-free family vacation, with all the technology out there for us to stay up to date on everything. You can do to plan a fun vacation that does not include distractions. 1) Don’t let the kids take their portable games. If they have their games in hand they are going to want to play and may not be as involved with the family activities as you would like. If they are…

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Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 2

Top 10 Tips To Fun, Distract Free Family Vacation Part 2

10 tips that help create wonderful distract free vacations. I believe that having a great trip starts before you go, continues while getting there and does not end until you get home where the memories can still stay conversation. Here are my top 10 tips: Before the Vacation Family discussion is a major tool here. Has it already been decided where the family will be going to? Who decided? Why did you decide to go there? If the decision has…

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The Truth About Debit Cards And Travel Purchases

The Truth About Debit Cards And Travel Purchases

Every human being needs to live at the level of his earnings. Never try to keep up with the neighbors or be enamored by the fancy things you see in the stores or on TV. Never take a vacation unless you have saved for it and earned it! In 1995, only 2% of Americans used debit cards for purchases or other transactions, whereas a 2003 study determined that the percentage of debit card users have sky rocketed to 31%! Credit…

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The Three Best Travel Days For Price

The Three Best Travel Days For Price

Most countries in the world, work on their own timetables. Saturday and Sundays may be a holiday for some countries, but for many countries, they are not holidays. Also, the religious festivals for each country are not the same. They are spread out throughout the year. Depending on the country you are staying in, we can deduce the best travel days for the week or for the year. Some countries have Friday and Saturday as the weekend.  In some Asian…

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The Ideal Season For Last Minute Travelers

The Ideal Season For Last Minute Travelers

Summer season is the best for travel. The skies are blue, the beach is enticing us with its warm waters and all outdoor activities seem to offer so much promise. Most families in the world wait until summer to go on their yearly vacation. And of course, that is also the time when schools are out and kids, teenagers, older students, etc. are trying to get away for a relaxing time hoping to erase the memories of crowded, classrooms, teachers…

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How To Save Money When Parking At The Airport

How To Save Money When Parking At The Airport

Business travelers do not have to worry about parking fees as much as the individual passenger going on a vacation. Everywhere airports charge highly exorbitant fees to the traveling public as a means to increase their daily revenue. To beat the system, just be aware that there are many options for parking in the expensive Zone! On some days, it’s easy to get to the economy parking lot at the airport and find a good parking spot. On busy days…

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How To Get Luggage Carts At The Airport For Free

How To Get Luggage Carts At The Airport For Free

Most travelers go on trips and try to make their trip comfortable and relaxing by taking with them things that remind them of home or taking clothes are appropriate for each occasion. As a result, many travelers are stuck with tons of baggage that they have to carry from airport to airport. When they add to this the bags that they have checked in, very few of them are able to manage without using luggage carts. There used to be…

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How To Determine Whether You Need Travel And Medical Insurance

How To Determine Whether You Need Travel And Medical Insurance

Most of us go on vacations with visions of ourselves lazing around on the beach or spending sun filled days hiking in the mountains. Have we ever though of what would happen if we had an accident or if we caught some type of virus or parasite that makes us unable to enjoy the rest of our vacation? Under such unfortunate situations, it is too late to get insurance. The best time to determine whether we need insurance is when…

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Fly to Europe… On the Cheap!

Fly to Europe… On the Cheap!

You’ve been saving those pennies for that dream vacation to London or Paris but the steps in planning the trip seem daunting. Your first hurdle: buy tickets. After that everything will fall into place. But though the penny jar is full, can you afford the trip? #1: Use Those Frequent Flyer Miles With new credit card incentives, it’s easy to accrue miles for a free ticket. Start by signing up for a credit card that has a low or no…

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Disney Cruise Line: Serving Up Magical Dining

Disney Cruise Line: Serving Up Magical Dining

People joke that all you do on a cruise is eat. It’s not true — it only feels that way. That’s because the Food and Beverage team onboard each Disney Cruise Line ship makes sure that no matter what you order (or where you order it), from Cornish Game Hen to Mickey Mouse Waffles, it’s a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious experience. Edward D’Costa, the Food and Beverage manager onboard the Disney Wonder, makes sure things run smoothly in the many galleys — he…

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Disney Cruise Line: Neverland at Sea

Disney Cruise Line: Neverland at Sea

If you go on a Disney Cruise and don’t see your children for several hours, you can thank Jennifer MacDonald and the other Youth Activities managers in the fleet. Their job is to make sure your children have the best vacation ever — so you can have the best vacation, too. Some of the venues open as early as 7 a.m. and stay open as late as 1 a.m. Jennifer is a former preschool teacher who spotted an ad for…

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Beyond the Barf Bag

Beyond the Barf Bag

We had just completed a week-long vacation at beautiful Club Med Ixtapa, where mom and dad learned to pilot a catamaran while the kids — 3-year-old Fellow and toddler Tiny Girl — survived the resort’s daycare hut. We all boarded the plane to Mexico City for the first leg of our journey home, expecting a relaxing ride. Then, about 15 minutes from touchdown in Mexico City, Fellow cried out, “My belly hurts,” and threw up a week’s worth of breakfast…

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