Archive for Travel Tips

Health Information While Traveling 15 Dec 2015

Looking for a quick source for vaccination and medicine advice while traveling abroad? Or, ever wonder what you should not eat in a foreign country? The Center for Disease Control has developed two free useful apps you may want to download on your smartphone: CDC TravWell and CDC, Can I Eat This? Feel well during your vacation!

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Ever Have a Bag Delayed or Lost by an Airline? 15 Oct 2015

Finally, airlines have started to listen to passenger demand for better care of their luggage and more expedient information when something doesn’t go as planned. US Airways and Delta both offer passengers the ability to track their checked bag from check-in to arrival at the carousel to be picked up (instructions can be found on their websites). Watch for more automation with baggage handling in the near future!
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Should Travel to Greece be Postponed or Avoided? 15 Jul 2015

Although the Greek government has restricted access to cash and credit cards for local citizens, foreign funds are still currently available to international travelers through ATM machines and banks.  It is advisable to carry extra cash and several forms of payment, however, in case bank and ATM accessibility also becomes difficult for travelers.  Strikes affecting local transportation and flights could increase in protest to tighter governmental controls to reduce costs.  Allowing a little extra time for traveling (such as ferry connections) is a good idea until the dust settles.  All the reasons to visit Greece are unchanged – beautiful scenery and pristine beaches, azure seas, friendly people, good food, amazing history and outstanding architecture.

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Ever Stress Over Luggage When Traveling Abroad? 15 Jun 2015

Have you ever wondered if there is an easier way to deal with your luggage while traveling abroad?  Or had the unhappy experience of delayed or lost luggage by an airline?  You can certainly consider shipping your luggage to your destinations using shipping services like FedEx or DHL, but innovative companies such as Luggage Forward (and others) offer personalized shipping service from your home to your destination.  This service comes with a price but may offset the worry of it being delayed or lost, and the stress of handling your own luggage through train stations and in and out of hotels before or after a cruise, for example.

Their services typically include tracking where your bag is at all times until it reaches its destination, re-routing it if your itinerary changes, and guaranteeing an on-time delivery, and in good condition.  Call us for details to see if this may be a good choice for your next vacation.

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