August 13th, 2013

When planning a trip or vacation most people spend the majority of their planning time looking for cheap airline tickets and affordable hotels. One aspect of the trip that is frequently overlooked is the rental car. While rental cars can be expensive. There are ways to find good deals on rentals for 25 per day or less.

One of the best ways to save money on a rental car is to get an economy car. Economy cars are typically small two or four door sedans or coupes. While they are small they’re still Read the rest of this entry »

June 28th, 2013

Waiting until you’re already packed and at the airport to purchase your airline tickets is a big gamble. There might not be a seat on the flight you want and the price is almost certainly going to be significantly higher than if you make airline reservations in advance. The fact is that if you buy your airline tickets in advance, you’re almost always going to pay less than you will if you wait. Buying early and knowing on which days to fly can save a bundle.

It’s easy to make airline reservations, Read the rest of this entry »

May 17th, 2013

Save Time Using Your Smart Phone As A Boarding Pass

Your Phones Is Your New Best Friend For Traveling
You can save a lot of time by using your smart phone as a boarding pass. First, this saves you time from having to wait on line and claim a ticket with an airline representative. You can go straight to the security checkpoint. Second, you are saving paper in the process. This may seem like a small step to Read the rest of this entry »

April 4th, 2013

Applying for and receiving your passport typically takes anywhere up to a few months and can be a long, drawn out process. If you’re in need of your passport in a hurry and don’t have the time to wait, you may be able to have it approved in half the time! With the latest technology and ability to apply for passports and visas online, it has recently become much simpler to apply for this important document without having to Read the rest of this entry »

January 29th, 2013

There are lots of things to do when it comes to planning and preparing for your trip. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, having a plan from start to finish will help minimize stress and here are a few suggestions:

1. Decided where you’re going. Duh. But there’s more to it. Figure out what the political structure is like. If you are going to an unstable region, find out what to expect and prepare accordingly. It’s wise, if this is your first time, not to go somewhere destabilized and potentially hostile to Americans.

2. Take care of all the home stuff. Send the pet to a kennel. Buy all your necessary supplies and toiletries. Start packing. You also want to make sure you do something about the mail situation. If you are concerned about leaving your home, arrange to have a neighbor look in on it. You can also check online for services like best wireless security that should have what you need in terms of home security.

3. Arrange transportation ahead of time. Don’t wait around for the busiest travel days of the year to finally book your flights or make your reservations, or you’re going to have a horrible time of it.

September 17th, 2012

So you’re finally plan that big family trip that everyone has been speaking about forever, or you’re about to shell out a lot of money for a romantic honeymoon after your wedding celebration. In these cases, consulting with a travel agent might be a great idea.

First of all, travel agents can help you to save some money. They may be aware of deals that you never knew of, and they have the networks with which to scour a number of prices for hotels, planes, cruses and more in a short amount Read the rest of this entry »

September 14th, 2012

Traveling can be fun and exciting, but it also can be quite tiresome. There are many different airlines to choose from, and it is often difficult to make a selection. Most people opt for the airline with the lowest deals, or the one’s in which they can redeem miles for. The best airlines, however, are the one’s that assign seats ahead of time.

There are some airlines that allow passengers to pick their seats on a first come first served basis. Some of them feel this is a better way of handling the boarding process. However, there are many issues that come along with this theory. It often involves checking in early online and getting to the boarding area quickly to save a spot in line. For those who are traveling with families, it can be difficult to reserve a row, or even two rows, for the entire family.

Reserved seating assures that passengers will not be left sitting in the middle seats in case their connecting plane is late. Passengers can show up right before the gate door closes, and feel confident that they will still be able to sit with their friends and/or family. This is the best benefit of flying with an airline that assigns seats.

September 11th, 2012

So you’re ready to set out on that beautiful vacation. Before you pack your bags, be sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a trip for two, an excursion with friends or a memorable family vacation, it’s important to get the absolute best deal possible.

There are a few places to search to make sure you’re getting the best deal online. You can mine a variety of travel sites that will give you deals on flights, general travel and hotels.Is Read the rest of this entry »

September 7th, 2012

Whether you’re a seasoned world traveler or taking your first cross-border trip, there are a few essential documents you need.

Firstly, make sure you’re carrying your passport with any required visas for the countries you’re visiting. You may also carry a copy of your birth certificate in a separate bag from your passport in case the passport is stolen.

You should always carry several copies of your travel itinerary. Put one in your carry-on bag, one in your check-on, and leave another with family. This Read the rest of this entry »

September 3rd, 2012

Planning a European Bicycle Tour: Ten Popular Routes

If you are planning your next adventure for bike touring in Europe, then you will want to check out these top ten popular routes.

Ireland. You can travel throughout the country or along the coast. Ireland provides many scenic routes with a rich landscape of travel. Try out the Dingle peninsulas for an adventure. Roads between Cork and Galway are also stunning

Yorkshire Dales, England. The roads here are quiet and traffic is almost unnoticeable as you can bike with ease and Read the rest of this entry »