15 Tips for Surviving a Long Flight

15 Tips for Surviving a Long Flight

Long flights: Do you love them or hate them? They’re a necessity to get to the most far-flung destinations on the planet and some people love them, while others loathe them. But long flights don’t have to be something to be dreaded – they can actually be enjoyed if you plan ahead and arm yourself […]

How I Got Shingles From Too Much Travel and How to Avoid It


I went to the doctor last Wednesday because I had a really nasty earache, which felt like someone was stabbing my inner ear with a pin. Each time, the pain would only last for a split second but it would make my eyes water and part of my body twitch. I was surprised when the […]

5 Tips to Help Ease Your Fears About Renting a Vacation Home

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With the growth of websites like HomeAway.com and the overall vacation rental industry over the last 10 years, it’s no surprise that more than ever, families and groups of friends are choosing to stay in a whole home when traveling. Not only do vacation home rentals rent for an average of the half the cost […]

12 tips for traveling with a hearing loss


Janice S. Lintz is the CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations, Inc. and has traveled to 92 countries. Having a hearing loss shouldn’t stop you—or anyone—from traveling. The following tips will ensure a smoother trip: 1. Sign up for travel alerts via email or text to avoid missing a flight. Gate/flight attendants, right or wrong, tend to forget to […]

A personal tour guide—almost everywhere—for $9.99 or less!

You’ve driven some very scenic highways, toured National Parks and historic sites. Imagine how much more enjoyable these experiences would be if you’d had a personal, expert tour guide in your car (without the need to share your guide with a busload of other passengers). There are numerous audio driving tour apps for smart phones […]

Travel Resources for Northeast Snow Storm

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For those who are traveling this week I assembled a resource page with the latest information to help keep you updated and make your travels go smoother during the Northeast Snow Storm. TRAVEL TIPS -What To Do: Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations STORM NEWS USA Today: Airlines cancel 6,500 flights ahead of storm AP: Nor’easter threatens […]

10 Ways to Make 2015 Your Year of Travel

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I’m not rich—I’m just innovative. One of the most frequent questions I get asked by friends, distant family members and readers is ‘How can I travel the world?’ I always tell them that unless poor health is an issue, there’s really no reason why you can’t travel and go to those places you’ve always dreamed […]

Lost and Stolen Passports: Can Travel Insurance Help?


Insurance is something I am asked about pretty frequently. Travelers, whether they are frequent flyers or first-timers, often want to know whether they should buy travel insurance before they take off on their vacation or business trip or journey of any kind, really. And while many people never need to take advantage of their insurance […]