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 […]

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 […]

Why You Should Always Wear Sunscreen…and Not Just On Vacation

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“What the hell is that on your lip?” my brother asks, while I’m visiting my dad in Connecticut. Truth is, I’d been wondering the same thing a couple of weeks earlier, when I spotted the white, pinhead-sized spot, smack in the center of my lower lip. My brother, a mouth cancer survivor, said I should […]

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Travelers


Not sure what to get the frequent traveler on your holiday shopping list? Stumped for ideas? I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite products to give and to get in this year’s holiday gift guide: 1 SKITS Tech Case, $69.95 Regardless what type of traveler you’re shopping for, chances are they travel with an assortment […]

11 Ways to Find Cheap Holiday Flights


The most popular question I get this time of year is this: “How can find cheap holiday flights?” I feel like saying, “Don’t you remember what I told you last year, and the year before?” Strategies don’t change that much—just dates. So instead of losing my voice, temper and mind, I updated this handy post […]