It’s that time of year. That time when everyone and their mothers hit the skies heading home to visit loved ones. The crowded flights and airports combined with El Nino and unpredictable weather can be a recipe for disaster. Some of these tips to avoid holiday travel snafus may be no-brainers, but bear repeating. Especially during this time of year.
Kids argue. This is an indisputable fact. And while going on a glorious vacation sounds fabulous, the notion of that putting an end to all possible negativity, fighting, or strife between siblings is not always the case. So how can you make the trip enjoyable for everyone, especially you parents? Here I explore a few avenues that can help minimize fights between siblings while traveling… all while increasing happiness.
Packing is a key part of preparing for any trip. As a teenager myself, I know that it is important for me to make sure I have everything (I think) I will need. So in this article, I will be sharing my packing tips for kids and teens that will hopefully make the process easier, efficient, and a bit more fun!
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The idea is to travel fabulously but do it cheaply. I hate paying full price for things. So when I stumbled upon these three sites for finding a travel deal, I was super excited. There are others that are great sites as well, but here are the three picks that have helped me find unbeatable deals in the last year or so. And since so many people have been asking lately, we thought we would revive this oldie but goodie post to share my top three websites for finding a travel deal.
In the age of search engines and travel competition, hotels want to be competitive in pricing, just like airlines do. This is especially true in comparison to third-party travel agencies like Expedia or Travelocity. So when researching rates, be sure to look for the bonuses or special offers like free breakfast, or free airport transfers, as many third party sites will throw in these options, and the hotels themselves will try to match. By learning how to find hotel deals and special rates, you can save yourself money traveling.
Once upon a time, I went to a French speaking country. Here’s the thing: I don’t speak French. And when I say, I don’t speak French, I mean the extent of my French is bonjour, bonsoir (learned while actually on the trip LOL), merci, si vous plait, un, duex, trois, and croissant. That’s all I got. So, to help those who may be nervous about venturing out there with lacking language skills, I put together this list of tips for traveling to a country where you don’t speak the language.
A few weeks ago, when I got stuck after Christmas heading from the Midwest to the West Coast, I was caught in a dilemma. Because my first flights were so late (ended up being about 9 hours late), I missed every connection to my original destination. There was a chance I would get stuck in Phoenix for at least a day.
People wonder how frequent travelers are able to jet across the world so often. And the key factor that many of them express is having flexibility. When you can be flexible in searching for travel and your travel preferences you can often score the best deals. And sometimes that can be the difference between one trip or seeing seven countries in a year.
When you think AAA, you think roadside assistance. You think about getting help when have a flat tire or a dead battery or when you get locked out of your car.
AAA is all of those things. But it is so much more for the traveler. AAA is a travel agent and focuses on all travel for your next trip. Check out how you should be leveraging your AAA membership.
In this week’s edition of tips and tricks, we decided to consult the experts. We rallied up mom bloggers from across the Internet (and the globe) to ask for their best tips and tricks for traveling with kids. From 9-month-old infants to 15-year-old teenagers about to start driving, these moms travel the world with kids in tow. And they are here to offer you their best tips.