Trip Planning Guide #costa #mar #travel

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9 Planning Tips For An Amazing Trip

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Heading off on a big adventure, but not sure what’s involved. These trip planning tips will help you get a handle on the things you need to consider.

1. Organise your documents

Make sure you have an up to date passport, that will be up to date for the duration of your trip. Check visa requirements for the country you are travelling to. Some countries require that you arrange a visa before you leave home, while others will grant a tourist visa when you land! Make sure you have a suitable travel insurance organised.

2. Book flights and accomodation

One of the fun parts about travelling is the booking of your flights and/or accommodation (have you checked out Travellerspoint’s accommodation section yet?!). Make sure you shop around at different travel agents, because prices can vary widely. Check that the prices quoted include all taxes and surcharges.

3. Get any vaccinations you might need

Make an appointment with your doctor to check what vaccinations you need or any medicine you should take with you. Common ones to look out for are Typhoid, Malaria and Hepatitis. not the kind of things you want as souvenirs!

4. Look after the home front

Unfortunately, while you’re away, there are often still things that need to be looked after back home. Make sure you have arrangements in place for someone to look after your bills, plants and mail. If you are going to be leaving a house empty, consider finding someone to house-sit for you while you’re away.

5. Organise things to do

Make a list of things that you plan to do while away. Do some research on the internet about your holiday destination. There may be special events on that you can only attend if you book in advance. Planning what you’re going to see will make it a lot easier to relax when you’re on holidays!

6. Make a packing list

Start making a packing list a few weeks in advance or use our packing list. As the weeks go by, you will undoubtedly think of many more things to add. Write them down as you go, then pack everything on your list in the last day or two.

7. Look after your finances

Find out what currency you will need and figure out the best way for you to deal with it. Credit cards can be convenient, but also unsafe in a lot of areas. Travellers cheques are a good safe alternative.

8. Stay in touch

Take an address book with you, with all the important contacts in it. Check on any foreign phone codes and write them in your address book. Before you start your trip, make sure you let people know that you will be away and how they can contact you while you’re away. If you don’t have an email address that you can check on the road, you can set up one through Gmail. Yahoo. Hotmail or become a Travellerspoint member to keep an online diary or blog of your travels and have your friends and family send you messages through our internal messaging system.

9. Ask for help

If you have any more questions about country specific issues, you can contact one of our Travel Helpers. who are always happy to answer any questions. This feature is available to all Travellerspoint members and is completely free.

We hope you have a great trip, and here’s some travel tips to help you on your way!

That’s our brief list of things to consider. If you think there is something else which should be added to our trip planning guide, contact us with your suggestions and we will gladly review them.





16/11/2017

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Worldwide Trip Protector #travel #tours

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Benefits

Additional Baggage Delay

$300 (For a total of $600)

* Trip Cancellation and Interruption are up to the lesser of the Trip Cost paid or the limit of Coverage for which benefits are requested and the appropriate plan cost has been paid.

** Baggage and Personal Effects has a per article limit of $250. There is a combined maximum limit of $500 for valuables. Optional Coverage only applies when requested on the application and the appropriate additional plan cost has been paid. $0 Trip Cost means there is no coverage for Trip Cancellation; Trip Interruption up to $500 return air only.

Travel Assistance Services

– Pre-trip Assistance – Destination Profiles – Directions, Contact Information, Reservations – Meet and Greet Service – Local Guides and Tours – Access to Ticket Services for Events – Tee Time Reservations – Shopping Assistance – Procurement of Hard-to-Find Items – Floral Services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you just offer cancellation on its own? I don t need anything else.

A: Several of our plans include trip cancellation. We don’t currently offer a “cancellation-only” plan.

Q: Does the rental car damage benefit cover liability insurance?

A: Our rental car damage benefit doesn t cover liability but does cover damage to your rental car during the trip.

Q: Can I omit some of the coverage that I don t need?

A: Our products are complete benefit packages; coverage can t be omitted. We do offer a line of products with varying benefits and limits and are confident one of our Worldwide Trip Protector plans will be the right fit for you.

Q: Can I increase the amount on the baggage?

A: Our Worldwide Trip Protector plan offers the Travel Benefits Upgrade, which will double the coverage limits of your Baggage Personal Effects, Missed Connection, Travel Delay, and Baggage Delay benefits.

Q: Can the policy information be mailed?

A: Yes, you can choose to have your policy information mailed or emailed. If you select email as your fulfillment method Your Confirmation of Benefits and Certificate of Insurance will be delivered to your email address immediately after purchase.

Eligibility

  • Available to U.S. residents of all ages.
  • Maximum trip duration is 180 days.




15/11/2017

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Virgin Travel Insurance – Annual Trip Discount Codes, Offers – Deals

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Active Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip discount codes vouchers for December 2015

Get Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip Insurance, 40 Adventure Sports Covered as Standard, Plus Kids are Covered Free (3 under 18s per insured adult).

Give yourself peace of mind on your holiday and get covered with this insurance package that covers you for your travel for an entire year. (45 days for silver, 90 days for gold and black and 31 days for 66 years plus.)

More information about Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip

Anyone who has ever traveled by airplane for business or pleasure knows just how difficult, tiring and downright aggravating it can be. You have to pack your bags, fight traffic to reach your local airport, deal with crowds and delays when you get there, submit to an occasional body search and then, finally, board the plane to fly to your destination.

It is a lot to do and, if you are like most people, you almost certainly forget to buy travel insurance, an important component to any trip that puts you airborne. Well, now, you need never have to worry about overlooking or forgetting this important step again.

That is because before you board an airplane you can now visit an online insurance agent well in advance of your trip to buy the protection you need and want. The online destination is called Virgin Money Travel Insurance which sells travel insurance.

This is no fly-by-night online service. Virgin Money Travel Insurance is part of Virgin and you can go online anytime to receive an immediate quote for the insurance you want to buy.

So, next time you are planning a trip, take the step that will make sure you travel with insurance protection. Visit Virgin Money Travel Insurance for an immediate quote.

Example Vouchers

Here are a few of the offers promoted by Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip in the past:

  • Kids Covered Free when Travelling with Paying Adults (3 under 18s per insured adult)
  • Exclusive Virgin Benefits available

These offers may have now expired but if you want the very latest offers, deals and discounts please make sure you check the listings at the top of this page. This online company prides itself on treating customers fairly and in providing quality protection at the best possible prices. Instant quotes are always available online.

How to Redeem a Voucher Code

If you’ve found a voucher code and would like to use to save money on holiday extra and travel insurance at top providers – such as Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip, simply follow these super simple steps:

Some offers don’t actually require a discount code – if you see promotions labelled ‘Offer’ or ‘Sale’ all you need to do is click the green button and the discount will be shown on the page or applied at the checkout

FAQs

Will I get proof of coverage that I can carry with me when I begin my trip?





15/11/2017

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Travel Insurance – Annual – Single Trip Holiday Insurance – Club

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High Quality Travel Insurance

Club Direct has a sound reputation for highly competitive prices as well as an unparalleled level of personal service.

Club Direct Travel Insurance policies offer highly competitive levels of cover; here are some of the benefits you can enjoy from a Club Direct Travel Insurance policy:

    Medical cover of up to 10 million

Cover for many pre-existing medical conditions*

Winter Sports cover option, on and off piste.

Single Trip cover for customers up to the age of 79

Our travel insurance policies also provide cover for your belongings, holiday cancellations, delays and numerous other risks that can occur during your trip abroad.

We can provide Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance up to the age of 74 and Single Trip Travel Insurance up to the age of 79 online. In addition, Club Direct has an online medical screening system which allows us to quote you for many pre-existing medical conditions. Alternatively if you’d prefer to speak to one of our team they can take you through the screening process over the phone, just call 0800 083 2455 for a quote.

Club Direct provides a fast and efficient service, low prices and exceptional comprehensive travel insurance packages to customers across the UK. This makes Club Direct your first choice for competitively priced travel insurance. Simply click below for an instant quote or call 0800 083 2455.

For further details and information regarding the different travel insurance products we have available at Club Direct, simply click on the left hand navigations, where you will discover a whole host of options open to you, whether it be Annual Multi Trip, Wintersports coverage or specialist medical conditions, to name but a few!

*subject to our online or phone based medical screening system.

CLUB DIRECT (UK) LIMITED. Reg. No. 4573579.

Registered in England and Wales. Reg. Add: Cutlers Exchange, 123 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BU.

Club Direct is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 311886.

This site is only available to United Kingdom residents.

The Underwriters of the scheme, Optimum Underwriting Limited are Underwriting Agents for Ageas Insurance Limited and are

authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Registered number 308047. For more information you may visit www.fca.org.uk .

Optimum Underwriting Ltd, Registered in England: No. 3805719 Registered Office: Cutlers Exchange, 123 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BU. Ageas Insurance Limited, Registered in England: No. 995253, are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and are a member of the Association of British Insurers.





12/11/2017

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Travel Insurance – Compare and Buy Trip Insurance Online #travel #agent

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TESTIMONIALS

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RTA Trip Planner #travel #videos

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RTA Trip Planner | RTA, CTA, Metra, Pace, Driving and Biking Directions | Better Directions, Better Trip Planner.

Did You Know?

If one in 10 Americans regularly used transit, U.S. reliance on foreign oil could decline by more than 40%, or nearly the amount of oil imported from Saudi Arabia each year.

Help

About the Chicago Trip Planner

The goroo Chicago Trip Planner provides you with step-by-step directions to reach your destination in the Chicago region using buses and trains or by driving, biking, and walking. Just tell us where you’re starting and where you’re going, and we’ll make sure we take you there!

Your customized Chicago trip planner itinerary will show you:

  • which bus or train to catch
  • when and where to board
  • when and where to transfer, if necessary
  • how much fare is required
  • walking directions to and from your stop(s)
  • driving, biking, and walking directions to and from your destinations
  • visual maps of your trip

Itineraries, directions, and maps are based on information supplied to the RTA by its public transit operators: the CTA, Metra, and Pace. Schedule and route information is based on the latest timetables available and is subject to change without notice. Service may be affected by traffic, construction, accidents, or weather conditions.

Entering a Location

You can enter a location into the goroo trip planner in four formats: a street address, intersection, location of a bus stop or train station, or a landmark.

When entering street addresses, type in the complete address as much as possible including the street directions (N, S, E, W), street suffix (Rd, Street, Ave, etc.), and the city location (e.g. 175 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago).

If you are entering an intersection you must separate the street names by a comma (Addison, Clark), by “and” (Addison and Clark), or by the symbol ” ” (Addison Clark). If your intersection is not recognized, try including the type of street such as, Green Bay Road or Torrence Avenue.

To enter a landmark, simply type the landmark name, such as Navy Pier or Wrigley Field.

If the Trip Planner finds more than one location that matches your request, or if there is an error in the input, you will be presented a list of choices to select from.

Setting the Timing of Your Trip

The current date and time are automatically filled in when you visit the goroo Trip Planner page. You can plan a trip up to two weeks in advance.

I want to leave on: If you are ready to take your trip now use this option and choose a time.

I want to arrive on: If you would like to arrive at your destination at a specific time, use this option and choose a time.

Additional Preferences

The goroo Chicago Region Trip Planner can build an itinerary that suits your needs.

You can decide if you want a trip that uses only buses, only trains, or both trains and buses or driving, biking, and walking. The default is both trains and buses.

You can indicate the maximum distance you would like to walk. The goroo Trip Planner defaults to an allowable walking distance of 1/2 mile. You may adjust this to 1/4 mile, 3/4 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, or 3 miles.

You can also decide if you want a trip that is quickest, is the cheapest, has the fewest transfers possible, or has the least amount of walking. The goroo Trip Planner defaults to the quickest trip.

You can also indicate if you require accessible services such as a lift, a ramp, an elevator, or an accessible station.

Plan Your Trip

After you enter the relevant information, click on the “Take Me There!” button. Please wait a few seconds while the goroo Trip Planner finds your starting point and destination, looks for routing alternatives, and compiles itineraries and maps for you.

Results Page

The goroo Trip Planner will display up to six trips in tabular format. For each trip option, you can view detailed driving, biking, or walking directions to and between stops (in case you need to transfer).

You can also plan your return trip by using the “Reverse Directions” feature. For your convenience, you can also change your trip preferences directly from this page.

From this page, you can print or email trip itineraries, directions, or maps.

Driving Directions

The goroo Chicago Trip Planner promotes the cleanest, most sustainable transportation method, which typically means utilizing public transit over driving. However, we provide driving directions, maps and driving times as part of the service offering, because we understand that there are times when public transit does not fit in conveniently to your travel plans. On the results page, you can compare the time of travel, routes and your carbon footprint when taking public transit versus driving. We hope this information will help you make environmentally smart decisions in planning your travel.

Uncertain Location Page

If the goroo Trip Planner is not able to exactly match your starting point or destination with a location in its database, you will see a page with the heading “Get Directions Results Page” You will be told which location was not completely recognized, and you’ll be asked to select from a list of possible options.

To make your selection, select your choice by clicking on the radio button and click on the “Continue” button.

If none of the choices reflect your location, use the browser’s “Back” button to return to the main Trip Planner page, and alter your entry. Be sure to check your spelling and verify that you have followed any tips mentioned in the sections above.

If You Are Still Having Trouble Planning Your Trip

To create a goroo Trip Planner itinerary over the phone, dial 836-7000 from any area code in our service area. If you are calling from outside the RTA service area, dial 312-836-7000.





08/11/2017

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Road Trip Planner with Stops: Tools – Tips for a Perfect

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Route

The first step is the fun one: selecting the route. To do so, decide what s most important to you: distance, destination, or budget. Once you know this, you can begin researching and building out the rest of your plans.

When in the planning stage, Roadtrippers  will be your best friend! Founded by two fellow wanderlusters, this web and mobile service provides a seemingly endless database of inspiration. Explore tested routes, or plan your own and discover the variety of interest points that can be found along your newly blazed trail.

From culture to campsites and nature to nightclubs, Roadtrippers will help you plan a trip tailored to your travel style. It’ll also help you budget by providing cost estimates for the gas require for the selected trip.

Make sure your route is broken down into doable driving segments both to and from your final destination. Your plan should also include a list of attractions you want to see along the way. The more you have on the list the better, but be prepared to skip a few. You never know what will happen on the open road. Being flexible is key.

Lodging 

Once you know where you’re going, you’ll need to decide where to stay.

If your road trip is all about the great outdoors and you plan on camping, visit recreation.gov to find and book campsites on your route.

Prefer more modern accommodations? Priceline. Hotels.com. Hotwire. Expedia. or any one of your preferred hotel booking sites can help you book a hotel at each check point along your route.

Or, check out AirBnb for a more unique lodging selection.

Appify

You’ve heard it, you’ve probably said it, and we all know it’s true: “there’s an app for everything.” And as a matter of fact, there’s quite a few to aid in your road trip success. Here are the ones we suggest downloading before you go:

TripIt . Yeah, so this might be a shameless plug, but we can actually help! You’ve already selected and booked your lodging and attractions, so let us automagically create an itinerary for you. That way you can find all your plans in one place and you won’t have to dig through all your email to find times, locations, and confirmation numbers. TripIt will also automatically generate the best route between stops with turn by turn driving directions and Google Maps. It s perfect if you re looking for a road trip planner with stops.  

Along The Way : Whether you’re in need of a bathroom, caffeine fix, retail therapy, or just about anything else, Along The Way can help you locate whatever you’re looking for without getting off track.  

Gasbuddy : Unfortunately, you’ll have to frequent the gas stations on your road trip, which makes this app essential. Gasbuddy provides a crowd-sourced list of gas prices to help you find the best deal near you.  

Spotify : Every road trip needs good jams and lots of them! Although the free version of this service is awesome, it’ll definitely be worth your money to upgrade to premium for your road trip. For just $9.99 a month you have access to any song at anytime … even when you re offline.  

AAA : Although we suggest you check out your car before leaving, you never know what can happen out there on the road. With this app, you can contact roadside assistance and help them locate you. You can also discover AAA discount locations, Diamond-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions.  

Wi-Fi Finder : Whether you need to post to Facebook, Facetime mom, or email your boss, Wi-Fi Finder will help you stay connected by locating both free and paid Wi-Fi spots.

Documentation

On your road trip you’re going to see some breathtaking sights and make some incredible memories, so documentation will be key.

If you’re into the visuals, snapping pics on your phone is a must. Step up your editing game with VSCO Cam ; this will help your pictures come to life and look at least half as beautiful as in real life. Then your photo will be ready to share on Instagram. Also, don’t forget to tag your pictures with #TripItPic to share your travels and have a chance to be featured on our page .

For your videos, you can use Magisto to automatically create and edit amazing videos, complete with music and effects.

Evernote is yet another great documentation tool. Write down everything you love and learn along the way, and add photos to create the ultimate travel journal.

Any other road trip tips? Share them below! Happy travels!





06/11/2017

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Plan My Trip

  • From SOUTHEAST on I-695 go SOUTH on I-97
  • I-97 SOUTH to US-50
  • Go EAST on US-50 (over Bay Bridge – $2.50 fee) to SR-404
  • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
  • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
  • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
  • EAST on New York Avenue to Maryland
  • Go EAST on US-50 (over Bay Bridge – $2.50 fee) to SR-404
  • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
  • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
  • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches

From New York (GW Bridge), NY

  • Go WEST on Geo. Washington Br. (toll on portions) to New Jersey
  • Go WEST on Geo. Washington Br. (toll on portions) to I-95
  • Go SOUTHWEST on I-95 (toll on portions) to New Jersey Turnpike
  • SOUTHWEST on New Jersey Turnpike (toll on portions) to I-295
  • Go NORTHWEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to Delaware
  • Go WEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to US 13
  • Go SOUTHEAST on US 13 to US 113
  • Go SOUTH on US 113 to SR-1
  • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches

Public transportation from New York to Delaware

  • By Greyhound Bus – will bring you to Dover, Delaware. From there, Delaware’s local bus stystem can be utlized – DART or 1-800-652-DART. The DART buses will bring you directly to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches. Visit www.DartFirstState.com for complete schedule and details.
  • By Airport – nearby airports are in Salisbury, MD, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC and Philadelphia, PA.
  • By Cape May – Lewes Ferry – if at Cape May, NJ, the ferry will bring you to the Lewes, DE terminal. There is a shuttle thats has stops in Rehoboth Beach area. For more information, call 800-643-3779 or visit www.CMLF.com .
  • By Train – the nearest Amtrak station is in Wilmington, DE. Once there, the DART bus system can be utlized to reach Rehoboth Dewey Beach.
  • Go WEST on I-64 WEST to I-95 NORTH (Exit 187)
  • Go NORTH on I-95 NORTH passing by Springfield, VA to Maryland
  • Go NORTH on I-95 NORTH to US-50 (Exit 19)
  • Go EAST on US-50 (Portions toll) passing by Annapolis, MD to SR-404
  • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
  • Go EAST on SR-16 to Delaware
  • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
  • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches

From Philadelphia, PA

  • Go SOUTH on I-95 SOUTH to Delaware
  • Go SOUTH on I-95 SOUTH to I-495
  • Go SOUTHWEST on I-495 to I-95 SOUTH
  • Go SOUTH on I-95 SOUTH (Portions toll) to SR-1
  • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to US-13
  • Go SOUTH on US-13 to SR-1
  • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-1 (Portions toll) passing by Milford, DE
  • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
  • Go SOUTHEAST on US-222 to SR-472
  • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-472 to SR-213
  • Go SOUTH on SR-213 to SR-273
  • Go EAST on SR-273 to Delaware
  • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-273 to SR-896
  • Go SOUTH on SR-896 to US-301
  • Go SOUTH on US-301 to SR-71
  • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-71 to US-13
  • Go SOUTHEAST on US-13 to SR-1
  • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-1 (Portions toll) passing by Milford, DE.
  • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
  • Go SOUTH on I-579 to I-376
  • Go EAST on I-376 (Portions toll) to I-76 EAST
  • Go EAST on I-76 EAST (Portions toll) to I-70 EAST
  • Go EAST on I-70 EAST (Portions toll) to Maryland
  • Go EAST on I-70 EAST passing by Hagerstown, MD to I-270 SOUTH
  • Go SOUTH on I-270 SOUTH passing by Rockville, MD to I-495 WEST
  • Go WEST on I-495 WEST to US-50
  • Go EAST on US-50 (Portions toll) passing by Annapolis, MD to SR-404
  • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
  • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
  • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
  • Go SOUTHEAST on US-460 to I-264
  • Go EAST on I-264 to I-64 WEST
  • Go WEST on I-64 WEST to US-13
  • Go NORTHEAST on US-13 (Portions toll) to Maryland
  • Go NORTH on US-13 to US-113
  • Go NORTHEAST on US-113 to SR-90
  • Go EAST on SR-90 to SR-528
  • Go NORTH on SR-528 to SR-1
  • Go NORTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
  • Go SOUTHWEST on I-95 (toll on portions) to New Jersey Turnpike
  • SOUTHWEST on New Jersey Turnpike (toll on portions) to I-295
  • Go NORTHWEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to Delaware
  • Go WEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to US 13
  • Go SOUTHEAST on US 13 to US 113
  • Go SOUTH on US 113 to SR-1
  • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches




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Planning a Trip to Europe: Your 10-Step Guide #flight #booking

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Planning a Trip to Europe: Your 10-Step Guide

5. Book your airfare.

Because airfare will probably be the most expensive part of your trip, you’ll want to book it before anything else (car rental, hotel, etc.). This will allow you to be more flexible with your dates, which is a great way to save money on your flight. You can also spend less by flying on international discount airlines like Aer Lingus.

Enliven your trip with a layover in a different country. Many airlines, such as Air France, offer occasional free layover promotions. Stop by the Schiphol Airport for a day on the way to Paris and take the train into Amsterdam to see the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House.

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6. Book your accommodations.

It’s time to go back to that rough itinerary you jotted down and fill in some places to sleep. As is the case with pretty much everything you book for your trip, the earlier you make arrangements, the better — especially during high season.

Sure, you can just book a room at the local Hilton and be done with it. But do a bit of research and you could discover some funky lodging that’s almost as exciting as the attractions you plan to visit. Keep your eyes open for historic castles, tiny bed and breakfasts, houseboats, eco-friendly hotels or organic farms. Budget travelers take note: Vacation rentals, homestays, farmstays and house-swapping are accommodation options that can be shockingly affordable. or even free.

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7. Consider travel insurance.

There are several kinds of travel insurance: trip cancellation insurance, flight cancellation insurance, medical insurance, etc. The best time to buy insurance is right after you put down the major deposits on your trip, whether that entails airfare, a package or prepaid hotels. Once you know how much money you’ve paid up front, you can insure your trip if you so choose. Many airlines and travel providers sell insurance that you can purchase along with your flight or tour package. Always, always read the fine print in your policy and compare it with other travel insurance policies before you make a purchase.

Check your medical insurance coverage to see if you’re covered overseas. If not, you may want to purchase supplemental medical insurance to cover situations like the cost of transportation back home for emergency care.

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8. Book local transportation.

When in Rome, ride the Metropolitana. Find out how the locals get around the destination to which you’re traveling, and act accordingly. You won’t need a car rental in places like bike-friendly Amsterdam or London with its convenient underground Tube, unless you plan to go outside the city.

A car rental is your best bet if you’re traveling to locales that can’t be easily reached by rail or plane (such as the Irish countryside). Be mentally prepared to drive in a foreign country, which can be a frightening experience when faced with incomprehensible traffic signs, narrow streets or sheep roadblocks.

To get from city to city or country to country, examine your rail options in comparison to routes and prices offered by European discount airlines like easyJet or Ryanair. Travelers embarking on extensive travel within Europe may save money by purchasing a rail pass that permits unlimited train travel within a specified region.

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9. Tackle last-minute logistics.

A few weeks before your departure date is the right time to start taking care of a number of key logistics: money, phone, house-sitter, pet-sitter.

Call your credit card companies to let them know you’ll be traveling abroad. While you’re at it, find out if you’re going to be charged a fee for using your card overseas. Research the locations of ATM’s in your destination, especially if you’ll be relying on cash.

Does your cell phone plan or equipment allow you to make calls overseas? If not, your phone options include purchasing an international cell phone, renting a cell phone or getting an international calling plan (if you have the right kind of phone). While you may be tempted to leave the phone at home and really “get away from it all,” it’s smart to have an emergency phone with you if you’ll be traveling by car, or hiking or biking long distances.

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10. Pack.

Instead of packing the day before your trip, start thinking about what you’ll need to bring at least a week before you leave. For one, if your destination of choice is suddenly experiencing abnormal weather, you may need that extra time to go shopping for something like a packable rain coat. Plus, experienced travelers know that the chance of forgetting something essential increases the longer one puts off packing. (It’s only a matter of time until a scientific study confirms this.) About a week before departure day, check the weather, put together a packing list, and take a look at your suitcase to make sure its wheels work and everything’s going to fit.

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Planning a Trip to Europe: Your 10-Step Guide

Before you can experience authentic Spanish tapas, piazzas in Rome or rooftop terraces in Prague. an important to-do list stands between you and your European vacation. The logistics involved in planning a Europe trip may seem tedious or overwhelming, but the more prepared you are, the greater your chances of a successful trip that lives up to your expectations. That’s why it’s important to do a bang-up job creating an itinerary, arranging transportation and tackling the brass tacks before you’re off to the Continent.

The following simple steps will help you engineer a well-planned escape to Europe — so you can spend less time worrying about your travel arrangements and more time staring at pictures of castles and men in kilts.

1. Get your documents in order.

If you don’t have a passport, it will take four to six weeks from the time of application for you to receive one. Expedited services will trim the process down to two or three weeks, but it will cost you an additional $60, so it’s best to take care of this well before your trip. Already have a passport? Check its expiration date. The last thing you need is to find out your passport has expired while you’re in line at airport check-in.

All car rental companies require drivers to have valid licenses in their home country, so you’ll also want to check the expiration date of your license. Some car rental companies also require an international driving permit for European rentals in addition to a valid driver’s license. For U.S. citizens, these can be obtained through the American Auto Association (AAA).

U.S. travelers to Russia must have valid visas in addition to passports; obtaining one is a complicated process that can take weeks even after you have been approved — so start early.

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2. Establish a budget.

It’s important to establish a budget as early as possible — even before you know your destination, travel dates or itinerary. Some destinations are generally cheaper than others, but there are ways to save everywhere: travel in the off-season, pick budget accommodations, plan a shorter trip. For example, London is an expensive city with an unfavorable exchange rate for Americans, but many travel providers and airlines offer affordable vacation packages to the city, and it’s not hard to find cheap air deals to London, especially during the winter.

Set your budget early on, and you’ll avoid any disappointment that could come from forging a fabulous itinerary, like two weeks in Geneva during summer, and then discovering you can’t afford it.

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3. Pick a destination.

Now that you know how much you can spend, where do you want to go? If you’re like many travelers (including the staff at IndependentTraveler.com) and you have a humongous list of places in Europe you want to visit, this could be tricky. Some tips:

  • Pick a particular site that’s on your must-see travel list, and plan your vacation around that. Last year I planned a trip to Ireland centered on an excursion to remote Skellig Michael Island, a World Heritage Site I’d dreamed of visiting. The excursion turned into an unforgettable two-week Emerald Isle road trip.

  • Pick someplace timely. Visit countries’ tourism Web sites and search for seasonal events like festivals or local holidays (which you may want to either avoid or join, depending on how you feel about crowds). Don’t forget to check the weather before you decide on your destination.

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    4. Create a rough itinerary.

    So you want to go to France. eh? Don’t go ahead and buy a roundtrip flight to Paris and a hotel room — at least, not yet. You’ll want to sketch out a day-by-day itinerary of your perfect trip to France before you book a thing. Research sites and cities you really want to explore, and then figure out which ones you have the time and budget to get to.

    Check out alternative ways to travel in Europe. If you want to see multiple countries or cities but are on a tight budget, you may want to consider a cruise (exchange rates are naught for U.S. citizens onboard American ships). Walking tours, bike tours, camping and adventure tours are other interesting options worth considering.

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  • One Way Trip Travel Insurance #travel #agent

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    One Way Trip Travel Insurance

    One Way Trip Travel Insurance

    One Way Trip Travel Insurance covers you for an unlimited amount of time before you arrive at your final destination, if you have decided to emigrate to a new country or return to your country of origin.

    JS Travel Insurance can provide cover if you wish to stop off somewhere else on the way to your destination country.

    The Travel Insurance cover ends as soon as you reach your final destination.

    There is No Age Limit restriction and we can provide cover for pre-existing medical conditions as well.

    To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 or by email:

    Popular countries for Emigration include:

    There are many different types of Visas available to suit the amount of time you want to spend away and the activities you will be doing. These include:

    • Working Visa
    • Holiday Visa
    • Working-travelling Visa

    If you have a job offer in another country, then you can apply for a Working Visa. The means you will be allowed to enter and stay in another country on the condition that you have a firm job offer and you remain employed in that position.

    Usually if you wanted to change jobs, your new employer would have to go through a thorough interview process to ensure that there were no native workers more suited to the position and confirm this with the immigration authorities.

    A Holiday Visa means you can go away to another country for long periods of time without having to have a job waiting for you. This is often a popular choice for gap year students who wish to spend a significant amount of time travelling round a particular country such as Australia and Thailand.

    A Working Travelling Visa combines both of the above. This is for people who wish to spend time in another country, aim to do some travelling but would also like to be able to work. You do not need a job offer to apply for this type of visa, but you are allowed to apply for work once you have arrived.

    Visa applications for countries such as Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand will usually require the following:

    • Proof of address
    • Copy of passport
    • Police certificate
    • Proof of funds
    • Medical declaration

    Some countries such as the USA will require you to attend a face to face interview at the US embassy to assess your suitability.





    05/11/2017

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    Myanmar(Burma) Tour, Myanmar Trip – by a Myanmar Local Travel Agency

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    Myanmar(Burma) Tour & Sample Itineraries

    Myanmar (Burma) is quite unlike any place you know about, and remains a world apart. Turn back the clock with a trip to this time-warped country and discover this captivating, mysterious and compelling country.

    IndochinaTour.com will organize you a wonderful trip to immerse yourself in its culture. Explore Burma’s diverse historic sites and landscapes, escorted by experienced tour guide and private vehicle. Our inside knowledge allows you to have an in-depth look at Myanmar and have a lifetime encounter with this compelling destination.

    All Myanmar Tour Packages

    Yangon – Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake – Mandelay – Amarapura – Mandalay

    This is the classic tour in Myanmar. It is designed to highlight the must-see tourist destinations in Myanmar. On the 8-day classic.

    Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake – Heho – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay

    This is the highlights tour in Myanmar and suits the taste of cruise lovers. The 10-day trip combines the highlights of popular destina.

    Yangon – Bagan – Mandelay – Amarapura – Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake – Heho – Thandwe – Ngapali – Thandwe – Yangon

    This is the Myanmar classic tour with the relaxing tour at Ngapali Beach, designed especially for the sun and beach lovers. On the.

    Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake – Samgar Village – Phaekon – Loikaw – Kalaw -Heho – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura – Mandalay

    12 Days Myanmar Best Tour offers you the popular destinations in Myanmar to experience its history and culture, and the discovery trip.

    Yanggon – Heho – Inle Lake – Kalaw – Pindaya – Taung Myint Gyi Village – Mwe-Taw Village – Ywar-Taw Village – Kalaw – Heho – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura

    Myanmar Off the Beaten Track is a finely trekking itinerary in Myanmar, focusing as much on Myanmar’s lesser visited back-roads as.

    Yangon – Heho – Inle Lake – Kalaw – Pindaya – Taung Myint Gyi Village – Mwe-Taw Village – Ywar-Taw Village – Kalaw – Heho – Bagan – Mandalay – Amarapura

    This is the panorama adventure tour in Myanmar. You will fully enjoy all highlights: Yangon – the garden city and the main gateway.





    06/10/2017

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    My Travel Guard is a made to order travel insurance plan

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    My Travel Guard

    We understand that your trip can take a year to save for, but only a second to ruin. While you can’t do anything to prevent an unexpected storm from closing the airport, you can do something to help cover your travel investment. The My Travel Guard plan may be purchased to do just that. For a complete Certificate of Insurance, please click here

    • 100% Trip Cost Trip Cancellation Trip Interruption

    Reimburses nonrefundable, unused payments or deposits if you must cancel or interrupt your trip due to an illness, injury, or death of you, a family member, traveling companion or business partner or other covered reasons.

  • $1,000 Trip Interruption – Return Air Only
    Reimburses the additional airline transportation expenses incurred by you to reach the return destination for trip interruptions.
  • $500 Trip Delay
    Reimburses up to $100 per day/per person up to the Maximum Limit shown on the Schedule of Benefits for reasonable additional expenses if the insured is delayed for more than 12 consecutive hours due to a covered reason.
  • $500 Missed Connection
    Reimburses up to the Maximum Benefit shown on the Schedule of Benefits if Inclement Weather or Common Carrier causes cancellation or a delay of regularly scheduled airline flights for 3 or more hours to your point of departure.
  • $500 Baggage Personal Effects
    Reimburses you if your baggage or personal effects are lost, stolen or damaged while on your Trip, subject to the Maximum Benefit. $50 Deductible applies. This coverage is in excess of any other coverage or indemnity.
  • $100 Baggage Delay
    If your Baggage is delayed more than 12 hours, you can be reimbursed for the purchase of Necessary Personal Effects, subject to the Maximum Benefit.
  • $10,000 Accident Sickness Medical Expense
    Pays for medical expenses incurred while on a trip. $50 Deductible applies.
  • $100,000 Emergency Evacuation Repatriation of Remains

    Covers evacuation and transportation as directed by a Physician to the nearest adequate medical facility (home in the event of death or if medically required). Pays for special medical escort if recommended in writing by the attending Physician.

  • Optional Coverage*

    The following will be included if elected and appropriate costs have been paid.

    • Cancel for Any Reason

    You have the option to purchase a maximum limit of either 50% or 75% of Trip cost which provides reimbursement if you decide to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours prior to departure. (Must be purchased within 21 days of initial trip payment or by final trip payment.)

  • Medical Expense Upgrade
    Waives the $50 deductible and increases the Medical Expense limit of the base plan from $10,000 to either $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000. Also, offers a separate option to upgrade your Medical Expense benefit to Primary coverage.
  • “Hospital of Choice” Evacuation Upgrade
    For medical emergencies, includes evacuation to the adequate licensed medical facility of your choice or home. Base plan provides evacuation to the nearest adequate licensed medical facility. Maximum limit is increased to $1 million.
  • Baggage Upgrade
    Increases the Baggage and Personal Effects limit to $1,000, $1,500 or $2,500 and waives the $50 deductible. Increases the Baggage Delay limit to $200, $300, $400 or $500. Also, offers a separate option to upgrade your Baggage and Personal Effects benefit to Primary coverage.
  • Car Rental Collision Coverage
    You have the option to purchase a maximum limit of either $35,000 or $50,000 in primary coverage. Subject to a $250 deductible. Covers collision damage to a rental car for which the car rental contract would hold you responsible.
  • Accidental Death Dismemberment (Common Carrier Air Only)
    Amount Purchased (up to $500,000) Coverage for accidental death or dismemberment that occurs when traveling on a regularly scheduled flight or charter, subject to the Maximum shown in the Schedule.
  • Adventure Sports Coverage
    Provides Trip Cancellation/Interruption, Emergency Evacuation and Medical Expense coverage for losses caused by many adventure sports activities typically excluded in many travel insurance plans.
  • Accident, Interruption Delay Upgrade
    Increases the Trip Interruption benefit to 150% of Trip Cost; increases Trip Delay to $1,000 ($200 per day); increases Missed Connection to $1,000; and adds $50,000 Accidental Death Dismemberment coverage.
  • Additional Unforeseen Events Upgrade

    Includes Trip Cancellation/Interruption coverage due to Financial Default, Terrorist Incident and a waiver for pre-existing medical conditions. Also covers Trip Cancellation/Interruption due to involuntary job loss or layoff. For complete details of coverage refer to the Certificate of Insurance. (Must be purchased within 21 days of initial trip payment or by final payment.)

  • * Optional coverages cannot be purchased separately and may vary by state.

    Assistance Services**

    Assistance Services listed below are not insurance benefits and are not provided by the Company. Travel Guard provides assistance through coordination, negotiation, and consultation using an extensive network of worldwide partners. Expenses for goods and services provided by third parties are the responsibility of the traveler.

    • Travel Medical Assistance

    A menu of services available for emergency medical requests, including prescription replacement assistance, physician referrals, medical evacuations, and more.

  • Worldwide Travel Assistance
    Assistance with any travel emergency or request for general travel information, including lost, stolen or delayed baggage; replacing lost passport or travel documents; emergency cash transfers; pre-trip travel advice; inoculation information and more.
  • LiveTravel® Emergency Assistance
    24-hour hotline to make emergency travel changes, such as rebooking flights, hotel reservations, tracking lost luggage and more.
  • At Your Service

    Provides access to a world of conveniences that can help simplify and enrich your travel experience. Available 24/7, At Your Service can help get you into exclusive restaurants, concerts and other places you want to be during your travels!

  • To enroll in the My Travel Guard plan, pay the plan cost at any time up until 24 hours prior to departure. For a complete Certificate of Insurance please click here .

    **Non-insurance services provided by Travel Guard.





    06/10/2017

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    Learn How Trip Cancellation Insurance Works 888-407-3854 #sherman #travel

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    How Does Trip Cancellation Travel Insurance Work?

    Trip Cancellation Insurance gives you the money you lose if you can t go or are forced to cut your trip, cruise or tour short by unforeseen losses.

    What does Unforeseen mean?

    Unforeseen means: Losses that result from sudden events. Travel insurance for trips and cruises does not cover conditions or events that, on the date of purchase, are known. If what is known causes a claim. your claim will not be paid. It s like wanting to buy Fire Insurance when your house is on fire. Read: Do Callers Think We Were Born Yesterday? or Gina Didn t Need Trip Insurance Until Now

    This is very important when you want Pre-Existing Medical Condition coverage. That s because a travel insurance claim will likely be denied if there s not a turn for the worse . In other words, if the person with the pre-existing condition has already had a turn for the worse prior to you buying your travel insurance, there won t be any coverage.

    This is important: The Trip Cancellation coverage begins at 12:01 a.m. on the day after the date the policy is purchased. All other coverages begin when you leave home for your trip when your departure date is in the future.

    How Travel, Trip, Cruise Cancellation Insurance Helps You:

    • Trip Cancellation Insurance coverage:

    You, a close family member or a travelling companion gets hurt or sick before you leave (your doctor must see you in person and say you can t travel). Travel Insurance reimburses you the money you lose. This can include pre-existing medical conditions. Other events that could cause you to cancel your trip are: Your travel supplier unexpectedly ceases operation. you are laid off. you re required to work, terrorism at your destination. bad weather, hurricanes. natural disasters or unexpected jury duty.

  • Trip Interruption Insurance coverage:
    You, a close family member or a travelling companion gets hurt or sick during your trip and you have to return home early. Before the trip it s trip cancellation. During the trip it s trip interruption. Our plans reimburse you the unused value of your trip plus pays the cost of one-way airfare up to the plan s limit.
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance coverage:
    You get hurt (ie hit by a cement truck) or sick on your trip. Travel Insurance reimburses you your medical expenses including emergency medical transportation. Did you know that Medicare doesn t cover you outside the USA ?
  • A Trip Delay forces you to have extra accommodation expenses
  • Your luggage is delayed, lost, stolen or damaged. If your checked luggage doesn t arrive within 12 or 24 hours after you do, you can be reimbursed for items you need to buy. Or if it s damaged or never arrives, you can be covered.
  • Or you can get a Cancel For Any Reason plan to cover any possible reason to cancel your trip including: you change your mind, you re afraid to travel, you just don t want to go.




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    L – Best Trip Planners, Destination Experts, Travel Advisors #direct #travel

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    Testimonials

    “Aravind was very helpful and gave us some great advice, even as we kept changing our minds about what we wanted. At first I tried to do research in parallel, but found that every time he found the best places for us to stay so I stopped after a bit.”

    – Yi Hsin Lin, Cambridge MA

    (trip to Philippines)

    “Daniel has been amazing – any doubt about him knowing the ins and outs of China should be dispelled when you learn that he is an author of Lonely Planet. But what is more impressive is his ability to use his knowledge to create a personalized itinerary based on your interests and abilities.”

    – Ashish Garg, Seattle

    (trip to China)

    “To be honest, this was the best value for money deal I ever got. There were so many memorable things I experienced on my trip only because of talking to Aashish .”

    – Naresh Kumar Naineni, Hyderabad

    (trip to Delhi-Agra-Jaipur)

    “More than anything, having someone sensible and well-travelled to talk to and sort out our confusion was the most valuable part of our interaction with Prajwal .”

    – Kashyap Paidimarri, Bangalore

    (trip to Western Europe)

    “What really impressed me was the detailed and insightful tips on things to do / eat / shop in Goa!”

    “The glacier hike and whale watching were the absolute highlights of the trip. Thanks Parul. for suggesting those!”





    30/09/2017

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    Find Virgin Money Travel Insurance Single Trip UK voucher codes, discounts

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    Virgin Money Travel Insurance Single Trip Vouchers

    Virgin Money Travel Insurance Single Trip is a travel insurance company who deals with single trip insurance. They cover travellers who are going for one trip between 3 and 365 days, to get this insurance you have to be between 18 and 65. This insurance as standard includes; free kids cover(up to 3 under 18s per adult), 40 adventure sports, including scuba diving, mountain biking and bungee jumping, you are covered if your holiday is cancelled, delayed or cut short and we pay for hospital bills, medical treatment and your journey home if you need to travel back to the UK due to illness or injury.

    Here at moneysupermarket.co.uk we aim to bring you all the best insurance deals and discounts, helping to find the cheapest insurance deals for your travel insurance. As well as Virgin Money Travel Insurance Single Trip, we are in close contact with all our insurance providers, meaning that it ‘s never been easier to find the best travel insurance for you.

    Make sure you check out moneysupermarket.co.uk before you decide to buy insurance, as there are lots of money savings discounts, voucher codes and special offers to cut the price of your premium.





    22/09/2017

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    Buy Senior Travel Insurance for Your Next Trip #magellan #travel

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    Getting Travel Insurance for Your Next Trip

    By Nancy Parode. Senior Travel Expert

    Nancy Parode’s travel and cultural articles have appeared in print magazines, such as Military Spouse and Northern Virginia. and on several websites, including Sixty and Me, IntoWine.com, The World I Online and NotForTourists.com. Nancy also blogged about military life for HometownAnnapolis.com, the website of Annapolis, Maryland’s The Capital newspaper. Tripping.com named Nancy’s Senior Travel blog here at About.com a Top Travel Blog in the Senior Travel category, and About.com’s Senior Travel website made Discover Corps ‘ list of Best Baby Boomer Travel Sites for 2105.

    Nancy has been featured on NPR affiliate WRVO Public Media’s “Take Care” radio show and BlogTalkRadio’s “Transformed Travel” show. She has been interviewed by The New York Times’ Frugal Travel writer Seth Kugel, SixtyandMe.com’s Margaret Manning, The Amateur Traveler’s Chris Christensen and consumer advocate Christopher Elliott.

    Consider these situations:

    • You fall and break your leg while visiting Croatia. You must fly home, yet cannot bend your left knee.
    • Two days before you are due to fly to New Zealand, you come down with this year’s strain of influenza.
    • Your cruise ship cannot leave on time because a hurricane is bearing down on your departure city.

    If you buy the right kind of travel insurance before your trip starts, you can recover the cost of your canceled trip or the extra expense of flying home while disabled.

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    Consider purchasing travel insurance to prevent unexpected problems from ruining your dream vacation.

    Although some travel experts and even Consumer Reports claim that travel insurance isn’t worth the money, seniors should research this issue carefully for several reasons:

    • If your only medical insurance is Medicare or Medicaid and you plan to travel to another country, consider purchasing travel insurance. Medicare only pays for expenses incurred within the United States. If you should get sick or become injured while abroad, you will be expected to pay for your medical care up front, and emergency medical evacuation costs thousands of dollars.
    • If you are insured through an HMO, check to see if you can get emergency medical care outside of the HMO’s service area, and find out if a deductible applies. Some HMO’s will not cover out-of-region or overseas medical expenses. Travel insurance could be a good way to temporarily add to your health coverage if your HMO’s service area is limited.
    • If you book a trip or cruise and must prepay, you may face a penalty from your tour agency or cruise line if you need to cancel your trip. This penalty may be more than the cost of trip cancellation insurance. If so, trip cancellation insurance could protect you from a larger loss.

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    • If you travel often, consider an annual membership in an emergency evacuation program, such as MedJet. For a few hundred dollars per year, you’ll receive emergency medical transportation to your chosen hospital if you should get sick or sustain an injury.

    Types of Travel Insurance

    Shopping for travel insurance can be confusing. There are many types of travel insurance plans; some cover only a particular group of losses, while others are comprehensive policies.

    According to the U. S. Travel Insurance Association (UStiA), there are three basic kinds of travel insurance coverage:

    • Trip cancellation insurance. This type of policy covers the cost of your airfare and other prepaid expenses if you need to cancel your trip. Trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you if you cannot make your trip because you or a family member becomes ill or if weather problems prevent you from traveling. It will also reimburse you for lost luggage. Some policies also cover financial default of your travel supplier.
    • Emergency medical coverage. This pays for medical care and the cost of emergency return travel. This coverage is especially useful for seniors because it pays for medical expenses incurred outside of your home country.
    • 24-hour telephone assistance. This coverage provides travelers with an easy way to locate doctors and get emergency help, and is especially helpful if you plan to travel to an area where English is not a common language.

    How to Shop for Travel Insurance

    Here are some tips for choosing a travel insurance policy.

    • Purchase travel insurance through your travel agent. A good travel agency will have working relationships with reputable travel insurance providers and will offer various types of policies.
  • Call your regular insurance agent and ask if s/he sells travel insurance.
  • Contact the U. S. Travel Insurance Association, the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada or a similar trade association in your home country. Ask for a list of travel insurance agents in your area. These professional associations also provide travel insurance information.
  • Ask around. If you participate in online discussion groups, such as AARP’s message boards, you can post a question about travel insurance and read about other travelers’ experiences. Discuss your travel plans with friends and ask if they have purchased travel insurance. Do some online research – for example, do a search on the name of a travel insurance company – to see if other travelers have reported problems.
  • Use an online insurance comparison site, such as InsureMyTrip.com. SquareMouth.com. or WorldTravelCenter.com to help you research coverage and costs.
  • Look for a policy that covers pre-existing conditions ; some don’t. Others will cover pre-existing conditions only if you purchase your policy within a specified time period after paying your trip deposit.
  • If you are taking a sports-related or adventure trip, look for a policy that covers sports-related injuries. Many travel insurance policies won’t pay for “high adventure” injuries.
  • Read the entire policy. Don t rely on someone else s description of coverage. If you don t understand what s covered and what s not, ask questions before you buy.
  • While travel insurance isn’t cheap – it can add up to as much as ten percent of your total trip cost – it can give you peace of mind and provide financial assistance if the worst should happen.





    09/09/2017

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    College Visits and Tours for Families #planning #college #visits, #personal #assistant,


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    The professionals at Custom College Visits have the in-depth knowledge and experience to create amazing college road trip experiences for your family.

    Each custom designed itinerary includes all on-campus meetings and activities, as well as coordination of travel and hotel logistics.

    Itineraries are designed based on colleges that interest your teen and each trip is scheduled according to your preferred travel dates.

    Not sure what type of college will be the best fit for your teen?

    We will plan a multi-campus itinerary that will let you and your teen explore different types of colleges and universities all based on your teen’s specific educational interests and lifestyle preferences.

    Since 2009, Custom College Visits has been privileged to assist teens and families from around the world with their college tours.

    Summer college tours can be particularly challenging for parents or teens to organize.

    Call us +1 (650) 931-4515 or (800) 930-1701 for a free consultation.

    Please scroll down to read what parents say about our college road trip itineraries.

    “A friend who is a maven in finding outstanding resources, recommended Janice and Custom College Visits as we began the daunting college selection process. We worked with Janice on two fronts; to help create a list of colleges and to set-up meaningful colleges visits. The college visits were also a lot of fun for us as a family and very informative on so many levels. More importantly Janice helped make the college selection process manageable, not so daunting after all, and we felt no stone was left unturned in this important decision.

    Tracy P. Parent of a New York City high school Senior

    Thank you so much for planning such a wondrous experience for our son. The careful attention to detail was evident at every turn. Custom College Visits planning effort provided an appropriate path of discovery for our son and for us.

    Michael C. New Jersey parent of a high school Junior

    Hi Janice, Our trip was a thoroughly enjoyable family adventure! Thank you so much for the unique opportunities that you created for our daughter at each college. Meeting with a student at Harvard, was probably the most informative way to start the entire trip. She devoted a lot of time (in the rain) providing real college life details. She swiped us into dining halls, dorms & buildings that we might not have seen otherwise. The sophomore session at Princeton was wonderful! Thank you so much for everything that you did! We really were able to get the most out of each campus visit! Best, Julie

    Julie, Parent of a high school Junior in Southern California

    I found working with Custom College Visits a very positive experience. They were able to pinpoint colleges that were best suited for my daughter and the travel plans were well organized. In addition, they were able to set up an interview with a member of a college color guard, as my daughter had expressed interest in going to a school that had a color guard. I am very pleased with my experience with Custom College Visits, and would recommend them highly.

    Mark L. Parent of high school junior in Northern California

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    Any Reason Trip Cancellation Insurance #mexico #travel #deals

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    Cancel for Any Reason Trip Insurance

    Sometimes things happen between the time you booked your trip and your departure date. Important things, like your child’s soccer team unexpectedly advancing to the playoffs, are worth changing your plans. Or maybe this year the slopes are bare and you just don’t want to take that annual ski trip.

    For the times you may need to cancel your trip for a reason that’s not typically covered by traditional trip cancellation insurance. there is Cancel For Any Reason coverage.

    With this optional coverage, you can cancel your trip for any reason, as long as your documented cancellation occurs at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure. You’ll then be reimbursed for 75% of non-refundable trip costs.

    For example, with Cancel for Any Reason coverage, RoamRight will reimburse you for:

    • Non-refundable cancellation charges imposed by the travel suppliers
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    • If your travel supplier cancels your trip, you are covered up to the cost of the ticket or the reissue fee charged by the airline for the tickets. You must have covered the entire cost of the trip, including airfare

    You can purchase Cancel For Any Reason trip insurance up to 21 days after your initial trip deposit for the Elite. Preferred , Adventure and Active RoamRight travel insurance plans. Simply check the box to add this important optional coverage to your policy during the checkout process. To help find out if this extra coverage is right for you and your trip, ask one our representatives via live chat today.





    08/09/2017

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    Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance #peru #travel

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    Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance

    Australian and International Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance

    If you’re a regular traveller, whether it’s overseas or within Australia, this plan offers comprehensive cover for any trip taken during your 12-month period of insurance. This way, you can take an unlimited number of trips without the hassle of buying travel insurance each time.

    accompanying spouse, de facto or children

    Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance schedule of benefits

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    1 Qantas Point can be earned for every AU$1 spent on QBE Premier Extras; Australian Plus; Australian Cruising and Annual Multi Trip travel plans. You will be eligible to earn Qantas Points upon departure. Qantas Points will be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account within 6 8 weeks of departure date. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points.

    Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program available at qantas.com/terms. A joining fee applies. For further information on the Qantas Frequent Flyer program visit qantas.com/frequentflyer

    10% online Travel discount is applied to QBE’s standard rate. Normal underwriting terms and conditions apply. Refer to the PDS to decide if a product is right for you.

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    Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance #travel #to #turkey

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    Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance

    Find the best travel insurance quote for your trip

    What is annual multi trip travel insurance?

    As travel has become cheaper and more affordable to the masses, many families are now taking several trips abroad instead of the single annual vacation that used to be the norm. Purchasing a single trip policy can work out more expensive when travelling upwards of two to three times a year so it’s worth considering an annual multi trip policy.

    With annual multi trip insurance, you can ensure you are covered for a number of trips within a 12 month period, giving you the peace of mind you need on those all important breaks.

    Who is annual travel insurance suitable for?

    Whether you are a solo traveller or a couple, annual cover can be the cheapest option when it comes to making sure you are covered to travel more than three times each year.

    If you plan to travel with a group or with your family you may find that it is more cost effective to purchase a group travel insurance policy or family cover and this is worth investigating before you proceed to purchase annual multi trip cover.

    Likewise, if you plan to take a year out to travel the globe then it may be worth investigating a backpackers policy as this is designed to cover you to travel to a variety of destinations for a longer duration.

    What level of cover will I receive?

    The level of cover you receive can vary a great deal from insurer to insurer but the average policy should at least include medical cover, cancellation cover and loss of baggage cover. Other covers included in a comprehensive annual multi trip policy could include: cover for valuables and holiday money, scheduled airline failure insurance, personal accident/personal liability cover and legal expenses cover.

    As a good rule of thumb, you should aim to have the following amounts in each area of cover:

    Medical cover in the region of 2million (double this if travelling to the USA). This should also cover the cost of emergency repatriation.

    Personal liability cover amounting to around 1 million.

    Cancellation cover of equal value to your holiday (including the cost of prepaid excursions). Cover is usually on a per person basis so to cover a 2,000 holiday you’d need cover of 1,000 each as a minimum.

    Baggage and personal possessions cover to cover the cost of replacing your suitcase and contents should it be lost or stolen. You should also consider the cost of single items such as your digital camera or laptop and factor this into the cover level you require (it is commonplace for insurers to apply a cap to the amount you can claim for on any one item so read the terms and conditions of your policy carefully).

    Holiday spending money cover of around 500 or equal to the value of the cash you will be taking with you.

    What about the EHIC, do I need one of those?

    The European Health Insurance Card or EHIC is designed to ensure that you will receive free or reduced cost emergency medical treatment in any of the EU member countries – plus Switzerland – and is available for those aged 16 and over free of charge.

    It is a good idea to apply for one if you will be travelling within Europe as you will be asked for this first in the event of you needing healthcare whilst on holiday.

    It is important to remember that the EHIC does not fully cover the cost of your medical treatment and will not entitle you to free or reduced price private treatment. It will also not cover the cost of emergency repatriation to the UK, so it is always wise to have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.

    To find out more about the European Health Insurance Card, please click here .

    How many days can I travel for?

    Annual travel insurance is designed to cover those travelling three or more times a year and it is common for the cover period to be limited to around 31 days of consecutive travel per trip. The number of trips per year will more often than not be unlimited as long as you return within the number of days specified by the insurer.

    You may however find that some insurers offer extended periods of travel up to 60 days and over but this could be at an additional cost.

    When is annual multi trip cover not suitable?

    Annual holiday insurance may not be suitable if you will be staying at your holiday destination for longer durations (see restrictions above).

    Multi trip cover may also not be the best option if you are undergoing tests for a medical condition that could mean you’d need to declare pre-existing conditions before you travel later in the year. In this instance a pre-existing medical conditions single trip policy taken out just before travelling would ensure you are correctly covered.

    It is also important to note that some insurers may have an upper age restriction on their multi trip policies so you should verify this before purchasing the policy.

    If you plan to take part in activities that the insurer deems to be dangerous – such as skiing, water sports or bungee jumping – then you may not be covered under the standard terms and conditions of the policy but you might be able to bolt on this cover element.





    08/09/2017

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    5 Easy Travel Hair Styles for Your Next Trip! #travel #inn

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    5 Easy Travel Hair Styles for Your Next Trip!

    Taming and styling your locks takes a little extra effort when you re on a trip, but these easy travel hair styles, will help make it a breeze. While a travel sized hair styling tool is okay for vacations and holidays, it’s nice to have a minimalist travel style while you’re on the road, especially for longer trips such as Round-the-World trips .

    Hair Accessories Needed

    Black Headband Leatherette / Styling Mesh Chignon Bun Maker / Scunci Flexible No Damage Headband / Floral Chain Elastic Fashion Headband / Braided Non-Slip Headband / Gold Tone Floral Chain Elastic Fashion Headband / Grip Oval Top Jaw Clips / Silly yogi cotton batik headband / Grip Beautiful Blends Bobby Pins

    5 Easy Travel Hair Styles for Your Next Trip!

    ➊ Simple and Sophisticated

    A writer for top women’s magazines in the US, Joanna Goddard, knows a thing or two about beauty. Joanna specializes in simple buns and up dos which is great because its especially challenging to rock a cute hair style in 40 degree heat. Check out her blog and her 14 incredible hair tutorials giving you super easy and chic hair styles for your travels.

    ➋ Twists And Braids

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    A professional hair stylist and make up artist from Utah, Steph gives you incredible looks for home and on the road on her website Hair and Makeup by Steph. With these easy styles, Steph shows you 15 ways you can pull back your bangs (fringe) for a perfectly pretty look. I found this tutorial and other cool tutorials on Six Sisters Stuff.

    Don’t know how to braid hair? Get this ebook on DIY Braids !

    ➌ Hair Wraps

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    A great way to hide bad hair days and give yourself a bit of glamour, Keiko Lynn, shares her tutorial and hair wrapping expertise. Yet another great use for scarves.

    Not good with wrapping scarves? Fake the look with these cute head wraps !

    ➍ The Famous Sock Bun

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    Elegant and simple, the sock bun is the perfect solution for hot weather and bad hair days. As an added bonus, the sock bun creates two looks in one – an up do when rolled up, beautiful curls when rolled down! Watch the above tutorial on Makeup by TiffanyD .

    Instead of a sock, I travel with a couple of these hair bun donuts !

    ➎ No Heat Curls Video Tutorial

    This is my personal favorite hair tutorial! I actually have curly hair (and hate it) but with this easy styling strategy, beautiful curls are easy and possible for all girls! It’s a lengthy tutorial (skip to 1:45) but very thorough. Follow her easy steps and get incredible curls without the need for a curling iron! Just click on the image and it will link to her youtube hair tutorial .

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    07/09/2017

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    04/09/2017

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    Cheap Hotels in Paris. Book and save on a cheap hotel

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    Cheap Hotels in Paris

    Paris is one of the most renowned cities in France, let alone the world. Book a cheap hotel in Paris, France. and enjoy your money – spending it in all the fabulous shops. Explore the Eiffel Tower; this 120-year-old steel icon is still an amazing sight from any direction – and the view from the top is just breathtaking. Paris is the one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, with so much charm.

    Book a cheap hotel in the City of Lights. and see for yourself when this city lives up to its title during the winter. Visit Disneyland Paris, where Christmas is celebrated in a grand fashion with plenty of parades. You must see the Jardin De Tuileries, one of the oldest public gardens in Europe. Many visitors go to play games in this park to get away from the heat of the day. Take a break and hang out underneath one of the many trees in this garden, or pass the time by playing a game of Petanque – similar to lawn bowling or bocce.

    Visitors of Paris should plan enough time to explore this special city. There are many world-famous attractions here and even some less-known things to see and do in Paris. But whatever you choose to do in Paris, you are guaranteed to bring back memories that will last forever. Let us help you book your cheap Paris hotel so you can use the money you saved to explore everything this magnificent city has to offer.





    03/09/2017

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    Brazil Travel Guide – Brazil Trip Planning #book #airfare

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    Brazil Trip Planning

    Brazil is such vast country that you may easily get overwhelmed by the numerous attractions it offers. Where to go? What to do? What to see? This section of the Brazil Travel Information website provides an outline for some popular vacation choices and helpful planning information to get you started in putting together your trip.

    When to Travel

    High season is one week before Christmas until Carnaval (February or early March.) This is the most popular time to travel. The festivals during parts of this time period are unforgettable while all the towns and resorts are bursting with vacation travelers. The downside is that hotels are more expensive and availability is quite limitted. Visiting Brazil in September through November promises summer weather and a savings on high-season rates. All the other months are usually pleasant but carry a somewhat greater possibility of rain.

    Seasons:

    Summer is December through March

    Winter is June through September

    Since Brazil is such a vast country, temperatures vary significantly from region to region. The Amazon is hot and humid year round; while in the Pantanal, most of the rain falls December through March. Rio de Janeiro has hot and humid summers (perfect for getaways to near-by resorts) and winters are mild.

    The Types of Trips to Brazil

    Tourism Vacation

    Brazil has a big variety of cultural sites, architectural wonders and natural highlights. Rio de Janeiro boasts some of the countries finest museums, and the different areas within the city add to a packed and fulfilling vacation. At the same time, Brazil maintains within its borders three major natural highlights: The Amazon, The Pantanal, and Iguazu Falls. Such varied and unique attractions bring tourists from all over the world to Brazil.

    Nature and Ecotourism

    For the ecotourist, we have outlined the basics of ecotourism, safety guidelines, and regions within Brazil that the ecotourist might be interested in visiting.

    Trips during Brazilian Festivals

    For those who are looking for a great party, we offer pages that outline the basic needs, answer questions and provide must-do activities for visiting Rio de Janeiro during New Year’s and Carnival.

    Family Vacation

    Brazil is both interesting and rewarding for families to travel. The natural highlights of the country are wonderful things to show children while various accommodation options are available to families. There are also some important factors to consider when traveling with children.

    Group Travel

    Brazil is an excellent place to explore with a group. Much like family travel, group travel involves taking care of many logistics, a process that may not be trivial. A travel agent may be very useful and actually save your group money.

    The Necessities

    Entry Requirements

    United States, Canadian, and Australian citizens require a visa to enter Brazil. United Kingdom and South African nationals do not require a visa to visit Brazil.

    Vaccinations

    Some vacinations may be necessary for travelers visiting the more rustic areas of Brazil for extended periods of time. You can read more about vaccinations in this section on BrazilTravelInformation.com:

    Money Matters

    Credit card and ATM machines are widely available in Rio de Janeiro and other major cities. Credit Cards offer the best exchange rates. However, better prices are usually offered if you pay in cash, with prices up to 15% less expensive. It is a good idea to have several cards for some restaurants may only accept one card, i.e. Visa. Travelers checks do not do well in Brazil and you will be losing money when you cash them. ATM’s are the best way to obtain cash, and ATM machines are available even in smaller towns.

    What to Bring

    There isn’t anything specific you need to bring to Brazil; dress comfortably for all the exploring you will be doing and don’t over-dress or wear flashy and expensive looking clothing or jewelry. As for sunscreen, bathing suits, and sunglasses- you can always buy those things in Brazil, you are in a civilized country.

    Guidebooks

    Plan your trip on BrazilTravelInformation.com and then grab a guidebook to take on your trip. Here are some good guides to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Pantanal.





    31/08/2017

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    Germany Travel Guide – Trip Planning Info by Rick Steves #travel

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    Germany

    Places

    At a Glance

    ▲▲▲ Munich Lively city with a traffic-free center, excellent museums, Baroque palaces, stately churches, rowdy beer halls, convivial beer gardens, and beautiful parks (such as the English Garden) plus the sobering concentration camp memorial at nearby Dachau.

    ▲▲▲ Southern Bavaria and Western Tirol Pair of Alps-straddling regions (one in Germany, the other in Austria) boasting the fairy-tale castles of Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof; inviting villages such as the handy home base F ssen, Austrian retreat Reutte, and adorable Oberammergau; the towering Zugspitze and its high-altitude lifts; and hiking, luge rides, and other mountain activities.

    ▲▲▲ Salzburg (Austria, just over the border) and Berchtesgaden Austrian musical mecca for fans of Mozart and The Sound of Music. offering a dramatic castle, concerts, Baroque churches, and an old town full of winding lanes; plus nearby Berchtesgaden, soaked in alpine scenery and Nazi history.

    ▲▲▲ Berlin Germany s vibrant capital, featuring world-class museums, gleaming modern architecture, and trendy nightlife, along with evocative monuments and reminders of the Wall that once divided the city and country.

    ▲▲ Rothenburg and the Romantic Road Well-preserved medieval city full of half-timbered buildings and cobbled lanes surrounded by walkable medieval walls; jumping-off point for the Romantic Road scenic route through lovely countryside and time-passed towns, including Dinkelsb hl and N rdlingen.

    ▲▲ Rhine Valley Mighty river steeped in legend, where storybook villages (including charming home-base towns Bacharach and St. Goar) cluster under imposing castles, such as Rheinfels and Marksburg.

    ▲▲ Mosel Valley Peaceful meandering river lined with tiny wine-loving cobbled towns, such as handy Cochem and quaint Beilstein, plus my favorite European castle, Burg Eltz.

    ▲▲ N rnberg City with old-fashioned sandstone core and great museums, with reminders of Nazi past thoughtfully presented on the outskirts of town.

    ▲▲ Dresden Art-filled city offering exquisite museums, Baroque palaces, a pleasant riverside promenade, and hard memories of a notorious WWII firebombing.

    Baden-Baden and the Black Forest High-class resort/spa town of Baden-Baden, with decadent bath experiences, a peaceful riverside stroll, and a grand casino; lively university city of Freiburg and cozy village of Staufen; and a thickly forested countryside rife with healthy hikes, folk museums, cute hamlets, and cream cakes.

    W rzburg Home to the impressive Residenz palace (with manicured gardens and dazzling Rococo chapel) and lively wine bars.

    Frankfurt Europe s bustling banking center, offering a stunning skyscraper skyline and a look at today s Germany.

    Trier Germany s oldest city, with a lively pedestrian zone and imposing Roman monuments, including the Porta Nigra gate.

    Cologne Spectacular Gothic cathedral looming above a busy, museum-packed city on the Rhine River.

    Lutherland Charming university town of Erfurt, where Martin Luther spent his youth; Wartburg Castle, where he hid out from the pope s goons; and Wittenberg, where he taught, preached, and revolutionized Christianity.

    Leipzig Formerly derelict second city of East Germany, now rejuvenated (if architecturally dull) with excellent Bach and Cold War sights.

    Hamburg Big port city with emigration, World War II, and Beatles history and Las Vegas-style nightlife.





    29/08/2017

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    Koala

    Le koala en bref.

    • On trouve généralement que le koala ressemble à un petit ours mais il fait partie de la famille des marsupiaux herbivores.
    • L’Australie est le seul pays au monde où vit le koala.
      Entre 2 000 et 8 000 koalas vivent dans les forêts.
    • Animal nocturne, il se nourrit essentiellement le soir et la nuit.
    • Gros dormeur, le koala dort environ 19 heures par jour.
    • Le koala possède un gros nez et de larges oreilles.

    Origine de son nom

    Le koala doit son nom à la langue aborigène et signifie “ne boit pas”. La raison est simple, son hydratation provient à 90% des feuilles d’eucalyptus dont il se nourrit exclusivement.

    Ses caractéristiques

    Le koala vit dans un seul endroit au monde, sur la côte est australienne. entre le Queensland et le Victoria.

    Il est différent selon qu’il vit dans une région ou une autre, et seulement dans les endroits où se trouvent les arbres qui lui conviennent pour la qualité de sa nourriture.
    L’eucalyptus est ainsi l’arbre où vit et dort le koala.

    Le koala possède une fourrure très épaisse mais varie en fonction des régions. Dans le sud, elle est plus longue et plus touffue que dans le nord, ceci pour que le koala puisse rester bien au chaud pendant les hivers plus froids du sud.
    Fut une époque le koala était une espèce en danger car on le tuait pour sa fourrure.

    Le plus gros koala pèse plus de 10 kg et se trouve dans le Victoria, tandis que le plus petit vit dans le nord du Queensland et pèse seulement 5,5 kg.

    Il vit dans la forêt, en solitaire (un seul koala par arbre) et sa population se retrouve ainsi complètement éparpillée. La forme en poire de son corps lui apporte la stabilité dont il a besoin pour s’assoir sur les arbres. D’ailleurs, sa fourrure située sous ses fesses est particulièrment épaisse pour former comme un coussin et ainsi assurer le confort de son assise sur les branches les plus dures. A cet endroit, sa fourrure est également tâchetée pour le rendre moins visible depuis le sol.

    Lorsqu’on voit un koala, on le trouve si adorable qu’on a envie de le serrer et de le caresser. Mais attention, il est pourvu de dents et de griffes pointues !

    Lorsqu’il fait très chaud, pour se rafraichir, il lèche et étend ses pattes alors qu’il se repose sur un arbre.
    Le wombat est l’animal le plus proche du koala. Tous les deux possèdent une poche qui s’ouvre vers l’arrière.

    Pendant la saison des amours, en été, les mâles marquent leur territoires en gémissant et en serrant le tronc d’un arbre tout en frottant sa poitrine contre celui-ci. Il laisse ainsi une odeur marquée par une glande située sur sa poitrine. Celle-ci est marron, et est le moyen de reconnaître un mâle d’une femelle. La femelle gémit également pendant cette période mais ne marque pas son territoire.
    Le koala communique en émettant un bruit comme un ronflement puis qui se termine par le son d’un rot !

    Le bébé koala et sa maman

    “Cub” (le petit) est le nom que l’on donne au bébé koala.

    A sa naissance, il ne voit pas et est minuscule. Après 1 mois, il mesure 1cm.
    Il commence à quitter la poche de sa maman vers 5 mois, et il en sort définitivement vers 8 mois. Ensuite il s’accroche sur le dos et le ventre de sa mère, et enfonce sa tête dans la poche pour continuer à boire du lait. Il commence aussi à se nourrir de feuilles partiellement digérées par sa mère, et à grandir vite.
    La maman est dotée de muscles résistants pour maîtriser sa poche et empêcher le bébé de tomber.
    La femelle koala porte en général un bébé par an, mais lorsqu’elle est plus âgée cela s’espace tous les 2 ans.

    Comment se nourrit-il ?

    Pour trouver sa nourriture, le koala saute d’arbre en arbre et grimpe les branches avec ses griffes pour atteindre les feuilles. Il se nourrit exclusivement des feuilles d’eucalyptus et il en mange tant, qu’il a du coup la même odeur. Il en consomme entre 0,5 kg et 1 kg chaque nuit.

    Le niveau de nutrition ainsi obtenu avec les feuilles d’eucalyptus est si faible que le koala a très peu d’énergie, ce qui explique qu’il passe le plus clair de son temps à dormir, environ 19h par jour !

    Grâce à son large nez et à ses poils très sensibles, il sait différentier chaque odeur entre les feuilles. Ainsi il s’assure de manger les meilleures parmi sa sélection. Il possède des poches dans ses joues lui permettant de stocker sa nourriture pas encore mâchée, alors que dans le même temps il se déplace vers un endroit plus protégé.

    Le koala a ses préférences quant aux arbres d’eucalyptus. Il existe 600 types différents, et le koala ne mangera que sur 40 à 50 variétés, dont 10 seulement sont ses favorites. Pour la plupart des animaux, les feuilles d’eucalyptus sont perçues comme un poison, mais le koala doté d’un métabolisme spécifique et très lent, retient pendant un long lapse de temps sa nourriture dans son appareil digestif, et optimise ainsi le niveau d’énergie dont il a besoin.

    Sauf exception en période de sècheresse, le koala n’a pas besoin de boire grâce à l’hydratation qu’il retire des feuilles d’eucalyptus.

    Le koala, une espèce menacée

    Sa population a diminué de 90 % en 10 ans en Australie. Le koala n’est pas classifié en tant qu’espèce en voie de disparition malgré ces chiffres alarmants.

    Les raisons de sa disparition sont les suivantes :

    • Destruction de son habitat naturel causé généralement par la construction de maisons, par l’exploitation des forêts, par l’agriculture et par le développement urbain.
    • Son espace de vie est très réduit et est concentré uniquement sur la côté est de l’Australie,
    • Le développement urbain a engendré la construction de routes où l’on voit malheureusement bon nombre de koalas tués.

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    Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip in 72-hour sale #hotel

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    Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip in 72-hour sale

    Southwest rolled out a 72-hour, nationwide fare sale Tuesday (June 2) in which the price of its flights are roughly based to distance. Dozens of the carrier s shortest routes are available for fares of less than $100 round trip. USA TODAY

    Southwest rolled out a 72-hour, nationwide fare sale Tuesday (June 2) in which the price of its flights are roughly based to distance. Dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes are available for fares of less than $100 round trip.

    The sale covers travel from Aug. 25 through Dec. 16, though some holiday periods are blacked out. And bargain hunters must act quick; the sale concludes at the end of the day Thursday (June 4).

    Southwest has previously rolled out similar fare sales in which fares were pegged to mileage thresholds. In past years, for example, Southwest ‘s sales priced flights of 500 miles or less at $49 each way and increased from there. Flights of 501 to 1,000 miles cost $99 each way and flights of 1,001 to 1,500 miles cost $129 each way. Flights of more than 1,500 miles went for $149 each way.





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    Patagonia: Trip of a Lifetime #airline #travel #sites

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    Patagonia: Trip of a Lifetime

    In our latest instalment of the world’s greatest journeys, Chris Moss offers an inspiring, practical guide to visiting the life-changing wilderness of Patagonia.

    9:46AM BST 18 Oct 2012

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    Vast and empty, wind-swept and barren, Patagonia is an archetypal landscape of the imagination. Where the pampas run out around the Rio Negro, the land becomes unfriendly to human settlement, and if you drive down the great highways Argentina s Ruta 3 and Ruta 40 or Chile s Carretera Austral you ll see mainly sheep, flightless rhea and llama-like guanacos. Eventually you come to the Andes, where ice-fields break through to form glaciers on the lakesides, or to the lonely island of Tierra del Fuego.

    Patagonia enlightened the young, inquisitive Charles Darwin and inspired aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It imbued ornithologist WH Hudson with a mystical sense of nature. Forty years ago, Bruce Chatwin visited and his In Patagonia reinvigorated British travel writing. It continues to beguile intrepid travellers, and in the past two decades smart hotels have opened across the region to provide comfort and luxury, and the dining options have improved immeasurably.

    This triangle at the southern end of South America is immense about 400,000 square miles with three quarters of that in Argentina . and then there s the island of Tierra del Fuego at the very bottom. The name of Patagonia comes down to us from patagones , the name given to the tall native Tehuelche people by Ferdinand Magellan in the early 16th century. It might mean big feet , but is probably an allusion to a dog-headed monster in the Spanish romance Primaleón. Either way, it was a magical-sounding name for a faraway land.

    It was fitting. For Patagonia lends itself to flights of fancy. It is home surprisingly, perhaps to the world s seventh-largest desert, a mainly flat swathe of steppe and tableland that occupies most of Argentine Patagonia and juts into Chile s Aisén and Magallanes provinces. Also in the latter are two great icefields, remnants of the last ice age, which spill out of the Andes as impressive glaciers. The wildest winds in South America blow across eastern Patagonia, while the west has some of the most beautiful temperate rainforests on the planet.

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    Tours to Vietnam, Travel Packages, Trip Deals from Vietnam tour specialist

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    10 Days from only $1699

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    An unbeatable value holiday to explore the varied highlights of Vietnam, a country synonymous with the war that split the nation in two during the 1970s. Whilst reminders of the impact are constantly visible, Vietnam is a nation on the move, its people are energetic, sociable and resourceful and live in a country blessed with a ravishing coastline, striking national parks and a rich and varied history. Now is the time to discover this dynamic destination which is constantly evolving and growing rapidly in popularity.

    Explore the historic capital Hanoi; cruise through picturesque Halong Bay; relax in the charming town of Hoi An; and enjoy the dynamic and vibrant pace of Saigon. Our tour includes all of these essential experiences but also offers time to relax, explore or take one of our popular optional tours.

    This is a journey of tropical sensations to the exotic Far East. The best value air inclusive package tour available to Vietnam.

    Want to see more of Vietnam, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and even Laos and Thailand? Consider our Signature Tours listed below.

    15-Day Best of Vietnam & Cambodia. from $3299, including Angkor Wat of Cambodia





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    Travel Insurance, Trip Insurance, Flight Insurance, Flight Accident Insurance #exodus #travel

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    All Rights Reserved

    Are you searching for affordable Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation Insurance or Flight Insurance options?

    At TravelCoverage.com you can compare trip insurance and flight insurance options to find the best travel coverage to meet your needs.

    Our expertise in the travel insurance industry and our emphasis on excellent client service account for our selection by 4 prominent travel insurance companies, in just the last year, to assume complete service and administration for their flight accident insurance portfolios. We have been chosen as “preferred supplier” for flight accident insurance for most major travel industry consortiums; such as, RADIUS, Corp-Net, Thor 24 and Hickory Travel Systems. We currently insure 4 of the top 5 largest agencies in the U.S. We represent only the highest rated insurance companies. For more than 10 years we have had active relationships with such notable names as Chubb, Member Companies of AIG, and Lloyds’ of London.

    What is Travel Accident Insurance?

    Travel Accident Insurance is available on a Round-Trip or Unlimited Annual basis. These plans provide:

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    Travel Planning – Tips for Planning Your Trip #travel #air

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    Travel Planning

    Travel planning can help or hurt you, depending how far you take it. The best way to break travel plans is to make them in the first place!  This is true, because you will most likely meet people along the way or see things that make you want to change your itinerary entirely.

    Try not to make the mistake of setting a strict timeline; instead, focus on a loose plan to help you get the most out of your trip. It is worth researching things like festivals, weather, and visa requirements so that you will have some idea of what to expect.

    Extreme flexibility beats extreme preparation any day!

    Where to Start Travel Planning?

    The only two things that you have to know for sure to begin your trip: what country you want to start with and when you want to go. Everything else done for travel planning is simply a bonus.

    When choosing your destinations, keep these things in mind:

    • Seasonal Weather:  Many tropical areas can have months of continuous rain. Forget getting a tan or enjoy any diving if you visit during the wet seasons, although accommodation prices will be rock bottom and there may be less tourists.  Most people plan their travel around the monsoon seasons.
    • Budget considerations:  You will get way more bang for your buck in developing regions like Southeast Asia, Africa, India, and South America as opposed to Australia, North America, or Europe.
    • Time of year:  Other than weather considerations, you may want to plan your travel around things like huge festivals and crowded tourists seasons. Imagine arriving in a country, just missing a historic festival by days, but still paying the high prices imposed because of the visitors that were drawn to the festival.
    • Political climate:  The mainstream news media seems to play up the dangers of traveling abroad, particularly for Americans. In reality, there are very few places that are too dangerous to travel provided that you use some common sense.
    • Language:  Don t let the local language no matter how difficult be a deterrent to visiting a country. English, of varying quality, is spoken almost everywhere that there are tourists. Learning the local language is a nice way to enhance your trip, however, doing so is not a requirement. Do not worry about studying too much before the trip, you will learn a language exponentially faster once you arrive.

    Travel Planning with Guide Books

    Once you have an idea of where you want to start your journey, go buy only the guidebook for your first destination. Books are too heavy and expensive to carry more than one destination s worth. Besides, you can trade with other travelers that have just come from your next country or buy them locally.

    With the amount of free information on sites such as WikiTravel.com, buying a guide book is optional anyway.

    • Lonely Planet is the most popular guidebook for budget travelers love it or hate it.
    • If you buy one of the gigantic consolidated versions like Southeast Asia on a Shoestring , feel free to tear out countries that you do not plan to visit. Removing unimportant pages will conserve precious space and weight in your backpack. Save the pages and staple them together for later just in case!
    • Do not get guidebookitus when planning travel don t make the guide book your new Bible. Believe it or not, but there are places to eat, stay, and visit that are NOT covered in the guide books. In fact, you can almost count on the top several places listed for accommodation to be full during the busy seasons.
    • Watch out for the Lonely Planet effect . The LP Effect is a theory that suggests too many backpackers are using the guidebook, so all the places listed with excellent reviews near the top of each section become saturated with business. With so much good business coming in no matter what, the actual quality of service declines at these places because they no longer have to try so hard. Sometimes this is true, so trust your own judgment about a place and listen to other travelers that have stayed there. The positive side of the LP Effect is that if you are looking to meet other backpackers, these places are usually where the party is.

    Travel Planning Advice From Travelers

    When travel planningl, take full advantage of the travel forums in places like www.bootsnall.com and our very own Backpacking Forums. Many of the people out there are genuine, have just come from your future destination, and are anxious to help.

    Try reading travel blogs! Most of those people are not being paid to write, and you will get an honest, personal glimpse into what a destination was like. Check out some vagabonding blogs here on the site. (or my very own http://www.vagabondinglife.com )

    Remember that everyone travels in their own style. What you consider a bonus adventure might be someone else s nightmare if they are expecting more luxury on the road than you. Take things that people tell you with a grain of salt, as people tend to filter memories through one or two specific events that happened when they were there.

    Traveling Solo or Together

    • You will need to decide from the start if you are going to travel alone or with a friend. Needless to say, this decision will radically change the overall experience of your trip. Many first-time backpackers especially women feel more comfortable if they have a familiar face from home tagging along. The truth is that you never have to be alone; other solo travelers are always available and team up together. Read about traveling alone .

    Here are a handful of things to think about for travel planning:

    • Local Customs:  Learn how not to offend someone accidentally. Offenses and customs differ between Buddhists, Muslims, etc. If you re starting in Thailand, go read about Thailand etiquette .
    • Currency Exchange Rate:. Know the current exchange rate before you hit the ground. You can check rates directly on Google with a search string like 1 USD in Thai baht.
    • Book Your First Night:  Consider booking your very first night at your first destination. You will probably be exhausted after the flight, and having a room provides a good peace of mind. Only book one or two nights, then shop around in the morning for something better/cheaper. HostelWorld.com is the most popular site for booking.

    Be a Wanderer!

    If you have less time abroad, then plan more; otherwise, try to resist the urge to over plan. When travel planning. strive to just stay flexible, keep your eyes and mind open for new experiences and opportunities, and let the road take you where it takes you.





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    Travel Tickets – Road Trip Games for Kids #cone #travel

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    Travel Tickets

    Or, How to avoid,

    “Are We There Yet?”

    by Laurel Smith, Momsminivan.com

    Use some colored construction paper to cut out some “tickets” for your trip. Give your child a pre-counted baggie full of tickets. Every half hour (or every 30 miles) they can turn in one ticket to you. When their tickets are gone, the trip has ended! This really helps young children get an idea of how much time is left on the journey. Make sure you give them a couple of extra tickets in case you mis-calculate your journey, or if you have unexpected delays.

    If you’re not up for creating your own tickets, here is a pre-made sheet of travel tickets created by Momsminivan that you can print! Just click the images below to open the printable pages.

    Click the picture above to

    print a full size color image

    (Or, use colored paper to save ink and print this image in black white )

    In addition to Travel Tickets, you might also like to print some Reward Tickets. Give your child tickets to use on the trip if they have had good backseat behavior. They can turn them in to you at a gas stops or rest stops for some wacky flavored gum or other road trip treat – but only if they have earned the right to use it!

    Here is a printable page with enough tickets for your whole family:

    Click the picture above to

    print a full size color image

    (Or, use colored paper and print this image in black white )

    Here’s how one parent used Travel Tickets as a on a recent trip: “I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you. We just went on a trip with our sons age 5 and 7. We had 15 hours of driving to do in 2 days to get to our destination. We don’t have a DVD player in the car. Your travel tickets made all the difference it made the trip manageable. It became a series of 30 minutes, instead of never ending hours and hours.

    Instead of giving them the tickets to start with, I gave them one ticket every 30 minutes. They kept the tickets and had a choice to exchange them when they were ready.

    • 2 tickets could be exchanged for a book ( a got a bunch of second hand ones at a thrift store)
    • 3 tickets could be exchanged for a wrapped up present ( dollar store toys and crafts)
    • 4 tickets could be exchanged for 30 minutes of playtime on a nintendo DS

    So, something was always happening! They never asked when we getting there, they just asked when the next ticket time was and that was never very far. Really, it made a huge difference, 30 minutes is not a long time, it’s manageable.

    I also held a few sales where I sold for example 20 minutes of DS time and a book for 4 tickets etc..

    Thank you very much, you made our trip much more pleasant. We really appreciate it! “ ( –Thank you to Reader Josee for sharing her experience with us!)

    Don’t miss all the other Printable Car Games at Momsminivan.com

    –Laurel (Road Trip Mom)

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    Laurel Smith is a former schoolteacher and mother of three who has logged thousands of road trip miles both as a kid and a mom. Visit her website for more than 101 travel games and activities for kids at MomsMinivan.com

    This article and associated images are copyright Momsminivan.com. Do NOT publish on another website or in print without permission in whole or in part or altered. They are for individual and small group use only. Thank you! Have a great trip.





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    Virgin Travel Insurance – Annual Trip Discount Codes, Offers – Deals

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    Active Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip discount codes vouchers for December 2015

    Get Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip Insurance, 40 Adventure Sports Covered as Standard, Plus Kids are Covered Free (3 under 18s per insured adult).

    Give yourself peace of mind on your holiday and get covered with this insurance package that covers you for your travel for an entire year. (45 days for silver, 90 days for gold and black and 31 days for 66 years plus.)

    More information about Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip

    Anyone who has ever traveled by airplane for business or pleasure knows just how difficult, tiring and downright aggravating it can be. You have to pack your bags, fight traffic to reach your local airport, deal with crowds and delays when you get there, submit to an occasional body search and then, finally, board the plane to fly to your destination.

    It is a lot to do and, if you are like most people, you almost certainly forget to buy travel insurance, an important component to any trip that puts you airborne. Well, now, you need never have to worry about overlooking or forgetting this important step again.

    That is because before you board an airplane you can now visit an online insurance agent well in advance of your trip to buy the protection you need and want. The online destination is called Virgin Money Travel Insurance which sells travel insurance.

    This is no fly-by-night online service. Virgin Money Travel Insurance is part of Virgin and you can go online anytime to receive an immediate quote for the insurance you want to buy.

    So, next time you are planning a trip, take the step that will make sure you travel with insurance protection. Visit Virgin Money Travel Insurance for an immediate quote.

    Example Vouchers

    Here are a few of the offers promoted by Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip in the past:

    • Kids Covered Free when Travelling with Paying Adults (3 under 18s per insured adult)
    • Exclusive Virgin Benefits available

    These offers may have now expired but if you want the very latest offers, deals and discounts please make sure you check the listings at the top of this page. This online company prides itself on treating customers fairly and in providing quality protection at the best possible prices. Instant quotes are always available online.

    How to Redeem a Voucher Code

    If you’ve found a voucher code and would like to use to save money on holiday extra and travel insurance at top providers – such as Virgin Money Travel Insurance – Annual Trip, simply follow these super simple steps:

    Some offers don’t actually require a discount code – if you see promotions labelled ‘Offer’ or ‘Sale’ all you need to do is click the green button and the discount will be shown on the page or applied at the checkout

    FAQs

    Will I get proof of coverage that I can carry with me when I begin my trip?





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    Guide to Free Trip Contests and Sweepstakes #travel #to #mexico

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    Free Trip Contests and Sweepstakes

    Susan Breslow Sardone is the Web’s foremost expert on Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways and the author of Destination Weddings For Dummies . She has been an About.com Expert since 1997.

    This site was named “Best of the Web in Romantic Travel” by Forbes.com, and The Week magazine echoed that praise.

    In 2015 she was elected president of the elite New York Travel Writers Association and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers Editors’ Council.

    On Honeymoons/Romantic Getaways from About.com you can travel with her to the best places in the world for couples and let her show you how to plan a memorable vacation. You can also follow Susan Breslow Sardone on Twitter and join Fans of Romantic Getaways on Facebook .

    Feeling lucky? Take a chance and enter one of these tempting free trip contests:

    FREE TRIP CONTEST: Win a Ford Car and a Trip to Daytona Beach

    ENTER BY: December 31, 2015

    GRAND PRIZE:  Choice of Ford EcoBoost-powered vehicle and an all expenses paid trip to a 24 hour race or 500 mile race in Daytona Beach. ARV: $37,000.





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    RTA Trip Planner #christmas #travel #deals

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    RTA Trip Planner | RTA, CTA, Metra, Pace, Driving and Biking Directions | Better Directions, Better Trip Planner.

    Did You Know?

    If one in 10 Americans regularly used transit, U.S. reliance on foreign oil could decline by more than 40%, or nearly the amount of oil imported from Saudi Arabia each year.

    Help

    About the Chicago Trip Planner

    The goroo Chicago Trip Planner provides you with step-by-step directions to reach your destination in the Chicago region using buses and trains or by driving, biking, and walking. Just tell us where you’re starting and where you’re going, and we’ll make sure we take you there!

    Your customized Chicago trip planner itinerary will show you:

    • which bus or train to catch
    • when and where to board
    • when and where to transfer, if necessary
    • how much fare is required
    • walking directions to and from your stop(s)
    • driving, biking, and walking directions to and from your destinations
    • visual maps of your trip

    Itineraries, directions, and maps are based on information supplied to the RTA by its public transit operators: the CTA, Metra, and Pace. Schedule and route information is based on the latest timetables available and is subject to change without notice. Service may be affected by traffic, construction, accidents, or weather conditions.

    Entering a Location

    You can enter a location into the goroo trip planner in four formats: a street address, intersection, location of a bus stop or train station, or a landmark.

    When entering street addresses, type in the complete address as much as possible including the street directions (N, S, E, W), street suffix (Rd, Street, Ave, etc.), and the city location (e.g. 175 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago).

    If you are entering an intersection you must separate the street names by a comma (Addison, Clark), by “and” (Addison and Clark), or by the symbol ” ” (Addison Clark). If your intersection is not recognized, try including the type of street such as, Green Bay Road or Torrence Avenue.

    To enter a landmark, simply type the landmark name, such as Navy Pier or Wrigley Field.

    If the Trip Planner finds more than one location that matches your request, or if there is an error in the input, you will be presented a list of choices to select from.

    Setting the Timing of Your Trip

    The current date and time are automatically filled in when you visit the goroo Trip Planner page. You can plan a trip up to two weeks in advance.

    I want to leave on: If you are ready to take your trip now use this option and choose a time.

    I want to arrive on: If you would like to arrive at your destination at a specific time, use this option and choose a time.

    Additional Preferences

    The goroo Chicago Region Trip Planner can build an itinerary that suits your needs.

    You can decide if you want a trip that uses only buses, only trains, or both trains and buses or driving, biking, and walking. The default is both trains and buses.

    You can indicate the maximum distance you would like to walk. The goroo Trip Planner defaults to an allowable walking distance of 1/2 mile. You may adjust this to 1/4 mile, 3/4 mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, or 3 miles.

    You can also decide if you want a trip that is quickest, is the cheapest, has the fewest transfers possible, or has the least amount of walking. The goroo Trip Planner defaults to the quickest trip.

    You can also indicate if you require accessible services such as a lift, a ramp, an elevator, or an accessible station.

    Plan Your Trip

    After you enter the relevant information, click on the “Take Me There!” button. Please wait a few seconds while the goroo Trip Planner finds your starting point and destination, looks for routing alternatives, and compiles itineraries and maps for you.

    Results Page

    The goroo Trip Planner will display up to six trips in tabular format. For each trip option, you can view detailed driving, biking, or walking directions to and between stops (in case you need to transfer).

    You can also plan your return trip by using the “Reverse Directions” feature. For your convenience, you can also change your trip preferences directly from this page.

    From this page, you can print or email trip itineraries, directions, or maps.

    Driving Directions

    The goroo Chicago Trip Planner promotes the cleanest, most sustainable transportation method, which typically means utilizing public transit over driving. However, we provide driving directions, maps and driving times as part of the service offering, because we understand that there are times when public transit does not fit in conveniently to your travel plans. On the results page, you can compare the time of travel, routes and your carbon footprint when taking public transit versus driving. We hope this information will help you make environmentally smart decisions in planning your travel.

    Uncertain Location Page

    If the goroo Trip Planner is not able to exactly match your starting point or destination with a location in its database, you will see a page with the heading “Get Directions Results Page” You will be told which location was not completely recognized, and you’ll be asked to select from a list of possible options.

    To make your selection, select your choice by clicking on the radio button and click on the “Continue” button.

    If none of the choices reflect your location, use the browser’s “Back” button to return to the main Trip Planner page, and alter your entry. Be sure to check your spelling and verify that you have followed any tips mentioned in the sections above.

    If You Are Still Having Trouble Planning Your Trip

    To create a goroo Trip Planner itinerary over the phone, dial 836-7000 from any area code in our service area. If you are calling from outside the RTA service area, dial 312-836-7000.





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    Plan My Trip #airline #deals

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    Plan My Trip

    • From SOUTHEAST on I-695 go SOUTH on I-97
    • I-97 SOUTH to US-50
    • Go EAST on US-50 (over Bay Bridge – $2.50 fee) to SR-404
    • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
    • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
    • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
    • EAST on New York Avenue to Maryland
    • Go EAST on US-50 (over Bay Bridge – $2.50 fee) to SR-404
    • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
    • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
    • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches

    From New York (GW Bridge), NY

    • Go WEST on Geo. Washington Br. (toll on portions) to New Jersey
    • Go WEST on Geo. Washington Br. (toll on portions) to I-95
    • Go SOUTHWEST on I-95 (toll on portions) to New Jersey Turnpike
    • SOUTHWEST on New Jersey Turnpike (toll on portions) to I-295
    • Go NORTHWEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to Delaware
    • Go WEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to US 13
    • Go SOUTHEAST on US 13 to US 113
    • Go SOUTH on US 113 to SR-1
    • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches

    Public transportation from New York to Delaware

    • By Greyhound Bus – will bring you to Dover, Delaware. From there, Delaware’s local bus stystem can be utlized – DART or 1-800-652-DART. The DART buses will bring you directly to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches. Visit www.DartFirstState.com for complete schedule and details.
    • By Airport – nearby airports are in Salisbury, MD, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC and Philadelphia, PA.
    • By Cape May – Lewes Ferry – if at Cape May, NJ, the ferry will bring you to the Lewes, DE terminal. There is a shuttle thats has stops in Rehoboth Beach area. For more information, call 800-643-3779 or visit www.CMLF.com .
    • By Train – the nearest Amtrak station is in Wilmington, DE. Once there, the DART bus system can be utlized to reach Rehoboth Dewey Beach.
    • Go WEST on I-64 WEST to I-95 NORTH (Exit 187)
    • Go NORTH on I-95 NORTH passing by Springfield, VA to Maryland
    • Go NORTH on I-95 NORTH to US-50 (Exit 19)
    • Go EAST on US-50 (Portions toll) passing by Annapolis, MD to SR-404
    • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
    • Go EAST on SR-16 to Delaware
    • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
    • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches

    From Philadelphia, PA

    • Go SOUTH on I-95 SOUTH to Delaware
    • Go SOUTH on I-95 SOUTH to I-495
    • Go SOUTHWEST on I-495 to I-95 SOUTH
    • Go SOUTH on I-95 SOUTH (Portions toll) to SR-1
    • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to US-13
    • Go SOUTH on US-13 to SR-1
    • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-1 (Portions toll) passing by Milford, DE
    • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
    • Go SOUTHEAST on US-222 to SR-472
    • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-472 to SR-213
    • Go SOUTH on SR-213 to SR-273
    • Go EAST on SR-273 to Delaware
    • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-273 to SR-896
    • Go SOUTH on SR-896 to US-301
    • Go SOUTH on US-301 to SR-71
    • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-71 to US-13
    • Go SOUTHEAST on US-13 to SR-1
    • Go SOUTHEAST on SR-1 (Portions toll) passing by Milford, DE.
    • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
    • Go SOUTH on I-579 to I-376
    • Go EAST on I-376 (Portions toll) to I-76 EAST
    • Go EAST on I-76 EAST (Portions toll) to I-70 EAST
    • Go EAST on I-70 EAST (Portions toll) to Maryland
    • Go EAST on I-70 EAST passing by Hagerstown, MD to I-270 SOUTH
    • Go SOUTH on I-270 SOUTH passing by Rockville, MD to I-495 WEST
    • Go WEST on I-495 WEST to US-50
    • Go EAST on US-50 (Portions toll) passing by Annapolis, MD to SR-404
    • Go EAST on SR-404 to SR-16
    • Go EAST on SR-16 to SR-1
    • Go SOUTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
    • Go SOUTHEAST on US-460 to I-264
    • Go EAST on I-264 to I-64 WEST
    • Go WEST on I-64 WEST to US-13
    • Go NORTHEAST on US-13 (Portions toll) to Maryland
    • Go NORTH on US-13 to US-113
    • Go NORTHEAST on US-113 to SR-90
    • Go EAST on SR-90 to SR-528
    • Go NORTH on SR-528 to SR-1
    • Go NORTH on SR-1 to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches
    • Go SOUTHWEST on I-95 (toll on portions) to New Jersey Turnpike
    • SOUTHWEST on New Jersey Turnpike (toll on portions) to I-295
    • Go NORTHWEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to Delaware
    • Go WEST on I-295 (toll on portions) to US 13
    • Go SOUTHEAST on US 13 to US 113
    • Go SOUTH on US 113 to SR-1
    • SR-1 SOUTH to Rehoboth Dewey Beaches




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    Planning a trip to Australia? #international #travel #deals

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    Planning a trip to Australia?

    We’ve compiled the practical travel information you need, including visas, customs, duty-free shopping, and insurance.

    Flights

    Many airlines fly to Australia and prices vary considerably, so it pays to shop around for a flight. Consider the length of the flight and any mandatory stopovers. Start by contacting the major airlines or your local Aussie Specialist travel agent.

    Airport transfer

    All of Australia’s international airports have regular public transport such as bus, train and taxi connections and private transfers with the city centres. Shuttle buses are also available and provide transfers to accommodation.

    Cruise

    Many international cruise ships visit Australia’s cities, and there are opportunities to take tours and rejoin the ship or stay longer and fly back home. Most cruise ships visit Australian shores during the summer months.

    Visas

    Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas. including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Consulate. For more detailed information go to the Australian government Visas Immigration website

    Customs and quarantine

    Australia’s customs laws prevent you from bringing drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms and protected wildlife into Australia. Some common items such as fresh or packaged food, fruit, eggs, meat, plants, seeds, skins and feathers are also prohibited. There is no limit on currency but you will need to declare amounts over $10,000. For more detailed information go to the Australian government Customs Quarantine page

    Medications

    Medicine brought into Australia for personal use is subject to controls and must be declared on your arrival. It is recommended you bring a prescription or letter from your doctor outlining your medical condition and the medicine you are carrying. For more detailed information go to the Medicare Australia website





    07/08/2017

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    Planning a Trip to Nashville, Places to See in Nashville #airline

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    Free Music App

    Nashville’s free Live Music Guide App gets you total access to the local music scene.

    Places to Stay

    Find the perfect place to call home for your stay in Nashville, TN, from a luxury hotel or all-inclusive resort to a bed & breakfast or family-friendly accommodations.

    Trip Ideas

    Nashville travel ideas – girlfriends’ getaway, family vacation, music immersion, and more.

    Visitors Guide

    The Nashville Visitors Guide is a convenient publication to assist with your Music City trip planning.

    Visitor Center

    Nashville’s Visitor Information Centers offer travel assistance, tickets, maps, brochures, and more.

    Maps Getting Around

    Discounts Deals

    New Year s Eve Vacation Package!

    Rock out 2015 in style – Music City style! Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kings of Leon, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, The Whigs, Wild Cub, and Sugar + The Hi-Lows. Package includes a stay at your choice of participating hotels, Tin Roof food voucher, and a New Year’s Eve party pack!

    Girlfriend Getaway Bachelorette Parties





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    Plan My Trip #jet #travel

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    Dear all concerned,

    Paris incident on friday night 13th NOV15 will have a profound impact on the number of Air Travel for a sector in and out of France.

    Please be advised/notified on the ticket handling procedures for TG online passenger holding TG document (217) as follow;

    For TG document issued worldwide except Thailand before 14NOV15 with travel period during 14NOV15-14DEC15

    1. Reservation Change for sector from/to Paris

    1.1 Authorize to change date of travel within ticket validity without fee and surcharges for any TG online passenger for sector to/from Paris.

    Notation on the Remark field on the PNR:

    “Involuntary change due to Paris incident”

    2. Rerouting/Reissuing :

    2.1 Authorize to reroute/reissue ticket within its validity without fee and surcharges. The routing may be changed to a destination within Europe which flight operated by TG only.

    2.2 Recalculation shall be corresponding to the original fares and TFCs paid.

    2.2.1 Any additional amount to be collected (e.g. fares, tax (es), surcharges) differences and/or other expenses occurred are on passenger s account.

    2.2.2 When the new itinerary results in a lower fare, no credit of the residual amount will be made.

    3. Refund

    3.1 For refundable ticket, the refund fee will be waived. Submit or contact by 30DEC15.

    3.2 For non refund ticket, the conditions remain unchanged.

    Notation on the Remark field on the PNR:

    “Involuntary change due to Paris incident”

    Please comply and disseminate to concerned functions under your supervision.





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    Planning a Trip to Europe: Your 10-Step Guide #airline #travel #deals

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    Planning a Trip to Europe: Your 10-Step Guide

    5. Book your airfare.

    Because airfare will probably be the most expensive part of your trip, you’ll want to book it before anything else (car rental, hotel, etc.). This will allow you to be more flexible with your dates, which is a great way to save money on your flight. You can also spend less by flying on international discount airlines like Aer Lingus.

    Enliven your trip with a layover in a different country. Many airlines, such as Air France, offer occasional free layover promotions. Stop by the Schiphol Airport for a day on the way to Paris and take the train into Amsterdam to see the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House.

    For more information:

    6. Book your accommodations.

    It’s time to go back to that rough itinerary you jotted down and fill in some places to sleep. As is the case with pretty much everything you book for your trip, the earlier you make arrangements, the better — especially during high season.

    Sure, you can just book a room at the local Hilton and be done with it. But do a bit of research and you could discover some funky lodging that’s almost as exciting as the attractions you plan to visit. Keep your eyes open for historic castles, tiny bed and breakfasts, houseboats, eco-friendly hotels or organic farms. Budget travelers take note: Vacation rentals, homestays, farmstays and house-swapping are accommodation options that can be shockingly affordable. or even free.

    For more information:

    7. Consider travel insurance.

    There are several kinds of travel insurance: trip cancellation insurance, flight cancellation insurance, medical insurance, etc. The best time to buy insurance is right after you put down the major deposits on your trip, whether that entails airfare, a package or prepaid hotels. Once you know how much money you’ve paid up front, you can insure your trip if you so choose. Many airlines and travel providers sell insurance that you can purchase along with your flight or tour package. Always, always read the fine print in your policy and compare it with other travel insurance policies before you make a purchase.

    Check your medical insurance coverage to see if you’re covered overseas. If not, you may want to purchase supplemental medical insurance to cover situations like the cost of transportation back home for emergency care.

    For more information:

    8. Book local transportation.

    When in Rome, ride the Metropolitana. Find out how the locals get around the destination to which you’re traveling, and act accordingly. You won’t need a car rental in places like bike-friendly Amsterdam or London with its convenient underground Tube, unless you plan to go outside the city.

    A car rental is your best bet if you’re traveling to locales that can’t be easily reached by rail or plane (such as the Irish countryside). Be mentally prepared to drive in a foreign country, which can be a frightening experience when faced with incomprehensible traffic signs, narrow streets or sheep roadblocks.

    To get from city to city or country to country, examine your rail options in comparison to routes and prices offered by European discount airlines like easyJet or Ryanair. Travelers embarking on extensive travel within Europe may save money by purchasing a rail pass that permits unlimited train travel within a specified region.

    For more information:

    9. Tackle last-minute logistics.

    A few weeks before your departure date is the right time to start taking care of a number of key logistics: money, phone, house-sitter, pet-sitter.

    Call your credit card companies to let them know you’ll be traveling abroad. While you’re at it, find out if you’re going to be charged a fee for using your card overseas. Research the locations of ATM’s in your destination, especially if you’ll be relying on cash.

    Does your cell phone plan or equipment allow you to make calls overseas? If not, your phone options include purchasing an international cell phone, renting a cell phone or getting an international calling plan (if you have the right kind of phone). While you may be tempted to leave the phone at home and really “get away from it all,” it’s smart to have an emergency phone with you if you’ll be traveling by car, or hiking or biking long distances.

    For more information:

    10. Pack.

    Instead of packing the day before your trip, start thinking about what you’ll need to bring at least a week before you leave. For one, if your destination of choice is suddenly experiencing abnormal weather, you may need that extra time to go shopping for something like a packable rain coat. Plus, experienced travelers know that the chance of forgetting something essential increases the longer one puts off packing. (It’s only a matter of time until a scientific study confirms this.) About a week before departure day, check the weather, put together a packing list, and take a look at your suitcase to make sure its wheels work and everything’s going to fit.

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    Planning a Trip to Europe: Your 10-Step Guide #rail #travel

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    Planning a Trip to Europe: Your 10-Step Guide

    Before you can experience authentic Spanish tapas, piazzas in Rome or rooftop terraces in Prague. an important to-do list stands between you and your European vacation. The logistics involved in planning a Europe trip may seem tedious or overwhelming, but the more prepared you are, the greater your chances of a successful trip that lives up to your expectations. That’s why it’s important to do a bang-up job creating an itinerary, arranging transportation and tackling the brass tacks before you’re off to the Continent.

    The following simple steps will help you engineer a well-planned escape to Europe — so you can spend less time worrying about your travel arrangements and more time staring at pictures of castles and men in kilts.

    1. Get your documents in order.

    If you don’t have a passport, it will take four to six weeks from the time of application for you to receive one. Expedited services will trim the process down to two or three weeks, but it will cost you an additional $60, so it’s best to take care of this well before your trip. Already have a passport? Check its expiration date. The last thing you need is to find out your passport has expired while you’re in line at airport check-in.

    All car rental companies require drivers to have valid licenses in their home country, so you’ll also want to check the expiration date of your license. Some car rental companies also require an international driving permit for European rentals in addition to a valid driver’s license. For U.S. citizens, these can be obtained through the American Auto Association (AAA).

    U.S. travelers to Russia must have valid visas in addition to passports; obtaining one is a complicated process that can take weeks even after you have been approved — so start early.

    For more information:

    2. Establish a budget.

    It’s important to establish a budget as early as possible — even before you know your destination, travel dates or itinerary. Some destinations are generally cheaper than others, but there are ways to save everywhere: travel in the off-season, pick budget accommodations, plan a shorter trip. For example, London is an expensive city with an unfavorable exchange rate for Americans, but many travel providers and airlines offer affordable vacation packages to the city, and it’s not hard to find cheap air deals to London, especially during the winter.

    Set your budget early on, and you’ll avoid any disappointment that could come from forging a fabulous itinerary, like two weeks in Geneva during summer, and then discovering you can’t afford it.

    For more information:

    3. Pick a destination.

    Now that you know how much you can spend, where do you want to go? If you’re like many travelers (including the staff at IndependentTraveler.com) and you have a humongous list of places in Europe you want to visit, this could be tricky. Some tips:

  • Pick a particular site that’s on your must-see travel list, and plan your vacation around that. Last year I planned a trip to Ireland centered on an excursion to remote Skellig Michael Island, a World Heritage Site I’d dreamed of visiting. The excursion turned into an unforgettable two-week Emerald Isle road trip.

  • Pick someplace timely. Visit countries’ tourism Web sites and search for seasonal events like festivals or local holidays (which you may want to either avoid or join, depending on how you feel about crowds). Don’t forget to check the weather before you decide on your destination.

    For more information:

    4. Create a rough itinerary.

    So you want to go to France. eh? Don’t go ahead and buy a roundtrip flight to Paris and a hotel room — at least, not yet. You’ll want to sketch out a day-by-day itinerary of your perfect trip to France before you book a thing. Research sites and cities you really want to explore, and then figure out which ones you have the time and budget to get to.

    Check out alternative ways to travel in Europe. If you want to see multiple countries or cities but are on a tight budget, you may want to consider a cruise (exchange rates are naught for U.S. citizens onboard American ships). Walking tours, bike tours, camping and adventure tours are other interesting options worth considering.

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  • Las Vegas Trip Packages – Package Deals 3 #sports #travel

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    Save on Las Vegas Trip Packages!

    In today’s economy you want the best rates for your Las Vegas trips. 3/4 day trips are very attractive. Turn your weekend into a mini-vacation by adding that extra day or two. We urge you to search for both 2 night and 3 night trips as many times the rates are very close, so if you can make the time you may save even more! And remember it is always cheaper to book at least 3 weeks ahead.

    It’s up to you, go first class or go on the cheap, either way our Las Vegas package deals are the best you’ll find. Let the dream become a reality when you opt for Las Vegas airfare/hotel package deals with us.

    Check 4 Examples that Make you a Big Winner in Vegas!

    Hey New Yorkers. want to try some Sin city days and nights (yes there is life outside of the Big Apple) and if you think New York has all the sophistication, think again. The Aria in the heart of the CityCenter is one of our favorites at the moment. You can leave New York after work on Friday and come home on Monday, we have a package that includes airfare from just $822 per person, for 3 nights lodging in a Deluxe King room. Check out the great value for these trips, there are 149 hotels available, from budget to luxury.

    Chicagoans love Las Vegas and now is the time to take advantage with Vegas lowering room rates etc, you can capture the magic of Las Vegas with great packages available. Stay at perennial favorites like The Luxor, MGM Grand, Harrah’s, The Riviera and more. Most packages are base on 4 day, 3 night stays, but you can choose any number of nights you wish.

    For all of those from Los Angeles who tear up the highway 15, sitting in traffic, instead catch a flight on Saturday A.M and in one hour and fifteen minutes be in Vegas. stay at Palms Place (the best in all suite accommodations) in a Studio Suite, have access to the Ghost Bar, the fantastic pool and all fro under $300 per person.





    06/08/2017

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    Antarctica Travel Cruises – Tours – Vacations – Trip Reviews #travel

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    Antarctica

    We know the ships and trips from personal experience. We travel to Antarctica every year to review Antarctica cruises and tours for you – it’s our job to evaluate the quality of the ships, operations, programs and companies and then pass that information on to you.

    Find out why the LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast magazine and others consistently call us the Antarctica Travel Experts.

    Here are links to mid-2014 Articles in the Wall Street Journal and Marketwatch .

    Click a link below for more information about a ship category. Click on a picture to locate detailed information about the ship, destinations, itineraries, pricing and deck plans.

    The best way to reach Antarctica is by small-passenger cruise ship. Many tour companies run Antarctic cruises and expedition programs, providing a wide range of Antarctica travel options, ships, itineraries, dates and prices.

    We only represent ships and programs operated by companies that are full members of IAATO, the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators.

    Select Your Antarctica Cruise

    Polar Cruises offers a wide variety of ships – from the rustic to absolute luxury to accomodate travelers taste and budget. Each type of ship offers its own unique travel experience, amenities and advantages.

    Pick a few Antarctica vacations that appeal to you. Then call us at 888-484-2244 or 541-330-2454. We take the time to learn your travel style and preferences, and then we help you book the best Antarctic cruise for you. The goal is to match you with the ship and trip that best meets your travel needs and vacation expectations.

    About Your Antarctica Vacation 

    • Popular travel destinations include: the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea and the Ross Sea region. 
    • Trip prices include ship travel to Antarctica but not flights to departure destinations. 
    • Antarctic Peninsula trips usually start from Ushuaia, Argentina. 
    • Longer Antarctica trips can include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Shetland Islands. 
    • Ross Sea and Eastern Antarctica trips usually begin and end in either Australia or New Zealand.
    • Ships are typically small, comfortable, and offer varying degrees of luxury and adventure. 
    • Many ships are converted research vessels with ice-strengthened hulls for polar travel and touring. 
    • Zodiacs shuttle passengers from ship to shore and provide scenic tours. 
    • A few select Antarctic trips include helicopter shuttles and flight-seeing. 
    • On-board experts and naturalists offer lectures on wildlife, geology, oceanography, glaciology, and history.
    • Antarctica tours, plans and itineraries can change, depending on weather and ice.  




    30/07/2017

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    Plan Your Trip #travel #airline #tickets #cheap #flights

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    Can You Travel To Cuba?

    AS LONG AS YOU MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

    In all 12 existing categories of authorized travel, travel previously authorized by specific license will be authorized by general license, subject to appropriate conditions.  This means that individuals who meet the conditions laid out in the regulations will not need to apply for a license to travel to Cuba.

    These categories are: family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; journalistic activity; professional research and professional meetings; educational activities; religious activities; public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; support for the Cuban people; humanitarian projects; activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials; and certain authorized export transactions.

    The per diem rate previously imposed on authorized travelers will no longer apply, and there is no specific dollar limit on authorized expenses.  Authorized travelers will be allowed to engage in transactions ordinarily incident to travel within Cuba, including payment of living expenses and the acquisition in Cuba of goods for personal consumption there.

    Additionally, travelers will now be allowed to use U.S. credit and debit cards in Cuba.

    Custom Group Package





    27/07/2017

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    France Travel Guide- plan your trip #worldwide #travel #insurance

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    France Travel guide

    France. Michelin’s recommendations

    In France, people often say, everything ends up as a song. In the 1950s, while Edith Piaf was warbling about the skies of Paris, Charles Trenet was merrily singing the praises of the Nationale 7, that picturesque road so many French people took as they headed « down to the Mediterranean coast ».

    These two legendary places, the city of lights and the Côte d’Azur. have attracted millions of visitors every year, making la Douce France the world’s top tourist destination. But let’s not forget about the diversity of this land anchored on the European continent and stretching out towards the Atlantic Ocean. « I think there is no other country in the world with so many contradictions as France » said Voltaire.

    Indeed, what do the steep roofs in the North have in common with the terraced roofs of the South? And how does the windswept, legendary land of Brittany. so close to its Anglo-Saxon friends, compare with the colourful Basque Country reaching down towards Spain?

    While visiting France you’ll learn about its one ocean, three seas and the eight countries and neighbouring principalities that have shaped its way of thinking without ever really jeopardizing its legendary « French chauvinism ». Whatever your destination, a host of delicious gastronomic treats await you in the country’s different regions, including many wines and cheeses. Another great reason to explore France from top to bottom!

      Cities and Regions

    France. Must-see towns and regions

    Paris

    Dordogne Berry Limousin





    25/07/2017

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    Free Travel Tips to India – Travel Guide Help for Online

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    When it comes to traveling to India. you can never know enough. MakeMyTrip, one of the leading corporate travel consultants, would like to make your travel experience pleasant and hassle-free with important information to ensure a smooth travel experience in India.

    For your convenience, we have provided contact information for important airlines, tour places in the US and India including phone numbers and website addresses. In addition, to expedite your holidays. we give you helpful information about security restrictions at airports along with the dos and don’ts of traveling in India.

    Another aspect of travel, which constantly seems to be changing are Visa Rule in Indias for various countries. We help make things easier by detailing Visa regulations through major transit hubs en route to India.

    The most common question travelers have is about baggage allowances. We provide detailed specifications on baggage allowances including size and weight restrictions for adults, children and infants.

    Read more about these and other travel tips for an enjoyable journey! MakeMyTrip, one of the leading corporate travel consultants, for more information on summer holidays and tour places in India. Click Here.





    25/07/2017

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    Germany Travel Guide – Trip Planning Info by Rick Steves #tibet

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    Germany

    Places

    At a Glance

    ▲▲▲ Munich Lively city with a traffic-free center, excellent museums, Baroque palaces, stately churches, rowdy beer halls, convivial beer gardens, and beautiful parks (such as the English Garden) plus the sobering concentration camp memorial at nearby Dachau.

    ▲▲▲ Southern Bavaria and Western Tirol Pair of Alps-straddling regions (one in Germany, the other in Austria) boasting the fairy-tale castles of Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof; inviting villages such as the handy home base F ssen, Austrian retreat Reutte, and adorable Oberammergau; the towering Zugspitze and its high-altitude lifts; and hiking, luge rides, and other mountain activities.

    ▲▲▲ Salzburg (Austria, just over the border) and Berchtesgaden Austrian musical mecca for fans of Mozart and The Sound of Music. offering a dramatic castle, concerts, Baroque churches, and an old town full of winding lanes; plus nearby Berchtesgaden, soaked in alpine scenery and Nazi history.

    ▲▲▲ Berlin Germany s vibrant capital, featuring world-class museums, gleaming modern architecture, and trendy nightlife, along with evocative monuments and reminders of the Wall that once divided the city and country.

    ▲▲ Rothenburg and the Romantic Road Well-preserved medieval city full of half-timbered buildings and cobbled lanes surrounded by walkable medieval walls; jumping-off point for the Romantic Road scenic route through lovely countryside and time-passed towns, including Dinkelsb hl and N rdlingen.

    ▲▲ Rhine Valley Mighty river steeped in legend, where storybook villages (including charming home-base towns Bacharach and St. Goar) cluster under imposing castles, such as Rheinfels and Marksburg.

    ▲▲ Mosel Valley Peaceful meandering river lined with tiny wine-loving cobbled towns, such as handy Cochem and quaint Beilstein, plus my favorite European castle, Burg Eltz.

    ▲▲ N rnberg City with old-fashioned sandstone core and great museums, with reminders of Nazi past thoughtfully presented on the outskirts of town.

    ▲▲ Dresden Art-filled city offering exquisite museums, Baroque palaces, a pleasant riverside promenade, and hard memories of a notorious WWII firebombing.

    Baden-Baden and the Black Forest High-class resort/spa town of Baden-Baden, with decadent bath experiences, a peaceful riverside stroll, and a grand casino; lively university city of Freiburg and cozy village of Staufen; and a thickly forested countryside rife with healthy hikes, folk museums, cute hamlets, and cream cakes.

    W rzburg Home to the impressive Residenz palace (with manicured gardens and dazzling Rococo chapel) and lively wine bars.

    Frankfurt Europe s bustling banking center, offering a stunning skyscraper skyline and a look at today s Germany.

    Trier Germany s oldest city, with a lively pedestrian zone and imposing Roman monuments, including the Porta Nigra gate.

    Cologne Spectacular Gothic cathedral looming above a busy, museum-packed city on the Rhine River.

    Lutherland Charming university town of Erfurt, where Martin Luther spent his youth; Wartburg Castle, where he hid out from the pope s goons; and Wittenberg, where he taught, preached, and revolutionized Christianity.

    Leipzig Formerly derelict second city of East Germany, now rejuvenated (if architecturally dull) with excellent Bach and Cold War sights.

    Hamburg Big port city with emigration, World War II, and Beatles history and Las Vegas-style nightlife.





    25/07/2017

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    Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip in 72-hour sale #travel

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    Southwest fares drop below $100 round trip in 72-hour sale

    Southwest rolled out a 72-hour, nationwide fare sale Tuesday (June 2) in which the price of its flights are roughly based to distance. Dozens of the carrier s shortest routes are available for fares of less than $100 round trip. USA TODAY

    Southwest rolled out a 72-hour, nationwide fare sale Tuesday (June 2) in which the price of its flights are roughly based to distance. Dozens of the carrier’s shortest routes are available for fares of less than $100 round trip.

    The sale covers travel from Aug. 25 through Dec. 16, though some holiday periods are blacked out. And bargain hunters must act quick; the sale concludes at the end of the day Thursday (June 4).

    Southwest has previously rolled out similar fare sales in which fares were pegged to mileage thresholds. In past years, for example, Southwest ‘s sales priced flights of 500 miles or less at $49 each way and increased from there. Flights of 501 to 1,000 miles cost $99 each way and flights of 1,001 to 1,500 miles cost $129 each way. Flights of more than 1,500 miles went for $149 each way.





    24/07/2017

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