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Simple Steps For Flying With Cremated Remains

Simple Steps For Flying With Cremated Remains

How To Take The Stress Out of Flying With Cremated Remains

Even in the best of times, packing for a trip and working your way through airport security can be a stressful experience. For travelers who are flying home with the cremains of a loved one it can be both an emotional and anxious time. The TSA has partnered with the funeral homes in the United States to streamline the process and has published clear and easy to follow guidelines. Below you’ll find the recommended guidelines as well as some practical advise to make your journey as trouble-free as possible.

March 1, 2015 | By More
How to Look 10 lbs Thinner in Your Vacation Photos

How to Look 10 lbs Thinner in Your Vacation Photos

I always intend to loose a whole bunch of weight before going on vacation so I will look great in the travel photos and feel a little less guilty when sampling the local cuisine. But reality being what it is, it’s the same old me (the good and the bad) in all the photos. Here […]

April 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Easy Steps For Planning A Successful Family Reunion Holiday

Easy Steps For Planning A Successful Family Reunion Holiday

Has it been years since you’ve seen all your siblings, or spent time with your parents? Have you recently connected to family you never knew you had, or has it been too long since you’ve reconnected with your cousins? Maybe you’ve discovered new branches of your family tree via some ancestry websites. Perhaps you’ve uncovered an old photograph capturing the last family holiday. Have you ever imagined how wonderful it would be for you all to get together in one place again after so many years?

Family reunions are a good way for different generations and branches of a family to come together and share your heritage. With some advanced planning and a bit of creativity, you can organise a memorable family holiday.

August 30, 2013 | By More
How To Keep Lilacs From Wilting

How To Keep Lilacs From Wilting

It seems I wait all year long for the precious few weeks of lilac season in New England.  One of the very first purchases we made after buying our first home was to add a purple lilac bush.  And like you, I have always found it frustrating to find them wilting after just a few […]

May 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

How To Find Budget Airlines in Europe and Beyond

Where do you turn to find low cost airlines that fly between London and Rome? How about Madrid to Munich? Soaring fuel costs promise that this summer will see air fare prices higher than ever before. It’s time to pull out all the stops to locate a reasonable ticket price for your summer sojourn to […]

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Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

It is still just the ‘big boys’ (legacy airlines) that offer emergency airfares. The low cost carriers like JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit etc simply do not offer these types of fares. I found it very surprising that while American, Continental, Delta and United all have ‘Compassion’ fare policies, US Airways does not. They are the only major US legacy airline that does not offer bereavement fares – shame on them!

Here is a breakdown of airlines that offer Bereavement, Compassion, or Emergency airfares, along with links for more information and phone numbers of where to call for tickets. NOTE: It is always necessary to secure these types of tickets by phone – they cannot be purchased on the airline’s websites.

September 23, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Fastest Ways To Get a Passport

Fastest Ways To Get a Passport

All the information you need about applying for a passport and traveling safely abroad can be found at the US Department of State’s travel website: http://travel.state.gov Here are the steps you need to take to apply for a new passport or process a passport renewal. 1) Start TODAY – get your passport photos taken. AAA […]

March 9, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

What To Do When Flights Are Delayed or Canceled

Heads up my friends, we’re heading into the worst travel weeks for flight delays, oversold planes and cancellations – ahhhh the joys of holiday and winter travel! This year there’s a new tool to use – TWITTER!  Many of the airports across the US have their own Twitter pages that will give you the most […]

November 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

New England Fall Foliage Trains – Scenic Views Without The Traffic

                New England is blessed with some of the most spectacular fall foliage displays in the world.  The diverse variety of hardwood forests climbing dramatic mountainsides and reflected in shimmering lakes guarantee scenic overload.  This year skip the traffic jams on the highways and view the foliage on […]

September 25, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

10 (Painless) Eco-Friendly Tips For Your Next Trip

Looking for some simple ways to be more environmentally friendly on your next vacation? Here is a practical list of small adjustments each of us can make to lesson our eco footprint as we travel the globe. Each of us can minimize the impact left in our wake through a few mindful approaches to planning […]

July 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Best African Safari Destinations – 5 Top Game Reserves

Many people dream of traveling to Africa to experience a world far different from what we know in our day to day lives. But the continent is a huge place, and thinking of where to start on your journey can be a daunting task. If seeing big game on safari is a lifelong dream of […]

June 22, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Family Adventures 'Into The Wild' With The Appalachian Mountain Club

Embrace nature, whirl into the wild; find joy being among the tress, streams and wildflowers!  This summer put yourself in the capable hands of Appalachian Mountain Club to recharge your spirit and put a smile on every family member’s face. I’ve just returned from my second hiking experience with the AMC in the White Mountains […]

June 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Choose The Right Credit Card When You Travel

Having just returned from a lengthy trip to a foreign country, I had the opportunity to access my ‘every day’ credit cards to be sure we were bringing cards that would save us the most money while providing the best coverages.  Let’s be honest, all cards are not created equal – some are good for […]

April 10, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Find Vacation Spots That Are HOT All Winter Long

Find Vacation Spots That Are HOT All Winter Long

“I want to vacation someplace where it’s HOT this winter, where should I go?”  How many times have I been asked this question? – more than I can count!  Well, there’s finally a great website that answers – Where’s Hot When – or even warm or rainy, all in a brightly colored topo map.  (Oh […]

November 13, 2008 | By More
Teach English Around the World and Be Paid To Travel

Teach English Around the World and Be Paid To Travel

Most anyone who speaks English well can be trained to “Teach English As A Foreign Language” through the well known TEFL organization.  TEFL Certification courses are offered all across the globe and usually require a 4 week commitment to study the course curriculum and do a bit of practice teaching.  This international program enjoys wide […]

September 29, 2008 | By | Reply More
Where To Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches and Don't Forget the Christmas Tree

Where To Pick Your Own Apples, Pumpkins, Peaches and Don't Forget the Christmas Tree

It’s harvest time again all across the country.  Farmer’s fields are bursting with juicy ripe fruits and everyone is anxious to bring in the bounty before the first hard frost.  It’s almost your solemn duty to rally the kids (or borrow a few if you have to), throw on an old pair of sneakers and […]

September 24, 2008 | By | Reply More
Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

Tricks to Finding the Best Hurricane Trip Cancellation Insurance

The season for tumultuous weather is here. From June 1st until November 30th, (aka the hurricane season) all eyes are tuned to the weather channel on the lookout for seasonal storms that can totally disrupt your carefully planned vacation. Smart travelers take steps to secure Trip Cancellation Insurance to protect their vacation dollars in the […]

August 25, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
How To Avoid Taxi Cab Rip Offs

How To Avoid Taxi Cab Rip Offs

If you’re like me, there’s always an unsettling feeling when you hop into a taxi cab that you’ll be taken “for a ride” on a convoluted route to your destination just to bump up the fare. Here are some basic taxi cab safety tips to avoid this situation: #1. Do Your Homework. Before venturing off […]

August 4, 2008 | By | 3 Replies More
How To Travel and Work Overseas

How To Travel and Work Overseas

Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving their ho-hum existence behind to go adventuring in another country, working, playing and sightseeing for months at a time, immersed in another culture. Student exchange employment programs have sprouted up all across the globe, offering anyone over 18 (and enrolled in a college or university program) the opportunity to work […]

May 30, 2008 | By | Reply More
Where To Find Lowest Around-The-World Airfares

Where To Find Lowest Around-The-World Airfares

Now that millions of the Boomer generation are reaching retirement age, it’s time for folks to make their dream of circumventing the globe a reality. How many of us have dreamed of winning the lottery and taking off on a trip around the world? It may surprise you to learn that an around the world […]

May 14, 2008 | By | Reply More