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Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

Avoid Staying Near Embassy Row

When planning a visit to New York, Washington DC, London, Rome, Paris or any major foreign city , be certain to locate where your embassy is located and how to contact them, but don’t choose a hotel in the embassy neighborhood.  Unfortunately these days there’s always an increased risk of demonstrations or violence in those […]

February 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

Israel Launches Tourist Hotline

One number will connect you to all the vital information you need while traveling in Israel.  Simply dial *3888 from any cell phone or land line while in Israel and you will be connected to information on local attractions, airports, visas, or emergency assistance.  Assistance for the “Tourphone” is provided in English and French.

February 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

Safety Card for Travelers to Costa Rica

If you’ll be vacationing in Costa Rica soon, look for a Costa Rica Safety Card distributed at  Juan Santamaria (San Jose) International Airport.  The card, produced by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute, lists a 24 hour hotline to report problems and receive travel tips.  There’s a phone number answered in English and another in Spanish.  […]

January 15, 2009 | By | Reply More
Credit Card Safety When Traveling

Credit Card Safety When Traveling

When traveling as a couple, split the credit cards between you, with each person carrying a different card.  This way if one person has their wallet stolen, the other person will still have an uncompromised card to  use.  It’s also a good idea to list your credit card numbers and the customer service phone numbers […]

December 24, 2008 | By | Reply More
Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Take An Enchanting Christmas Dinner Tour of Charleston, SC

Last night Clint and I had a glorious evening, traveling by horse-drawn carriage between three of Charleston’s most elegant inns on a festive Christmas Progressive Dinner.  Dressed in our holiday finery, we were trotted from luxury inn to luxury inn, sampling  culinary delights at every stop.  What a magical way to get in a holiday […]

December 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Alert! – Luxury Spa Treatments Are Half Price During Spa Week

Alert! – Luxury Spa Treatments Are Half Price During Spa Week

Pick up the phone TODAY and make an appointment at your favorite luxury spa during Spa Week, October 13-19, 2008.  That’s right – next week, so hurry!  Treat yourself to an indulgent aroma therapy message, classic European facial, Turkish body scrub, or my favorite, a “Suddenly Slim Wrap” – just what I need for this […]

October 6, 2008 | By 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
Dial for Emergency Help Worldwide

Dial for Emergency Help Worldwide

Quick, how do you dial 911 in Europe? Nearly everyone brings or rents a mobile phone to use while traveling, but do you know how to dial emergency services in another country? Here’s a list of prominent destinations and the emergency services number: 000 in Australia (112 by cell phone) 100 in India, Israel 107 […]

April 15, 2008 | By | Reply More
Everything You Can Imagine in 3oz Sizes

Everything You Can Imagine in 3oz Sizes

I’ve been frustrated and irritated lately trying to find all my travel supplies in 3 ounce TSA approved sizes. The travel sections at Walgreens and CVS have shrunk to measly proportions. But recently I unexpectedly discovered THE MOTHER LOAD of reduced sized travel supplies! Bed Bath and Beyond stores have aisle after aisle, after aisle, […]

February 13, 2008 | By | Reply More
Want to Give the TSA a Piece of Your Mind?

Want to Give the TSA a Piece of Your Mind?

How often have your passed through a security line muttering to myself, “If I ran this security line, things would be different”! Well, now you can pass your pearls of wisdom directly on to the folks at the Transportation Security Administration. These very brave folks have started a Blog of their own to open a […]

February 4, 2008 | By | Reply More
Travel Safely With Food Allergies – Travel Alert Cards

Travel Safely With Food Allergies – Travel Alert Cards

According to the International Food Information Council, approximately 11 million Americans have life threatening food allergies (Shellfish, Nuts, Eggs, etc.) . A far greater number have food sensitivities and in tolerances (Lactose, Gluten, MSG, etc). And even more of us have dietary restrictions (salt free, sugar free, etc.) If you or a member of your […]

January 23, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family medical emergency and bereavement fares have become harder to find in the past year as some airlines have eliminated them altogether. The excuse is that competition among airlines has brought prices down to the point that they just can’t afford to reduce them any further – yeah right! We all know that last minute […]

January 21, 2008 | By | 19 Replies More
Keep Your Toddler Safe (and Comfortable) While Flying

Keep Your Toddler Safe (and Comfortable) While Flying

Ever see a Mom and Dad hauling a huge load of paraphernalia for their toddler through the airport security line? Let’s see – a bulky child seat, a diaper bag, toys, a blanky – not to mention the squirmy little tyke. I’ll bet that’s not a smile you’re imagining on their faces!!! Here’s a company […]

December 4, 2007 | By | Reply More
Do It Yourself Medical Kits

Do It Yourself Medical Kits

Never leave home without it! One of the first things I throw in my bag is a medical first aid kit, and some very important home remedies. Here are my tips on the best choices.

August 14, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right Now!

Gotta Go, Gotta Go Right Now!

You all know those moments; especially when traveling with children, a little too much water and you are looking for the nearest bathroom. Well, believe it or not, you can find one anytime, anywhere thanks to TheBathroomDiaries.com.

July 29, 2007 | By | Reply More