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Limousine Riding Etiquette And Advice

There are a number of occasions that require the hire of a special limousine, airport runs being one of them. These are normally done for pure luxury or safety purposes, or both. Here is how to get the most appropriate limousine service to and from any airport:

  • To start with, settle for an airport limo service that is in proper sync with your travel plans. To be precise, the hired airport limousine should be where it is supposed to be on or upon your arrival.
  • Check on the driver’s professionalism. In simple terms, check whether the company’s chauffeurs are registered with the proper regulating bodies. And while at it, ensure that they are in possession of the right and updated operational licenses, including driver’s licenses.
  • Check the details (make, year of manufacture, model, etc.) of the available limos for hire to ensure your selection is really what you want.
  • Before settling for any of the available service providers, seek references and recommendations from previous users.

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How Much Home Do You Need When Traveling?

We’ve touched upon the subject before in previous posts, but today I am doing a lot of reflection about what travel means to me and wondering what it means to others. Do you travel to get completely away from what you know, or are there some creature comforts that are important for you to have when you go away? With globalization, internet and the huge amount of information available to travelers, sometimes it feels like it’s possible to see the same things everywhere you go.

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A Couple Characteristics of Cruises

When you decide to take a cruise, there are a number of things to look forward to. We’ve decided to highlight a couple.

Shore Excursions on your Cruise
Part of the excitement of travelling by sea is seeing a foreign port. Somehow, approaching an exotic location at a leisurely pace and seeing a new coastline unfold from sea level is, in my opinion, much more satisfying than landing in an airplane. I’ve found airports have a certain sameness about them.

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Take a Train Vacation to Branson, Missouri

Take a train vacation to Branson, Missouri.

Did you know that Branson, Missouri is within a day’s drive for 50 percent of the U.S. population? Due to its proximity and attractions along Highway 76, Branson has become a popular tourist destination for people from all regions of the country.  Known as a “rubber tire” destination, the majority of visitors to Branson arrive by cars, RVs and tour buses. However, not all of the tourists come on wheels! Another popular, and more romanticized, way to travel is by rail tours. Companies such as America by Rail offer Branson tours that take visitors directly to Branson. They also provide tours to many other desirable destinations scattered across the country.

Visitors many use all kinds of transportation to get to Branson, but what do they all do when they arrive? Below are five popular visitor attractions with rave reviews worth checking out while in town.

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Rail Vacations Travel Insurance: Is It For Everyone?

Timbuktu Souvenir T-ShirtA vacation is oftentimes exactly what the doctor ordered, but sometimes traveling can be more headache than it’s worth. You lost your luggage, you crashed your rental car and the airline cancelled your flight.  Now you’re stuck in Timbuktu with only a gaudy souvenir T-shirt to your name.

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Gift Cards for Travel?


Travel Magazine
Lots of people buy gift cards every year. Not a lot of people think about getting gift cards for travel. Sure it’s easy to go find yourself some gift cards to buy little Susie a new iPod or download 20 songs off of iTunes, but the expanse of gift cards available is probably bigger than you’d think. There are a lot of destination locations themselves that will offer gift cards good for a variety of local establishments including restaurants, hotels, and rental cars. Not a bad thing to give to someone who has their heart set on hitting up a destination (when you can’t afford to buy them the trip yourself!)

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The Great Rockies: A Historic Tour

The western trail of Lewis and Clark's explora...

The Rocky Mountains, which stretch from Alaska, down through Canada and into northern New Mexico, are truly one of the most beautiful wonders of the natural world. The entire mountain range covers over 3,000 miles total.

This majestic range was formed within the time period between 80 and 55 million years ago. This time period is known as the laramide orogency. This term describes the forces and accompanied changes that occurred to the area of the Rockies as the earth’s crust shifted from moving, tectonic plates. Continue reading “The Great Rockies: A Historic Tour” »

Welcome to Reef ‘N Rail!

Professional Association of Diving Instructors

REEF ‘N RAIL is a travel agency specializing in scuba diving and railroad adventures to exciting and fascinating destinations.

We are Dive Travel Specialists and PADI certified. As dive specialists, we only work with those who represent the finest in worldwide live-aboard dive boats, dive operators and dive resorts. This enables us to provide you with a high level of service and an enjoyable dive experience. Take advantage of the locale of your dive destination and learn about the history, culture, and ecology of the area.

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