travel tips

10 Things You’re Forgetting to Pack on a Ski Trip

If you’re new to the slopes, it’s likely that you’re forgetting a few essential items on your packing checklist. The obvious are clear–snowpants, snow boots, heavy sweaters, and large puffy coats to keep you warm. There are a few other items, however, that you’re likely overlooking when it comes to planning the perfect ski trip. Continue reading “10 Things You’re Forgetting to Pack on a Ski Trip” »

A Hotel or a Vacation Rental for Your Cape Cod Vacation?

cape cod travel mapNow that you have decided to make the beautiful and enchanting peninsula of Cape Cod, Massachusetts your vacation destination, it’s time to decide what type of lodging you should book to get the most enjoyment out of your stay. Two of the most popular choices when considering vacation accommodations are hotels and vacation rentals. Let’s compare the two and find out which one will be a better fit for your travel plans. You don’t get to travel to Cape Cod so you might as well make the most of it! Read on before you book! Continue reading “A Hotel or a Vacation Rental for Your Cape Cod Vacation?” »

Historic Museums and Sites to Visit in Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley is teeming with history and culture evidenced by its wide array of museums, which have made their mark not just in Pennsylvania, but the whole nation. If you love old houses and buildings, antiques, and history, you definitely have to tour the following extraordinary places. Continue reading “Historic Museums and Sites to Visit in Lehigh Valley” »

Tips to Planning a Road Trip

When you have decided to take a road trip, it is important that you know how you are going to be wise about the planning stage. There are a lot of people that do not understand how important planning is. When you take the time to plan, you can avoid a lot of problems that are often associated with road trips.

Gather the Troops

First, you want to make sure that you take time to get everyone together that will be going on your road trip with you. You should be sure that everyone feels like they have a voice in the plan. You want to make sure that everyone is on the same page throughout the planning process. It is important that you know what everyone is looking for. Some people plan their road trip to get to their destination as quickly as possible, while other people choose to stop throughout their trip and enjoy the scenery. While you are deciding what kind of road trip you want to take, don’t be afraid to ask everyone’s opinion.

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Before Your Cruise, Helpful Tips

Planning to explore the ocean blue on a cruise in 2014? Then these helpful tips are for you:

Check the Deck

The first place to start is by looking at the deck plan of the ship. When you choose your room make sure you know what is around it. If there is a club right below your room or a casino above it you may have to put up with noise all night long. Also make sure that you are closest to the amenities that you seek most. If you want to go to the pool every day you will probably want a room near the rear of the ship but if you are an early riser and want to beat the breakfast rush choose a room close to the dining area. Be aware of what is around you so you know what to expect.

Get to know your ship before you ever leave port. Know the perks and where things are. It will save you a lot of time and hassle as you make your way around the ship with ease. You could print out your deck plan and make notes on it or better do it electronically so you just need to whip out your phone.

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How to Make Your Vacation Unique

Millions of tourists flock to the same destinations each year, take the same photos, go on the same walking tours, and eat at the same restaurants. If you’re looking for something new and different in your vacation, you don’t have to go off the map to find it. With simple modifications, even the most popular destination can yield new and different experiences that other tourists don’t have.

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Tips for Female Solo Travelers

Modern women have been taking on the world single-handedly and are not simply confined at home anymore. They get their master’s degrees, have their own office, put up their own business—name it, and I’m sure there’s a woman involved. When it comes to traveling, more and more women have become emboldened on taking their own solo trips—and I don’t mean to the nearest store.  It has become a subtle rite of passage for some women to travel on their own to far-reaching places. In fact, a huge number of female solo travelers are baby boomers (born between 1946-1964) and single mothers. Even if you’re neither of the two, if you’re old enough to move out of your parents’ house, you can travel solo.

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Making the Most of Your Travels

When exploring somewhere new, it can be overwhelming to think of all the different things to see and do while there. Regardless of how much planning and mapping you do ahead of time, there are usually countless things you wish you’d had more time for or factored in had you known about them earlier. Popular vacation and tourist destinations are often known for specific landmarks, food restaurants, works of art, festivals, or cultural vibes. So how exactly does one “see it all?”

Picking up city guides at the local visitors center can give you the chance to pick up a map that will save time en route, and help you make the most of the areas you cover. Walking into local shops and asking the employees working there for suggestions on what to see and do usually yields positive results from those who work in the area day in and day out. Getting a City Pass that can be used at several popular attractions, like those offered in New York, Toronto, Chicago and other cities, are often cheaper than paying the regular ticket price to see them independently, which can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

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