Wow!! The last week was unprecedented in the travel industry with the daily policy changes and ultimately a full suspension of cruise operations for 30 days caused by COVID-19. Sorry that so many of you were affected by these changes disrupting many travel and vacation plans. Each cruise line’s policies seem to be changing daily as they figure this out but they have all be pretty flexible in offering generous Future Cruise Credits (FCC) for those that wish to reschedule their canceled cruises or are within their allowed time period for rescheduling booked cruises this year.
Here are 7 tips to help you rebook and secure your best cruise vacation possible using FCC while the cruise lines remain flexible.
Don’t let the Coronavirus ruin your travel plans. With some pre-planning there are some safer modes of transportation to keep you and your family healthy. The key is to control your travel environment as much as possible and exposure to massive crowds and gatherings (always bring your sanitizing wipes). In this blog we’ll concentrate on healthier modes of transportation and in future blogs we’ll explore and list some amazing safer and uncrowded destinations.
Warning: Some of these modes of travel may get you into great shape as well
We, along with many other travel firms and suppliers have been extremely busy changing and amending travel plans, answering questions and assisting our groups and travelers in all manners so wanted to provide an update on the latest that we have learned from this fluid situation.
PICTURE THIS: You tightened your seat belt and are taxiing on the airport runway for your 8 + hour long haul international flight when the airplane captain finishes the pre- flight announcements with “sit back, relax and enjoy your flight”. Sound familiar? I always chuckle when hearing these comments knowing they are intended solely for the privileged first and business class passengers enjoying state of the art comfort in the exclusive front section of the plane loaded with upgrades, amenities and services. Meanwhile, myself and fellow unfortunate souls restricted to the cramped rear of the plane in “Coach” are just trying to figure out how to endure, survive and not be scarred for life from this long flight experience.
Typical upgrade price from coach to business and first class seats on long haul international flights can range from $1,500 on the low side to easily over $10,000 per ticket. If these extra flight costs don’t fit into your travel budget then I have some good news and strategies for you that will help you survive and even thrive making flying in coach feel like first class.
Happy New Year! Wishing everyone an amazing year of making inspiring connections and aha moments. My own 2020 resolution is to collect more magical moments and not things. This brings us back to our topic of Cruising Wave Season and why this event should matter to the over 23 million cruisers and those that would like to take a first cruise.
According to airline reports, over 47 million people are expected to fly around the world this year on U.S. Airlines over the holidays with the busiest day of 3 million flying on Friday, December 20th alone. Holiday travel can be stressful. As long time travel road warriors, we have prepared these Holiday Travel Survival Tips to help you get ready and relief stress for your holiday travels. Feel free to share and let us know your own tips.
There is no better gift you can give your kids than travel. Travel for a child is like a living classroom and is one of the best investments you can make for their education and future.
Children always remember their sense of adventure and research shows that being in a new environment and eliminating regular daily interferences actually allows kids to make neural connections that stick. I recently read a story that children can retain up to 16 different travel memories for their lifetime. What memories do you want them to retain and with who? Check out our 7 reasons to give your kids the Gift of family travel and make new family memories together.
Still thinking about getting away for the holidays? Where to go what to do?
No worries, my family always traveled for the holidays and here are my top 5 Family Friendly Holiday Destinations. Kids, don’t worry as Santa always knows where you’ll be so will never miss out on presents or a visit by St. Nick by being away from home. Your entire family will have a great time and make incredible memories at these amazing destinations.
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Ready for an incredible family Spring Break Vacation?
We are counting down the top destinations for Family Spring Break Vacations.
My dad loved planning family travel, so I grew up going on some incredible family Spring Break vacations....they were an integral part of our family heritage and the shared experiences and moments are ingrained in our family’s memories making a great bond. I have in turn taken my own family on annual Spring Break Vacations to make our own memories and collect some aha moments...I have seen and experienced a lot in over 35 plus years of annual spring break travel and here are my personal favorites counting down from 10 to #1....
Get your Real ID now to avoid future air travel delays. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a hold fast deadline of October 01, 2020 that every traveler 18 or older must have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license to fly domestically (within the United States). If your ID is not REAL ID-compliant, you must present a different form of ID, like a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to TSA to board a plane. If you don’t have a REAL ID-compliant form of identification or any other acceptable form of ID, you won’t be allowed to fly. Seriously. TSA and the Department of Homeland Security are not joking around with this. Here is what you need to know.