03
August
2012

Weekend Getaways’ Traveling Tips, Knowledge Ends Travel Chaos

Most frustrations in travel occur when the traveler is delayed, late or put in an embarrassing position. There are many ways to avoid this. As you can see from this info graphic most of the frustrations shown here are either from going through customs or security checkpoints. I think most people are nervous that they will be stopped or get in trouble for something that they did not know they were doing wrong.

Just the mere fact that the passport officials look at you like you are a criminal and the images from movies of them detaining people and putting people in prison is frightening. I remember when we were going with our teenagers through the Paris airport that they detained our son and made us get on the plane. We were terrified. It was good that we had explained to our kids to always cooperate with the officials and stay calm. They checked his backpack and then let him go. But those few minutes were a lifetime for us. Now, we arrange ourselves so that we are the last to go through the checkpoint so that we can be where the children are if they are stopped.

Checking your passport to be sure that there is six months or more left on your passport will end most of your worries about clearing the passport stations. If you have any trouble there are people in the airport that will help you.

Check out all the new apps available to help you in your travel. They will suggest restaurants with ratings and visitor comments, attractions near you, even tell you who will be visiting in the same city and airport and hook you up.

I love cloud computing because I do have access to all my data and everything that I would have on my home computer at any computing location that I am at. I carry a computer notebook so that I can hook up securely where ever I have internet access.

Most frustrations can be eliminated with proper prior planning. You can enjoy your vacation with little frustration or fear if you get the right information before you begin your trip.

 

17
July
2012

Weekend Getaways or Long Vacations?

I was recently asked this question and I thought of sharing it here in my blog…

Which is better: many short vacations or few long vacations?

That would depend on whether you want to go somewhere that takes a long time to get there or that would take a long time to go sightseeing around. Sometimes it is better to take a long trip so that you can have time to enjoy the trip not just spend days in transit. I like short trips for places that are close to travel to and that are basically weekend getaways. Personally I like a combination of both.

14
July
2012

Packing Tips and Travel Packing List, Leaving Pets at Home; Boomer & Senior Travel TV #35 by Debbie Gerber

How does your pet react when you leave them? Here are some tips to help your pet adjust to your absence. Packing can be a stressful time for your pet as it is for my dog ChiChi. Boomer & Senior Travel TV and Debbie Gerber talk about leaving your pet at home while you travel.

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12
July
2012

Traveling Tips For Weekend Getaways – Jet Lag Demystified

I know that there are many things that you can do to help with jet lag. The main ones that I recommend are:
• Get lots of sleep for several nights before your trip
• Drink plenty of water
• Get up and move on long flights
• Allow yourself time to relax when you get to your destination
• Travel first class where you can lay down and sleep

11
July
2012

Packing List for Vacation, What’s in Your Beach Bag; Quick Travel Tip #32b by Debbie Gerber

Going to the beach this summer. I interviewed a friend who is always very prepared as to what was in her beach bag. What to take to the beach can make the difference in having wonderful time. Boomer & Senior Travel TV and Debbie Gerber present this Travel Show to help you have what you need in your beach bag. Let me know what other suggestions you would have.

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