A Travel Checklist for Snowbirds

  Heading south for the winter? You’re not alone! According to Forbes, more than one million seasonal retirees head to Florida alone, with plans to stay for at least five months.  Before you soak up the sun, make sure you’re prepared. Lucky for you, we’ve put together this handy checklist to help you get ready for…

An Insider’s Guide to Fall Travel

The lazy days of summer have come and gone – along with the busy summer travel season. As temperatures drop and the kids go back to school, a variety of options open up for fall travelers. Before you pack up the car for a long weekend or embark on your next business trip, consider the…

Summer Travel Round-Up: Our Best Advice for End-of-Season Trips

We hate to admit it, but summer is ending just as quickly as it arrived – but thankfully, it’s not over just yet! Last year, AAA Travel projected 33 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home over Labor Day weekend.  With gas prices finally leveling off around the country, travel trends may…

Beat the Heat: Advice for Safe & Healthy Summer Travels

Summer is in full swing and so are its soaring temperatures. If you’re planning on spending time outdoors during your summer travels, it’s important to take the following precautions to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses As temperatures and humidity levels rise, so does the risk of the following heat-related illnesses:…

On Call in Action: Throat Infection in the Bahamas

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how…

Tips on Tipping Abroad: A Country-by-Country Guide for Business Travelers

Tipping is one of the most common etiquette challenges we face when traveling in foreign countries. While tipping is pretty much mandatory in the U.S., not all countries play by the same rules. In fact, in some destinations, like Japan, a tip is actually considered an offensive display of wealth and pity—leave a 20% tip…

Top 5 Unique Summer Vacation Ideas

Planning a summer vacation for your family? You’re definitely not alone! This year, more than 75% of Americans are taking a summer vacation in the months of June, July or August – and the top travel destination is Orlando, Florida. If you’d like to avoid the crowds and try a whole new kind of vacation…

Travel Visas: What You Need to Know

If you’re heading overseas, you may think that all you need for a successful trip besides a fully stocked suitcase is a valid passport, but that may not be the case. Many countries require you to obtain a travel visa whether you’re traveling for business, studying abroad or even for a short tourist stay. But…

Honeymoon Travel: A How-to Guide for a Safe and Healthy Trip

Planning a honeymoon or destination wedding? Lucky you (and congratulations)! No matter where you and your fiancé are headed, here is some advice for making your trip of a lifetime safe, healthy and worry-free. Passports and Visas: Generally speaking, countries have little tolerance for those who arrive without proper documentation. Instead, they’ll refuse to let…

The History of Spring Break Travel: A Retrospective

Ah, Spring Break. Most of us think of it as a week of relaxation—usually in an exotic setting on a sun-filled beach, where we can temporarily escape from our daily lives. The experience itself has become a staple of modern American life, but have you ever wondered how this whole tradition started? If you answered…