Tag Archives: TRAVEL

Passport for Summer Travel

Get Your Passport for Summer Travel  If you are planning to travel abroad this summer, you’ll need a passport! If you do not already have a valid U.S. passport, the time to apply is now. Routine service is 6 weeks, and expedite service is 3 weeks. The expedited service costs an additional $60.  Save the… Read More »

Family Travel Places to Take Your Kids

500 Places to Take Your Kids allows parents, grandparents, and kids to create a lifetime of shared memories while visiting destinations the whole family can enjoy. Here are cities, zoos, sports shrines, museums, castles, beaches, outdoor activities, and more—500 thoughtfully-chosen places that will enchant and beguile both the young and the young at heart. Each… Read More »

TSA Travel Checklist

Travel Checklist Before Packing  Liquids, gels and aerosols packed in carry-on must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule: 3.4 ounces or less per container 1 quart size, clear, plastic, zip top bag (all liquids must fit in bag) 1 bag per passenger Review the prohibited items list for both carry-on and checked baggage. If purchasing a baggage lock, be sure… Read More »

Mosquito Insect Repellent

Going on a family camping trip?  Don’t forget the mosquito spray, this Cutter insect repellent contains 25 percent DEET and is sweat resistant.  Cutter Backwoods also claims to repel mosquitoes that may carry West Nile Virus, ticks, gnats, biting flies and no-see-ums.  It’s definitely an item you don’t want to forget to bring on your… Read More »

Crying Babies On Airplane

4 crying babies brought a free flight for JetBlue passengers     Babies crying on an airplane never sounded so good. Passengers on a recent JetBlue(JBLU) flight were awarded a free round-trip flight thanks to four crying baby travelers.    

Family Travel All-Inclusive Resort

Family Travel and Fun at the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort The Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort in Jamaica is the perfect spot for an exciting family beach vacation!  This all-inclusive family friendly resort features unlimited food, and beverages, complimentary roundtrip airport transfers, included taxes and gratuities, a beautiful beach, cable/satellite TV, children’s… Read More »

ZIKA Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment

Zika Symptoms-Diagnosis-Treatment     Symptoms Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms)… Read More »

Luggage Locks

        Should I lock my luggage?     TSA officers have tools for opening and re-locking baggage with accepted and recognized locks, such asSafe Skies® and Travel Sentry®, reducing the likelihood of damaging the lock or bag if a physical inspection is required.  Protect your luggage from possible damage by locking it… Read More »

Cruise Ship Travel Avoid Sickness

            Don’t risk spoiling your cruise vacation with an unexpected illness. Follow these tips for a safe and healthy cruise vacation. For many people, a cruise is an ideal way to relax and see the world. You are surrounded by the gorgeous blue of the ocean, get waited on hand… Read More »

Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects has just made the jump to Puerto Rico, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a travel warning — one that expectant mothers should pay extra attention to. The Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil this past May, followed by outbreaks in several Central and South… Read More »


Beaches Turks & Caicos PIRATES ISLAND WATERPARK Pirates Island is a fantasy world filled with gigantic waterslides, kid-friendly pools and swim-up soda bars. There are also water cannons, whirlpools and lazy river journeys, as well as the Caribbean’s only surf simulator.   WORLD’S BEST BEACH & RESORT Beaches Turks & Caicos has been awarded #1… Read More »

Hawaii Wedding

Imagine exchanging vows at sunset along a serene Kauai beach or with dolphins swimming offshore in Hulopoe Bay on Lanai. See yourself saying “I do” overlooking the Waikiki shoreline on Oahu or at the edge of a 2000-foot sea cliff on Molokai. Share the day with your family inside a charming, wood-framed chapel in Upcountry… Read More »

Plan Your Family Vacation

Oh, The Places You’ll Go on Vacation! The first step in planning your family vacation is to narrow down the choices!  Keep in mind, summer vacation doesn’t have to just be one or two weeks of travel, you could plan a bunch of 3 day weekend getaways or short trips rather than one long vacation. … Read More »

U.S. Embassies websites

Good travel information to know before you go, here you will find a listing of the Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions   Print Email Traveler’s Checklist A trip requires careful planning.  Listed below are important steps you can take to prepare for a safe trip anywhere outside the United States. In addition,… Read More »