Each year, millions of suitcases or one bag per 2,000 passengers were never found. Some of these lost bags sit at airports for months waiting to be claimed, before their contents are sold at luggage auction, donated or dumped. What happens to traveler’s new bathing suits and unwashed underwear depends on which airline carried the suitcase and where in the world the plane landed.Explore
When I’m not booking cruises and shore excursions for my clients, I’m actually designing shore excursions for some of the top luxury cruise companies. As an insider, I can tell you, not all shore excursions are created equal.
How do you find the right shore excursion for you? First and foremost it comes down to knowing “how” you like to travel. Some people feel comfortable and safe in large groups, while others are looking for a unique experience to give them bragging rights when they get home. Some like to wander on their own and see what unfolds.Explore
Many of us choose at one time or another to stay home and take our “hard earned vacation” closer to home. Perhaps it’s because of the expense of travel, or needing to be close to someone who can’t travel, or just being too burnt out to face battling the hassle of travel. Whatever the reason, there is a LOT to be said for enjoying a staycation. Here are my seven favourite tips for having the best, most relaxing holiday ever!Explore
When it comes to budgeting for a vacation, I’ve become a master at stretching every dollar. One summer I took my son to the Caribbean for six weeks using creativity and lots of planning. In fact, I came out ahead as I was able to rent my house for the time we were away.
Here are my favourite hacks to help save you money while travelling. Explore
Ironically, I’m writing this week’s column after just talking to a friend I met on my very first solo trip over 45 years ago. We still laugh at the shenanigans we got up to and she is still one of my best friends in the world today. Good thing, we didn’t know what we didn’t know and are still alive to talk about it!Explore
Yes, I admit, I made the cardinal mistake of leaving my cellular data roaming while flying across the continent recently. It’s easy to do when you’re focused on other things – like getting your carry-on luggage into a nearby overhead bin. I thought it a good time to review some of the best practices for travelling with your phone.Explore
Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, bachelorette parties, retirement and now even divorce healings are reasons to gather friends and family and head off on a group adventure. Celebration travel means having fun and sharing time with the important people in your life. Before you head out with your loved ones though, there are some major hurdles to overcome if you still want to be talking by the time you come home.Explore
I love customizing my clients’ vacations to offer the best experience, no matter what the budget. Have you always wanted to go to Tahiti and French Polynesia but been scared off by the luxury sticker price advertised in all the dreamy vacation brochures? Here are a few tips you can use to adapt to almost any budget level.Explore
Once you travel with carry-on, you’ll promise yourself that you’ll never travel any other way. I stood in line for hours to check a piece of baggage, stressing that I would miss my flight. It only had to happen once before I vowed to travel with carry-on only.
It’s not as simple as it sounds. I researched what the ideal size of carry-on should be. It should have been a simple task, but each airline has its own luggage restrictions on what is acceptable and the difference in the measurements is astounding. Extra fees will be charged for an over-sized carry on and some are outright rejected.Explore
Love the thought of being there but hate the thought of getting there? Here are some insider tips on how to more fully enjoy the total travel experience.Explore