The Traveler

Why You Should Carry On Your Luggage Instead of Checking it In

One of the most befuddling questions of airline travel is deciding whether or not to check in your luggage or drag it onto the cabin. The answer to this question can be tricky depending on the type of traveler you are.  Do you enjoy the luxury of packing extra clothes and shoes to have with you during the trip? Will you have room for souvenirs on your way back? Are you traveling on a budget? How valuable are the items you will be traveling with? These are all questions that need to be answered when deciding to check in luggage with the airline or keeping everything on you. When comparing the pros and cons of each side of the argument,...

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The Pros & Cons of Every NYC Airport

Ahh The Big Apple!  The City of Dreams can sadly be an excruciating nightmare when it comes to air travel. Frequent flyers who live in the New York Metro area are all too familiar with daunting travel time to and from the airport and painstaking flight delays. All three of NYC's primary hubs rank in the top-10 for flight delays nationwide.  If you must fly from, into, or connect via NYC, deciding on which airport to use can be a confusing decision. Let's dig a little deeper to find out which airport is best suited for your flight.  I will actually provide one alternative to the Big 3 but more on that a little later! 1. John F. Kennedy International...

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How to Plan the Perfect Travel Itinerary

Planning the ultimate itinerary can seem like the most daunting task, yet savvy travelers can breeze through an extensive vacation like its nothing. Believe it or not, the process of scheduling all the activities for your trip is not as difficult as it seems. With a little research, patience, and fluidity, you can prepare a top-notch travel itinerary tailored to your interests. You will be a bonified wanderluster before you know it. Follow these tips to craft the perfect travel itinerary for your next trip! Select the Ideal Base for Your Adventures The first thing you will need to decide is what region of the world you would like explore during your next expedition. Once that mind-numbing decision is made,...

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Why You Should Always Have Travel Insurance

Scrolling through travel insurance plans might be the most excruciatingly boring aspect of planning your vacation, but it is the most important. Regardless of how careful you are, there is always a risk of experiencing a bump in the road. Accidents, sickness, and stolen valuables are just a handful of things that can put a damper on any perfectly planned trip. Travel insurance is the smartest investment you will make during your worldly travels and here is why!  Avoid a Brutal Medical Bill Getting sick or injured is the last thing any traveler wants to think about while trekking the Inca Trail in Peru or camping within the wilderness of Jasper National Park in Canada. It is imperative that you...

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My Flight Was Canceled, Now What?

Nothing can be more stressful than a perfectly scheduled vacation being derailed by a flight cancellation. Every little detail on your tight schedule has to be adjusted and you have to learn to adapt on the fly. Take a deep breath and relax! Everything is going to be okay if you cannot make it to the pristine waters of Greece or snow-capped mountains of Switzerland as early as you would like. When you read the dreadful news that your flight has been canceled, here are the first steps you should take. Contact Your Airline The airline you are flying with will have the most up to date information of the scenario. If you are already at the airport with your...

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