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Vacation rental scams

September 30, 2011 by  
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A rental scammer will be quickly found out if you have a local connection that can check into things. You do not want to get scammed, and they don’t want to get caught, so a few simple steps will help you have a fun, safe vacation with a legitimate vacation rental.

Traveling with disabilities

September 29, 2011 by  
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Many people with disabilities forgo travel due to a fear of not being able to be properly accommodated during tours, lodging, etc. This is simply not the case. Basically, traveling with a disability is just like traveling without one, you simply have to take some extra time and effort to make sure that your needs can be accommodated. Most places will cater to disabilities to make you as comfortable as possible, but they can’t do so if they are ignorant to your needs. Speak up, and you will get the assistance, rooms, service, and activities requires for your specific restrictions.

Travel scams

September 28, 2011 by  
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Booking a dream vacation is an emotional decision. People get excited about the opportunity to go somewhere they have never been, do something they have never done, and see parts of the world unknown to them. However, because it is an emotional decision, travel scams run high.

Tips for traveling with young children

September 27, 2011 by  
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Most parents dream of a family vacation that has an idyllic picture of their entire family getting along, whether they are frolicking on the beach, or going to see a national landmark. Unfortunately, the real picture often has crying kids, frustrated parents, and a family vacation that falls far short of the ideal. However, the good news is that by doing some planning, you still may not end up with a picture post card vacation, but you can plan a family vacation that everyone enjoys and leaves you with some long lasting family memories.

Tips for taking a road trip

September 26, 2011 by  
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Many people are choosing to take a road trip, for their next vacation. Whether they are looking to save money, on airfare, or just want to see the open road, this can be a great way to have a vacation. However, before you simply pack the bags and throw them into the car, there are some tips that can help to make your next road trip, a lot smoother and even save you some money.

Tips for staying safe while traveling

September 25, 2011 by  
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Everyone wants to believe that their vacation will be safe and without incident. For thousands (if not millions) of travelers every year, this is generally true. Unfortunately, many travelers find themselves victim of all sorts of crimes, ranging from fraud to more serious physical crimes. Not only will this ruin your hard earned vacations, but it can serious and long lasting consequences. The good news is that there are things that you can do, that will reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime, while you travel.

Tips for making the most of your visit to Disneyland

September 24, 2011 by  
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There is perhaps no more iconic vacation then heading to Disneyland, in Anaheim, California. Visitors from around the world, make the pilgrimage to visit the original theme park. However, over the years Disneyland has grown larger and savvy travelers know that they need the inside information to make the most of their Disneyland visit. Here is the information that you need in order to have fun and create lasting memories. Here are some tips for making the most of your visit to Disneyland-
 Don’t lose your tickets-No matter what park you are going to, you need to guard your tickets carefully. It is important to understand that even if you have a copy of your tickets, Disneyland will not replace them. Because there are so many options for buying your tickets ahead of time, make sure that you stow them away carefully, and keep them secure while you are in the park.
 Dress for fun-Disneyland is not the place to debut your high fashion wardrobe, or wear your 5 inch high heeled summer sandals. The number one thing to remember is to wear comfortable shoes. In addition, keep in mind that even though it’s California, it can get cooler at night, after the sun goes down. Make sure that you have a sweater or hoodie that you can slip on.
 Limit what you carry-You’ll be surprised at how far you’ll walk during your time at Disneyland. Because of this you need to limit what you carry. If you need to carry a bag, make sure that it is as light as possible. If you can put stuff in your pockets, you’ll have a much better time. Don’t worry though, there’s no need to leave everything in the car (forcing you to trek out if you need something), you’ll find lockers inside and outside of the gates of the park. You can put in all your extra gear and then access it as you need it.
 There are places for help-Disneyland strives to be the best in guest service. If you or someone with you isn’t feeling well, then there is no need to leave the park. Simply head to the First Aid Center, where they can help treat that headache, blister or upset tummy. If your child becomes distraught because their balloon popped or souvenir broke, Disneyland provides a free replacement, on the same day, making sure that it stays the happiest place on earth.
 Don’t let the weather keep you away-Anaheim is known for having clouds in the morning and brilliant sunny weather during the day. Most often the weather improves by noon (just be sure to be prepared for rain), however, keep in mind most weather is mild in this area, and if it rains the lines will be shorter and crowds much thinner.
 Smoking is prohibited-Smokers should keep in mind that the smoking laws in California are strict. Don’t think about breaking them, and realize that smoking is even more prohibited inside Disneyland (even though its outdoors).
 Size really does matter-There are height restrictions on some of the rides, so if you are going to Disneyland with a smaller child, it pays to know this before you go. Be sure to measure their height before you get to the park. This way you will know what rides they can and cannot go on. This will make for a much happier visit, for everyone. Remember, the height restrictions are there to keep your child safe, so don’t even ask for an exception.
 Consider taking a break-There really is no place like Disneyland, but by early afternoon it can become sensory overload, for kids and adults alike. Consider taking a break, returning to your hotel (just get your hand stamped), and then returning in the late afternoon when the temperatures and cooling and the crowds thin out for dinner.

Things you should know about taking a cruise

September 23, 2011 by  
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Cruising has become one of the most popular ways to take a vacations. Travelers love the idea that they pay one price, to board the ship, unpack, and then they are able to visit multiple ports of call, all while enjoying what today’s luxury cruise ships offer. However, before you book on the first cruise you come across, it can be helpful to educate yourself about what a cruise is and isn’t and what you can expect to find.

Things to do at home before going on vacation

September 22, 2011 by  
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While we may all dream of piling some things in a suitcase, and walking out the front door, when we go on vacation, few people can leave that simply. The reality is that there are certain things that should do before leaving home, on your next trip. By taking care of these simple things before you go, you will find that you have a much smoother and more relaxed vacation.

Things to consider when planning a family vacation

September 21, 2011 by  
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Many parents dream of the vacations that filled their child free days, when they were able to throw a few things in a bag and take off. If you are a parent you may find that planning a vacation with your kids, (no matter their age), can result in the type of planning, that rivals a major military offensive. However, if you take your time and do some planning, before you leave home, you are much more likely to end up with a family vacation that makes everyone happy.

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