Global Entry program also experiencing significant delays

More delays are happening in the travel world. If you applied for the Global Entry Program, understand how delays may affect the required interview. If you read our September 15 post about passport delays then this might not come as much of a shock.  After being closed down for six months, the Customs and Border Protection started the interview process again in September for the … Continue reading Global Entry program also experiencing significant delays

Hotel industry veteran predicts a return to normal for travel

Opinions differ HOW the pandemic will impact the future of travel.  Read one hotel industry veteran’s opinion on what he predicts the future of travel will look like.  Some of you may know the name Ian Schrager, either from his Studio 54 fame or perhaps being a leader in the hotel industry (think The Mondrian in LA or the The Clift in San Francisco.) He … Continue reading Hotel industry veteran predicts a return to normal for travel

The best days to score cheaper airline tickets

Which day of the week should you purchase for cheaper airline tickets?  When should you depart?  Return home?  It does vary somewhat whether domestic or international.  Which app will help you monitor the change in fares for your chosen route? Airline tickets continue to be lower priced as compared to the past several years, but as demand increases in the coming months (combined with a … Continue reading The best days to score cheaper airline tickets

How travel might change post-pandemic

There will be lots of changes to the way we live post-pandemic.  And travel has been one of the areas most greatly impacted by COVID. So, we can expect to see some pretty big ways travel might change for future trips. There will be many changes to our lifestyle as a result of the current pandemic.  And travel is one of the areas that has … Continue reading How travel might change post-pandemic

Is SurfaceWise2 designed to kill viruses safe after all?

On August 24 the EPA allowed American Airlines to begin use of a new product that kills viruses on surfaces up to seven days.  The hope is to make air travel safer.  But not everyone feels that SurfaceWise2 will, in fact, make passengers safer. On September 8 we posted about how American Airlines is working to make their planes safer through the use of SurfaceWise2 … Continue reading Is SurfaceWise2 designed to kill viruses safe after all?

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Travel + Leisure Top 24 U.S. Road Trips

While road trips are the quintessential American summer vacation, there are also some spectacular drives that make for a great fall experience.  Below are T+L’s top 24 recommendations for U.S. road trips: Hana Highway, Maui Blue Ridge Parkway, Carolinas and Virginia Lake Shore Drive, Chicago 17-mile Drive, California U.S. 1, Florida Keys Route 12, Utah Bluebonnet Trail, Texas North Shore Drive, Minnesota Trail Ridge Road, … Continue reading Travel + Leisure Top 24 U.S. Road Trips

Here’s what you need to know if applying for or renewing a passport

Are you planning an upcoming trip and need to get or renew your passport?  Here’s what you need to know now to make sure you have a passport in time. If you saw our August 25 post about scoring discount airline tickets, you might have decided to start planning your next trip.  And if that trip requires a passport, here are a few things you … Continue reading Here’s what you need to know if applying for or renewing a passport

Read this before you purchase travel insurance for your next trip

Are you in the process of planning a trip and trying to decide whether travel insurance is worth the additional cost?  Read the fine print and be sure that the coverage actually protects you!  Hint…in many policies a pandemic is NOT covered. So perhaps you found some cheap plane tickets after reading our August 25 post.  Now you need to decide – should I purchase … Continue reading Read this before you purchase travel insurance for your next trip

A deeper look into why plane ticket prices are so affordable

Airlines have always priced tickets based on historical data. But with the extreme lack in demand for travel, historical data is no longer relevant. So airlines are pricing flights with very little variance between traditional high and low demand periods. Flights during high demand periods that were once cost prohibitive for a family of four are now more affordable (assuming you feel safe traveling). What … Continue reading A deeper look into why plane ticket prices are so affordable