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Top Luxury Winter Getaways

If you live in a cold weather area, often riddled with snow and deep freeze, after a couple of months you probably desire warm weather, sunshine, and your toes in the sand.  Even more appealing is going someplace that is truly steeped in luxury and provides you with all the comforts in the world, including …

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Traveling with Tech: 6 Tips Every Business Traveler Should Know

These days, most business travelers are flying with an assortment of both personal and company-owned electronics— laptops, tablets, smartphones, and wearable devices to name a few. Here are some practical tips to ensure your technology doesn’t fail you or cause delays when traveling. Stay Informed of TSA Regulations From the 3-1-1 liquid rule to electronics and …

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All Inclusive Luxury Vacations

There’s something almost magical about the sound of an all-inclusive luxury vacation. No worries, no stress, and no need to think about anything beyond how long you’ll be there. And while it is certainly appealing to leave all the decision-making to someone else, there are some cons to booking an all-inclusive luxury vacation. So, to make …

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Navigating the Nation’s Capital

If you’ve ever visited our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., then you know that it’s not exactly the easiest city to navigate. The architect who designed the city’s grid (Pierre L’Enfant) did so specifically in a planned Baroque style, with the streets laid out with both numbers and letters intersecting with diagonal streets named after states …

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Popular U.S. Landmarks

There are so many popular landmarks in the U.S. that everyone should try to visit at least once in their lifetime. Trying to fit any or all of these on a visit to or around the U.S provides an amazing viewpoint into the fascinating architecture that has been created as well as the natural wonders …

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What to Know When Traveling Alone

More and more, people are choosing to vacation and travel solo – whether completely on their own or with tour groups catering to individual travelers, it has become more acceptable to be out exploring the world on your own. But while you might be the most seasoned and confident traveler out there, it’s still important …

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Airport Navigation: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Located just over 25 miles from the heart of Washington, D.C. in Northern Virginia., Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is an iconic landmark of its surrounding metropolitan area. With construction beginning in the late 1950’s, and formally dedicated by then President John F. Kennedy in 1962, IAD today welcomes over 21 million travelers each year, many of …

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Planning a Travel Itinerary

Traveling in previous decades might have seen us call a travel agent, pull out a map, buy a guide book, or research in the library. Fortunately, in today’s day and age, all the tools you might need to plan a trip are at the touch of your fingertips or the swipe of a screen. Planning …

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Preparing for a Red Eye Flight

Red-eye flights: Sometimes you are at the mercy of your travel agent in terms of the flight booked for you. Sometimes they are less expensive. And sometimes, they are your only option. Preparing in advance for a red-eye flight is a good idea, as you don’t want to go into the flight feeling less than …

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Benefits of Off-Peak Travel

Off-peak travel, aka at a time when demand is lower, is a great way to take advantage of less expensive flights, fewer crowds, and more options for hotels and getaways. Granted, the cons are that, typically, the trip is during less than ideal weather, for example. But this doesn’t necessarily make for a less than …

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Airport Navigation: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)

The closest airport serving Washington D.C. is Reagan National Airport (DCA) and sits next to the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia. It offers awe-inspiring views of monuments as travelers arrive and depart the area. In addition, its close proximity to our nation’s capital means that business travelers can depend on relatively quick access to downtown meetings. With …

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Best Places to Visit in Europe

The allure of Europe is rooted in so many things. History. Culture. Gastronomy. Romance. Shopping – and more! And while there are numerous European locations far and wide, you can’t go wrong with any of the major European cities listed below – some of the most famous locations in the world.  So, Au Revoir to …

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Travel and Language Barriers

So, you’ve landed in a country where you don’t speak the native language…what do you do now? Don’t panic! First of all, it’s quite likely that the population at hand speaks a bit of English. Second, if you prep ahead of time, you won’t look like quite a disaster. And finally, keep a few language …

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D.C. Dining and Nightlife

In terms of pomp, circumstance, and even yes, conservative dress, Washington D.C. doesn’t usually stray from the tried and true. A traditionalist town at heart. But these days, more and more restaurants and night spots popping up, dare to push the limits, giving visitors, business travelers, and even Hill staffers, a chance to shake off …

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Best Zoo Trips Across America

It’s often said the comfort of an animal is like no other. That’s probably why millions of people visit zoos in the United States each year, and with so many to choose from, where do you start? According to USA Today, there are a number of top, outstanding zoos to visit across the country. Just …

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Top Rated Travel Insurance

Often times travel insurance is overlooked when planning a trip, but smart travelers know that having it can make the difference between an enjoyable trip and a potential disaster. Whether you experience the sudden loss of a loved one, a change in business plans, illness, or a severe weather disruption, having travel insurance provides peace …

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United Kingdom Airport Options

Flying into London is an experience for millions of travelers each year. There are also several choices for travelers. Here are four airports to consider when you book your next travel to the U.K. Heathrow International Airport (LHR) Heathrow, probably the most well-known, is the largest of London’s airports and is located only 14 short …

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The Best Flyer Rewards Programs

With business and leisure travel finally expected to pick up in 2021, taking advantage of frequent flyer rewards programs is a must. You can earn points for personal travel, hotel rooms, car rentals, event tickets, and a lot of other things. Enrolling is easy, but reading the fine print on how to use your earned …

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Hotels Feature: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

In our second blog installment featuring luxury hotels, we take a look at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, and the St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. Historical. Iconic. Opulent. Timeless. These words are often used to describe the legacy and preservation behind each of these brands. Join us as we delve further into their …

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2021 Travel Technology Trends

In spite of the COVID -19 pandemic forcing a hard stop on travel over the last year, and the catastrophic decline in passenger travels and hotel stays over the last 14 months, there is no shortage of travel technology development. Quite the opposite. Pre-pandemic, ease of travel was the main focus. Technology such as CLEAR …

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How is Artificial Intelligence Changing the Travel Industry?

What is artificial intelligence? Most people know about artificial intelligence (AI) from movies. Avengers, AI, Ex Machina, Matrix, Robocop, and even the movie Wall-e, to name a few. According to Merriam Webster dictionary, artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers; the ability of a machine to imitate intelligent human …

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Airport Navigation Guide: Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is a great alternative to anyone who needs to fly into the Washington, D.C. area. While it is a bit farther than Reagan National (DCA) and Dulles International (IAD) are from the nation’s capital, it provides lower fares, easy parking, and several ground transportation options for arrivals and departures. …

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Top U.S. Golf Courses

As birds begin to chirp and the grass becomes greener, the consummate golfer hears the call of the iron sending the ball through the air, virtually every night, in their dreams. For these individuals, playing the best golf courses in the world, is a dream come true. To make those dreams a reality, here are …

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What Type of Traveler Are You?

Everyone is different. If we weren’t, the world would be a pretty boring place. These differences come in all shapes and sizes. From political and religious views, to types of foods and social gatherings preferred, to how or why one likes to travel. Whether for business or pleasure, how one travels to a particular location …

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Air Travel Sustainability

Contributing to the sustainability of the world sometimes seems daunting and almost impossible. But how you travel and in particular, which airlines you choose to travel with can make a difference. According to a recent article published by Fortune, “Aviation is responsible for 2% of all global carbon emissions (CO2), and according to the International Air …

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Airport Navigation Guide: Orlando International Airport (MCO)

The gateway to Florida family fun, Orlando International Airport (MCO) has ranked many times on the top of the list for mega-airport customer satisfaction. It’s not hard to see why. From its informative website, user-friendly downloadable app, ease of on-site navigation, and much more, MCO keeps travelers happy through and through. MCO App Referred to as your …

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