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    What To Do When Your Travel Plans Go Awry

    When Travel Plans Go Awry

    Many families have to save all year for their annual vacation, or save for several years for a dream vacation—so every second of that week or two away counts. Those who travel frequently for work or pleasure often take several mini trips where time is of the essence. With all that goes into planning your trip, what do you do when your travel plans go awry?

    Stay Calm And Accept What You Can’t Control

    You get to the airport and see that your flight is canceled or delayed, or weather keeps your cruise from stopping at a port, your tour bus gets a flat, or for one reason or another, your excursion is canceled. These can all be heartbreaking because you have been looking forward to your perfect vacation. However, it is better to take a few minutes to be frustrated—then find the bright side. If not, you will waste your time off being stressed to the max. And, there is no need to scream at the customer service agents—because they did not create the delay or cancellation, and they are having a bad day too.

    Create A Plan B

    Either before you leave for home, or as soon as the wrench in your plans arises—find your plan B. There has to be something else fun you can do instead of pouting. One day when I had what turned out to be a 12-hour airport delay, I got a manicure and massage, dined at a 5-star airport restaurant, and did some shopping. I could have sat and fumed all day, but instead, I made the most of it.

    In most cases, your travel provider will offer a refund, discount, or credit—but even if they don’t—don’t let an unexpected change in your travel plans ruin your next trip.

  • Why A Boutique Hotel
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    What The Heck Is A Boutique Hotel?

    You have probably heard the term, but if you have yet to experience a boutique hotel—you might not be sure exactly what it is. However, that is part of the fun,…

  • Where To Next
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    Where To Next?

    Not sure where to go for your next vacation? Your options are endless, but you want to make sure to select a spot that you won’t soon forget. Below are a…

  • Travel Like A Local
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    How To Travel Like A Local

    One of the great things about traveling to a foreign country is getting to immerse yourself in the local culture. However, many tourists never make it outside of the tourist attractions.…

  • Have Fun As A Local Tourist
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    Spend The Day As A Local Tourist

    I am lucky enough to travel quite frequently. When I tell people where I have lived over the years, they always respond with the places in my local area they have…

  • Coworking Spaces or Coffee Shops
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    Coworking Spaces Or Coffee Shops?

    With more of us working full-time or part-time from our laptops, you may be searching for somewhere to work other than your home office. Or maybe you are searching for a…

  • Packing for Extended Vacations
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    What To Pack For Extended Vacations

    I love to travel, both stateside and around the world. While I try not to check luggage, sometimes on my extended vacations I simply must. Or, as we all know—sometimes the…

  • Airbnb Red Flags
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    Airbnb Red Flags

    Travel is at the top of my “to-do” list, and since the invention of Airbnb, I have been all about renting an apartment or house instead of staying in a hotel.…

  • sunscreen dos and don'ts
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    Sunscreen Dos and Don’ts

    The first official day of summer 2017 is June 20th. However, many areas around the nation are already enjoying warm and toasty weather. As things heat up, you will be inspired…