The Travel Industry’s Biggest Secret

Shhh... We're about to let you in on the secret to booking the best vacation deal, ever. ; The last time you planned a trip, where did you book? Where did you check the price – Expedia? Priceline? Orbitz? Travelocity? BookIt? Booking.com? Kayak? Trivago? Directly...

How to Write the Perfect Out-of-Office Reply Before Vacation

How to Write the Perfect Out-of-Office Reply Before Vacation ; Ready to actually put some of that paid time off to use? We have some beef with you, American workforce. This year’s Project: Time Off survey has revealed that, yet again, you are refusing to use all...

101 Reasons Travel Agents Still Exist

More often than not, the first question we are usually asked by new clients is what we actually do and why they would need us. The short answer to the first part: a lot. The short answer to the second part: you don’t – you want us. There is just as much,...

The Things That No One Tells You About Booking a Cruise

For travelers with limited vacation time, cruises can be an attractive option — you fly to a departure city that’s probably nicer/warmer than your hometown before getting whisked away to exotic locales on a ginormous boat for a week of fun and sun and...

15 Terrible Vacation Mistakes

If you’re one of the 68% of Americans who actually used their vacation days last year, you know just how important it is to make every ounce of that paid time off count. And while the beauty of a vacation is that you can do whatever you want without judgment,...

What Does a Hotel’s Star Rating Actually Mean?

While the problem of hotel-star inflation isn’t exactly a pressing world issue, it does feel a lot like a game of grade-school one-upmanship that will inevitably end with the world’s first “Infinity-Plus-One-Star” hotel, probably somewhere in Dubai. But with all...

5 Reasons to Book Your Holiday Travel RIGHT NOW

Summer may not be over yet, but the reality is that right now is the time to start planning holiday travel. If you think about it, Thanksgiving  and Christmas really aren’t that far away… Here’s why you need to start booking your holiday travel...

11 Reasons to Travel More This Year

Vacations are a must for many families, but there are more reasons than you might think to hit the road with your crew this year:   1. Time together Our fast-paced, busy lives make it hard enough to get everyone around the dinner table at night — forget a full...

9 Legitimate Health Benefits of Vacationing

The great social theorist William Joel put it best: “Working too hard can give you a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-[etc.]” If you’re an American, you’re probably not heeding that warning. When it comes to worshiping freedom, we talk a big game, but are pretty willing to...

10 Ways Travel Agents Give You Higher Value Vacations

There’s no do-over for a vacation gone wrong. Sure you can book everything online, but the choices are so vast and confusing that it will take you hours. And if things go wrong you will have no one to turn to. Instead, consider talking to a travel professional. Here...