Travel Tips

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What Flying is Like Right Now

By Carol Rowland / June 24, 2020 / Comments Off on What Flying is Like Right Now

I flew to Rapid City, South Dakota on Monday, which was my first time flying since everything went into lockdown in March, so I have the most current scoop on travel at this moment of Covid-19, so I share my experience in this week’s article… What Flying is Like Right Now I was up super…

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Getting around the gotchas – Travel Insurance Terms

By Carol Rowland / February 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Getting around the gotchas – Travel Insurance Terms

This week’s article continues last week’s discussion of some of the gotchas of travel protection… Travel Protection Clauses and Requirements Last week I wrote about travel insurance and my personal example of how pre-existing conditions work. I’m continuing the discussion of travel protection as there are a few more key requirements that most people aren’t…

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I’m going under the knife – Travel Insurance Gotchas

By Carol Rowland / February 20, 2019 / Comments Off on I’m going under the knife – Travel Insurance Gotchas

The dreary weather is keeping me cold and bundled up as I work to get things wrapped up in my work world for a while. I’ll be putting things on pause for about a month starting next week as I have some surgery that requires four to six weeks of recovery time. My health situation…

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7 Must-Pack Items – plus a bonus

By Carol Rowland / August 8, 2018 / Comments Off on 7 Must-Pack Items – plus a bonus

I’m headed to Canada tomorrow, for an adventure that starts in Banff and Lake Louise, then a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies, and then an Alaskan cruise from Vancouver to Seward. As I prepare for my trip, I’m sharing my list of non-electronic items that always go with me. Last…

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5 Must-Pack Electronics for Any Trip

By Carol Rowland / July 25, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Must-Pack Electronics for Any Trip

I’ll be traveling next month and my preparations generate a series of tips – this week, the electronics that are always in my bag… Since I travel a lot, I’ve developed my list of must-have items regardless of my destination. Today I’ll share what electronics are always packed in my bag and next time I’ll…

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Travel Safety Street Performers

Thieves and Travel Scams

By Carol Rowland / April 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Thieves and Travel Scams

Warnings and reminders are the theme for today’s article, as I share my own little escapade with trouble. They Stole My Phone A week before my trip to Greece, I got a brand new smartphone and since it was almost the latest and greatest, it was pretty pricey. I was a bit paranoid with this…

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Routines and Patterns – Creating Your Travel Uniform

By Carol Rowland / April 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Routines and Patterns – Creating Your Travel Uniform

From my many travels, I share some ideas today that have helped me prepare and travel easier… Creating Your Travel Uniform One of the things that I’ve learned through various business coaching programs I’ve been in is the importance of establishing routines or patterns for reoccurring activities of life so you don’t waste time having…

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Mind your own business – Travel Advisor Confidentiality

By Carol Rowland / March 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Mind your own business – Travel Advisor Confidentiality

A question commonly asked of travel professionals inspired my post today… Keep Your Info Confidential A few weeks ago, I compiled the stupid questions that have been asked of travel professionals; I gather those from other agent sources, and there was one that stood out as a very logical question to me: Is our relationship…

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CLEAR Airport Security Check Program

Signing Up for Clear

By Carol Rowland / March 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Signing Up for Clear

On my last business trip, I decided to satisfy my curiosity about Clear, the security fast pass offering available at about 30 airports and sports venues. After numerous times of facing a very long TSA PreCheck line, a service that I previously paid for, I was interested in the latest offering that would get me…

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The Secrets of the Words – Meanings in Travel Descriptions

By Carol Rowland / February 14, 2018 / Comments Off on The Secrets of the Words – Meanings in Travel Descriptions

When it comes to travel, there are some little nuances that can make a difference in your expectations. It’s very important to know how to read between the lines of a travel offering, so I wanted to provide a little guide of usual terms. Meaning of Words in Tour Descriptions As you look at different…

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