Some Travel Tips
- As soon as January 1, 2008, a passport will be required for virtually all travel outside the U.S. For information about cruise vacations and passport use, visit the Cruise Lines International Association Web site at www.cruising. org.
- One of the most effective ways to stay within budget on vacation is to use a prepaid card, such as Visa TravelMoney. It’s accepted anywhere that takes Visa debit cards and comes with lost luggage reimbursement. You can learn more at www.visa.com/trav elmoney.
- If you’re planning a small-ship vacation, a reference guide such as Grand Circle’s free “101 Tips for Small Ship Travelers Abroad” could help. Chock-full of handy tips, charts and terminology, it provides an overview of this hot travel trend, explains your options and offers advice for maximizing the experience. Call (800) 248-3737.
- Regular pit stops for coffee, food and to check your email can prevent fatigue while driving. For example, TravelCenters of America (TA) offer wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) so you can check e-mail at work or home. To find out more, visit www.tatravelcen ters.com.
- Nearly 70 percent of powersport enthusiasts-owners of RVs, travel trailers, boats and motorcycles-say they won’t change their travel plans because of high gas prices, according to Nationwide Mutual Insurance’s Second Annual Fueling Powersports Index.
- Doubletree Hotels and The National Arbor Day Foundation are helping kids to “think trees.” They are educating thousands of elementary school students in the U.S. and Canada about the roles trees play in our everyday lives.