Each summer, 45% of Americans take to the roads, skies, or seas as they embrace the season. Some people skip off to theme parks or tropical getaways, while others pile the family into an RV for a cross-country road trip. Whatever your dream vacation may be, there are always ways to make the experience a little smoother. Here’s some advice to help you plan the perfect trip.
Some people love planning a trip, while others would rather hire a travel agent to handle all the details. Whatever your preference, we can all agree on one thing: Buying a plane ticket is awful! Unless you have a lot of miles saved up, you’re faced with painfully high prices, too many options, and plenty of conflicting information. Should you book your flight sooner rather than later? Does it make a difference when you look at flights first thing in the morning? Is Tuesday really the best day to buy a ticket? Fortunately, a recent study tracked 3 million flights taken last year and determined the best window to book your flight in 2018.
A bad hotel experience can ruin a vacation, no matter what part of the world you are in. Unless you’ve stayed in a certain hotel before, you can only use what you find online to make a judgement. When was the last time the rooms were upgraded? Are you sure the hotel has A/C? It’s easy for terrible hotels to mislead travelers with touched-up photos and vague descriptions, so check out this expert traveler’s advice for booking a hotel online.
Every time you plan a trip, the subject of travel insurance is sure to come up. It’s hard to know if you really need travel insurance, mostly because it can be hard to determine what it even covers! This article breaks down what is commonly covered by travel insurance, when it comes in handy, and how to determine if you need it on your trip.
Just For Fun: 14 Best Travel Movies
Need something to pass the time on your long drive or flight? We have you covered! Here’s a list of great movies about wild tripsyour whole family will enjoy.