Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

Nothing is more confounding to vacationers than when a travel agent poses the question, ” Would you like to purchase travel insurance for your trip?” And unfortunately, there’s no right answer to that question. There are times when it’s a waste and other times when it could save someone from disaster. Typically, frugal travelers forgo it just to save money and those that hate surprises opt to purchase it, even when they don’t need it.


There’s much confusion regarding travel insurance, especially since many people assume it’s a scam to make extra money from travelers. What do the different insurances cover? What if it’s not needed after all? To answer these questions, we’ve compiled this guide to travel insurance so that you’re armed and ready the next time you plan a trip!

Where to park at SFO & how much to pay…


You’ve purchased your flight out of San Francisco Intl. Airport. Your rental car is booked and almost all of your destination details are in place. Now it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to get to the airport and make it through TSA. We asked our San Francisco customers for all of their expert tips and tricks for parking and navigating through SFO. And we’re here to share it with you.

Where is the best place to park at LAX & how much does it cost?


Traveling through Los Angeles Intl. Airport is no ordinary feat. Between the traffic, delays and long lines, making it to your terminal on time may seem impossible. But yet, thousands of us fly out of LAX everyday. We asked our LA customers to chime in on best practices and important tips to make your next flight out of LAX a smooth and timely one.

Let’s start with airport parking….

How to Beat Jet Lag


Anyone who has flown across time zones knows that jet lag can put a damper on an otherwise stellar vacation. When our bodies cross time zones rapidly, it can be difficult for them to readjust. Your body wants to sleep when your brain wants to party and vice versa. Due to this, many travelers assume their first day of vacation will be completely wasted. But you needn’t miss a moment of your well-deserved trip! Follow these 5 tips to beat jet lag so you can squeeze every ounce of fun out of your next getaway. 

Volunteer Vacations: Put Your Mark on the World

You’ve decided it’s time for some time off.  Great!  But maybe your budget or bucket list are a bit out of reach.  Consider taking a volunteer vacation.  These vacations often offer travel to unique and beautiful places on a budget, for a little of your time.  You’ll return with a sense of accomplishment and a deeper awareness for other cultures. Plus, you will help make the world a better place. Next Step? Choosing the right volunteer vacation for you…



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Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation is one of the most popular types of volunteer vacations, and for good reason. Most of the volunteer work has mass appeal and the options are endless. You can preserve ecosystems, survey plant life, aid in wildlife rehabilitation, and maintain parks. International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is known as one of the most affordable volunteer travel organizations available today. Programs range from forest restoration to agricultural aid and will send vacationers all over the world including Bali, Madagascar, New Zealand and Spain. They even have a program in South Africa that includes fossil excavation.