Travel Tips Posts

How to Make Friends on Vacation

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The best types of vacations are those where you come home with some great new friends. There’s nothing like bonding over shared experiences to create an instant friendship with someone and vacations are usually rife with such moments. But, let’s be honest. It’s difficult to strike up a conversation (let alone a friendship) with a perfect stranger in this day and age of technology-driven obliviousness and guarded attitudes. Solo travelers are at even more of a disadvantage since approaching new people without support can be daunting. And even though single travelers tend to like the peace and quiet they get from traveling by themselves, loneliness can still set in and it’s nice to be able to connect with someone else on your terms. Luckily, there are a number of resources to help you navigate these tricky friendship-making waters with ease.

10 Reasons to Visit Vancouver in the Spring

Vancouver is a magnificent cultural haven that makes a fabulous vacation spot all year round. But, if you want to get the absolute best that Vancouver has to offer, you can’t beat visiting in the spring. The whole city seems to get a case of ‘Spring Fever’ which results in events and activities at every corner.

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Spring comes early in Vancouver, so plan your vacation between March and May to get the best experience. If you’re considering a trip to Vancouver and you’re on the fence regarding dates, take a look at these top 10 reasons to visit this vibrant city in the spring.

Choosing a Travel Credit Card

Despite credit card use being so prevalent in American society, there are plenty of people who are unaware of the added perks that come with travel credit cards. In an effort to acquire customers, certain credit companies offer bonuses that can be redeemed for airfare, hotels or even spending money!

 There are many cards to choose from, each with their own set of pros and cons, so there’s really no perfect travel reward card for everyone. Most have annual fees, and others have restrictions for redeeming travel points. Some cards have very high interest rates to deflect the cost of the points they offer and other cards offer sign-on bonuses only when you qualify by spending a certain amount of money in a set time frame. Definitely do your due diligence and read all of the fine print before signing up for a deal. But, if you love to travel and you’re in the market for a new credit card, travel rewards cards can’t be beat! If it’s still all a bit confusing for you, this breakdown of various travel credit cards is sure to make your day.

Getting Around on Vacation

We know that most people book their airport parking right before their trip. But have you ever forgotten to look into how you’re going to get around while on vacation? Most of us just default to the usual rental car or taxi and go on our way. But there are so many more options.

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Planning a Stress-Free Holiday Vacation

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Written by guest author, Sean Morris.

Most of us are busy all of the time, doing our best juggling act to balance work and family. Stress might be a part of your daily life as you worry about your children’s well-being, your aging parents’ health, the volatility of the industry you work in, conflicts with your spouse, or any number of other regular stressors. Add in the holidays and things can seem almost unbearable. A holiday vacation should be your reprieve, yet trips often become another stressful event. Here are a few tips for busy professionals to ensure a stress-free vacation.