Travel Tips Posts

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.

Things To Know When Traveling To Brazil

Things to Know When Visiting Brazil

From Carnival to the Amazon to the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil is a fascinating country to visit. Despite its recent economic recession, Brazil continues to be a top travel destination with a thriving tourist industry. Like any foreign country, before embarking on your journey, it is always a good idea to do some research ahead of time. Being knowledgeable and prepared in advance of your trip will ensure that you can make the most of your time exploring this incredible country. Here’s our guide of things to know before traveling to Brazil.

Best Towns to Celebrate the Fourth of July


Across the country, virtually every city and town in the U.S. holds some type of celebration to commemorate the day the founding fathers told King George and his boys to push off. However, across America, not all Fourth of July celebrations are created equal, and the atmosphere of the small-town festivities usually does the better job at recapturing the American spirit of independence. No matter what part of the country you call home, from sea to shining sea, here are five of the best towns to celebrate the Fourth of July:

10 Things to do Before You Park Your Car at the Airport

At, we continually strive to make your airport parking experience as easy and stress free as possible.  Here are 10 things that you can do before you park your car at the airport to help make it even better.