Catching up, kicking back, hanging
out, letting loose and sitting quietly by the river. Our guides, all
less than half as old as Patty, lost a litheretle fear of aging and
gained some new clothes; Patty and her friends lost a little fear of
the wilderness and gained some new memories (and awesome tans!)
Everyone signed up for Patty's 55th!
Good woman talk
When you travel in a group
or a couple, you are more likely to enjoy some aspects of safety in
numbers as we often times hear. Some countries are considered safer
than others and since each ad every country have their own issues
with crime, it is safer to travel in pairs of one, two or more.
Local & International Weather Conditions
Often times we hear of vacationers being trapped in some
countries who do not have embassies or connections to the United
States or United Kingdom. The below link is the most important
link listed on this site. Regardless of the country you travel,
and should there be an emergency, you will be able to contact
the respective embassy for help and information
Get the address, phone number, and links to on-line tourist info
for over 150 countries, PLUS all states of the US and provinces
Worldwide Travel Information
is always interesting reading travel news and information from
around the world from a British and European perspective. Get
your information from one of the best and most informative news
sources. The (BBC) is still the best in many respects.
Breaking News From A European Perspective
Planning a vacation
or a business trip
takes much work. You must decide where you want to stay each
night, how you are going to get there, and how you are going to
get from place to place once you are there. Unless you are
driving, you must purchase plane tickets, often well in advance.
Additionally, for vacation travel, you must plan what sites you
are going to see and in what activities you are going to
participate. This, too, may require that you purchase tickets
well in advance.
have been too many incidents of cats
and dogs suffering from heat stroke
after being left in a hot car.
at least two windows (for cross
ventilation) open slightly to
provide fresh air.
Quite often, one hears of unfortunate
stories about people traveling without adequate
insurance. Be prepared for the unexpected when
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Have just enough cash on hand on arrival
But please do not walk
around with large amounts.
Do your research on your intended
Pack your own light snack. Not all
flights provide meals. Pack your
own, it's better and far cheaper.
Pack Wisely Travel Lightly
Leave number and address with family
Adequate supply of medication if
Be patient while in queue.
Fasten your seat belt when requested
Thank the flight crew
Watch your step
Tip Your Driver
Rent a car Friday to Monday because
rental companies often offer weekend
Good affordable car rental rates at
Procrastination does not pay.
planning a trip, book way ahead. Many discount fares require
reservations 7-21 days in advance. For international fares,
a 30-day advance purchase is often required.
Mondays and Fridays are heavy business travel days. Try to
schedule your trip for other days and with a Saturday night
stay to ensure the lowest airfare and hotel rates.
Change airports. Be
flexible regarding the airport your want to depart from or
arrive at. Many large cities have smaller airports nearby
which can sometimes yield savings and airports, can alert
you of less expensive flights out of alternative airports.
Carefully read room descriptions. Sometimes hotels offer
different rooms at similar prices. Details, such as
breakfasts or newspapers included in the price, can make all
the difference in the value you receive.