Archive for the "Travel Tips" category

Your Sixth Sense – A Matter of Life and Death?

by Beth Whitman (September 10th, 2015)

This summer I went to Jon’s family reunion in Watertown, New York, just about as far north in NY as you can get without being in Canada. Watertown’s got some charm to it. It’s home to an army base, Fort Drum, and sees lots of Canadian who come for the shopping deals. There are big […]

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Tips for Opting Out at the Airport

by Beth Whitman (July 28th, 2015)

With the exception of two times, I opt out of going through the millimeter wave scanners at airports in the U.S. Those two times were both when I was at an airport for a layover and had to leave the terminal and re-enter but had a tight connection and didn’t feel like I had time […]

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Why Travel Insurance is Important

by Beth Whitman (July 27th, 2015)

This post is sponsored by Allianz Travel Insurance. I’m happy to be working with these folks as it gives me an opportunity to talk about the importance of travel insurance for everyone. For years I’ve carried a policy that covers me for emergency needs during my international travels. Fortunately, I’ve never had to use it. […]

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How to Lose Weight on Vacation

by Beth Whitman (July 13th, 2015)

I started noticing a trend with myself over the past couple of years. I was losing weight when I traveled. Not a lot, but at least a couple of pounds. And it at beats the alternative of gaining weight! That is so antithetical to what you would think. But it’s true. I know this because […]

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Good News! Millennials Traveling More

by Beth Whitman (July 7th, 2015)

Each year since 2010, Allianz Travel Insurance has conducted a survey called the Vacation Confidence Index to determine how likely people will travel each summer. This year produced some interesting results. They found that more Americans will take a vacation this summer but will spend less money on their travels. (Vacation is defined as a […]

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Are Full Body Scanners Safe?

by Beth Whitman (June 23rd, 2015)

I’ve written the past couple of weeks about the TSA Pre✓ program and the Global Entry program. Both are great for frequent travelers who want to get through lines at the airport more quickly. If you’re like me, however, you’ll avoid these programs because you must be fingerprinted in order to be part of them. Call […]

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The ABC’s of Global Entry

by Beth Whitman (June 16th, 2015)

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about TSA Pre✓ when I realized that not everyone knows what this expedited screening process is. But what goes hand in hand with TSA Pre✓ is Global Entry, another expedited program. This one allows you to get through customs lines in the U.S. upon arrival on an international flight. […]

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The ABC’s of TSA Pre✓

by Beth Whitman (June 2nd, 2015)

Many of you probably already know what the TSA Pre✓ program is, but I recently realized there are a lot of people who still don’t yet know about this expedited screening process at the airport. I’m going to say up front that I do not participate in it. My only objection to it is that you have […]

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How to Prepare Your House When You Travel

by Beth Whitman (April 7th, 2015)

As I was preparing to leave this past weekend for a couple of days down in Portland, it occurred to me that I have a packing list for all my travels and a to-do list for when I lead a tour. But as I was walking around the house checking to make sure doors were […]

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Tapping Into Your Potential

by Beth Whitman (March 23rd, 2015)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about possibilities and boundaries. The possibilities to accomplish things we never dreamed of and the self-limiting boundaries we put on ourselves on our way to pursuing certain goals. Many of us tend to talk ourselves out of doing something before we even think through what the end results might […]

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