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  • Tips for Traveling

    Not sure what to pack in your carry-on? Read What’s Allowed In Your Carry-On Luggage. WHN TIP – Make a Copy: Use our Travel-Packing Checklist when packing your bags, then keep the list separate from your bags. This will help if your luggage is lost and you have to file a claim. Do NOT put valuables in bags […]

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  • Keeping Your Home Safe While You Travel

    Here are some smart “insider tips” from industry professionals and everyday travelers we interviewed that cover the preparation of your home while you are on vacation. The House: Main Rooms Have a friend, family member or trusted neighbor check on your house. Give the person your house keys and security codes (if necessary). WHN TIP […]

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  • Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Travel insurance is like other insurance: you may be reimbursed if the unexpected occurs. Talk to your insurance agent about what areas are covered under your current homeowners (or other insurance) policy before purchasing travel insurance. What is Travel Insurance? Travel insurance is similar to homeowners or car insurance. If a hurricane or blizzard prevents […]

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  • An Insider’s Guide To Airport Security

    Before Heading to the Airport Allow enough time (at least two hours) to check-in and pass through security. Add more time as needed for your own peace of mind. WHN TIP – Manage Your Time Accordingly: Allow more time if you’re with small children, pets or passengers with special needs. Leave water bottles at home. Water, […]

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  • What’s Allowed In Your Carry-On Luggage

    This is from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). While we try to keep this up to date, go to the TSA site for an up-to-date and full list of permitted and prohibited items (medications, electronics, weapons, etc.). WHN TIP – Follow Instructions: Every airport has different rules regarding what needs to be removed before going through the scanner. Follow […]

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  • 10 Flying Tips

    Here are the top 10 flying tips from readers to make your next flight easier for everyone involved! WHN TIP – Follow Instructions: Every airport has different rules. Follow the instructions from airport personnel when going through security. Airport Security If you’re not TSA pre-check, remember these tips: Three Ounces No containers over three ounces. Carry-on liquids and gels […]

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  • 20 Items for Your Emergency Entertainment Kit

    What do you do with the kids when: the power goes out? you’re stuck at the airport? you’re stranded in your car during a snowstorm? you’ve been evacuated to a temporary shelter due to a natural disaster? for whatever reason, your kids are without their usual toys and diversions? If you’re not prepared, children will […]

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  • 4 Tips for Studying Abroad

    by Lauren, our college blogger Planning to study abroad? Now that the application and admission process is complete, here are some basic travel tips on how students can make their time abroad as memorable and stress-free as possible! 1. Research, Research, Research! The more you can learn about your destination in advance, the easier the adjustment. […]

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  • 4 Low-Cost Travel Tips

    Gas prices yo-yo up and down, while airlines are applying surcharges to everything from baggage to peanuts. So what’s a traveler to do? We asked the experts – frequent fliers and travel experts from across the country – to share their top travel tips and insider secrets. 1. Make a Budget. What’s the maximum you can afford […]

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