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    Read our tips to make the most of your time afloat!

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!

  • Top 5 Packing Tips

    Are you one of those travelers who packs for your trip, only to find your clothes are a wrinkled mess when you get to your destination? With these tips, you’ll be able to fit what you need in your suitcase, and find your clothes in wear-ready condition when you arrive! WHN TIP – Make a […]

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  • Travel Tips for Seniors

    Over 50 and traveling for business or pleasure? Or maybe you’re planning a family trip and some of your fellow travelers are on the senior side. Plane, train, ship or car — whatever your mode of transportation, there are some strategies for making your journey or that of your senior safe and comfortable. Plan Ahead […]

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  • Cruise Resources

    Thinking of a spring cruise? Here are some resources to make the planning easier. General Cruise Information Cruise Lines International Association — Cruise Lines International Association is the world’s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. Their site offers trip and cruise planners as well as overviews […]

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  • 11 Tips for a Smart Vacation

    Whether you’re hitting the slopes, the beaches, planning spring break or exploring new places abroad, here are quick tips from travelers and industry experts on getting ready: 1.     Double-Triple Dare You Triple-check your reservations before heading out the door (airplane, hotel, rental car, any other tours or trips). Nothing’s worse than getting to your dream […]

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  • Partner and State Links

    Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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  • Choosing and Preparing a Pet Crate

    Crates and carriers are necessities for pet travel – it makes it easier and safer for everyone involved. Also, crates and carriers are also required when flying with your pet so this article is written with air travel in mind. The following are general tips on buying and using a pet crate, but if you’re planning […]

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  • Voluntourism: Travel That Makes a Difference

    Voluntourism is the buzz word for volunteer tourism, a great way to experience volunteering on a whole new level! The term “voluntourism,” according to, was first used in 1998 by the Nevada Board of Tourism to recognize certain individuals that “volunteered” to support “tourism.” Twenty years later, voluntourism is indeed catching on: according to […]

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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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