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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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  • 4 Tips for Packing for a Cruise

    Getting ready for your cruise? To make sure your trip goes smoothly, here are four helpful tips on what and how to pack. Use our printable Travel-Packing Checklist to start and then add extra cruise-specific items. WHN EXPERT TIP – Weather-Appropriate Packing: “If going to a warm place, pack your swimsuit and a cover-up (many cruise ships ask […]

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  • 2 Points to Consider When Planning Your Cruise

    Over 10 million people take cruises each year. And no, they’re not all on board those big ships you seen on TV. In fact, there are many different types of cruises: Family cruises “Geek” cruises Knitting cruises Murder-mystery cruises Music-themed cruises Singles cruises Small boat adventure cruises …and so on! There really is a different […]

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  • 5 Tips for Enjoying Your Cruise

    All aboard! Here are several helpful tips we’ve received from past cruise travelers. Dining and Entertainment Remember that some larger cruise lines have dress codes for certain areas of the ship, including restaurants. Check your ship’s bulletin for instructions If you haven’t already, you should receive your assigned seating times for dinner. Talk to the maître […]

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  • 9 Cruise Departure Day Tasks

    1. Get ready Before you leave the house, print out our Keeping Your Home Safe While You Travel article to take care of any last-minute preparations. 2. Flying to the port?  Check flight times, then give yourself plenty of time to go through security and get to your gate. Flight delayed or canceled? contact your airline […]

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  • 4 Tips for Booking Your Cruise

    Once you’ve decided on your preferences, it’s time to book your cruise! Due to the multiple legs and options attached to a cruise, some people prefer to book a cruise through a travel agent. Of course, you can book the cruise through the cruise line on your own as well. Here are some tips from readers and experts […]

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  • 7 Tips for Cruising with Kids

    By Steven W., our family blogger Cruising can be an ideal way to travel with young children due to the many on-ship activities and programs for your children and the convenience of your cabin and the dining room when returning from a day-long excursion. We enjoyed a 15-day Hawaiian cruise aboard the Diamond Princess last […]

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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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