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  • About Passports and Visas

    If you’re planning a trip outside the United States and don’t have a passport, better start the application process ASAP. According to the U.S. Department of State, there has been increasingly strong demand for U.S. passports in recent years, which means that putting it off until last minute might result in a delay or cancellation […]

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  • Create a Pet Travel Kit

    Heading out with your favorite animal traveling companion? Make the journey easier for both of you by assembling a pet travel kit, with these tips from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other pet experts. (More HSUS travel tips here.) WHN TIP Perfect for Emergencies Your pet travel kit can also be used […]

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  • 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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  • 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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