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3 Tips for Holiday Travel

3 Tips for Holiday Travel

Nov 23, 2014

1. Bring a Few Forms of Entertainment Whether you’re sitting in an airport or spending hours in the passenger seat, you’ll need something to kill time. Bring a book, some music or a game to pass the time. You might get bored having only one of the above on hand! 2. Keep Comfort in Mind No matter the length of your trip, the last thing you want is to be is uncomfortable in what you’re wearing. Bring layers so you can adapt to the temperature, and opt for that pair of sensible shoes in your closet. (Remember: sensible is does not have to mean ugly!) 3. Pack Light It’s one thing if you’re packing for a week-long trip. But if you’re just visiting family or friends for a long weekend, pack as light as you can. Chances are you can borrow anything you need, or pick it up at the local mall. Plus, you won’t have to add “heavy suitcase” to your list of holiday travel-related headaches!   One bonus holiday travel tip? Use emazeMe.com to bookmark restaurants to try when you reach your travel...

3 Tips for Packing Light

3 Tips for Packing Light

Oct 14, 2014

Packing light is a skill that every traveller should master! Here are a few tips to make your carry-on a little lighter next time you take a trip. 1. Plan your outfits. Resist the urge to pack multiple outfit options. Get out a pad of paper and a pen, and write out what you’re going to wear each day of your trip in the morning, afternoon and night. Pack those and commit! 2. Roll your clothes If you need to bring a couple extra things in case of weather or other circumstances, roll your clothes. It leaves more space in your suitcase, and you’ll avoid unsightly creases! 3. Buy travel sizes… at your destination! Round bottles and tubes full of toothpaste, shampoo and contact solution are space wasters. Chances are, your destination has a drug store or your hotel has a gift shop. If you have the time, save a lot of space and buy that little tube of toothpaste when you get...

How to Start Planning a Fall Camping Trip

How to Start Planning a Fall Camping Trip

Sep 1, 2014

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean your traveling has to come to a halt as well! The change of season means crisp weather and beautiful foliage. It’s not too early to start planing a picturesque fall camping trip! 1. Find your place Book a campsite or cabin, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling. You can look at nearby sites for a quick weekend trip, or find a cabin hours away for a change of scenery! 2. Gather your group Camping trips are great for families, or even a romantic getaway. Decide who you’re traveling with, and plan accordingly. 3. Pack your supplies Whether you’re roughing it in a tent, or curling up in a cozy cabin, you need supplies! Make a list and visit your favorite local sporting goods store to buy sleeping bags, lanterns, flannel, a first-aid kit, and anything else you need to have a safe and fun fall camping trip.   Ask for camping recommendations, and make a list on http://emazeme.com/ to make your travel planning even...

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Hotel

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Hotel

Jul 21, 2014

1. What’s my budget? The first step in finding the right hotel is to have a clear idea of your budget! Come up with an ideal rate and determine how much wiggle-room you have, and go from there. 2. How many people are coming? Many hotels allow up to four people per room, depending on bed sizes and room type. If you’re in a group of five or more, you may want to consider getting two rooms or a suite! 3. What area suits my group?  Depending on where you’re visiting, certain neighborhoods or areas are suited for particular groups based on age or interests. Do some research and try to find hotels in or near the restaurants, sights, and other places your group wants to visit! 4. How will we get around? Not every city has an accessible public transportation system. If this is the case for your travel destination, make sure your hotel has access to cabs, or that you can park your car for a reasonable price. 5. What amenities are non-negotiable?  The lack of certain amenities can be a deal-breaker! If you can’t live without WiFi, or can’t stand the thought of not having a breakfast buffet, make sure your hotel has what you’re looking...

5 Ways to Beat Your Summer Staycation

5 Ways to Beat Your Summer Staycation

Jun 12, 2014

For whatever reason, you didn’t plan a summer vacation this year. Maybe funds were low at the time, or planning ahead just isn’t your style. Regardless, it’s a staycation for you this summer, right? Wrong! You don’t have to book an expensive resort six months out to have a great time when the weather finally gets warm. There are still fun, even budget friendly ways to get out of town and make some memories with the ones you love! 1. The Great Outdoors Camping is a family activity that requires minimal planning. Research nearby campgrounds. Decide whether you want to rent a cabin or bring along tents, and note any activities the campgrounds may offer, like horseback riding or canoeing! 2. Girl’s Weekend Gather your girlfriends for a glass of wine and plan a last-minute girl’s weekend! Visit the nearest big city with great shopping, or road trip to a spa to have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. 3. Guy’s Weekend Gather your friends and plan some impromptu guy-time. Drive to see your home team play an away game, or gather some equipment and go fishing! 4. Romantic Getaway Surprise your significant other and whisk them away for the weekend. You can’t go wrong with the traditional quaint bed and breakfast. If you live in a big city especially, it’s nice to get away from the hustle and bustle. Plus, it’s often easier to book B&Bs last minute! 5. Hit The Open Road Take a road trip! Pile your kids or friends into the car and get going. Go see that historical landmark a few hours away that you’ve never gotten around to visiting, or plan a pub crawl across state lines!   What are your last-minute vacation ideas? COMMENT...

4 Things Every Traveler Needs to Know

4 Things Every Traveler Needs to Know

Oct 2, 2013

Traveling almost always brings with it a little stress. Especially if you experience unplanned circumstances or ill-prepared itineraries. We’re solving some standard travel problems with the use of new tools and websites. OH plus we’ve got a bonus graphic showcasing the top tourist destinations to give you ideas for your next vacation. Go ahead and book that flight! You have our permission. FLIGHT DELAYS: New tech solution, App in the Air, allow you to optimize your spare time in the airport by finding the best food and coffee shops in the terminal. You can also easily keep friends and family up-to-date by sharing your flight status. AIRPORT SECURITY: Who doesn’t loathe the thought of security lines and procedures? Ease the pain with the My TSA mobile app, which provides security guidelines, wait-time estimates and weather at any airport. LOST LUGGAGE: Missing baggage can create a lot of headache. Take charge of replacing specific items with the help of Goodzer. Supplying you with local stores that carry a particular product, use this app to comparison shop and purchase the basics. Just make sure to file a claim with the airline to get reimbursed for everything you lost. UNPLANNED ITINERARY: Too busy before your trip to make any plans? Use your eMazeMe network to find ideas for places and providers to try out. View your Friends’ Providers page or search by location for businesses to visit and locations to experience while exploring your vacation destination. 50 Most Popular Tourist...