TRAVEL ALERT: 2017

First the good news. With more and more people getting upset about TSAs increased body scans, fewer people have anything to complain about this year. That’s because fewer people will be flying in 2016, but opting for getting to Grandma’s house “over the river and through the woods” by car. And, by the way, that is also the bad news. According to the AAA, an … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT: 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: What to do (& NOT do) When Stranded at the Airport

As we publish this report, the East Coast is experiencing a blizzard of record-breaking proportions. Should you be unfortunate enough to be stuck here half way through a journey with your family, there are a few tips you should know and some added advice. Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT: What to do (& NOT do) When Stranded at the Airport

UPDATE: Swine Flu & Holiday Travel

My earlier report about the swine flu and traveling this holiday season got a lot of interest. So here is the latest work from the CDC and the FAA regarding travels and the H1N1 virus this winter. First some relatively good news. Doctors are reporting a downturn in swine flu this month. This despite the roughly 3900 who have died from the disease in the … Continue reading UPDATE: Swine Flu & Holiday Travel

TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

Sippy cups are great for kids, but when you’re driving, they often become something more like slippy cups. Enter these cute Travel Cups for kids by Contigo. They have a proprietary technology they call AUTOSEAL®, and even if name says it all, I’d be remiss if I didn’t try to explain how it works. Each time your child finishes taking a sip, the cup automatically … Continue reading TRAVEL GEAR: Kids Travel Cup

UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey

Thanksgiving weekend, November 2009, turned out to be a bit of a turkey, actually. In fact, according to the AAA,  2.3 million Americans flew over the holiday weekend. Now compare that to the year 2000 (which was a banner year for the economy BTW), it’s a big drop —  62 percent ! That’s right, in 2000 three times, or almost  6.2 million people flew. AAA … Continue reading UPDATE: Holiday Travel: a Bit of a Turkey

UPDATE: 2009 Holiday Travel: So far so… slow

2PM on the East Coast and the madness has begun at airports across the nation on this, the heaviest travel day of the year. Here are some highlights: Currently, it is being reported that check-in lines at LAX are out the door. Every door. Reports from Houston, TX say so-far so smooth, which is good considering the AAA says more than 3 million Texans will … Continue reading UPDATE: 2009 Holiday Travel: So far so… slow

SPECIAL REPORT: 2009 Holiday Last Minute Travel Tips

UPDATE: How to get You & Your Kids through Holiday Security Fast Prepare, prepare, prepare. Separate these items from the liquids, gels, and aerosols in your quart-size and zip-top bag. Declare you have the items to one of our Security Officers at the security checkpoint.  Carrying breast milk, or formula? Click here for my report on what’s allowed and how to get through security fast. … Continue reading SPECIAL REPORT: 2009 Holiday Last Minute Travel Tips