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Tips, Tricks, Tactics

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•  If your flight is canceled, do not wait at the gate, rather go immediately to a phone, call your travel agent or the airline’s 800 number, and rebook. Find out if your ticket will be accepted by another airline and consider flying to a different city, near your destination, if you can conveniently get there.

•  When booking a cruise, first get a current health report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP). Ships that cruise from US ports to international ports are inspected twice a year for the quality of food preparation, storage and cleanliness. Graded on a scale of 100, below 86 is unacceptable. Some travel agents subscribe to the CDCP reports.
 
•  Learn airline jargon to get the type of flight you want. A nonstop flight goes from point A to point B without stopping. A direct flight stops, then continues on without the need to change planes. A connecting flight requires a change of aircraft. A through flight involves changing planes and airlines.
 
•  Get better vacation photos by including people in your shots. Take candid, informal shots, not posed pictures. Use a zoom lens to frame a scene, but not as a substitute for stepping closer. Search for contrasting scenes, like old and young, rough and smooth, or high and low.

•  Choose weekdays when visiting a theme park – attendance will be lower. Start at the back of the park when it opens and work toward the front, which will be moving against the crowds. Plan to ride the popu-lar attractions as soon as the park opens or after 6 pm, when crowds thin out.

 

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Tips, Tricks & Tactics

Family Camp Adventures
...summer fun for the whole family

    If you went to camp as a kid, then you know just how special this experience can be.  A chance to meet new friends, develop skills and interests in a variety of activities, and grow in many ways.              
    What if you could still enjoy these experiences? ...and with your kids? ...together as a family?  ...You can!

Tips, Tricks & Tactics

Rewards & Opportunities
Traveling with our Children

"I’ve been traveling with my son since he was 13 weeks old and I love it!  Actually, I discovered that traveling with my child was easy for I was already committed to including him.  I find it a challenge to plan ahead and anticipate his needs... and well rewarded with fun, family adventures." -- Publisher/Editor Deb Cornick 

    So, what do we parents who travel with our children know that others don’t?

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