5 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Vacation

Hurricane season is officially from June 1 through the end of November, peaking late summer through early fall. Whether you are driving, flying and/or cruising, a hurricane, or even the threat of one, can disrupt your travel itinerary. Here are some ways to help “weather the......more

What Language Barrier? *** By Alyssa Villarreal

How to Communicate Abroad When You Don't Speak the Language Jetting off to a foreign country can be exciting and liberating all at once.  It’s like going on an adventure, and the best part of it all is getting lost in the unknown. However, the getting lost part......more

VIDEO: Five Basics of Puerto Rican Music and Dance *** By Mark Chesnut

Puerto Rico is a hotspot for music lovers, thanks to its diverse musical and dance traditions. An excellent place to sample five important aspects in one night is at the Le Lo Lei Festival, a weekly performance, sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. This VIDEO......more

How to Pay for Dinner with Your Phone

I'm nowhere near as smart as my smart phone. So tips like these are invaluable to me. Hope they will be to you! Mobile payment transactions are predicted to reach $1.3 trillion per year by 2017, and the restaurant industry appears ripe to scarf down......more

5 Ways to Prevent Identifty Theft While Traveling

More smart travel tips! These shared with us by guest journalist, Meghan Keane. Identity theft is on everyone's minds these days, and with good reason. Meghan offers some sage advice on how to travel with peace of mind, and identity intact! When you travel, you become much......more

Advice for Smart Travel

We rely on our phones a lot when we're traveling. They help us get from port to port, keep us in touch with home and entertain the kids in the backseat on a long road trip. Now that it's time to head out of town for......more

Flying Just Got Friendlier

New consumer protections for airline passengers take effect New consumer protections for airline passengers established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) went into effect this month, making flying more convenient and hassle-free for air travelers nationwide. The new consumer protections, finalized earlier this......more

Don’t Break the Bank: Tips for Calling Abroad

Here’s the scenario: You’ve just checked in to your hotel at a luxurious European resort, and you’re looking forward to a fun and exciting vacation. You dump your bags on the bed and pull out your cell, eager to call up that great......more

The Conversation Secret

There’s this amazing poet and philosopher, Allen Jesson, who’s got lots of secrets to share. Here’s one of his 77: when traveling, ditch the earphones and strike up a conversation! The Conversation Secret By Allen Jesson I'm one of those annoying blokes on the plane. If you look half......more

How to Save Money on Cruise Ships

You’ve booked and paid for the cruise. Whether low- or high-end, you’ve predetermined your vacation budget. Problem is, many novice cruisers neglect to factor in unexpected and less than obvious costs. Cruise lines are in business to not only encourage loyalty from their guests with their......more

How to Open Wine with a Shoe

Great wine, no corkscrew? You don't need to know French to understand these instructions. But do they really work? Sommeliers and oenophiles, can you attest? After viewing this video, I'm guessing that spike heels won't quite cut it.........more

Tips for Stress-Free Honeymoon Planning

Planning a wedding can be stressful. Ask any bride. But working with an ASTA travel consultant who specializes in honeymoons means one less thing to worry about. And finding the perfect agent is even easier, thanks to the ‘Find a Travel Agent’ directory on TravelSense.org, where......more

Pet Travel Tips

Pets are often a big part of the family, and sometimes it's hard to leave them behind when you leave town. With these simple tips from ASTA, your pet won't have to miss out on one fun moment of your family's big vacation. “Traveling today involves countless......more