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Smartphones and Travel: Staying Connected (Without Breaking the Bank)

10/26/2016

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and 46% say their phones are something they “couldn’t live without.” Which isn’t at all shocking; after all, people are turning to their mobile devices to do much more than text, call or email these days…and travel is no exception. Whether it’s keeping up with breaking news, chatting with loved ones back home, or even looking up directions, many people depend on their phones while traveling overseas.

FINDING THE SNOWBIRD DESTINATION OF YOUR DREAMS

10/26/2016

Every year, millions of U.S. citizens and Canadians fly south to enjoy the warm winter temperatures of the Sun Belt. Before you join the Snowbird flock, consider what you’re looking for in a snowbird roost.First, determine the type of Snowbird trip you’re embarking upon before hitting the gas. This will help you figure out what you’re looking for in a snowbird park.

The 2016-2017 Flu Season: 7 Things Travelers Should Know

10/26/2016

The flu is contagious respiratory disease that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. Often confused with the common cold, the flu can actually lead to some serious complications if left untreated. In fact, 5% to 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from complications each year. Flu.gov also reports that annually, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu, which equals approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity