Friday, July 17, 2009

Want a Stress-Free Vacation? This May Help

"Seven tips to make your trip stress-free"
CNN (July 14, 2009)

"To some it's a vacation, to others it's a holiday. No matter what you call it, it's a time to relax.

" But with packed summer flights, ever-tightening budgets and scammers pulling fast ones on unsuspecting travelers, it's easy to make mistakes that could turn your hard-earned vacation into a nightmare. Before you go leaving on a jet plane here are some simple tips to insure happy trails.

"Internet finds deals, troubles. The old adage "if it looks too good to be true, it probably is" still applies, even in the Caribbean.

"Before you hand over your credit card for that inexpensive travel package, do your homework and find out exactly what's included...."

The article doesn't mention common sense all that much - although the phrase does show up in a heading - but that's what it's about. With helpful details.

Like making sure that your health insurance covers what you're planning to do. And dealing with sunburn before it happens.

This isn't the ultimate, covering-all-bases tome on how to avoid unpleasantness on vacation: but it looks like a good place to start.

Me? I'm staying home.

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