Weekly Roundup – Couple Travel

Couple Travel

Couple travel is exciting but it can also be stressful if not carefully managed. It enables you to figure out how the other party interacts with others, manage money, handle stress or deal with conflicts when the two of you are neck to neck.

Here are some tips to best enjoy vacation your couple travel.

Make couple travel decisions
Share ideas together before coming to a concrete decision. In many relationships, it seems like one always takes control while the other is satisfied following. This can workout fine for simple decisions such as where to go for a cup of coffee, but when planning for couple travel, both of you should contribute in making decision.

Having your own time
As much as we cherish each others company, sometimes we need time to ourselves. It can be as simple as taking a walk along the beach, shopping or taking a whole day excursion on your own. By the end of the day you will be missing your lover dearly.

Talking about your problems is the key to any relationship. You need to deal with problems as they arise. This will save you from bad situations when you should be having a time of your life.

Expect bad days while traveling
When traveling, there is a lot that might be out of control; bus delays, person at the information desk doesn’t speak English, poor WiFi Network among others. Handling these hiccups as a couple will strengthen your bond and brighten your couple travel trips.

Share responsibilities
Responsibilities like booking, cooking, laundry, shopping among others need to be shared. This prevents quarrels between you and your partner.

Make time for romance
Do something special for your partner i.e. take a long moonlit stroll under the city lights, give her or him that unique gift or share a kiss in a park.

With those tips, plan the trip with your partner and enjoy.


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5 Ways Airlines Go Above and Beyond as Service Providers

Choosing the right airline involves different factors for different people. One way to choose the best airline for your next trip is to consider airlines that go above and beyond as service providers. Here are five ways that airlines can offer great service .

Helping Families or Underage Travelers

One way that many airlines go above and beyond when offering services to customers is making special arrangements for family travelers or underage travelers. Children traveling on planes often become discomfited or stressed because of the changes in cabin air pressure and the necessity of sitting in a narrow space for long periods of time. When children travel alone, they are often scared to be by themselves. A good airline will pair a flight attendant with an unattended child passenger, and this flight attendant will be personally responsible for seeing to the child’s needs and checking in with them during the flight. The flight attendant will also help guide the child to the individuals’ waiting to receive him or her at the destination.

Helping Passengers with Disabilities

Most flights are required, by law, to assist passengers with disabilities. Passengers who use wheelchairs or walkers to get around may be allowed to board the plane before other passengers. This is a safety issue for the disabled passenger and for other passengers. A high quality airline, however, will take disabled passenger accommodations to the next level by simply checking in with passengers to ensure that they are comfortable.

Assisting Business Travelers and Their Specific Needs

Business travelers have a variety of specific needs, and they often choose airlines that see specifically to these needs. A business section in a service-oriented airline may feature fully reclining seats and dimmable cabin lights for resting, convenient outlets and charging stations for electronic devices, and other personal luxuries that help weary business travelers relax while on a flight.

Increased Variety in Meals or Beverages

Another way that airlines can increase their service level is to provide a wider choice of meals or beverages to customers. Some airlines have stopped offering alcoholic beverages to customers in order to save money. An airline concerned more with meeting passenger needs rather than cutting costs is a worthwhile airline.

In-Flight Airlines Entertainment

Another added service that a quality airline will offer is in-flight entertainment such as music or movies. These added services can make a flight seem much shorter and more comfortable.

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Traveling on the Cheap: 4 Secrets Travel Agents Don’t Want You to Know About

Many travelers use professional traveling agents to book their trips from start to finish. Some travelers may have accumulated airline miles through a credit card program. Because they want to make sure they use these free miles wisely, they employ the services of a professional agent. However, there are some travel secrets that agents don’t want you to know about. You can use these trade secrets to make your vacation more affordable and more enjoyable.

Traveling Out of Town for Lodging

Skip the city center for your lodging and head out of town. You’ll be able to get dramatically reduced pricing on comparable lodging for the night.

Peak Tourist Season Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Even though your agent wants you traveling during the peak season, the crowds and the higher prices may not be worth your while. Go during the off-season for greater savings and a more pleasant, laid back experience.

 Skip the Paid Tour and Pick up a Guidebook

Paid tours are the traveling agent’s modus operandi. Instead of shelling out big bucks for a paid tour that takes all day, pick up a guidebook with great reviews and visit the city on your own dime.

Cut Down on the Number of Cities You Plan to Visit

Many traveling agents will try to convince you that you can see Paris, Rome, and Athens in just a week of vacation. They’ll explain to you that the close proximity of nations in Europe or other foreign continents means that you can pack more into a single vacation. They’ll discuss the importance of making the most of your vacation by cramming as much sightseeing and travel as possible into a single holiday. What they aren’t telling you, though, is that they are making a higher commission by booking you in different hotels each night, purchasing bus and train tickets for your vacation transportation, and making more money by sending you to a new place every day of your vacation. You will actually save money by cutting down on the number of cities you plan to visit during your vacation. You’ll also dramatically reduce your stress levels and create a more relaxing, and affordable, vacation for you and your family.


Travel agents aren’t trying to rip you off, but they are trying to make a profit. If you’re looking to experience a foreign culture without draining your bank account, these travel secrets will help you out.

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Weekly Roundup – Travel Tips

Travel Tips

1. Have sound knowledge on where you want to visit. The place should be known or you can do research concerning the place. Inquire through the phone or make a pre-visit.

2. Make sure you know how bookings and payments are done. Do they take couples, families, group of people? Which age and how long you intend to stay? Other recreational activities too, like swimming so you carry a swimming kit.

3. Just in case you are traveling to a strange place for the first time, ensure you know the climatic conditions. This way you can pack suitable attire; if it is cold, carry warm clothes and if its warm carry light clothes.

4. Is the place near a market? Can you buy necessities whenever in need? If it’s far you should buy everything you need to use in advance.

5. Ask about basic necessities e.g, food and whether they cater to special dietary needs.

6. Carry extra money in case of an unforeseen event. Things don’t always work out as planned when you hit the road

7. Set your own clear rules in case you are traveling as a group. Ensure fellow travelers are aware of and respect them.

8. Carry a simple medical kit. In case of minor accidents you can give first aid to the casualties before rushing them to hospital.

9. Thoroughly research the destination, and its neighboring places. Are they friendly? What is the mode of transportation?

With those travel tips, plan your vacation and enjoy!


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Are Credit Card Companies Out to Get You?

Credit card companies are not out to get you. In fact, most credit card companies are honest and have a great deal of integrity. They offer a service to customers and may even offer valuable rewards like complementary airline miles.

Credit Card Companies are Profitable Businesses

It’s true that credit card companies are profitable businesses, but so are hospitals, dentist offices, grocery stores, banks, investment firms, and even the United States post office. A desire for profit is not a sign of corruption. Credit card firms aren’t trying to milk the economy dry. They are simply made up of executives and shareholders looking to create a successful business.

Credit Card Firms Thrive on Good Customer Relationships

Credit card businesses would not be able to thrive if they relied on wrecking customer lives and leaving them bankrupt. In fact, credit card enterprises make a profit when they establish long-term customer relationships where both parties are satisfied. That’s why so many credit card companies offer valuable perks and rewards to customers like airline miles.

Credit Card Organizations are Often Patient and Flexible

There is a misunderstanding that credit card organizations are cold and inflexible, demanding payment on time, every month, with no exceptions. This could not be further from the truth. Many credit card companies have programs to reward reliable customers. If the unexpected comes up and you need to skip a payment, your credit card company will likely work with you.

Credit Card Companies Will Work With You to Get You Back on Track

If the worst happens and you do fall behind on your credit card payments, the credit card executives aren’t just going to sit back and start laughing about your misfortune. When your credit card is maxed out and you’re no longer able to use it for purchases, the credit card company is actually losing the chance for profits. For this reason, credit card companies will often do their utmost to get you back on track and work with you to create a reasonable payment plan. As long as you stay in communication with your creditors and attempt to make payments on-time, you shouldn’t have any trouble working with your credit card company.


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