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Find Out If You Have Racked Up Any Frequent Flyer Miles Before Booking A Flight The downturn in the economy has forced many families to cut back on things, such as vacations and going out. Some of the ideas you are about to pick up may guide you to a more enjoyable, less expensive travel experience. If visiting National Parks is in the cards for your vacation, consider purchasing an official National Park Pass. The passes can be purchased for $50 and are a great deal as they cover all national parks for one full year. Keep all of your luggage identified with your name, home address and phone number on a visible, durable label inside each piece of your luggage when you travel. So, if your luggage were to get lost, the person who finds it can call you. If you allow your luggage to stray from your field of vision, you may never see it again. If visiting National Parks is in the cards for your vacation, consider purchasing an official National Park Pass. It's only $50 annually, and it covers your entry to all the national parks. If you need a rental car when going on a trip with small children, make sure the car seats are packed. You may not be able to get quality car seats at the rental office, so plan to bring your own just in case. Prepare your children for the rituals of airport security. Tell your children what is going to happen when you get to the airport. Stay near your child while going through the checkpoint, and have an adult go through first to demonstrate the process to recalcitrant children. Do not fall into any traps in emails that concern travel. It is important to only open emails from travel companies with whom you know you have been asked to be added to their mailing list. If a hotel is fully booked, see if you can stay in a room that is out of service. When a room has problems that need to be fixed, the hotel will take it off of their room rotation. They are usually minor issues like painting or aesthetic problems that the hotel would prefer not be seen by guests. While packing your suitcase, pick items that can be worn past one day. Pack neutral, classic pieces such as blazers, slacks and shoes that could be incorporated into multiple outfits. By thinking about this, you can pack less for your trip and maybe even save on luggage fees. Avoid panicking if you've gotten off a flight but your bags have not arrived at your destination. First, seek out an airport official, and have him or her locate the office for lost luggage. Have your travel documents ready, as there will most likely be paperwork. Airlines want happy customers, and they will do all that is in their power to find your luggage.


Make sure to favor dark clothing when packing for your trip. This type of clothing will hide dirt and wrinkles, things that will naturally happen to your clothes when traveling. Focus on balancing out a darker wardrobe with brightly colored accessories instead of wearing white or light-colored garments. As stated initially in this guide, travel is fun although planning for a trip may not be. The better you do on planning the trip, the more time you will have to enjoy yourself once you are actually there. MARRIOTT MARBELLA BEACH


Find Out If You Have Racked Up Any Frequent Flyer Miles Before Booking A Flight