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Prepare for Take Off: Our Favorite Recent Travel Links

Photo by Caribb via Flickr

Photo by Caribb via Flickr

We have so much fun finding links to news items, interesting articles and great blog posts to share. Here are some of our recent favorites.

New Vigilance Over Traveler IDs This helpful Q&A from the New York Time traveler blog explains the changes required by the Transportation Security Administration’s Secure Flight program. For now, most travelers will only notice that they’ll need to include their name and birth date when booking travel. However, it may be important if the names in which you book travel and appear on your government issued ID are different.

Seven Trends of Business Travel The always savvy Gulliver, the Economist’s travel blog, share seven business travel trends. We found the most interesting that businesses are considering the triple bottom line in travel – it’s not just about profit, but people and planet, too. Also, did you know that seven in ten travelers carry a smart phone? Mobile phones are playing a more important role in organizing travel. Check out the other five, too. Do you see these trends in your travel these days?

10 Reasons to Travel Solo After 50 This list from Solo Traveler may be geared toward the over 50, but plenty of reasons to travel solo are ageless. Take this tip (number 7 on the list) as an example.

Is money tight? Solo travel can be inexpensive. It’s much easier to book hostels, hospitality stays, great deals, cheap flights… when you travel alone.

The Top 14 Things Likely to Happen to You on Vacation A humorous look from Boldy Go Solo with some ways to know if you’ve really been on vacation (as opposed to a staycation). The whole list is great, but our favorite is toward the bottom of the list in the “how to know that you’re NOT on vacation”

You ran into people you know on the street and you didn’t shriek,”Omigod, what are YOU doing here? It’s a small world, isn’t it?”

This last one isn’t an article, but a tweet. @jenleo says: Travel is the best education there is. To become a global citizen in our world – you need to travel. We couldn’t agree more!

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