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TSA Pre Program

DATE : July 29, 2013

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Whether you’re a frequent flyer or not, traveling through  airport security screenings is a hassle.   But TSA (the Travel Security Administration) has released the TSA Pre program that  will allow individuals to voluntarily be pre-screened thus allowing them to  speed through the lines and get to their flights more quickly. Eligible for this program are […]

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Cooking Schools

DATE : April 22, 2013

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Cooking schools have become a  major trend in travel.  With everything  from tours, cruises, and in depth market excursions with chefs the opportunity  to learn about a destination through food has never been greater than now.  And with so many options to choose from it helps  to have an idea of what’s out there: Ramekins, […]

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New York on a Budget Tip

DATE : April 15, 2013

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New York City is infamous for the cost of living and visiting, so it helps to save when and where you can. On a recent trip to New York, I had the opportunity to learn, as I always do on my many trips to Manhattan, a new way to improve visits to the Big Apple. […]

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Making Sure You’re Ready For Your Cruise

DATE : April 10, 2013

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Let’s say you’ve booked your dream cruise vacation, you arrive at the pier, and when you check in you’re told you can’t get on the ship because of…. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can derail what should otherwise be an easy check in process. And usually, these small things can be easily fixed if […]

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St. Petersburg Must See: Part 1

DATE : February 18, 2013

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St. Petersburg  holds a special significance for Russian culture and history. As a destination, it offers many points of interest that include sprawling suburban palaces, massive museums, churches, and those sites that still being discovered by travelers to this great city. Here is the first part of our St. Petersburg Must Sees. Peterhof/ Petrodvorets   Palace […]

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Loire Valley Must Sees

DATE : February 11, 2013

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The Loire Valley is well known for its vineyards, quaint towns, and several chateaus that line the 280 kilometer expanse that comprises this area.  These are our selections for must sees for any traveler to the area. Amboise Chateau       du Clos-Luce and Leonardo Da Vinci Park Chateau       du Clos-Luce/ Ell Brown Flickr Where        Leonardo da […]

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Preventing Travel Scams

DATE : February 7, 2013

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Travel scams are, regrettably, a dime a dozen these  days.   Recently, we received a  letter promising us free money. There was only one catch: we had to pay the taxes on it.  The travel agents in us could easily smell a  scam.  These are our tips on how to avoid a travel scam: Always       check […]

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Taking Better Travel Photos

DATE : November 12, 2012

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It’s unfortunate but it happens to the best of us.  We get home from two weeks of exploring ancient  ruins, stepping through exotic markets, and tasting decadent food and the few  hundred photos we took at all those excellent photo opportunities turned out  blurry, too bright, or suffering from bad lighting.  As travel agents, we’ve […]

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What to Do When Your Flight’s Delayed

DATE : November 5, 2012

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The latest travel upset caused by Hurricane Sandy reminds  all of us of the reality of plane cancellations and delays caused by inclement  weather.  With the holiday travel season approaching,  we at Thomas Travel wanted to provide our list of tips to better help you deal  with delays and cancellations before you arrive at the […]

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Tipping Mysteries Unraveled

DATE : October 8, 2012

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Mystified about when, how much or whom to trip when traveling? Tipping isn’t rocket science but can be quite confusing with different rules for different destinations. Tipping Cruises Long ago, the cruise lines would leave an envelope in your room with guidelines of how much and whom to tip. Now, most cruise lines automatically add […]

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