So they didn't actually give me a hat, but my newest role in life is Outside Sales Representative for Stonetown Travel. That's a fancy way of saying that I am a home-based travel agent for a travel agency based in St. Marys, Ontario that provides worldwide travel packages to people in Canada and the USA. Pin me! What does this mean for Kidsumers? Kidsumers isn't changing and it won't become a site that simply sells travel, but I want to share my new role and let you know what I can … [Read more...] about Wearing a New Hat: Travel Agent with Stonetown Travel
By: The RedWeek Travel Experts Timeshare ownership gives travelers the opportunity to secure an annual family vacation. This alternative travel solution omits costly hotel stays and stressful planning. However, timeshares often get a bad reputation; many feel they become more of a financial burden than a place of relaxation. There are easy ways to overcome that burden, from visiting your timeshare to selling it to an eager buyer; it’s possible to transform your timeshare into a benefit. … [Read more...] about Own a Timeshare? 3 Ways to Stop Wasting Money
Travel has many benefits. It gives us a break for our own lives and allows us to have a glimpse into different cultures and lifestyles. We see nature and wildlife that we've never seen in the past, and we check things off the bucket list. However, there are some things that shouldn't be on bucket lists, and there are travelers who are just doing it wrong. Here are seven things that travelers should not do when visiting other countries. Use Animals as Entertainment Taking selfies with … [Read more...] about 7 Things Travelers Should Not Do
Your first cruise has been booked and you suddenly realize you don't know the first thing about going on a cruise. What should you pack? What excursions should you take? Where will you eat your meals? There are so many things to consider that it can be a little overwhelming. Knowing what to pack for your cruise is important for several reasons. You need to know what you are allowed to bring on board. Cruise cabins are typically rather small, so you don't want to pack more than … [Read more...] about Tips for First Time Cruisers
With the cooler weather in the north comes trips to warmer locales, where it is the rainy season. While travel planning can be exhaustive, ensuring that you stay healthy during and after your trip is always a concern. If you are of child bearing age, the Zika virus is one that you need to know about. What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus was first discovered in the mid 1940’s. Zika primarily spreads through infected Aedes species mosquitoes. It is also sexually transmitted and spreads … [Read more...] about Understanding the Zika Virus
Packing for your vacation means making a lot of decisions about what you can and can not live without for the length of your trip. Do you need 3 different pairs of heels? Should you pack your rain coat? What about the book series you are in the middle of? While it is hard to say what you will need for each different vacation, here are a few things that you will rarely need to pack. The Hair Dryer Most, if not all, hotels and resorts offer a hair dryer for guest use. It may not be the … [Read more...] about Don’t Pack This!