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Vacation Time

In Your World on March 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Where’s the best place to take a beach vacation?  How do you find kid friendly hotels?  What’s the word for credit card in Spanish, and are there any health precautions we need to know before traveling to Spain?  Read on to find the answers to these questions and more.

Who: Disney’s Family.Com Travel: 

Where:  http://family.go.com/  Click on “Travel”

What:  This innovative site helps you decide what kind of trip to take and where to go, once you get there. It’s loaded with tools that allow you to design a vacation according to your needs. For example, if you are looking for a big city weekend trip, museum outing or even a simple one day affair, after plugging in your requirements, it offers suggestions on cities to visit and gives suggestions on where to go after you’re there. 

On a shoe string budget, no problem. Check out their “Budget Travel” section to find deals, (many totally free) and the rest are just plan cheap!

It’s also a great place to connect with other women to share  favorite vacation hot spots.

Who:  LL Bean Park Search

Where: http://www.llbean.com/parksearch

What:  If you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, this is the site to visit.  LL Beans’ “Park Search” is loaded with specific information about national and state parks from Greenland to Oceania. Simply highlight the destinations you wish to visit and the activities you’re interested in (35+), click submit and like magic, parks that meet your needs appear.  The site features beautiful images and is super easy to use.

Who:  National Park Service

Where:  http://www.nps.gov/

What:  The US Department of the Interior’s National Park Service runs this site – no surprise here. 🙂  

And is the best place to get information on any national park in the US.  Especially interesting are the additional resources found here:  Working with communities, Exploring Nature, Junior Ranger Program, Interactive videos and virtual park tours, Park history and Multimedia presentations.  There are too many to list, but this is definitely a site worth checking out. In addition you’ll find park fees, maps, telephone numbers, reservation information and a host of other good-to-know stuff. 

Bonus:  A lifetime Senior Pass is available to US citizens 62 and over. The pass admits the pass holder and her guest entrance into all national parks.  Contact any national park for more information. 

Who:  US Department of State Travel Warnings

Where:  http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

What:  Find an up-to-date list of countries the Bureau of Consular affairs deems unsafe or unstable. The US Government’s ability to provide assistance to Americans in these countries is very limited; traveling to these destinations is strongly discouraged.

Who:  Travel Health Online

Where:  https://www.tripprep.com/scripts/main/default.asp

What:  No one plans to get sick while on vacation, but …   life happens.  A unique feature of this site is that it provides a list of physicians and health care providers in various countries. In addition, you’ll find detailed country-by-country listings of health precautions you should take when visiting. Be sure to check out their  directory of  occurring or recent outbreaks of disease and their guide of recommended vaccinations.  In essence, this is your comprehensive guide to overseas health.

Have a great time on your next vacation!

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