By Melissa Rice on June 18, 2018

Is This Essential Item Missing From Your Next Vacation?

“We don’t need the insurance. We are going on this vacation no matter what.”  Travel agents often hear this from our clients. In a world of extended warranties, protection plans, and other hidden costs, the hesitation to add what seems like an unnecessary trip expense is understandable.  As professional travel advisors, we work hard to ensure every trip...
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By Melissa Rice on March 26, 2018

Trending Now: Travel Safety

Whether you watch the news or just skim your Facebook feed, you’re probably aware that travel safety has been a hot topic lately. Eye-catching headlines and increased attention from media outlets has resulted in a lot of questions and concerns being raised by travelers. Feeling unsafe while traveling takes away the thrill of exploration. For any...
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By Melissa Rice on March 8, 2018

What Type of Honeymoon Couple are You?

Are you trying to decide on a honeymoon destination?  From beaches to big cities, and everything in between, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the world of possibilities.  Well-meaning friends and family members might be quick to offer suggestions, but those are usually based their own travel preferences. When it comes to choosing a honeymoon...
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By Melissa Rice on February 26, 2018

Travel Resolutions

  It’s never too late to start working toward your 2018 resolutions, or even to make new ones. Not all resolutions need to be focused on changing who you are. Instead, think about where you are—or where you’d like to be—by making travel resolutions! As you look forward to the year ahead, prepare to set forth on new adventures....
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By Melissa Rice on December 23, 2017

8 Tips for Smooth Holiday Travel

  Traveling in the middle of the busy holiday season can turn even the most seasoned traveler into a Grinch.  Whether you are flying, driving, or riding to your destination, these 8 tips for smooth holiday travel can make the trip less stressful. Confirm Reservations – Don’t let a schedule change or computer glitch jeopardize...
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By Melissa Rice on December 1, 2017

Five Great Gifts for Travelers

It’s that time of year again! Shopping season is in full swing. Wondering what to buy the jet setters on your list? Here are five great gift ideas for travelers. Digital Luggage Scale Airlines are getting stricter about baggage limits. A portable scale is easy to pack and helps eliminate unexpected luggage fees. RFID Blocking...
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By Melissa Rice on October 24, 2017

Europe: Three Reasons You Should Go Right Now!

  After a few slower years, European travel is back and better than ever. Our team of LoveShack agents has seen a definite increase in clients requesting European vacations. Why is now such a great time to plan a visit?   More for Your Money The US dollar is much stronger abroad than a few...
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By Melissa Rice on September 6, 2017

The Mexico Travel Warning: A Travel Agent’s Perspective

‘Multiple People Shot in Seaside Shooting’ ‘Gunman Opens Fire at Nightclub’ ‘Travel Warnings Issued Amid Protests and Violence’ Based on recent media attention, it would be easy to assume that headlines like these describe Mexico. In actuality, they were news articles covering incidents in Myrtle Beach and Orlando, as well as advisories issued by several other...
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By Melissa Rice on May 18, 2017

Four of the Biggest Travel Trends in 2017

Between new hotels and cruise ships, emerging destinations, and changes to security regulations, keeping up with what’s new in travel can be a full-time job! We asked our LoveShack travel agents which topics they’re hearing about most about so far this year. Read on as we share four of the biggest travel trends in 2017 … UNICO...
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By Melissa Rice on April 26, 2017

Group Travel: The More, the Merrier

Would you like to multiply the fun of your next vacation?  Group travel can do that, plus so much more! Whether you are exploring a new destination or just relaxing around the pool, being with friends adds to the conversations, the laughs, and makes the experience more memorable for everyone.  Traveling together can also increase...
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