Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer Travel Destinations - Channel 12 News Segment

This morning I stopped by Local 12 News and talked with Sheila Gray about some Summer Travel Destinations. Information and video are at the link below.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Is Iceland on Your Radar?

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Rob Williams at Fox 19 News about the new Wow Airlines service out of Cincinnati. There are some amazing deals if you know what to look for and what to be ready for once you arrive to Iceland or one of the many connecting cities in Europe you can travel to with WOW.

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Here is our segment:


For more details or to book your next vacation contact your travel agent or visit www.lovelandandsea.com and request information.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Spring Break 2018 Travel Tips & Ideas

This post is a follow up to my news segment this morning on WKRC Local 12 in Cincinnati.

Today I talked about why you should book your trip now, some great deals out there and provided tips on maximizing your trip. Below you will find some additional details and a link to the video.

Spring Break Travel Tips

1. Book Now!

January is a great time to book your Spring travel. Waiting too much longer means you will lose availability options for both flights and hotels and that means you could end up paying a lot more.

It's also currently "Wave Season." This means it's the time of year that all of the cruise lines offer their best deals and unique sales.

2. Consider Mexico & Punta Cana.

Cincinnati has some fantastic non-stop flight options that come with great discounts. This year are there even more non-stop discounted flights to Mexico so savings are amazing!

Not only can you save money with these flights, but you will get to your destination sooner, spend less time traveling and not have to worry about a layover or missing a connection.

3. Book a Mystery Deal 

There are a couple options available for this. The company I work with the most for these deals is Apple Vacations. They offer a deal where you don't know the resort until the day of travel. They guarantee that it's at least a certain "Apple Rating" (similar to star ratings) so you know what to expect in terms of level of luxury. If you are okay with being surprised you can save hundreds of dollars this way.

4. Consider Voluntourism

Many tourism destinations in the Caribbean were affected by the recent hurricanes. In addition to continuing traveling to those destinations (which helps in itself) there are several opportunities to volunteer your time in these destinations. Organizations such as Worldhope.org have options for multiple destinations and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company has created "Rebuild Days" where they will have volunteers focus on specific projects to rebuild the island.

5. Book Tours and Excursions in Advance

Spring Break is a very popular time to travel. While during the off-season it's usually fine to wait to book your excursions, during peak travel times the best ones can actually sell out. Ask your travel agent to arrange your tours in advance so you don't miss out!

For the latest deals visit www.lovelandandsea.com

Friday, January 12, 2018

Warm Weather Escapes - Fox19 News Segment Follow-Up

Warm Weather Escapes 

This morning I spoke with Dan Wells at Fox 19 about some warm weather escapes to beat the cold! Below is a recap of the places we discussed, along with pricing based on double occupancy. 

Prices below are for dates this month and are subject to change and based on availability. For more information or a quote visit www.lovelandandsea.com 

Watch Video Here: http://www.fox19.com/clip/14045273/travel-to-avoid-the-cold

1. 3 Nights in Fort Lauderdale 
Allegiant package - 3 nights, non-stop flights and beachfront Westin for $420 Per Person

2. Miami 
Flight Deals - $150 per person round trip, non-stop on Frontier

3. 3-Night All-Inclusive Cancun Package
Non-stop flights, all-inclusive resort, airport transfers $548 Per Person
Paradisus Resort 

4. 4-Night Luxury All-Inclusive Riviera Maya 
Non-stop flights, all-inclusive resort, airport transfers, unlimited access to 8 eco parks $1,000 per person
Hotel Xcaret 

Eco Parks: Xcaret, Xel-ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xenses, Xenotes Oasis, Xitchen, Xoximilco

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gift Ideas for Travelers

The holidays are almost here and I have a few ideas for gifts for the travelers in your life. These are affordable options that all travelers could use! Have anything to add to the list? Leave a comment! 

1. RFID Blocking Travel Wallet
Identity theft is a real concern these days for travelers. RFID blocking wallets are available for both men and women's styles. Prices range from under $10-$50+.  This one, found at Amazon.com is $29.99.

2. Digital Luggage Scale. 
Airlines are charging stiff fees for overweight luggage. Save money and hassle for someone this holiday season with this affordable and useful gift.

You can get a Portable Travel Luggage Digital Scale for under $10 on sale  Here 

3. Portable Battery Charger
It's not always easy to find a place to charge your phone or other device while traveling. These are perfect for both business and leisure travelers who need to stay connected. Check out the Power Station Plus at Mophie.com

Stocking-Stuffer Ideas

Chapstick, hand sanitizer or wipes, gum and mints, travel mug, travel sewing kit, first-aid kit, ear buds, destination books and travel novels.

I hope your holidays are full of family, fun and travel! For travel ideas and the latest deals check out lovelandandsea.com!


Monday, December 4, 2017

New Year's Travel Destinations 2018

Yesterday I appeared on the Fox 19 Morning News to talk about New Year's Travel Destinations. Check out the video below and my list with links for the special events taking place.

  Click for Video: New Years News Segment 

 1. Unico Riviera Maya "Boozy Yoga, Anti-resolution pool parties and more!

 2. Stratosphere Las Vegas Amazing fireworks, open bar and unlimited food

 3. The Drake Hotel Chicago  5  Ballrooms of entertainment, black tie event

 4. Up Rooftop Bar Nashville SPEAKEASY party with prohibition style attire, live jazz and great views!

 5. Times Square, New York Celebrate the new year with about a million other people! Consider a Balldrop package with included drinks and food options.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Is Travel Insurance Really THAT Important?

After the terrible natural disasters we have seen lately and a lot of personal experience with my own clients being affected, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about travel insurance with the Fox 19 morning news.

 Not all policies are alike and yes, you really DO need insurance. It can't be looked at as an "up-sell" or extra expense. It must be factored into your overall trip budget. It's THAT important. You may go your whole life never needing to file a claim on any trips you take. But its that one trip where the insurance can mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars. It can be the difference of getting emergency medical treatment in a foreign country or being denied. It can actually mean life or death. 

There are many options and most polices are very affordable. So, watch the clips below and learn more about why you need it.

I spoke on the morning segment for a few minutes but Kara Sewell wanted to talk more and answer some questions from viewers so we continued the interview with a Facebook Live , which is also below.

Fox 19 Segment:

Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Facebook Live with Kara Sewell: