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Love your tips. Looking forward to using those to get to London.
Thanks for the kind words, Taryn! Have a great trip to London.
Please do not refer to AARP…the organization, in my opinion, has become very “progressive” and socialist. Do not give them free publicity. AMAC is a MUCH better organization for seniors. AMAC supports our constitution, freedom, and less government. Get in touch with AMAC and use some of their ideas for seniors, if you are going to quote aarp.
Hope to find an Oct 2011 cruise on your site, found your link thru Cruise Critic.
Hi there! Cruise Critic actually supplies the deals that appear in our cruise section, so you’ll find the same itineraries whether you look here or there. Good luck!
Just found your blog. I am looking for info/pointers on taking a mobility scooter on airplanes. We have recently acquired one for my hubby and will be flying to Newark (end destination Cape Liberty) in Sept. utilizing the mobility scooter. Hints, please.
I believe that you should be able to ride the scooter up to the gate and then have the airline gate-check it for you, but I’d recommend calling your airline directly to be sure. Good luck!
love your blog
Dear Sarah and Independent Traveler team,
Congrats on your 1st year blog anniversary. You are a staple in my daily travel tips daily. Keep up the fab work and thanks for sharing your expertise with your fans. Happy travels!
Ann Lombardi, Atlanta
Love the tips and info
Happy 1 year! Thanks for all the travel tips. Even a world traveler like me can always learn something new.
Independent Traveler Vagabond Ginger
I will enjoy this site
Thanks for all the cruise tips and travel information. Keep up with all the great work!
Love the cruisin tips!!!!! Keep them coming..love the ones on how to save space in the cabin and the best tips of what to take on a cruise…
I am interested in the answer to this question
I would be interested in traveling tips with a scooter also. I am going on a cruise, flying out of Philly mid October.
I want to comment on your blog. I will say, this is my favorite blog. So many great travel tips. I love it!!
The room is $400.00 per night
I just recievced the carry on bag you recomended I will be leaving Dec.21 for a Christmas cruise and wait to use this great bag.
Have a great time on your cruise, Joy! Hope the bag works out for you.
I’d like information on “this great bag.”
Your website is fantastic!
We are taking a cruise from Rome on Celebrity in November and trying to decide if we should buy the stateroom bar set up…has anyone tried this and is it worth it?
Wish I had seen this article earlier…we will be leaving for Hawaii tomorrow for 17 days.
Sure whish I had the luggage organizers!
I’m planning a trip to Europe and I read about Homestays, has anyone tried it? What was the out come?
We have an article that should help you! You can read more about homestays here: http://www.independenttraveler.com/resources/article.cfm?AID=879&category=7
Please post if you have any other questions.
Being in a wheelchair, I find your site a pleasure to read. I wonder if you could show some information about travelling in a wheelchair, tips, anything. Thank you.
Thanks for the kind words about our site. Have you seen our article on Disabled Travel? It has some tips for wheelchair travel as well as resources for further information.
Save all the perfume and cologne sample strips in magazine ads to take along for your perfume–no liquid, no space taken up and they often can be ripped in half to get to evening by just rubbing the sample strip on your wrists etc.
I am considering Zip Lining as a Shore Excursion from Holland America in Guatemala. Has anyone done this? How strenuous is it? I have already Zipped in Wisconsin but this might be different!
This might be a good question to post on our message boards; the message boards of our sister site, Cruise Critic, are another good spot to get your question in front of lots of readers (particularly fellow cruisers!).
Sorry I can’t answer your question directly, but hopefully if you post in those venues someone will be able to chime in.
any recommendation a european river cruises
Our sister site, Cruise Critic, is a great source of information on this topic. Check out their River Cruises page.
Hope that helps.
These are really helpful travel tips, I like the part about having a headflashlight which keeps both your hands available to be used for emergency situations. Alot of things you would never even think of. Keep them coming
I’m sure this is an old question but this ismy first time on a blog..
We were on a tour with 8 people an guide and driver for 5 days.
How much should you tip when you are on tours? How should you calculate it?
Thanks, Kind Regards,
This is a tricky question. Many tour operators offer guidelines for recommended tips. If yours doesn’t, it really depends on the overall cost of your tour and the quality of your guide and driver. As a very rough guide, I’d budget $5 – $10 per day each for the guide and driver — more if they give you significant personal service.
I am an Author and a Therapist/Audiologist, who has just written a book published by Sovereign Education Media that can be useful to many of your readers. Its called Disabled World Travels and is available presently on Amazon.com. Would I be able to write a story about traveling and be a guest post? Thanks for your consideration.
Thanks for your interest. We’re not currently looking for guest writers on our blog. If you wish to follow up with us in the future, please email us directly at email@example.com.
On the 18th July 2014 we sent our daughter and friend on extended Holiday to Paris via Singapore Chennia,India Doha and onto France.When they reached Chennia they tried to apply for a transit visa to Doha as they were advised to do.They were detained by Customs given no advice or help then when it was time to board they were escorted to the plane without their luggage and were told it would be forwarded on.It is now 27 July 2014 My daughter is in Paris with no luggage and international luggage tracker unable to find any trace of it.Keeps showing trace continuing please check back later.Luggage had destination address and contact numbers.Something wrong.
Love to pack different types of suitcases! Would love to try this one!
Would like to know more about this specific suitcase
Please, I want your help to promote a well located and equipped property in Habana, Cuba as a lodging house for acomodate foreign tourists. I have send photos and conditions. Thank you very much in advance.
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Can anyone tell me if I can re-claim taxes on car rental in the USA?
Tried to leave comment on blog, about,also having found” Scenes From Every Land”. 1892
The introduction by General Lew Wallace, was indeed worthy of sharing! Did he foresee a woman, in 2016, travelling via the wondrous pictures, book in hand, her dis-ease forgotten..left behind…truly a needed trip!
I wonder who else will find this lost pictorial history, some scenes, portrayed are being destroyed just now and yesterday.
Please, inform Marc Cappelletti, a second copy of ” Scenes From Every Land”,has been found, if you will, can!
Trudie Nova Scotia Canada
Nova Scotia Canada
Are creams the same as a gel in a carry-on bag. Appreciate your comment
Sorry for our very late reply! For the benefit of anyone else who comes along with this question, yes, creams count as gels as far as airport security rules are concerned.
So with these newer carry-on bag dimensions, how does that relate to the two-four protruding wheels? That can technically add up to two more inches in height.
Thanks for your question. If you’re trying to make sure your suitcase will fit within your airline’s size restrictions, you should include the wheels in your measurements.
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