Christina Minderman

95 Flips | 6 Magazines | 46 Likes | 39 Following | 85 Followers | @mindershire | Enjoys planning the next adventure, efficiency, and a touch of whimsy. ✈️ Chief Travel Architect of http://72hourstogo.com

TSA PreCheck vs. Global Entry vs. CLEAR

We’ve all been there. Waiting in a two hour line at customs after a 15 hour flight from Asia, or getting to the airport late only to find an ghastly …

Google Trips—Do You Need This New Travel App?

The low-down on what’s hot and what’s not.<p>News Kamakshi Ayyar | POSTED ON: October 10, 2016<p>Google Trips attempts to cover all your travel needs, from …

A Country Road Trip, From Nashville to Asheville

I had never been south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Well, except for in that one way everyone has: I’d been to D.C. And Ryan—the tall white man from …

4 Days Deepen Your Personal Meditation and Yoga Practice Retreat in California, USA

Hide all<p>Accommodation<p>The accommodation options are for single or double occupancy. A single guest may choose to share a room with another guest of …

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Travel To or From New York Starting at 5,000 SkyMiles: Delta Air Lines Flash Sale — October 2016 Edition

T he amount of SkyMiles you need to redeem for travel to or from New York has been discounted to as few as 5,000 SkyMiles each way from Thursday, …

€99 pan-European bus pass launches

In a move that will no doubt excite budget travellers across the continent, Europe’s largest intercity bus provider has launched a new pass that means tourists can travel to five destinations for €99.<p>The InterFlix pass allows up to five journeys within a period of three months to more than 900 …

Trains

Discounted Delta SkyMiles Awards to New York City - Points Miles & Martinis

Delta has launched another SkyMiles award sale, where you can book discounted award tickets, <b>starting at 5,000 SkyMiles each-way to/from New York …

A New Southwest Sale from $41 - Awards from 1,800 Points

Last week, there was the great $49 Southwest sale that comes around a couple of times a year. But, this week’s new Southwest sale from $41 actually …

11 Apps That Take the Stress Out of Travel Planning

Be your own travel agent with these insightful apps.<p>From weather and flight updates, through hotels and transportation, all the way to dining and entertainment, there's a relevant smartphone app out there to guide you. We've rounded up some of the best travel apps worth your attention.

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Missing passport? Arrested? What to do if you're in trouble overseas

You’re in a foreign country and the unthinkable happens. You’ve lost your passport and all your money. Or you’re injured. Or you have been arrested. Or you’ve run into visa problems. Trouble with a capital T, as Professor Harold Hill said in “The Music Man.” What do you do? A recent conversation …

Travel Like a Star with 17 Perfect, Simple Totes for the Airport

I'm headed out of town for a visit with family tomorrow, and naturally, that got me thinking about what I'll be carrying to travel and what the best …

Travel Gear

5 Steps for Planning the Ultimate Travel Itinerary

Planning an unforgettable vacation or a honeymoon that’s a perfect match for your horoscope is SO exciting — but it can be seriously overwhelming too. From picking the right place to stay (amazing Airbnb, anyone?) to nailing down the sights you want to see and everything you want to do, there are …

Flying

The Perfect Weekend in Beijing

When time is short, spend it well in Beijing—here are a few tips for planning the perfect weekend in China's capital.<p>China's capital can overwhelm on a first visit—the streets seem that much wider, the population that much denser. Even its UNESCO-listed cultural sites sound daunting: the Forbidden …

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How to Get a Refund If You're Too Sick to Fly

Canceling a trip because of an illness is rarely an easy call, but these steps should help.<p>No matter how excited you are for a trip, sometimes, life happens: You’re just too ill to fly. So what’s an under-the-weather traveler to do?<p><b>Step 1: Judge your sickness.</b><p>There actually <i>are</i> hard and fast rules …

The Perfect Weekend in King's Landing

If you only have a few days in Westeros, spend it wisely (and stay alive) with our guide to the capital city.<p>From historic castles to religious monuments, dragon-skull crypts to flesh peddlers, King’s Landing offers something for everyone. The sophisticated and crowded capital of the Seven Kingdoms …

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When you're at home, you know all the tricks to save money. You buy your dog food in bags the size of cement sacks to land a bulk discount. You pay down your credit card bill to avoid hitting high interest payments. You know when the local restaurant has its all-you-can-eat buffet, and you make …

5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Gone are the days when travel to Japan was exclusive to hedge fund managers and Nintendo geeks, and with it the assumption that it’s expensive, …

The Boston Man's Guide To Travel Accessories

We've searched out some smart stuff for every man-about-town. You're welcome.<p><b>What</b>: Owen & Fred’s personalized leather bag tags<p><b>How</b>: In a sea of black …

How to Tip Around the World

United States<p>It should be noted that even in countries without a tipping history, an increasing number of people in the service industry, especially …

18 Travel Accessories Every Budget Traveler Should Have

Being a budget traveler in of itself is an adventure (and sometimes having the right travel accessories can make the adventure that much easier!) …

10 must-have travel tech accessories

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Vacations are fun (hopefully), but getting to the destination and losing out on some of the creature comforts of home is kind of a drag. …

Fall Road Trip Through The Mohawk Trail in The Berkshires, MA

Enjoyed this post? Give it some love and share!<p>The Mohawk Trail, a route that the Native Americans used to trade with Atlantic, Upstate New York, and …

Traveling Light: 6 Things You Really Don't Need to Pack

As a travel lover (and chronic over-packer), I've researched and prepared for many trips—from weekend getaways to months abroad—only to get so …

The Huge Mistakes You’re Making When Booking Travel

Not every traveler uses a travel agent to book their trips. Instead, they try to book the entire thing on their own, convinced that they will save …

The one most effective way ordinary travelers can get a free flight upgrade

It is possible for an ordinary traveler to get a free upgrade without air miles, especially if he or she has a flexible schedule, according to …

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3 Essential Apps for Your Wanderlust Experience

Look inside your pocket and pull out your phone. It’s amazing how this little buzzer is the connection and outlet to the world around you. From …

Tip: Get Global Entry for Free With Certain Credit Cards

Ever since Global Entry and TSA PreCheck became an option, they’ve saved travelers valuable time at the airport. While you’ll use Global Entry to …

Holy Smokes: 6+ Business Class Award Seats West Coast - Europe Almost Every Day Spring/Summer

Austrian is a Star Alliance airline, you can use miles with United, Aeroplan, ANA, LifeMiles, and many other programs to book awards to and through …