Traveling to Europe with Kids: Tips for a fun and stress free journey

Travelling with kids: Europe

Traveling to Europe with Kids: Tips for a fun and stress-free journey Author: Stacey Goodale Family Travel Specialist Taking your children on their first overseas trip to Europe may seem like a challenge, but with a little planning, you and your family can have a wonderful experience. Passports: Make time to apply for your child’s […]

The Real Scoop: Cuba

Havana, Cuba

The Real Scoop: Cuba Because we field a number of questions regarding whether US Citizens can travel to Cuba we thought we’d lend a little clarification. In 2014, an executive order loosened the restrictions on traveling to Cuba. This order made it legal for Americans to travel to Cuba without having to go on an escorted […]

Barcelona Spain Assails Unlicensed Apartment Rentals

Barcelona Spain Assails Unlicensed Apartment Rentals Barcelona is an amazing and vibrant city that is definitely worth adding to your wanderlist! Its architecture spans over 2000 years and includes its renowned modernist buildings inspired by Antoni Gaudi. This fantastic architecture, combined with the charm of the city’s trendy restaurants, narrow winding pedestrian streets, and the […]

The Real Scoop: Caribbean Island Recovery

Carribean islands

The Real Scoop: Caribbean Island Recovery Caribbean Islands Open for Business! The Caribbean is a vast sea filled with more than 7,000 idyllic, sun-drenched islands. While recent hurricanes have damaged a few islands, a full 70 percent of Caribbean destinations were not impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and are open for business as usual. […]

The Real Scoop: Beaches Resorts

Beaches resorts

The Real Scoop: Beaches Resorts Family Time at Beaches It’s often hard for families with young children to find a place where they can take a vacation that meets the needs of both kids and adults.  Luckily, the Sandals resort chain offers a multi-generational option for family with infants to teens with their Beaches resorts.  […]

Staying Connected: Inflight Cell Phone Usage

Using a cell phone on a plane

Staying Connected: Inflight Cell Phone Usage For years we’ve heeded that preflight announcement to turn off all cell phones and keep them off while in-flight. But, there was rarely clarity as to why we couldn’t use our devices.  Like me, you probably heard that the signals could potentially interfere with the computer systems on the […]

Do You Need a Visa to Go There?

Do You Need a Visa to Go There? ​Enlighten Excursions just added a new link to the Passport section on our trip information page.  If, like me, you geek out about great new resources you’re going to love this new online tool that answers the title question: Do you need a visa to go there?   […]

Using Your Smartphone Overseas

Using your Smart Phone Overseas

Using Your Smartphone Overseas I recently had to figure this out on my own while traveling to France and Turkey, so I hope this article saves you a wee bit of research. While traveling around the US very few of us ever think about the antenna, or radio system, on our smartphones. But unless your phone […]