Summer may be over but a new season is here filled with new experiences……
What are the 2013 Fall travel trends?
Bike riding-winery tours and apple-picking through beautiful country roads or Leaf-Peeping (fall foliage) in the Northern Georgia Mountains or around the lakes of New Hampshire sounds awesome!! But don’t fall for the wrong deals!! And use common sense when mapping out the road ahead for a stress free travel experience!!
Stephanie Oswald, national travel expert and editor-in-chief of TravelGirl Magazine, is available for live interviews to sort through the best deals and the most satisfying experiences this Fall! She will discuss everything from best time for a Fall vacation, how to get the best deals, what items should be on your travel checklist, how to choose the best accommodations, ways to circumvent the latest challenges in Fall travel and the latest travel trends.
Stephanie is available to discuss:
• Do Your Research: planning a last minute trip means doing your homework This is a great time to travel as there are smaller crowds and deals to be had now that the summer family travel season has ended.
• Look out for deals: sign up for e-mail deals with your preferred airline Do your research online, but then call the hotel, resort or cruise line that you are interested in – they may have some really last minute specials that will make you even happier.
• Fall Travel Checklist Check the tourism board websites for cities or attractions near you — many have fall festivals that can make an autumn escape even greater!
* Road Trip Planning Tips: Before You Go and On The Road If you’re taking a road trip, plan for rush hours as you drive. Whenever possible, try to leave a little earlier or a little later than everyone else. If you have two drivers in your vehicle, pace yourselves (and your sleep schedule) so you can make better time.
• AAA, AARP and other travel sites have great advice for leaf-peeping destinations and ideas for fall travel. Make sure any clubs you belong to have your current information so that you receive any printable coupons or deal alerts.
• Be a healthy and smart traveler: Always pack a healthy snack such as a granola bar or dried fruits. When you’re at your destination, maintain healthy habits – just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean the kids can fill up on sugar and soda pop. Stick with healthy juices and drink plenty of water.
• Find a fitness escape that travels with you. Whether it’s yoga, running, or swimming in a hotel pool, plan for time to keep your routine. And if you have special music that motives you, be sure it’s handy on your iPod.
MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE OSWALD:
As the Editor-in-Chief of travelgirl magazine, a Web Correspondent for The Weather Channel, and seasoned travel correspondent for CNN, she has reported on everything from stress-relieving spa treatments and unique escapes around the world to the human side of a hurricane. She is the co-founder of travelgirl — the first national travel magazine to launch after the events of 9/11. The travel and lifestyle publication was chosen by industry leader Mr. Magazine as one of the “most notable” launches of 2003. Oswald is a native New Yorker who spent 13 years globetrotting as CNN’s travel correspondent and host of the weekend program, CNN Travel Now. In 2003, she also launched a groundbreaking series called The Weather Channel Road Crew that showcased the “fun” side of weather. In 2004, she filed written and audio reports during Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne as the very first Web Correspondent for Weather.com. As anchor and correspondent for CNN Travel Now, a weekly program on worldwide destinations, travel trends and cuisine, Oswald specialized in adventure travel, filing reports from Europe, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. One series took
her into the depths of Papua New Guinea for a rare and eye-opening look at the Huli Wigmen. Her reports also appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN in-flight programming for Delta Air Lines, CNN International and the CNN Airport Network. Immediately after 9/11, she filed human interest stories on the crisis for CNN, and covered the impact on the travel industry during live studio reports on CNN Headline News.