Are we there yet? Summer’s here and it’s vacation time! It’s time to hit the road like a seasoned traveler!
Travel expert and author Chris McGinnis shares his tips for making the most of your next great summer vacation.
Whether youre up in the air or hitting the road with the family, summer is the season of travel. School is out, the weather is good and vacation time beckons. It doesnt matter if you want to sunbathe on beaches, head up hiking trails or explore a new city or town–its time to hit the road!
Travel expert and author Chris McGinnis who has logged over 100,000 frequent flyer miles a year is available to share his insight into how to maximize the fun times! Theres plenty of planning and preparation that goes into having a smooth vacation and the smoother it is, the more fun you have and the happier the memories are! And even if the only traveling youre doing this summer is for work, he has plenty of tips for how to maximize efficiency and enjoy yourself as a business traveler.
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Take travel plans into your hands. Planning the perfect vacation often means taking travel plans into your own hands. From booking trips on the internet and bringing your own in-flight entertainment to stocking a vacation rentals pantry so you can cook meals in, embracing self-service can mean less dependence on airlines and hotels and more quality vacation time and more bang for your buck!
Maximize valuable vacation time. Summer travel is expected to be busy, hectic and crowded this year as the economy recovers. Making the most of your vacation means being the ultimate multi-tasker and learning the fundamentals of saving valuable vacation time by packing smart, being prepared and thinking like a frequent flier.
Be prepared. Driving across the country on interstates and traveling abroad can be an adventure, and youll want to face the unexpected as prepared as possible. Seasoned travelers know how difficult it is to find “essentials” on the road, including quality coffee to start the day–planning ahead by packing Starbucks VIA Iced Coffee will ensure that you stay cool under pressure.
Skip to the front of the line. Peak summer travel season means long lines. Frequent travelers know how to avoid standing in line and pushing through crowds for an overall better travel experience.
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Samples of Starbucks Via At Home Brew available to confirmed bookings.
About Chris McGinnis:
Travel expert and author Chris McGinnis has tracked travel trends since 1987 in a variety of roles, from travel correspondent on CNN Headline News and The Weather Channel to travel columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Entrepreneur Magazine. He blogs about frequent travel for the San Francisco Chronicle website, was the editor of Expedia Travel Trendwatch, a quarterly report on consumer travel trends, insight and tips from Expedia.com, is a contributor to CNN On-The-Go, a series of television segments covering travel news and trends that airs on CNN, HLN and CNN, and hits the roads and the skies frequently as a speaker and consultant. He is currently the in-call travel expert for a variety of television and radio news programs, from Good Morning America to Fox News. Chris is also the author of The Unofficial Business Travelers Pocket Guide and 202 Tips Even the Best Business Travelers May Not Know. Before focusing on business travel, Chris was a management consultant and corporate trainer, logging over 100,000 frequent flyer miles a year. When he isnt up in the air, he resides in San Francisco.