Category Archives: Ask Aston

  • Staying Healthy on a Cruise

    Posted on March 16, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    Becoming ill while on a cruise is a reality that is unfortunate but can be avoided if the appropriate steps are taken beforehand. First, make sure to be up to date on basic vaccinations as well as those required for all ports of call. Wash your hands with soap and water before you eat, after […]

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  • Avoiding Common Travel Mistakes

    Posted on March 9, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    In an imperfect world, anything can have its hiccups, travel included. But there are some common mistakes that if avoided, can help make your dream vacation perfect. Book enough time between connecting flights keeping in mind time needed to clear customs, immigration, and security while still having enough time to get to your next gate. […]

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  • Decreasing Nerves While Flying

    Posted on February 23, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    A lot of people are afraid of flying however it is sometimes unavoidable. Therefore, preparing accordingly prior to flying can help ease apprehensions. Begin by mentally preparing yourself ahead of time. Avoiding the situation will make the inevitable much worse. Consider taking online classes offered by your airline to familiarize yourself with normal, in flight […]

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  • How to Avoid Lost Luggage

    Posted on February 23, 2014 by in Ask Aston

    Though statistics show that airlines are getting better with losing luggage, it is still an unfortunate reality when it comes to travel. Of course the best way to avoid having your luggage lost is to only travel with a carryon. However, this may not be feasible for everyone or every trip. First, securely attach your […]

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  • Planning the Right Individual Itinerary

    Posted on September 30, 2013 by in Ask Aston

    Let’s face it, travel is not cheap but it is a great investment so it should be planned according to what you like vs. what others like. Begin by figuring out things you like to do on vacation despite the location (get pampered, night life, fine dining, etc). Next think about general interests that you […]

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  • Traveling with Allergies

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Ask Aston

    The allergy season is upon us and for those with food allergies the season never ends, making it difficult at times to travel. However, you don’t have to miss out on the pleasures of traveling if you take the right steps beforehand. Bring your own snacks while flying as specific foods may be hard to […]

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  • Hotel Kid Clubs

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Ask Aston

    Hotel kid clubs are a great way to keep children active and give parents much needed adult time while away on vacation. However, hotel kid clubs vary and there are some basic questions that every parent should ask prior to booking. Ask what ages are accepted, find out what exactly is included, obtain a list […]

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  • Travel Stress Relief

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Ask Aston

    Travel can be stressful even if planned for appropriately. Flight delays, noisy children and cramped seating area few of the things that at times can’t be avoided and can cause increased stress. However there are some tips that can be used in any setting to help relieve some of those unavoidable stressors. Start off by […]

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  • Choose a Compatible Travel Companion

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Ask Aston

    If you’re not keen on traveling solo, choosing the right travel partner is imperative. However, it may not be as easy as you think. Just because you get along in your home town does not mean the same will happen elsewhere. When looking for a travel companion, there are some tips you should employ before […]

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  • TSA Security and Medical Conditions/Disabilities

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Ask Aston

    Advances in technology have afforded individuals with medical conditions and disabilities increased opportunities to travel. However, these individuals are still subject to mandatory TSA security screenings which has come under fire lately due to alleged lack of compassion and knowledge for individual with medical conditions/disabilities. To avoid potential problems or delays at TSA checkpoints, it […]

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