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Dressing for Plane Travel

Dressing for Plane Travel

The main thing about dressing for air travel is comfort. Because of cramped seating and various temperature changes on flights, staying as comfortable as possible is very important.

Suggested apparel:

  • Comfortable shoes that are easy to take on and off if you don’t have TSA pre-check.
  • A sweater or a long cardigan is perfect to use as a blanket, a wrap around your neck or simply as an added layer over lighter clothes.
  • Compression socks are especially useful on long flights to help prevent DVT...
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Take Healthy Habits on Vacation with You

Healthy Vacation Habits

Vacations should help you feel energized and revitalized.

Keep these healthy habits in mind while you vacation:

  • Keep hydrated
  • Use any exercise equipment available
  • Use the pool and Jacuzzi to your advantage...
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Too Much Fun to Leave

Too Much Fun to Leave

“My vacation challenge is a little different. I have such a good time that I have trouble leaving; I almost quit my job rather than go back! How do I handle my emotional attachment to getting away so it doesn’t overwhelm me next time?”

The Vacation Doctor Answers:

This feeling is not as unique as you think. How many of us have said, “I wish I could just stay here forever” while...

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Ultimate Carry-on

Carry-on Tips

Your best choice for carry-ons is a nylon tote that can fold up to the size of a large wallet or open up to a large tote when needed.

Important items to include in your tote:

  • Travel pillow
    • Inflatable and adjustable OR compressible
  • Eye mask
    • Get one with ear plug holsters
  • A good set of earbuds or...
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Make A List

Make a list

Sure, you know what to pack—but how many of us do it last minute? The best way to avoid having too many bathing suits and no sunblock is to make a list beforehand.
Sit down and consider where you’re going, what the weather is going to be like, and what you’ll need for the circumstances.

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5 Best Reasons to Vacation in the Fall

Vacations in the fall
  • It’s a lot less crowded. Many vacationers are back home, children are back in school, and everything is less booked up. Also, in some European countries, everyone takes August off!
  • The weather can be friendlier. You are less likely to encounter blistering heat waves or traditional summer storms. Mother Nature seems calmer in the fall...

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Driving on Vacation – Using Your Time Wisely

Driving on Vacation

When you believe in the wonderful benefits of vacationing, as everyone at Diamond Resorts does, then choosing your next vacation comes down to “where” and “how.” If your destination is 1,000 miles away or more, then the how most likely is which airline—driving or taking a train is simply too time consuming.  Who wants to spend a large chunk of the beginning and end of their vacation sitting in a moving vehicle?

Shorter trips, though, invoke a different set of travel pros and...

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Those Little Maddening Travel Glitches

Maddening Travel Glitches

I once had someone say to me, “Oh, my flight was delayed, and crowded; my luggage went to another city; and it rained the entire first day. My vacation was completely ruined!”

And I thought: no one got hurt. The plane eventually took off, the luggage was found, and the rain stopped—so weren’t those just glitches in a perfectly good vacation?

Resilience is a good...

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The Right Balance of Serenity and Thrills

Wychnor Park, Diamond Resorts International

While travelling through the English countryside, you will be captivated by the tradition and brilliance of Wychnor Park Country Club as well as the undeniable majesty of the surrounding area. It makes for the perfect family holiday as the whole family can experience the serenity of our refined country club, as well as the excitement and thrills of Alton Towers Water Park, only 25 miles away from this peaceful countryside retreat.

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Do you speak the language?

Do you speak the language?

Even though English is widely accepted, there are still parts of the world where the locals won’t know what you are talking about. So before you go, learn a few key phrases in the native tongue.

Here are some basics to learn:

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