8 Tips for Smooth Holiday Travel

Traveling in the middle of the busy holiday season can turn even the most seasoned traveler into a Grinch.  Whether you are flying, driving, or riding to your destination, these 8 tips for smooth holiday travel can make the trip less stressful. Confirm Reservations – Don’t let a schedule change or computer glitch jeopardize your travel plans.  Confirm the details of all reservations 24-48 hours before you travel.  Verify all flight or route schedules, check pickup times and locations for transportation, and contact your hotel to review room requests. Check In Online – Whether you’re flying, cruising, or even staying…
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Spooktacular Halloween Destinations

For many people, traveling for the holidays sparks images of crowded airports and last-minute flights to be home in time to carve the turkey or unwrap a gift. But, with so many wonderfully wicked destinations across the globe, Halloween is one holiday you may want to consider traveling for. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to pack your bags, and plan your costume! Hawaiian Islands While Hawaiian Islands may not be the first place you think of for a Halloween haunt, there are many opportunities to get into the spooky spirit. There are festivities for all ages, like the…
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Announcement: Pleasant Valley Travel Joins Encompass the World

Pleasant Valley Travel has faithfully served northeast Ohio for over 30 years and we are pleased to announce that they are now a part of Encompass the World Travel, operating out of our Brunswick office. Together, we mourn the loss of Renee Boblick, who operated Pleasant Valley Travel for years after her parents’ semi-retirement. With the sudden changes that have happened, Pleasant Valley Travel wants to ensure the continued operation of business with clients is the top priority. Nichola Hidey, of Pleasant Valley Travel, is officially all settled in with the Encompass the World team. Nichola says, “One of the great…
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Europe: Three Reasons You Should Go Right Now!

European travel is back and more popular than ever. Our team of travel experts have seen a definite increase in clients requesting European vacations. Why is it such a great time to plan a visit overseas? More for Your MoneyThe US dollar is much stronger abroad than a few years ago. Better exchange rates against the euro, British pound, and other European currencies means your travel budget can stretch a little farther. Fantastic Flights Lower fuel prices and more competition from low-cost carriers is making it easier to find transatlantic airfare options that don’t break the bank. The increase in…
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Travel Resolutions for 2018

New year, new adventures! Not all new year’s resolutions need to be focused on changing who you are. Instead, focus on where you are. As you look ahead to the new year, don’t forget to think about your travel goals! To inspire your next journey, our travel agents have some tips for you! Try a New Type of Travel The most obvious idea is to visit a new destination, but another way to add excitement is by changing how you travel. Swap your ocean cruise for an all-inclusive resort stay, or a try a river cruise instead. If you’re normally…
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