Far Horizons

We invite readers to keep sending in your valued travel tips (125-word limit or close) related to anything that enhances the travel experience while actually traveling. Here are the latest (each followed by my own comments).

 

Marcia Bansley (Atlanta, GA) — Here are some tips I can offer.

• I always use a travel agent to set up my trips and Delta Vacations (800/800-1504, www.delta.com/us/en/delta-vacations), when possible, for good deals on hotels.

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With this issue, we have completed something unimaginable to me a year ago: 12 months’ worth of On-the-Road Travel Tips submitted by ITN readers (each followed by my own comments). It has been a journey of sharing and discovery. It has also provided a most pleasant distraction from the enduring pandemic that has affected our lives in so many limiting ways.

It seems appropriate that these travel tips appear in a column entitled “Far Horizons,” since that is where we...

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Thanks to the ongoing quality contributions of our loyal readers, we herein offer Part 11 of our series of On-the-Road Travel Tips (each followed by my own comments). We went a bit over the 125-word limit on a couple this month, but that’s the number we ask you to try for when sending in your tip, which is anything that makes the travel experience work better for you while actually traveling.

Dorothy Allen (Colfax, NC) — I enclose in plastic zipped sandwich bags my oldest...

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In this time of continuing challenge but renewed hopes, we are happy to unveil another selection of readers’ On-the-Road Travel Tips (each followed by my own comments). If there’s something special that you do to make your travel experience work better while actually traveling, we invite you to share your wisdom in the form of a travel tip in 125 words or fewer. See my email address at the bottom.

Joyce Renee Lewis (Camano Island, WA) — Here are some more tips I...

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Due to the excellent response, we continue to share readers’ On-the-Road Travel Tips during this continuing period of international travel downtime. (Each is followed by my own comments.) It’s exciting to see just how creative travelers can be! In submitting your own suggestion for something that makes the travel experience work better for you while actually traveling, try to keep it to 125 words or fewer; my email is at the end of this column.

Sally Kevers (Roswell, GA)...

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It is hard to believe we are embarking in this issue on part 8 of On-the-Road Travel Tips (each followed by my own comments). The response has been continuous and far beyond what we had envisaged.

As of this writing, the “New Normal” we are getting accustomed to means we need to do all we can to remain engaged and in a positive learning state until such time as conditions allow us to hit the road again. Therefore, readers, keep those tips coming in — anything that...

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In this issue, we continue our series of reader-submitted On-the-Road Travel Tips (each followed by my own comments) that make the travel experience work better for you while actually traveling. Have one to share? Write it up in no more than 125 words (OK, the rules can be broken once in a while) and send it in. See the end of this column for where to write.

Janice Schock (Bend, OR) — For my trips, I put my pills in small plastic bags, one for each day. I bought a pack...

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Randy Keck (at right) enjoying the good life with a fellow passenger from Australia, barging on the Canal du Midi in southwest France in spring 2015.

In presenting part six (!) in this series on On-the-Road Travel Tips, I find it heartening that so many readers have taken a moment to share bits of advice that may be helpful to other travelers. (I’ve added my own comments after each.) ITN readers will have a lot of tips to try out when these times of pandemic-dictated virtual travel are over!

If you know of anything that makes the travel experience work better for you while actually traveling, tell us about it in no more than...

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