Tips to help travelers with inevitable changes

By Danielle Garrett, PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

In the midst of this Coronavirus outbreak, many people are navigating the difficult decision to postpone or cancel upcoming vacations.   This can be stressful due to the many variables that need to be considered before making a final decision.  I hope the information below will help you during this uncertain time.  … Read More »

USPS can hold your mail safely at the local Post Office during the holidays!

Headed out of town? The USPS can hold your mail safely at your local Post Office™ until you return. Click here to sign up for Hold Mail Service in two simple steps.

You can notify the USPS up to 30 days in advance or as late as the next scheduled delivery day. Request your start date by 3 AM ET (2 AM CT or 12 AM PT) on your requested day, Monday—Saturday.… Read More »

Travel Gift Ideas From PlanIt Itineraries To You

By Danielle Garrett, PlanIt Itineraries

When helping people plan their vacations, I’m often asked about travel items that are needed for their trip. I love passing my travel experiences on to others! When I travel, I’m very particular about having certain accessories with me. Below are a few of my recommended travel accessories that will make your trip more enjoyable and may be the perfect gift this Christmas season!… Read More »


Danielle Garrett

Aha! Travel Talk: Dining in Destin

I typically prefer a very private deserted beach with nothing to do but read and soak up the sun. However, my cousin offered up a deal I couldn’t refuse that transported me to the beautiful (albeit crowded) emerald shores of Destin, Florida for the first time in probably 30 years! The #1 & 2 highlights were the snow white sand and the emerald green waters.… Read More »

Aha! Travel Talk: New York City

I hesitate to admit this but I’m currently in the Big Apple and it is my 4th time in the last 12 months.  I typically save my travel dollars to see new sights but obviously I just can’t get enough of NYC.  I went with the DHS Academy of Finance, then on a business trip with my hubby, then my high school graduate wanted to return last summer for his graduation trip and now…I’m with my mom and Aunt who “needed” someone to guide them. … Read More »

Aha! Travel Talk: 5 reasons why you should take that long awaited trip to Italy!

Italy~The Country That Doesn’t Disappoint!

By Danielle Garrett, PlanIt Itineraries

Taking a trip to Europe is a big decision.  There are many things to consider when picking your destination.  For example: Which country will you visit, how much time do you need, is it possible to visit multiple places or countries, how will you get from A to B, should you book a roundtrip ticket or a multi-city ticket, how many nights should you spend in each place, what are the must sees in the area…it can make your head spin! … Read More »

Aha! Travel Talk: 3 Ways to Save for Travel in 2017

By Danielle Garrett, PlanIt Itineraries

Planning a trip can be an overwhelming and a sometimes frustrating experience, especially if you are planning a family trip.  Finding flights and accommodations at your desired price point can be a challenge!  At some point during your research the reality sets in….this isn’t cheap!  However, there are several things you can do to be a more savvy traveler.  … Read More »