The Caribbean: Evolving Vaccine Requirements

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection 

One of my favorite Caribbean Islands, Turks and Caicos, recently announced you must be fully vaccinated to visit their island (this applies to ages 16 years and older).  This may seem extreme to some, but I suspect we are going to see a growing number of islands make this same decision. … Read More »

Where’s Audra? She’s in Tuscany – Read All About It!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s in Tuscany!  Kim Gavlak was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Tuscany from her gorgeous photos below!  Kim has won a bottle of Michael’s Wine from Vino Venue. … Read More »

Where’s Audra? She’s in Rome – Read All About It!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection with a little help from Audra who traveled all the way across the world to take photos for this giveaway 🙂

She’s in Roma!  Valerie Burke was randomly chosen as the winner of everyone who guessed Rome from her envious photos below!  Valerie has won a $25 Giftcard from Village Threads! … Read More »

I’m leaving….where do you think I’m going? And do you think I’ll make it back? ~Audra

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My one and only sibling works for Delta Airlines.  He is so good at his job, he was offered four free plane tickets to anywhere Delta flies.   Not the difficult standby tickets, but 4 REAL tickets to wherever he wants to go. He’s so amazing.  He invited me and our parents to take this reward trip with him!  … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Luxury Scenic Train Option in The U.S. Launched on August 15

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Who doesn’t LOVE train travel!!  Europe has perfected this by making train travel easy, relaxing, scenic, and efficient.   I am not sure if we will ever get to that level, but the U.S. railroad system has introduced a new train experience that may satisfy lovers of train travel!!… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Where in the world is Audra?

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Note from Audra:   Danielle is busy with clients so I’m taking over Travel Tuesday today.    It’s definitely appropriate since I’m going to be traveling outside Dunwoody for 18 days between now and Labor Day!  11 of those days have been planned exclusively by Danielle!   We’re going to play a game while I’m gone whereby I’ll post pictures to Instagram and Facebook sharing pictures taken by me and my travel partners and letting people guess where we are…..at… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Italy’s Green Pass

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

The Delta Variant is becoming a concern for many travelers.  Having a crystal ball would be extremely useful at the moment, as it is my most asked question right now…” what do you think about the Delta Variant and my trip?” 

This is a personal decision, as everyone has different views on what is considered a risk. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ GLAMPING…IS IT FOR YOU?

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

How do you define glamping?  It can mean different things for different people.  I read several definitions, but my favorite is from the Urban Dictionary…”satisfying your craving for the outdoors and your penchant for a good meal, nice glass of wine and a comfortable bed.” Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ CHECK YOUR PASSPORT!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

First, before you read another word, grab your passport (and each family member’s passport) and look at your expiration dates!  I have had more people than ever before dealing with expired passports.  People are coming out of Covid ready to travel, but some are realizing their passport is expired and it is nearly impossible to get one in under a month. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ FRANCE 2021

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Last week, with all three of our kids not home, my husband and I found ourselves on a flight to France!  The requirements to enter France for a vaccinated traveler looked so easy!  BUT, since it was my first-time entering Europe post-Covid, I was half waiting to be stopped at every checkpoint. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle (from France!) – TRAVELERS CAN NOW ENTER ITALY MUCH EASIER, ESPECIALLY THE VACCINATED!

Note from Audra:    I didn’t think Danielle would be able to give us a Travel Tuesday since she is currently in FRANCE!  However she told me this morning she’s on the high speed train from the French Riviera to Paris with great WiFi so knocked it out!   I’ve had so much fun following her on Instagram with her daily updates/beautiful photos from France this week. Read More »

Travel Thursday with Danielle ~ 5 REASONS TO AVOID USING AN OTA (ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCY)

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

You may be asking “what is an OTA”?  An OTA (online travel agency) is a website or online service that sells travel products to customers (flights, hotels, etc.)  There are many of them, but a few of the big names are Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Hotels.com. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Spain Officially Open to Vaccinated Travelers!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

As of June 7, Spain is now open to vaccinated Americans.  Spain is a beautiful country offering something for everyone!  Great food, culture, art, architecture, friendly people, and wonderful scenery abound from every region of Spain.  In fact, each region has its own distinct beauty, culture, and food! … Read More »

Travel Friday with Danielle ~ THE CRUISE INDUSTRY: FROM SHUT DOWN TO SELLING OUT

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

The pandemic had a devastating impact on all global tourism, but the cruise industry has taken the hardest punch to the gut.  The losses are staggering!  Prior to Covid-19, the cruise ship sector was one of the fastest growing in the global tourism industry.  With an estimated value of more than $150 billion, the cruise industry had been forecasted to reach a record level of 32 million passengers in 2020. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ This Summer, Pick A Destination Where You Do NOT Need A Rental Car!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Don’t let this rental car crisis crush your travel plans!  Many are itching to finally travel and wanting to make last minute plans.  If you haven’t already booked a trip, be strategic in picking your destination. This problem should settle down after the summer, but the surge in U.S.… Read More »