Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ TOP 10 SUMMER VACATION IDEAS IN THE USA!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

There is no doubt everyone is tired of feeling like a prisoner in their own home.  A vacation sounds like just what the doctor ordered!   The number of travelers in the air is still far below pre-Covid levels, but airline ticket transactions by U.S. travel agencies climbed above 40% of 2019 levels last week for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~Two Must-See Shows for Travel & Food Lovers

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

This past September I was supposed to be in Italy with my hubby celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  As you would imagine the trip was canceled but we have rescheduled for September of this year (crossing all of my fingers and toes for this trip).… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle: DELTA Updates ~ Extending the blocking of middle seats, at-home testing & more!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Delta just announced they are extending blocking middle seats and capping their capacity through April 30.  Other airlines like Southwest and United stopped blocking middle seating after the holidays. 

They are also looking at ways to make testing easier before travel by offering at-home testing and helping passengers find testing nearby. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Hawaii Travel During Covid…Complicated but Possible!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

With international travel looking like a question mark for this summer, some may be looking at Hawaii as an option to venture further away.  The Caribbean and other international destinations are currently requiring a negative Covid test to re-enter the U.S.  However, the U.S. is not requiring a negative Covid test to return home from Hawaii. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle: New International Travel Rules ~ Strap on your patience!

Covid has taught us all many things, but perhaps patience is at the top of the list!  The “wait and see” mentality has become a requirement for our sanity.  I know many of you are tired of being stuck in your homes or of feeling like your days are on repeat.  Traveling fulfills the need many of us have for variety in life. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday: A NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW HOPE!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

I’ve never felt more relieved over something ending than when I woke up the morning of January 1, 2021!  See ya 2020!  Sure, we are off to a shaky start, but let’s choose to be hopeful and stay positive.  This too shall pass! 

Soon a higher number of people will be vaccinated, and society will begin to reap those benefits. … Read More »

TRAVEL TUESDAY ON THURSDAY: Holiday Gift Ideas for Those Longing to Travel

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

The travel road ahead of us for 2021 is certainly a mystery!  There are many changes on the horizon regarding the vaccine, international travel, and the general landscape of travel.  In the meantime, we can be dreaming, reading, researching, and even planning for future travel. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ 2021 Travel Plans Survey Results & More!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Corona fatigue looks to be real based on last week’s survey results.  35% of survey respondents said they would travel in the Continental U.S. during 2021.  Almost 25% said they plan to travel outside the U.S.  The even more interesting data was how many people plan to travel with or without a vaccine…evenly split with 31.58% for each. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Take our one question 2021 Travel Poll!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Many of you had your 2020 vacations stripped from you and replaced with quarantining, social distancing, and small social bubbles!  There are many questions circling around 2021….When will the vaccine be distributed, when can I see family safely, when can I stop wearing a mask, when will international travel open AND will Covid stop the sneak attacks on all my plans? … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Vaccine News:  Let The Planning Begin!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

2020 has been the year that no one will ever forget (in fact I think I’ve developed a Covid twitch), but yesterday’s Pfizer vaccine news may be the cure to my twitch and certainly brought a lightness to my step that was greatly needed!  There are many things I have missed due to Covid…hugging people, seeing my Mom, seeing people’s faces without a mask and TRAVEL!… Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ Jackson Hole: A perfect family summer vacation!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

In light of how exhausting this election year has been, I decided that today’s Travel Tuesday needed to focus on a fun and beautiful destination that would make for a wonderful summer vacation.  Going out west this past summer was hugely popular and there is no question that the same western vacation trend will continue next summer. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle ~ CommonPass, Road Trip Ideas, RV Podcast & Flight Deals!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Could a new App be the future of international travel?  Click here to read about the CommonPass.  It sounds like we will see this App rolled out more broadly by Nov/Dec.

If you are hoping to hit the road over Thanksgiving break, check out these ideas for road trips from Atlanta!Read More »

TRAVEL TUESDAY with Danielle ~ Holiday Travel: Driving or Flying?

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

There has been a growing trend of last-minute bookings.  Pre-Covid last minute bookings would usually financially punish the traveler.  Demand was so high for travel that “last minute deals” had become a thing of the past.  With so many travelers now pulling the trigger later than normal, the booking windows that airlines and hotels had become accustomed to have shrunk considerably. … Read More »

Travel Tuesday with Danielle: More openings for U.S. visitors & an update on airport/airline Covid testing

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Itineraries for The Aha! Connection

Costa Rica has announced they are set to open to all U.S. visitors on November 1.  A negative PCR Covid test will be required within 72 hours of your travel dates and you will need travel/medical insurance.

Belize is currently in phase 3 of their opening as of October 1. … Read More »