This is the first blog I’ve ever written regarding the subject of race and racism in the travel industry. As a woman of color, I see this as my opportunity to reflect and educate instead of being considered as simply an “angry black woman,” – a stereotype that has long been used to highlight womenContinue reading “What the Travel Industry Can Do to Fight Racism!”
Whether your little ones are anxious or pretty chill, when it comes to traveling, they will be on high alert and their energy is going to increase. If you are prepped and ready, getting there can be half the fun — by plane, train or automobile!
It’s hard enough getting a hotel or flight cancellation refund if you booked directly, but it can be even more difficult to get cash back if you made your reservation through a third-party site, including online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia or Priceline.
If you know what you’re doing, cruising can be an exciting form of travel. But plenty of people swear off the big ships because of some terrible experience that ruined their first time or hearsay.
Surviving COVID-19 is clearly proving to be a struggle. State-wide, shelter in place orders, combined with social distancing, feelings of isolation, school closures topped with distant learning … have already taken many of us to the edge. Add travel restrictions to the mix, now you’ve created a recipe for disaster.
Taking a cruise for the first time can often lead to all types of anxiety and questions. I remember preparing for my first cruise over 20 years ago. I didn’t have any idea what to pack (bringing black sneakers and flip flops) or what extra costs to take into consideration. I relied heavily on my older brother and boyfriend, who didn’t lead me astray but likely didn’t quite have in the inside scoop yet either.
It’s been a week since we’ve hunkered down and began homeschooling in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I guess I’m glad that since we’ve been to so few activities in the last week, it’s good measure for us practicing our social distancing.
One of the best deals in cruising from Cape Liberty is booking a park and cruise hotel before your sailing.
It shouldn’t come as a shocker that parking for a New York cruise is a bit of a hassle… and expensive. As one of the most densely populated cities in America, parking is a prize.
Planning to drive to the port for you cruise? If so, then you’ll have to decide where you will park your car for the trip. Every cruise port has parking that’s operated by the port itself. In addition, many ports have nearby independent parking that’s usually cheaper, but not as convenient.