Category: Travel Advice

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April 13, 2016November 18, 2016

Volunteer Tourism: 3 Exotic Places to Volunteer on Your Next Vacation

Sundance Vacations Destinations, Perfect for Volunteerism/Voluntourism Sundance Vacations predicts a surge in volunteer tourism, sometimes referred to as volunteerism or voluntourism, in late 2016 due to the canonization of Mother Teresa this coming September. Thomas Rosica, a spokesman from The Holy See, stated in late 2015 that the well-renowned Mother Teresa would be declared a Saint...

Planning Your Walt Disney World Package in April, May or June 2016
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February 24, 2016September 21, 2016

Planning Your Walt Disney World Package in April, May or June 2016

When to Travel to Disney in 2016 with Sundance Vacations Sundance Vacations knows that there is something undeniably special about Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Families flock all year long to Epcot, The Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and all over Disney World to experience the legendary destination. So, if you have ever...

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January 27, 2016November 18, 2016

Ski or Swim? 2 Destinations for February

February is a perfect month for a getaway. Whether you want to unwind from the stresses of work, have a romantic retreat or even take the kids on a fun winter adventure, Sundance Vacations has the best destinations to help you do just that. In this month’s two destinations entry, we have handpicked two similar,...

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January 22, 2016November 18, 2016

How to Ski- 5 Tips for Beginners

Sundance Vacations: Tips for First-Time Skiers First time skiers often feel frustrated by the winter sport. Who could blame them? Tripping over your clunky skis, face planting in not-so-soft powder and feeling every cell in your body freeze to ice. There is no denying it is hard to get into this whole “playing in the...

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November 11, 2015April 6, 2016

DIY Vacation Countdown for Kids

Sundance Vacations: How to Make a Vacation Countdown So you booked your Sundance Vacations‘ trip and are just as excited as your children to get away! But let’s face it, the real hype starts one month before the day you leave for the trip. Instead of simply squeaking a big, red “X” over each passing day...

Two Great Destinations for December
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November 6, 2015November 18, 2016

Two Great Destinations for December

If you’ve ever seen the movie, “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” then you know about the epic battle between Hot and Cold.  Should you have missed it as a kid, it’s a story that takes place in December, specifically around the Christmas holiday, where Santa decides to take the year off due to being sick...

Last Minute Travel-Themed Halloween Costumes
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October 27, 2015November 18, 2016

Last Minute Travel-Themed Halloween Costumes

For those of you who may have forgotten, Halloween is this Saturday! As we all know, the most difficult thing to decide when it comes to this holiday is, of course, what to dress up as. Not to worry!  Sundance Vacations has you covered with some great, last-minute ideas for travel-themed Halloween costumes!  Most of...

The Great American Baseball Road Trip
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July 15, 2015November 18, 2016

The Great American Baseball Road Trip

The crack of the bat, the smell of the grass and the taste of a slightly stale hot dog along-side a warm beer. A baseball game can be an assault on the senses. It can also be an amazingly fun way to spend an afternoon with some of your closest friends. Long known as America’s...

10 Tips for Saving Money on Rental Cars
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July 8, 2015November 18, 2016

10 Tips for Saving Money on Rental Cars

Many a traveler has dropped a pretty penny on rental cars, however there are plenty of ways that you can ease the burden they put on your wallet. Whether it is business travel, a family vacation, epic road trip or even if you just want a different set of wheels for the weekend, use these...

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June 16, 2015November 18, 2016

Father’s Day Vacation Ideas

With Father’s Day just around the corner, and in case you forgot, the holiday is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, which just so happens to be this Sunday, June 19, here at Sundance Vacations we wanted to make sure that everyone was prepared to honor their dad with a great gift.  Last month...

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May 19, 2015November 18, 2016

Six Great Memorial Day Vacations

Memorial Day has long been considered the unofficial start of summer and with temperatures on the rise the summer-vacation season is finally upon us! Originally known as Decoration Day, the holiday is designed as a day to remember all those who have fallen in the service of the United States Armed Forces.  Here at Sundance...

Sundance Vacations Destinations: Stowe, Vermont
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May 12, 2015September 20, 2016

Sundance Vacations Destinations: Stowe, Vermont

It’s official! Summer is just around the corner. With that thought in mind, the majority of people already are thinking about planning that much-needed vacation. Of course, many would-be vacationers have visions of heading off to a relaxing beach (or lake) destination to bask in the sun, swim, enjoy water sports, shop, dine or check...

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May 5, 2015November 18, 2016

Mother’s Day Travel Ideas

In case you forgot, Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, May 8.  Sundance Vacations wanted to make sure that you are prepared for this important holiday, so we decided to take a look at some great ideas for Mother’s Day Travel. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation making Mother’s Day a national holiday.  The...

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March 10, 2015November 18, 2016

Outbound Adventurer: The Value of Multiple Trips a Year

Jessi Honard is a Travel Writer and avid traveler, you can find more of her works on the Outbound Adventurer Travel Blog.  It isn’t uncommon for people to take a yearly vacation. In fact, it’s pretty much the norm, and the one to two weeks a year that everyone in the workforce unanimously looks forward...

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March 3, 2015November 18, 2016

YouTube Unveils New Kids App

Traveling parents rejoice! You’ve probably been there.  A long car trip, plane ride or even just your normal everyday commute with the kids in the car.  Most children have a hard time sitting still, so parents often find ways to keep them busy while on these trips. Rather than constantly listening to the same kids...

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February 24, 2015November 18, 2016

The Death of the Hotel Minibar

Are the days of the hotel minibar soon to be gone? lthough these minibars are known for providing worn down travelers and business people a small snack or a way to wet their whistle, they are also known for their ridiculously high prices. They are one of the few places on the planet where a...

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February 17, 2015November 18, 2016

Vacation Fitness: Keep Your Resolution!

According to a recent study by the University of Scranton, only eight percent of those who make a New Year’s Resolution succeed in reaching their goal, with less than 65 percent of people making it past the first month.  Many things in life can knock you off the New Year’s Resolution wagon, including vacation. Did...

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January 22, 2015November 18, 2016

Deflate Gate: Travel Edition

With all this Deflate Gate business going on this week and especially today, Sundance Vacations thought that we should weigh-in on the subject! As you may know, as it has been in the news recently, the New England Patriots football team of the National Football League (NFL) stands accused of purposely deflating footballs during the American...

10 Holiday Gifts for Travelers – 2014
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December 18, 2014November 18, 2016

10 Holiday Gifts for Travelers – 2014

As the holiday season is in full swing, many are still struggling with the question of what gifts to get for the people on their holiday shopping list.  With just a handful of shopping days left before gifts are exchanged, Sundance Vacations wants to make sure that you have the traveler in your life covered!...

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November 18, 2014November 18, 2016

10 Tips for a Holiday Road Trip

Many people will choose to drive to their destination this holiday season, making the roadways crowded and congested.  To arrive safely and on time as well as stay a step ahead of the rest it is essential to prepare for the trip ahead of you.  Check out this list of 10 tips that will put...

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November 17, 2014November 18, 2016

10 International Travel Tips for First-Timers

Sure, you may be a seasoned pro in terms of traveling around the United States, but when it comes to traveling internationally, you may have far less experience.  Doing anything for the first time presents a number of questions and worries that you may not have the answers to, but no worries! Check out these...

Thanksgiving Travel Tips
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November 11, 2014November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Known as some of the busiest travel days of the year, Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and it never hurts to be prepared for the trip ahead of you.  With roadways backed up and flights packed during this busy time for the travel industry, it’s no wonder that it can make for a stressful time for...

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November 5, 2014November 18, 2016

7 Lucky Tips for First-Time Cruise Takers

There can be a number of questions for the first-time cruise taker and honestly, a lot of them can be solved just by being prepared for what’s coming.  Check out these seven “lucky” tips for first-timers and pretty soon you’ll be sailing like a pro.  1. Try and Arrive to the Port City a Day Early...

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September 10, 2014November 18, 2016

Educational Travel Is Great For Your Children!

As the founder of Sundance Vacations, we have been blessed with a lifetime of quite varied travel experiences.  We fly. We drive. We camp.  We travel abroad.  We travel locally.  We book short trips and long trips.  We plan in advance and we also leave on a whim.  Our accommodations are also varied to include...

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June 11, 2014November 18, 2016

Sundance Vacations – Vacationing with Children

The U.S. Travel Association recently released a new survey, “Family Vacations Create Lasting Memories” by Harris Interactive, which found that most adults say their most vivid childhood memories are of family vacations. Children who were part of the survey said they enjoy vacation time with parents and grandparents. The U.S. Travel survey also appears to...

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June 4, 2014November 18, 2016

Sundance Vacations – Cruise Ship Safety

In the travel business, especially when it comes to traveling the wide-open seas, the question that seems to crop up the most is “Are cruise ships safe?” It’s one of the most common questions from cruise-ship travel veterans and first-timers alike. This is due to recent tragic occurrences such as fires aboard the Carnival Triumph and Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the...

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April 7, 2014November 18, 2016

Benefits of Travel: Vacations help you to Recharge, Re-energize

The positive benefits associated with travel and vacationing are well-documented. In survey after survey going back decades, when consumers are asked to prioritize what is important to them, vacation travel is at the top of the list. Most will agree that the spare dollar usually goes toward taking a vacation. Vacations go a long way...

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February 24, 2014November 18, 2016

Sundance Vacations Girls Only Getaways

Yes, It’s Time for a Girls Getaway You haven’t spent quality time together with your girlfriends in years and you want to get away for some serious bonding time. Maybe you are dreaming of a spa or beach getaway, a high end trip to New York or Vegas, or maybe you want a different experience,...

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February 16, 2014September 20, 2016

Are You Traveling Enough?

There is something about a great vacation, a road trip, a getaway that is good for the soul.  A vacation is a rest when you are worn out, a way to recharge your energy. In a world of chaos and schedules and work deadlines a vacation is a welcome break, a way to find ourselves,...

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October 31, 2013September 20, 2016

Six Tips For Better Vacation Photos

Photography has become ubiquitous in every aspect of our lives. Cameras can be found in our phones, computers, and other devices that would not have even been considered only a few years ago. With all of this opportunity to take photographs, how does one better harness it to capture the best possible images during vacations...

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October 16, 2013November 18, 2016

5 Travel Tips to Enjoy Great Vacations

Vacations are the time to relax, unwind and finally do everything that you’ve ever wanted. While having fun seems pretty straightforward, there are ways of ensuring that your vacation is the best it can be. Follow these five tips to enhance your time at any destination! 1. Decide What to Bring You don’t have to bring...

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October 16, 2013September 20, 2016

Suffering from New Parent Exhaustion Syndrome? Take a Vacation!

You just had a baby a few months ago.  You barely have time to brush your hair.  You are juggling work, sleep deprivation, and crazy feeding schedules. Someone at work mentions a vacation.  There’s no way you have time for a vacation! This is your first baby (or maybe your second, third, or more!). A...

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June 17, 2013September 20, 2016

5 Tips to Prevent Losing Your Luggage

We’ve all experienced the headache of losing our luggage. You step off the plane all excited about the possibilities of the week ahead, you walk down to baggage claim, anxious to get started on your trip, then you realize that your bag didn’t come. Every other member of your family has got their bag and...

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May 15, 2013September 20, 2016

How to Take Travel Photographs Like A Pro

Everyone has seen them – the photos taken while on vacation by a friend, colleague or family member that turn out looking like they are straight out of a travel magazine. Jealousy and reasoning are two most common things that you might feel when you see those pictures. “Jealousy,” as in you wish you had...

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April 2, 2013September 20, 2016

Some Quick Tips to Stay Healthy While Flying

Airplanes are germ magnets. It’s a combination of the recycled air and the other passengers that make it easy to get sick while flying from place to place. This is especially unpleasant when you are going on vacation – no one wants to spend their week away from home hacking, sneezing, coughing and pounding cold...

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March 25, 2013November 18, 2016

The Secret of Successful Vacation Planning

There are two ways to plan a vacation: the right way and the wrong way. One (can you guess which?) leads to having a very successful, relaxing and enjoyable vacation, while the other results in stress, angst and not much fun at all. Over-planning things, as well as under-planning them, can both lead to a...

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March 15, 2013November 18, 2016

The Secret Of Packing Light

Don’t let the experts fool you — packing light is more of a skill than an art form. This means that just about anyone can do it, with a little practice and few tips. It all starts with proper planning, meaning that you need to make sure that only the essentials go into your suitcase,...

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March 5, 2013September 20, 2016

The Best Way To Visit The Top Budget Travel Destinations Of 2013

There’s no better time than right now, during this cold weather we’ve been having, to start planning early and saving for your summer 2013 vacation.  Give yourself something to look forward to, and get ahead of the game so that you are prepared when summer finally does arrive. The Editors of Budget Travel Magazine recently...

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November 28, 2012September 20, 2016

The Five Best Family Attractions In Myrtle Beach

  A family vacation spent in Myrtle Beach is likely to feature playtime on a sandy shore, a thrilling adventure in an amusement park and an educational experience while visiting the destination’s historical sites. Five of the best Myrtle Beach attractions are: Beaches The South Carolina destination features the Grand Strand, which has over 60...

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June 23, 2011April 6, 2016

US to launch trusted traveler program this fall

As a member of the US Travel Association we’ve been following the association’s efforts to launch a trusted traveler program for airline screening.  Yahoo news reported on the potential launch of the trusted traveler program for this fall. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110622/us_nm/us_usa_security_aviation TSA has been under pressure to improve the security screening process and create a program for...

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June 16, 2011April 6, 2016

Atlantic City: The New Sin City

As the summer heat barely kicks in (especially at corporate headquarters in Pennsylvania because all we have been seeing is rain), Sundance Vacationers are dying for something hot.  Look out East Coast because there is a new sin city in town!  According to USA today, Atlantic City is modeling itself after Las Vegas. “As Wayne...

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June 15, 2011April 6, 2016

Healthy choices while on vacation!

After a week on vacation I feel 10 pounds heavier than when I left.  Here are some helpful tips to eating healthy while on vacation. Eat light during the day so you can enjoy dinner out! DO NOT BUY OREOS! (or the junk food of your craving) Have plenty of fruit available Eat 1 piece...

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June 5, 2011April 6, 2016

From Rugged Trails to Fine Dining, The Grand Tetons

Upon arriving in the Grand Tetons you may feel a sense of seclusion as the bison and Elk roam just feet from the car. Yet the rugged terrain of the Tetons is accompanied with the quaint town of Jackson. The Grand Tetons offer a variety of activities of all ages! For the adventurous member of...

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May 24, 2011September 20, 2016

Rising Gas Prices No Match For Travelers; People Want To Travel

A USA Today Travel article published recently with the headline “Americans ready for vacation, despite high gas prices” claims that “More than six of 10 Americans say it’s important they get away from home this year.” The article also says that most are willing to find a way to go on vacation despite the rising...

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April 20, 2011April 6, 2016

Lost Luggage? Bumped Flights? Get Reimbursed?

In a February post, we discussed the waiting game for traveler protection against long flight delays but now just a few months later, and as promised, the waiting game is over. Today, the Department of Transportation is issuing new traveler protections that will be taking effect in late August that will require airlines to reimburse...

Should Airlines Add A “Carry-On” Bag Fee?
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April 1, 2011November 18, 2016

Should Airlines Add A “Carry-On” Bag Fee?

By Tina Dowd More Fees, More Carry On’s from the New York Times chronicles the problem airlines have created with the addition of the checked bag fee.  Check this out. The price of checking a suitcase on an airplane — $15 to $40 a bag — has added up to more than $6 billion in...

Sundance Vacations Founder Shares Personal Airline Reviews
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March 28, 2011November 18, 2016

Sundance Vacations Founder Shares Personal Airline Reviews

By Tina Dowd, founder of Sundance Vacations Continental used to be our favorite airline but now that Continental is merging with United it’s time to re-evaluate the airlines. Over the past week I’ve had the opportunity to fly on three different domestic airlines; USAirways, the merging United/Continental conglomerate and Delta.  The hands down winner was...

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