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Tips and insights from AurTravel to elevate your travel and vacation experience.

September 6, 2011

Maui Musts

Before the whirlwind of the holiday season is upon us, take time to decompress with a tropical vacation! Maui offers so much more than just lying on the beautiful beach and soaking up the sun (although lying on the beach in November does sound heavenly).

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August 1, 2011

Cell Phone Options While Abroad

Most of us are attached to our cell phone, even on vacation. Your cell phone allows you keep in touch with family and friends and even helps you make them a little jealous that you are relaxing on a beach somewhere! However, when traveling overseas, your cell phone may be unusable. And if it does work, it could end up being extremely costly for you because of the “roaming” rates. Check with your service provider to see if you will be able to use your cell phone and if so, what your rate (price per minute) will be, if there are any other fees (roaming), and if they have international service plan options available.

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July 5, 2011

Using Bank ATMs Overseas

You’ve booked the hotel and airfare. Now how do you pay for your meals, excursions, and souvenirs while on vacation? Do you take your debit or credit card? Or do you take Travelers’ Checks? Over the last few years, bank ATMs have virtually replaced the Travelers’ Check option for money conversion while traveling overseas.

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June 6, 2011

New Laws Regarding American Money in Mexico

Thinking of planning a vacation to Mexico? The Travel Designers at AurTravel are here to help you plan the trip of your dreams! We want to make your vacation as pleasant as possible and this includes making you aware of the new laws passed by the Mexican government in regards to the use of American dollars to make purchases in Mexico.

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April 28, 2011

A Trip Fit for a Prince (and Princess)

Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married tomorrow. A few brave souls will get up at 3 a.m. to watch the live ceremony, while most of us will watch the highlights Friday morning. Is seeing the sites of London on your TV enough for you? Imagine taking the same path as Wills and Kate through the streets of London.

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April 11, 2011

Traveling by Private Jet

Imagine being able to skip the long security line at the airport. And how would you like to avoid the hours-long layovers? You can make this a reality by traveling by private jet. While most people think traveling this way is an expensive luxury, it’s also extremely beneficial for those who travel frequently, on short notice, or with a large group of people.

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March 28, 2011

Is There an App for That?

Ever been lost in the airport and not sure where your gate is? Or had a few hours to kill while on a layover? We’ve all had those moments where we need help finding where to go or something to do in unfamiliar surroundings. Now, there may be an app to help you!

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Top Hot Spots for Summer

Wondering where to go on vacation this summer?

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) recently published a survey that named the most popular summer vacation locations for Americans in 2011. Topping the list are London, Rome, Paris and Cancun. These have been the top four choices for the last eight years.

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March 14, 2011

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

With rising gas prices, more and more people are planning to cut back on their spring travel plans. This does not mean you can’t enjoy a relaxing getaway. Plan a “staycation!” You will not only save money by not purchasing plane tickets but also have the chance to explore your city or one near you like never before.We’ve provided a few tips to help you plan an amazing staycation.

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