Global Entry & TSA Precheck for “Free” ??

         With Global Entry or TSA Precheck, not only will you have a shorter line at the airport but also the security screening is less complicated.  Access to these programs isn't too pricey, but you can get them for free as a benefit on certain credit cards. Here's what you need to know about TSA Precheck and Global Entry and how to get your application fee covered by your credit card. Eligible Travel Credit Cards  While the two programs are relatively [...]

Lets avoid the “Scammers”

              The majority of our clients travel to Europe ( it's our specialty) and we send them lots of information prior to departure about being prepared for their upcoming trip, travel tips, currency, passports, etc.  European cities have a reputation for some petty crime like pickpockets, scammers, etc.  It's always best to use your common sense and certainly don't flaunt your money or valuables.  Besides personal security, there are some other local travel scams to watch [...]

Is there really an “Ultimate” travel packing list ??

             Is there really such a thing as an "Ultimate" packing list ?? Everyone's different right? and everyone's an expert too :)  It's difficult to come up with a one size fits all list but we think this one is a pretty comprehensive list with choices for different types of travelers and certainly some best practices.  We do a weekly Tuesday Travel Tip video spot over on our Facebook Page Celtic Hearts Travel and highlight something useful [...]

Vacation ✅Christmas shopping ✅

Sometimes it's great to get away during off times or even during the Holidays right ?? Keeping on the track of the European Christmas Markets, you can get your fabulous European vacation in while getting your Holiday shopping done at the same time. The European Christmas Market cruises offer the best of both Worlds. Here's a list of some of the specialties you can pick up at these markets - your friends and family will LOVE these unique treasures that [...]

Christmas in June ??

Christmas in June ??  Every year from early December through Christmas Eve, cities in Austria, Germany, and nearby countries (France, England, Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium), light up their ancient town squares for the holidays and set up festive stalls. A perfect way to visit some of these holiday markets in one trip is to opt for a European Christmas market river cruise. !! These cruises are so popular and especially along the Danube river, you can hit plenty of the most popular [...]

Useful travel hacks

There's always so much to think about when you're going on a long trip - we second guess ourselves the whole time - should I bring this ? leave that ? what's the most hassle free way to get everything together ? We have some great travel hacks for your below:          Some of the top travel hacks include: LOSE THE WHEELS A duffel is much more flexible when it comes to onboard storage and you can often fit [...]

Top Destinations for 2018

Every year, the top travel publications come up with the hottest trends for the following year. Travel and Leisure have listed the top 50 best places to travel in 2018. We've picked just a few of the top European ones for you. In addition to the countries featured below, other trending European destinations include: Brussels Belgium, Copenhagen Denmark, Montenegro, Finland.   Solta Croatia:  Croatia has more than 1.200 islands and prior to now, travel between the islands has been restricted, however, [...]

Tips to make International travel easier

Here are some tips make your overseas journey easier.  (courtesy of Travel & Leisure) Hotel business cards. Take a business card from the front desk when you check in, that way, if you ever get lost, you have the name and address of the hotel in the local language. Having something in a local language that can be shown to locals and taxi drivers is an extra bit of insurance.   The six-month passport rule.  The U.S. lets you use your [...]

There’s an App. for that !!!

  “There’s an APP for that”!!  Best travel apps that you’ll actually use.  (courtesy of The Guardian) https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/feb/06/top-10-useful-travel-apps​ These days, there’s an App for everything, but it’s sometimes confusing and difficult to know if you’re using the best app for something.  Traveling abroad can be overwhelming especially if you are dealing with foreign language, currency, traffic, schedules etc.  The Guardian has put together a list of the best Travel Apps that you’ll actually use !   In addition, we do have [...]