10 reasons to use a travel professional

I know that when a vacation goes as planned, the experience can be priceless.  However, there are so many uncertainties you can come across when using an online booking engine.  Unless you travel to the same destination every time, there is value in using a travel professional when planning your next vacation. Here are 10

What the US State Department can do for travelers

Karen Christensen is a fierce advocate for safe and secure travel. As the deputy assistant secretary of overseas citizens services for the U.S. government’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, she recently attended ASTA’s global convention, which took place Sept. 25-28 in Reno-Tahoe, Nev., to spread the word about what the government can and cannot  do for