The Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

I used to wonder what working with a Travel Agent would be like. Why use a Travel Agent when I can just book it myself? Turns out there are many reasons – the benefits of working with Travel Agents goes way beyond just saving you money.

They provide a service to make planning your vacation easier, relieving you of the headache that comes from having to plan, build an itinerary, find the best companies, and booking the trip. All that stress goes POOF, and you sit back like a queen, receiving the best service you’ve had! I only wish I’d discovered the benefits of Travel Agents sooner.


Here are the benefits of using a Travel Agent!

Many people still consider using a Travel Agent “old school” or “old fashioned”. However research shows that the demand for Travel Agents is starting to rise, thanks mostly to the millennials (Rock On friends!) Some people may even think Travel Agents are just for the wealthy or frequent flyers.

But they aren’t… A short weekend getaway for a couple, a family road trip down to Florida, National Park campers, or a month long luxury European trip exploring several countries. Agents are for anyone looking for guidance and security planning their trip.

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Why Should You Use a Travel Agent?

Did you know there are certain days of the week that offer the best flight rates? or that oftentimes prices are negotiable? How about the best time to purchase to get the best rate? Travel Agents do. They monitor the weekly, everchanging sales and promotions and where the best deals are.


Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

Travel Agents do so much more than just booking your vacation. They will make sure you are prepared from the time you leave your home, until the time that you return.

They work directly with their partners (Delta, Marriott, Emirates, Disney, Hertz, Carnival etc) who have passed the screening of top of the line travel arrangements- so you have peace of mind that you are touring with award winning high quality tour companies and partners.

Travel Advisors do so much more than just booking your vacation. They will make sure you are prepared from the time you leave your home, until the time that you return. #travelagent #benefits #booking #savemoney

Support Your Community

When you book through a 3rd party online, you’re paying that 3rd party to book your reservations for you. You may not realize it, because the fee is hidden in “taxes & fees” which is included in your overall total.

Instead of sending that money to the 3rd party middle man, why not support your local Travel Agent instead? Keep your money in the community, and help support your local businesses.

When you book through 3rd parties online, you're paying that 3rd party to book your reservations for you. You may not realize it, because the fee is included in your overall total. Why not support your local Travel Agent instead? Keep your money in the community, and help support your local businesses.

Advisors are not just for people who don’t like to plan

My frequent flyer friends have said to me “but I enjoy researching and planning my own trip.” I completely understand this, I really do. So why can’t you? Work WITH your Travel Agent to plan your trip. Plan it, and work with an advisor to book it. Advisors specialize in the destination that you’re going to on your trip & know the most efficient planning methods, so geek out and have fun talking about your plans together.

Your Agent will help guide you, brainstorm with you, ask you questions you may not have thought of, and help you to relax and have fun planning your trip in an informative way.

PRO TIP: if you are researching and googling parts of your trip such as airfare or hotel costs, the companies put cookies into your computer. That means each time you look up the price, they know how many times and which dates. So guess what? You'll start to see the rates go up a little bit each time.

PRO TIP: if you are researching and googling parts of your trip such as airfare or hotel costs, the companies put cookies into your computer. That means each time you look up the price, they know how many times and which dates. So guess what? You’ll start to see the rates go up a little bit each time.

PRO TIP: if you are researching and googling parts of your trip such as airfare or hotel costs, the companies put cookies into your computer. That means each time you look up the price, they know how many times and which dates. So guess what? You'll start to see the rates go up a little bit each time.

They will Save you Money

Sneaky, right!? So remember, as you’re researching, you are unintentionally costing yourself money. I’m not saying don’t research, go nuts! Then reach out to your advisor, tell them what your thoughts are, and let your advisor make the arrangements for you. Use their expertise, resources, and connections to save you money!

Travel Agents have a partnership with the hotel, and that will often come with added perks or benefits for you as their client. Benefits that are only available to you because you worked with a Travel Agent to make your vacation reservations for you.

Travel Agents have a partnership with the hotel, and that will often come with added perks or benefits for you as their client. Benefits that are only available to you because you worked with a Travel Agent to make your vacation reservations for you.

VIP Treatment

How do you and your special occasion stand out in Las Vegas from the hundreds of other travelocity reservations? Sorry, but you don’t. Imagine what would happen if you called your hotel before your arrival and requested VIP treatment, with a bottle of wine & bon bons waiting in your room, oh! and a room upgrade for a better view… because you don’t get to travel often, and this is a special occasion.

The hotel most likely will think you’re ridiculous and pompous, probably won’t be accommodating all of your requests, and will ask themselves “who does this person think they ARE?”

When you book with a travel agent, they CAN and WILL ask for VIP treatment for you and the others you’re traveling with. That could be a free breakfast, room upgrades for better views, and resort credits to use once you arrive towards shops, spas, restaurants, etc at the hotel.

When you book with a travel agent, they CAN and WILL ask for VIP treatment for you and the others you're traveling with. That could be a free breakfast, room upgrades for better views, and resort credits to use once you arrive towards shops, spas, restaurants, etc at the hotel.

Benefit of Travel Agents – They Save You Time

Another benefit of working with a travel agent is the communication. Instead of waiting on hold whenever you have a question or issue with your booking, you can text your agent. Or use whatever your desired method of communication – text, e-mail, phone, facetime etc, your agent will accommodate you.

One of the benefits of working with a travel agent is the communication. Instead of waiting on hold whenever you have a question or issue with your booking, you can text your agent.

Experience Personal Service

Have the comfort of knowing you can reach your agent personally, instead of waiting on the phone for hours for “the next available representative that will be with you shortly.” Your agent will provide a much more personal, speedier assistance with your questions & concerns regarding your vacation.

Have the comfort of knowing you can reach your agent personally,  instead of waiting on the phone for hours for "the next available representative that will be with you shortly." Your advisor will provide a much more personal, speedier assistance with your questions & concerns regarding your vacation.

Travel Agents Understand How Travel Insurance Works

Going on vacation is expensive, having an emergency on vacation is even MORE expensive. What if you are traveling without your children, then your child gets sick or hurt while you’re in Spain? Or how about just as you’re boarding your flight, your boss calls to tell you the big meeting you’ve been preparing for months has been changed to tomorrow instead of next week?

Do you understand your travel insurance policy? Will it cover your emergency trip cancellation? Did you even purchase travel insurance?! What happens now?!

Do you understand your travel insurance policy? Will it cover your emergency trip cancellation? Did you even purchase travel insurance?! What happens now?!

The disadvantage of not having travel insurance, is that all the cancellation fees, medical emergency costs, new booking arrangements, or transfer fees are paid by Y-O-U. I always insure my trips when I travel because you never know what could happen. Just ask my friend Kaytee about that one time in Thailand…


Comfort in Knowing You’re Covered

Calling the insurance company is a pain in the you know what. When you book with a travel agent, you can call them and get. The benefit of Travel Agents is that they know what insurance policy is best for your trip. They will recommend the best option for you, and insure your trip, giving you the comfort of knowing if any emergencies came up, you’re covered.

Is insurance a waste of money if you don’t use it? Yes and no. I don’t know about you – but I would much rather have insurance for $100, that I don’t use. Instead of paying $10,000 for the emergency that I didn’t purchase insurance on. I’m prone to getting ill on trips, so having insurance gives me security, knowing that worst case scenario – I don’t have to pay all the expenses that come with the illness.

**For international travelers coming to the U.S. I would HIGHLY recommend purchasing travelers insurance. Our medical care is extremely expensive, and even a quick trip to the emergency room is enough to drown you in debt. **

Why should you use a Travel Agent? Well, there are huge benefits to using a Travel Agent instead of booking the trip yourself, PLUS it won't cost you more.

Another benefit of Travel Agents is that they provide excellent quality service and dedication to highest standards. They LOVE traveling, it’s their passion, it’s not just “a job”. They are extremely knowledgeable with how the travel industry operates, opening doors for you than if you were to book on your own.

Have you worked with a Travel Agent before? What did you like & dislike about the experience?

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Why should you use a Travel Agent? Well, there are huge benefits to using a Travel Agent instead of booking the trip yourself, PLUS it won't cost you more.
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Why should you use a Travel Agent? Well, there are huge benefits to using a Travel Agent instead of booking the trip yourself, PLUS it won't cost you more.
Why should you use a Travel Agent? Well, there are huge benefits to using a Travel Agent instead of booking the trip yourself, PLUS it won't cost you more.
Why should you use a Travel Agent? Well, there are huge benefits to using a Travel Agent instead of booking the trip yourself, PLUS it won't cost you more.
Why should you use a Travel Agent? Well, there are huge benefits to using a Travel Agent instead of booking the trip yourself, PLUS it won't cost you more.


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The Ultimate Weekend Packing Guide

 

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Here is my Ultimate Weekend Packing Guide

Have you ever gone on a trip and had no idea what to pack? That used to happen to me all the time. Which is why I decided to make this ultimate weekend packing guide. You need to know what to pack for your adventures. You do not want to make the same mistakes I did and forget to pack something important!

Packing + Storage

Meet the perfect carry-on for the ultimate weekend! The Away carry on is unbreakable, and designed for travelers. The bags come with a lifetime guarantee. This may just be your bag ever purchased! You will save yourself money over the years and cause less waste. My away carry on bag is my go to for all my weekend adventures.

I adore everything about my Away carry-on, from it’s amazing storage compartments to the ejectable TSA-approved (safe to fly) battery. The Away carry-on is a great bag, be sure to add it to what you need for your ultimate weekend getaway packing list.

Click HERE to get $20 off any suitcase or bag!

The best addition for any carry-on? The Away everywhere bag with laptop pouch. Its thoughtful design impressed me with features that keep what you need at hand. The bag attaches efficiently onto the Away suitcase, making airport travels effortless. I ordered mine originally to use as a “travel-laptop-under my seat bag”. I used it on one trip and it instantly became my everywhere bag. Click HERE to get $20 off any suitcase or bag!

Stay Organized While Traveling

Perhaps the most genius travel invention ever. These packing cubes will change the way you travel forever. The cubes keep your clothes separated, to keep your bag organized. These are a must for your ultimate weekend packing guide.

 

Travel Toiletries

My favorite part about the travel bottles is that they eliminate the need for single use travel toiletries. Give the gift of green, and help travelers contribute to sustainable travel practices.

Naked bar soap will keep thousands of plastic body wash bottles out of our oceans. Bar soap is TSA friendly, plus they don’t leak like single use bottles. I use naked soap bars for all my shower needs. Pack them in a soap box and keep your bag dry!

For more zero waste bathroom toiletry ideas, check out my post on Zero Waste Bathroom Products

Snag a hemp, all natural pouf or hemp soap bag to give your skin a healthy glow. I prefer the hemp poufs to the plastic ones. They case a lot less waste and feel great on my skin! Don’t forget to get a Moon River soap to go with your hemp pouf.. They offer anti-inflammatory options that can replenish dry and sensitive skin, options to help balance troubled acne, eczema, and psoriasis. 

Bites Toothpaste will change the way you think about toothpaste; you’ll never go back after you try them. Your first order will come with a full jar of the bites. After your bites are gone keep the jar. A refill for more will arrive in a biodegradable package. The best part? They travel well, without the worry of an exploding toothpaste tube. Be sure to add these to your ultimate weekend packing guide.

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On average, women use between 11 and 30 tampons per cycle. Over a lifetime, that adds up to between 5,000 and 14,000 tampons per woman. The environmental impact of this is vast. It’s estimated that a woman averaging 20 tampons or pads per cycle burns through 250 to 300 pounds of products, applicators, and wrappers in a lifetime. I stopped using tampons about 3 years ago now. I made the switch to the DivaCup and never looked back. The DivaCup is zero waste, reusable, cost-effective and can be worn for up to 12 hours! 

Brushing your teeth shouldn’t be an activity that harms the environment.

These sets can come with bamboo toothbrushes, dental floss, and even a bamboo toothbrush holder for safe and hygienic storage. The eco-friendly toothbrush is made from sustainably sourced bamboo wood. That way you can opt out of having to use plastic toothbrushes! The set comes in recyclable packaging, and your purchase will help save the environment in several ways.

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Airplane Travel Wear

There’s something about airplanes that just lulls me right to sleep. My body immediately goes into airplane mode. Sleep masks, ear plugs, and comfortable clothing help me stay cozy & rested. Great for time change from overseas or long summer nights in Iceland where it doesn’t get dark at night. Check out my 8 Day itinerary to Iceland HERE!

Get Comfy & Relax

 

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Weekend Electronics

Keep your electronics organized with this storage bag. It has enough space to hold your cables, USB drive, chargers, tablet + other electronic accessories.

I have been shooting with my DSLR for years now. Logan recently purchased this Fuji Film X-T20 mirrorless camera. I fell in love after our first trip using it. This is the perfect weekend camera for optimal space and maximum quality photos.

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Be sure to ALWAYS pack a spare SD card and extra camera batteries to capture your whole adventure. You will be very sad and disappointed if you go to capture that perfect shot and your camera won’t turn on. Trust me – I’ve been there several times and I can tell you that it’s the worst.

The ultraportable Mavic Air drone will open doors to a whole new world. Exploring the world from a limitless aerial view perspective has never been easier. The drone is installed with a 3-axis gimbal & 4k camera with up to 21 minute flight time, consistently providing crystal clear shots.

Never miss an action shot again. This small compact adventure camera is great for any traveler, and takes up minimal packing space.

Favorite Apple Products to Pack

The watch that does it all – and one of the best travel gadgets. For your health, it monitors your heart rate, high noise DB, cycle tracking, and it motivates you to move, exercise, and stand. The watch syncs directly to your phone, which gives you easy access to your phone. Plus it plays your music, and helps you to not get lost with it’s GPS.

MacBook Pro is my favorite Mac I’ve owned. The drive speed is incredibly fast, and logging in takes almost no time. The Touch ID Bar is my favorite part – and makes blogging, editing, and running multiple apps easy and fluid. My MackBook Pro came with 250 GB of space available. I love that I don’t have to worry about large video or RAW files.

Travel Entertainment

Play your way through flights with the Nintendo Switch gaming system. It’s perfect for on the go entertainment. At home it’s great for playing solo or with friends. The switch is great for your weekend entertainment.

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Stream movies, watch videos, or play games with the enhanced Wi-Fi. Enjoy downloaded content on the go with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life.

This travel journal is the perfect companion for your next weekend trip. The inside pocket can hold your tickets, stubs, notes, photos, receipts, and other travel papers. I like to use a travel journal to write down notes or I will forget what I wanted to write. I’ll make notes about places and write down the names of trails, campgrounds, or other important names I want to remember.

Challenge Yourself!

Wish you could travel more? Listen to this audio book that you can use to inspire your own travel challenge! Important steps to start a travel fund, the importance of travel conferences + communities, and travel hacks for FREE FLIGHTS around the world.

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Is this the best packing list or what?! I hope you found a piece of travel gear in my post to add to your own ultimate weekend packing guide!

If I missed items you think should be added to this list, drop a comment and I will check it out!

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The holiday season is the busiest time of year for retailers and airlines alike. Whether you’re traveling to visit family, traveling with friends, or traveling home-Americans are estimated to spend over 700 BILLION DOLLARS this holiday on gifts, travel, and goodies for the holiday season. My Eco Friendly Gifts list is great for travelers and other sustainability supporters. Let’s help to minimize carbon footprints globally with these 15+ Unique Eco Friendly Gifts!

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700 Billion USD?!? That’s an INSANE amount of money. I find it slightly embaressing that we can’t stop climate change when we have that type of cash at our disposal. AMERICA! That hurts my soul! Has our country become so materialistic and wasteful that we care more about filling our lives with meaningless “things”, then we do the generations that come after us?

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As a traveler myself, I have seen first hand the affects climate change is having on our planet and those who suffer as a result. Rivers are drying up, communities with them. Cities are sinking, others are flooding. I ask myself, what can I do? How can I make a difference?

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Take an active role by being a responsible consumer- buy “Eco-Friendly”. We have SO MUCH POWER as consumers… we decide what goods get produced based on our demand for that good. Don’t buy or “demand” products that are killing our planet! “Eco Friendly” means they are either made with sustainable or recycled materials, prevent waste, and do not harm the environment. By supporting companies and products that are working towards an eco-friendly future- you’re making a difference.

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Unique Eco Friendly Gifts

To save you the research (you’re welcome), I’ve put together this list of 13 Unique Eco-Friendly Gifts for travelers, which I hope helps to improve the climate change crisis in some small way. Happy Holiday’s Friends!

Reusable Toiletries Bottles

My favorite part about the travel bottles is that they eliminate the need for single use travel toiletries. Give the gift of green, and help travelers contribute to sustainable travel practices.

PS: recycling a stack of newspapers just 3 feet high saves one tree, how cool is that?

Eco Friendly Bamboo Toothbrush Kit

These sets can come with bamboo toothbrushes, dental floss, and even a bamboo toothbrush holder for safe and hygienic storage. This eco-friendly toothbrush is made from sustainably sourced bamboo wood, so you can opt out of using plastic toothbrushes! The set comes in recyclable packaging, and your purchase will help save the environment in several ways.

Soap Bar & Tin

Naked bar soap will keep thousands of plastic body wash bottles out of our oceans. They’re TSA friendly, and travel much better then leaking soap bottles. I use naked bars for all my shower needs, and there is nothing worse than trying to pack a soggy bar of soap. Grab a tin/soap container to pair with your bar soaps.

Hemp Body Scrubber

Reusable Water Bottle

Never spend money on plastic water bottles again. For the sake of all of us, in addition to the planet. In Michigan, Nestlé Waters has been pumping vast amounts of groundwater out of Michigan’s springs to feed growing consumer demand for freshwater in convenient plastic bottles.

Thats right, your Ice Mountain gets pumped for practically NOTHING out of Michigan’s rivers and lakes. It doesn’t come from a mountain… we have no mountains in Michigan. In 2018 Nestlé requested to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to increase pump amounts to 576,000 gallons of water EACH DAY. Draining fresh water fields from the White Pine Springs well in the Great Lakes Basin. Despite deep public opposition, with 80,945 against and 75 in favor – the request was approved by the agency.

Reusable Coffee Mugs

Adventure Savings Box

Gift the gift of experience, with an adventure fund box. The box is a symbol of any and all adventures pulling at your heart. Drop your spare change and fill it while you plan your best adventure yet!

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Travel Utensil Kit

Another unique eco friendly gift is a travel utensil kit. Did you know over 500,000,000 plastic straws are used each day in the United States? Why are we generating extreme waste for minimal convenience? Buy a travel utensil kit made from natural materials. They’re free from BPA, phthalates and other cancer-causing toxins plus they don’t kill turtles when you’re done. Buy these for every person you know.

Nomadik Adventure Subscription

Nomadik is a monthly adventure package full of best-in-class gear delivered right to your doorstep. The Nomadik subscription boxes come in multiple packages, making it a great gift opportunity over the holidays, special road trips, family outings, or weekend getaways! Subscriptions are tailored to explorers, campers, hikers and adventurers who appreciate time exploring.

Travel Photo Canvas

Create a travel photo canvas for wall art or travel adventure displays. Check out my Her Life Adventures Etsy Shop for gorgeous travel photography downloads.

Scratch Off Map

I have a scratch off map to keep track of all try adventures in a fun, creative way! Feeling crafty? You can frame the map in a recycled wood frame, and add a hook to make some wall art.

Water Purification Tools

Unfortunately, plastic water bottles are especially popular in developing nations due to lack of clean drinking water. Travelers can bring portable water purification tools to ensure they are not contributing to the plastic takeover.

Reusable Tote Bag

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Airplane Mode Gear

There’s something about airplanes that just lulls me right to sleep. As soon as I step onto the plane my body is in airplane mode. Sleep masks, ear plugs, and comfortable clothing help me stay cozy & rested. Great for time change from overseas or long summer nights in Iceland where it doesn’t get dark at night. Check out my 8 Day itinerary to Iceland HERE!

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Experience Gifts

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For more gift ideas check out my post on 10 Gifts Every Traveler Needs for more great ideas!