One of the Most UNIQUE Travel Experts Shares Her Latest and Greatest Travel Trends, Dream Destinations & Must-Have Tech Accessories
For more than a decade, Kinga Philipps traveling the globe… rappelling, caving, scuba diving, free diving, jumping out of airplanes and swimming with sharks as the host of two Travel Channel shows, including THE WILDSIDE WITH KINGA PHILLIPS. In fact, Kinga has channeled her adventurous spirit into a career as a writer, producer and on camera journalist for all the networks, including: Food Network, Current TV, Syfy, National Geographic and, of course, Travel Channel. Just in time to start planning your next great adventure, this unique journalist is available to share her vast experience as a world traveler. Learn about a hot new ‘dream’ destination, and some unique tips to make travel both safer and easier.
WHEN PLANNING A TRIP, WHERE YOU DO YOU START
First, let’s address that 52% of Americans don’t take all their vacation days. Most people squeeze in time off during obligated trips, like staying a couple of extra days during a business trip or turning your kid’s soccer trip into a vacation for the whole family. And that’s exactly why I’m partnering with Hampton by Hilton whose Real Travel campaign encourages travelers to make the most of these trips. So…few tips for your next business or family trip: set aside some ‘ME TIME’ and research a location. Find the hidden gems. Hampton by Hilton has 23-hundred properties and value-added amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and free, hot breakfast, plus they have amazing fluffy waffles. You can book your next Real Travel getaway at Hampton.com and Hilton Honors members even get a guaranteed discount when they book direct. For more information, visit Hampton.com
BEST TRAVEL TIP USING REWARDS FOR A VACATION
Like most of you, I never want to see a vacation come to an end; but I love looking forward to that next adventure and I’m a fan of anything that facilitates that. That’s the cool thing about the new Barclays Arrival Premier Mastercard. It rewards loyalty year after year so you can keep vacationing. Take a look at the card’s terms and conditions. You can earn 75,000 miles each year if you spend $25,000 on purchases after that, you’ll keep earning unlimited 2X miles on every purchase! The Arrival Premier Card is awesome, because the more you use it, the more miles you earn to use toward vacations – and there are no airline, seat or hotel restrictions. I book the vacation I want and use my miles to redeem for travel statement credits anytime, anywhere, year after year. For more information, visit ArrivalPremier.com
A DESTINATION THAT WE MIGHT NOT HAVE THOUGHT OF
Puerto Rico would be my top choice! Why? Because it’s got pristine beaches to delicious food, and it has truly become a cultural Caribbean hub for those who would like to enjoy a completely different culture without the need of a passport because it’s a part of the U.S. With 135 hotels open and 1,885 restaurants operational island-wide, Puerto Rico is very much open for business and has been welcoming travelers. Nearly all Americans (90%) like it when the money they spend on vacation helps the local economy of a destination so book your flight to Puerto Rico and check it out for yourself. Staying at hotels, eating at local restaurants, buying from local businesses and partaking in Island activities is the best way to support. For those wanting to save a buck or two, here you’ll find the hottest summer deals, visit: SeePuertoRico.com.
ADVICE FOR STAYING HEALTHY WHILE TRAVELING
Getting sick when travelling can put a damper on even the best of vacations so that’s why I always have non-drowsy Oscillococcinum with me. Take it the moment you feel body aches, headache, fever, chills or fatigue coming on. It’s ideal for travelers on the go as it comes in easy-to-take pellets that dissolve under your tongue. It’s also TSA friendly as you don’t need water, and it tastes great! Everyone ages two and up can take it and it’s widely available in supermarkets and drug stores. For more information, visit www.oscillo.com