SUMMER TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS FROM THE EDITOR & CO-FOUNDER OF TRAVELGIRL MAGAZINE

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COMBINE FUN & HISTORY FOR AN AMAZING STAR SPANGLED VACATION
 
Travel Expert & CNN Travel Correspondent Stephanie Oswald about Having a Historic Vacation this Summer
 
As one of the top travel journalists in the business, magazine editor Stephanie Oswald is an expert at helping people plan unique and interesting vacations on a budget. Whether people are just loading up the car to visit grandma or taking an exotic trip to a sexy location, Oswald and the TravelGirl magazine she co-founded is helping people make their trips both fun and interesting.  Just in time for Memorial Day, Oswald has some timely suggestions for summer travel from the real Travelgirl!
 
SOME SWEET NEW TRENDS IN TRAVEL
Home 2 Suites Hotels Brand LogoI’ll let you in on a secret extended stay hotels. These hotels are popular for business travelers, who know a thing or two about amenities, great value for the money, and comfort. Family travelers can also take advantage of these perks for the upcoming summer travel season.  For what you’d pay for a standard hotel room, at an extended-stay hotel like the stylish Home2 Suites by Hilton you get a full suite with a kitchen; tasty, all natural breakfast choices; complimentary high-speed internet; and recreational options like a pool or fitness center. And all of this is included in the room rate.
 
There a new breakfast menu at Home2 Suites featuring 100 % natural ingredients, including new artisan breakfast sandwiches that are 375 calories or less. Guests can also enjoy other healthy and hearty choices such as whole grain buckwheat waffles, oatmeal and grits which are all included in the room rate. The Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore/White Marsh property features an indoor saline swimming pool, in addition to a walking trail that winds around the property.  The hotel also offers easy access to technology and inviting community spaces, as well as the trademark Home2 Suites amenities standard in all properties.

For More Information Visit: www.Home2Suites.com

TIPS FOR A UNIQUE VACATION
visit-baltimore-logo-vertical-2Beautiful Ft McHenry, which was the inspiration for the Star Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key during a famous battle during the war of 1812. And Baltimore is one of the many great cities in America that you should consider exploring this summer for a great vacation getaway. In addition to plenty of history, there are great restaurants, entertainment and museums.   This summer, starting June 28 visitors can experience Fort! Flag! Fire! a new living history program at the Fort that includes daily tours of the historic star fort, hoisting of the grand flag over the ramparts, live fife and drum concerts and cannon firings.   The celebrations will culminate with Star-Spangled Spectacular, a week-long celebration featuring re-enactments, the largest fireworks show in Baltimore’s history, the Blue Angels’ air show, naval ships and special commemorative events from Sept. 10-16.  Parents will love it, and it’s a great way to introduce your kids to history.

Hotel packages and additional information can be found at Baltimore.org.  There’s just so much history to explore in cities like Baltimore, and the restaurants on the Waterfront are wonderful. You owe it to your kids to give them a first-hand look at history. Baltimore also features more than 10 War of 1812 sites and the Star-Spangled Banner Pass provides discounted admission to key sites including Fort McHenry, the Maryland Historical Society and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. Also, here in Baltimore there’s a new 108-Suite hotel on Philadelphia Road, just minutes from Camden Yards and the Baltimore National Aquarium. Home2 Suites hotels are in more than 30 cities, giving you a multitude of options for a fun summer getaway. Visit Home2Suites.com for details.

For More Information Visit: www.Baltimore.org

SUGGESTIONS TO GUARANTEE SAFE TRAVEL
met46Safety is very important, and MetLife Auto & Home has come up with some good advice for travelers this Memorial Day. In addition to having the right auto insurance policy, it’s important to keep everyone protected while on the road. The first thing MetLife want you to remember is to make sure all child safety seats are installed correctly, especially in a rental car. Research has shown the correct use of child safety seats in passenger vehicles reduces fatal injury for infants and toddlers. If you ever question the security of a safety seat, seek professional help. Your local fire department and police station may have a qualified child seat inspector. For even more preparedness, consider placing a TIKE Sticker on the bottom or back of a child safety/booster seat. TIKE stands for “Toddler Info Kept for Emergencies,” which is a great resource for emergency responders to quickly secure important information about your child.

For More Information Visit: www.metlifeyourlife.com