Category: Travel Tips

Top Ten Reasons to Care About Tourism Cares

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First of all, I’d like to wish you, your friends, family and colleagues Happy Holidays!  We have much to be thankful for this year, and to those who have given so much back to our communities around the country – especially Tourism Cares.  Because of your past support, Tourism Cares been able to reach some incredible milestones this year-since the formation of Tourism Cares They have awarded more than $2 million in scholarships, organized more than 3,600 volunteers in give-back projects and awarded 180 grantees around the world with much-needed funding.

I’m reaching out today with a special request for your support in helping Tourism Cares‘ year-end campaign to help them achieve the best year yet-2013.  Below are the Top 10 reasons to give a personal, charitable gift to Tourism Cares by December 31, 2012. 

 

#1 Sarah Andrews and other hundreds of potential interns working with Tourism Cares to create a foothold in our industry through InternInTourism.org.

#2 Coney Island in New York City that needs our volunteers to help paint playground benches, light posts, water fountains and trash receptacles to preserve the travel experience for future visitors.  

#3 Helping historic sites such as Honduras for Ancient Ruins of Copan who need their assistance for educational and capital projects.

#4 Laurie Gray and other many other young professionals who utilize Tourism Cares‘ student mentoring program to benefit such as building a business contact base, learning best practices and securing employment.

#5 Jamaica Bay in New York City that needs Tourism cares to orchestrate volunteers to participate in dune preservation and beach clean-up project at Fort Tilden Beach.  

#6 Global Outreach to Peru to provide the Tourism Cares model of volunteering, grants and educational initiatives to spread the mission of preserving the travel experience for the future worldwide.

#7  Norman Rockwell Museum and other cultural sites that request funding each year for a variety of projects in order to sustain themselves for future visitors.

#8  Samantha Hogenson and other students like her who require scholarships to continue their undergraduate and graduate degrees in travel, tourism and hospitality.

#9  Plimoth Plantation that need Tourism Cares to organize volunteers to restore the palisade around the village, clear brush, remove invasive plants, rebuild stairs, and paint interior buildings as well as the replica Mayflower II.

#10  Natural sites like Glacier National Park that apply to Tourism Cares each year for funding assistance to preserve the beauty we enjoy today for the future.

 Whether your gift is $10, $100, $1,000 or more it will directly benefit treasured sites in need.  It’s easy.  Just go to Tourism Cares’ website at www.tourismcares.org/donate to contribute your donation today.

Thank you very much!  Again, Happy Holidays to you, your friends and family, and best wishes for a prosperous New Year!

 

Hurricane Safe Destinations

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 Hurricane-Safe Travel Destinations

Hurricane season is upon us and anyone who has scheduled a late-summer vacation in the Southeast over the past few years knows how a hurricane can wreck havoc with your vacation plans, regardless of where you’re traveling. For 2010, we have complied a list of hurricane-safe destinations for you and your family to enjoy. Whiles most of these destinations are not a sure things, they have been among the safest of the past several years. Don’t let the hurricane season spoil your travel plans this year!

Hurricane-Safe Destinations ~ Pick Your Travel Destination Well

OUR RECOMMENDED DESTINATIONS & VACATION EXPERIENCES
GO ON A CRUISE:

The good thing about cruises is that they can usually sail around the worst of a storm. And today’s ships are extraordinarily safe and with the advanced weather tracking available today, bad weather is something they can avoid. The downside is that the cruise line always reserves the right to reschedule port calls and change itineraries for weather-related reasons and therefore you may not get to visit the places you had hoped to.

The big advantage of sailing during hurricane season is that prices tend to drop to their lowest point of the year.  Your best deals are during the fall months — late August to mid December, so it’s an attractive time to buy a cruise. And the reality is that statistically speaking the chances that your particular voyage is going to be affected by a hurricane are very slim. But it does happen, from time to time. The thing to bear in mind is that it is a possibility and to approach the cruise with the right attitude.


 

 



POPULAR CRUISE DESTINATIONS:

When planning a trip to the Caribbean during hurricane season, it is good to know .
that hurricanes are less likely the further south you go. The islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and St. Vincent, including the islands below them, are the least hit by hurricanes. However, as Grenada discovered in 2004 with Hurricane Ivan, never say never and keep in mind that hurricanes are unpredictable. If you still prefer to travel to the usual destinations, we recommend look for hotels and resorts that offers hurricane guarantees or something similar

Antigua

Antigua’s secluded white beaches – among the most pristine in all the Caribbean – provide the ideal setting for a tropical paradise. The azure seas surrounding all sides of the island beckon you to the beaches, all 365 of them.

Aruba
Hurricane-free year round, the beaches and hotels of
Aruba welcome those who travel for romance.

Barbados

Barbados offers all the things a Caribbean vacationer needs in a tropical paradise – coral shore beaches, crystal clear waters, a climate that’s sure to delight, and for water sports enthusiasts, a dream come true.

Bonaire

Included in the “ABC” islands, along with Aruba and Curacao, Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean known for its pioneering role in the preservation of nature, in particular the preservation of the marine environment, and for its excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing, among other things.

Curacao

On Curacao, there’s never a shortage of exciting things to do – with sailing or fishing, kayaking or windsurfing, shopping or dining, the options feel practically endless.

Nevis

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and sparsely peopled beaches combine in the sister islands of St Kitts & Nevis to make them one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean.

St Kitts

An uncrowded, unspoiled respite in the Caribbean, St. Kitts offers its natural beauty like a welcome mat for first-time and returning visitors alike. The island boasts pristine and gleaming shores surrounded by sparkling cobalt waters, plus many other facets to this impressive jewel of an island.

St Lucia

Rich in cultural history and natural beauty, the island nation of St Lucia offers a touch of everything you want in a Caribbean vacation. An unspoiled, tropical gem nestled in a chain of islands known as the Lesser Antilles, St Lucia traces its colorful history to long before colonial times, yet it has a legacy of over 400 years of European influence.

St Maarten/St Martin

Like well-suited counterparts, this striking dreamland offers two very distinct ad equally fabulous destinations on one island. The Dutch St. Maarten is a bustling haven, where surfers and divers head towards electrifying nightlife when the sun sets.     The French St. Martin provides a more low-key ambiance, where serene bays set the tone for relaxing feasts and peaceful strolls along moonlit shores.

Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago – two islands, one country. Two vacations in one – could you ask for a better deal? Lying just off the South American coast, this is the most culturally diverse of its peers, with a landscape and natural history as rich and varied as the rainbow faces of its many distinct heritages.


 

MEXICO – (Central & West Coast):

Enjoy a Mexican beach getaway to fabulous resorts in Acapulco, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. Experience great beaches and visit ancient cultures. Lounge on the beach and enjoy the pulsating Mexican nightlife. If you still prefer to travel to the usual destinations, we recommend look for hotels and resorts that offers hurricane guarantees or something similar.

Acapulco

The gorgeous beaches, romantic sunsets, and glamorous nightlife that attracted Hollywood’s hottest celebrities in the 1950s are still very much a part of Acapulco today. This “Queen of Mexican Beach Resorts” is set around a crescent-shaped bay and framed by verdant mountains that plunge into warm, sapphire waters.

Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

On the Gold Coast, the dynamic resort center of Ixtapa and the quaint fishing pueblo of Zihuatanejo are contrasting twins. One is bold, beautiful and full of action, and the other is a quiet wallflower, living a simple life on the outer edge of her sister’s spotlight. Ixtapa is the most modern resort on Mexico’s west coast, with half of its land protected as an ecological reserve.

Mazatlan

While other beach resorts in Mexico work hard to dazzle visitors with mega-resort excitement, the equation for a great vacation in Mazatlan is a simple one of fun, plus food, plus lots of world-class fishing. Mexico’s largest West Coast port and the second largest coastal city combines affordable accommodations with seaside charm and plenty of ways to have fun in the sun.

Mexico City Mexico City’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aztec ruins, the continent’s largest cathedral, and historic architecture make Mexico City an interesting place to visit. Mexico City is also a dangerous place to visit and security should be a major concern of anyone who visits the Mexican capital.

Puerto Vallarta
Spectacular beaches, great tanning weather and a fun city combine to make
Puerto Vallarta an attractive destination. Its Bay of Banderas is the place to be, but touring the nearby jungles on horseback is also an attractive option. In addition, Puerto Vallarta is an area of Mexico that has attracted many talented artists and is known as one of the country’s centers for the fine arts.

Los Cabos
To many travelers,
Cabo has become the “place to be” in Mexico. Good beaches, great shoreline, golf, fishing, and wild nightlife combine to make the Cabo area an attractive destination for a variety of travelers.


CENTRAL AMERICA:

Enjoy a different kind of vacation experience…Central American style! Lounge on the beach, visit ancient archeological ruins and enjoy the pulsating island nightlife. Adventurous travelers will want to participate in one of the fabulous Eco-tours offered.

Liberia, Costa Rica – (Costa Rica’s western region)Liberia is the capital of the Guanacaste province and is fast becoming the new gateway to the sunny Guanacaste beaches. Over the past couple of years it has become more and more popular with tourists, just recently a new international airport in Liberia has opened up and many American airline carriers are now flying into Liberia. Liberia is very close to popular Tamarindo and its surrounding beaches and it is also becoming the preferred city to fly into if you are going to the new resorts in the Papagayo Gulf, only 30-40 minutes away. It is also very close to some popular and beautiful national parks. Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja and Parque Nacional Guanasate are just to the north and are worth visiting.


 

 

UNITED STATES:

California

Enjoy a Los Angeles getaway and include multi-day Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Bonus Tickets, or Universal Studios® Hollywood. Thrill to Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland® Park plus other exciting theme park attractions and entertainment. Or travel to San Francisco and experience the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown.  Also See:

  • Anaheim

  • Los Angeles

  • San Diego

  • San Francisco

Hawaii

Hawaii is enchanting. Its beauty will stun you. Its floral scents will surround you. Its culture will fascinate you. Its legends will intrigue you. Its world-class resorts will pamper you, and you’ll be treated as honored guests, as the “Spirit of Aloha” embraces you.  There are several Hawaii vacation packages, and hotels to choose from.  Day or night, flexible vacations options are available.

Las Vegas
Everywhere you look, from the
Las Vegas Strip to the dazzling Freemont Street Experience, there’s an incredible variety of things to see and do. Take a roller coaster ride around Manhattan skyscrapers.  Trek through space at warp speed. Visit the world’s tallest Coke bottle, or the tallest observation tower in the United States. Take a chance with Lady Luck. Dine from buffet to gourmet. Swing into championship golf. Or relax beside a refreshing pool. These are just some of the many incredible experiences waiting for you in this remarkable desert playground.   Las Vegas is one of our top 5 hurricane-safe travel destinations.


EUROPE:http://cmtravelonline.com/popular-destinations/go-europe

Explore Italy, Ireland and the rest of Europe. Experience one of our European vacations our European tours. From our independent travel packages to European escorted tours, we feature only the best companies offering European travel and vacation packages.   The dream of European travel is easily turned into reality with our broad range of vacation packages across a continent of distinctive cultures.


AUSTRALIA & SOUTH PACIFIC:

We invite you to experience the splendid diversity of Australia and South Pacific; from breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to the vastness of the rugged Outback,  to the beautiful islands of Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, and Cook Islands – the most romantic destinations in the world.

 


AFRICA, ASIA, SOUTH AMERICA & INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS:

Please visit Elite Travel Consulting.com or Dream Excursions.com for exceptional vacation experiences to these fine destinations. Your Elite Travel Consultant can customize virtually any itinerary to fit your specific needs.

Destination information courtesy of Funjet Vacations, and Travel Impressions, our preferred vacation suppliers.

Hurricane Safety Tips

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A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth’s surface.

All Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas are subject to hurricanes. Parts of the Southwest United States and the Pacific Coast also experience heavy rains and floods each year from hurricanes spawned off Mexico. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and ends November 30.

Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Hurricane can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour as well as tornadoes and mircrobursts. Additionally, hurricanes can create storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall. Floods and flying debris from the excessive winds are often the deadly and destructive results of these weather events. Slow moving hurricanes traveling into mountainous regions tend to produce especially heavy rain. Excessive rain can trigger landslides or mud slides. Flash flooding can occur due to intense rainfall.

Between 1970 and 1999, more people lost their lives from freshwater inland flooding associated with tropical cyclones than from any other weather hazard related to such storms.

Before a Hurricane

  • To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Know your surroundings.

  • Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. This will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal flooding are forecasted.

  • Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.

  • Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.

  • Make plans to secure your property:

  • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.

  • Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.

  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.

  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

  • Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.

  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.

  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.

  • Install a generator for emergencies.

  • If in a high-rise building, be prepared to take shelter on or below the 10th floor.

  • Consider building a safe room.

Hurricanes cause heavy rains that can cause extensive flood damage in coastal and inland areas. Everyone is at risk and should consider flood insurance protection. Flood insurance is the only way to financially protect your property or business from flood damage. To learn more about your flooding risk and how to protect yourself and your business, visit the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (NFIP) Web site,www.floodsmart.gov or call 1-800-427-2419. For more detailed information on how you can protect your property, view NFIP’s printer-friendly handout Avoiding Hurricane Damage.

During a Hurricane

  • If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:

  • Listen to the radio or TV for information.

  • Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.

  • Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and

  • keep its doors closed.

  • Turn off propane tanks

  • Avoid using the phone, except for serious emergencies.

  • Moor your boat if time permits.

  • Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purpose such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.

  • Find out how to keep food safe during and after and emergency.

You should evacuate under the following conditions:

  • If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.

  • If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure – such shelter are particularly hazardous during hurricane no matter how well fastened to the ground.

  • If you live in a high-rise building – hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.

  • If you live on the coast, on a floodplain, near a river, or on an island waterway.

  • Read more about evacuating yourself and your family. If you are unable to evacuate, go to your wind-safe room. If you do not have one, follow these guidelines:

  • Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.

  • Close all interior doors – secure and brace external doors.

  • Keep curtains and blinds closed. Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm – winds will pick up again. 

  • Take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.

  • Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.

  • Avoid elevators.

After a Hurricane

  • Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates.

  • Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended.

  • If you have become separated from your family, use your family communications plan or contact FEMA or the American Red Cross.

  • FEMA has established the National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS), which has been developed to help reunite families who are separated during a disaster. The NEFRLS system will enable displaced individuals the ability to enter personal information into a website database so that they can be located by others during a disaster.

  • The American Red Cross also maintains a database to help you find family. Contact the local American Red Cross chapter where you are staying for information. Do not contact the chapter in the disaster area.

  • If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe.
  • If you cannot return home and have immediate housing needs. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).

  • For those who have longer-term housing needs, FEMA offers several types of assistance, including services and grants to help people repair their homes and find replacement housing. Apply for assistance or search for information about housing rental resources

  • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed¬ out bridges. Stay off the streets. If you must go out watch for fallen objects; downed electrical wires; and weakened walls, bridges, roads, and sidewalks.
  • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company.
  • Walk carefully around the outside your home and check for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage before entering.
  • Stay out of any building if you smell gas, floodwaters remain around the building or your home was damaged by fire and the authorities have not declared it safe.
  • Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes. If you have any doubts about safety, have your residence inspected by a qualified building inspector or structural engineer before entering.
  • Use battery-powered flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles. Note: The flashlight should be turned on outside before entering – the battery may produce a spark that could ignite leaking gas, if present.
  • Watch your pets closely and keep them under your direct control. Watch out for wild animals, especially poisonous snakes. Use a stick to poke through debris.

  • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it’s not contaminated.
  • Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.
  • Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid injury.
  • Use the telephone only for emergency calls.
  • NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off.

Publications

FEMA Publications

If you require more information about any of these topics, the following are resources that may be helpful.

Other Publications

  • Returning Home after a Hurricane or Flood. American Red Cross.
  • Repairing Your Flooded Home. American Red Cross.
  • Avoiding Hurricane Damage. Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. Detailed information on how you can protect your property.

Related Websites

Find additional information on how to plan and prepare for a hurricane and learn about available resources by visiting the following websites:

Recommended Training

FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has developed a training program to encourage community hurricane preparedness. This computer-based course provides basic information about dealing with tropical cyclones and hurricanes. Visit EMI online and select the ‘take this course’ option at the top of the right hand column to take the interactive web-based course.

Listen to Local Officials

Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by your state and local government. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.

Packing Tip and Tricks!

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Packing Tips & Tricks – by Caribbean Resort Specialist.com

 
The flights are booked, car rented, hotel reserved, and your clients leave tomorrow – time for them to pack! Here are some helpful suggestions you may way want to pass along.
 
GETTING STARTED
 
  •    Packing is not a matter of simply throwing necessities into a bag. Just as important as what you pack is how you pack. With that in mind, here are some general packing tips:
 
  •   To avoid last-minute anxiety, make a thorough packing list before traveling.Avoid over-packing. Do not bring things just because they might come in handy.
 
  •    Pack mix-and-match clothes to help minimize baggage and yet enjoy variety.
 
  •   Take things that dry quickly, like synthetic fabrics and lightweight cotton.
 
  •   Iron before packing and then roll – don’t fold – clothes.
 
  •      For bulky items like sweaters, stuff the rolled garment toward the foot of a pair of pantyhose – it makes a tight container that takes up less space.
 
  •   Leave dry–cleaned items in their plastic bags to help avoid wrinkles.
 
  •   Hang clothes immediately after check-in to prevent wrinkling. If clothes do wrinkle, hang them in the bathroom while taking a hot shower to steam them smooth.
 
  •   Consider bringing “disposable” clothing, such as older socks, underwear, T-shirts, and even old shoes. Before departing, donate them or throw them out to make room for souvenirs.
  •   Layering is a great way to make a wardrobe more versatile and accommodate changing weather.
 
  •   Place anything that could ruin clothes, such as liquid make-up, shampoo, and toothpaste, into a sealed plastic bag.
 
  •      Pack a small lint brush.
 
  •   Take along your eyeglass prescription in case you lose or break your glasses. Consider buying glasses that darken in the sun to eliminate the need for sunglasses.
 
  •   If you plan to take along items such as an electric razor or hair drier to a foreign country, check with your hotel to see if you’ll need an adapter.  
  •   Even the lightest traveler should bring a day bag. A small backpack can hold your umbrella, camera, book, souvenirs, and whatever else you want to carry while you go exploring.
 
  •      A security pouch is essential. Worn concealed under clothing, it is the safest place to keep money, travelers’ checks, passport, and other valuables.
 
  •      Don’t forget a small “first aid kit” of bare necessities: tweezers, nail clippers, aspirin, antibiotic cream, cotton swabs, anti–diarrheal, and cold medications.
 
  •   A small, inflatable pillow is indispensable for avoiding a sore neck on a long overnight flight or train ride.
 
 PACKING FOR AN ADVENTURE VACATION  

Just because you’ll be covering some rough terrain doesn’t mean you should bear all the bruises to prove it. Pack clothing to suit the adventure. For instance, if you are going on a tour through areas of varying elevation, pack clothing layers so you can adjust what you wear according to the temperature.
 
  •   Comfortable, sturdy hiking boots.
  •   Thick cotton socks.
  •   Durable nylon trousers, quick to dry and allow your skin to breathe as you perspire.
  •   Loose fitting, comfortable T-shirts and/or sleeved shirts.
  •   Sport sunglasses.
  •   Sunscreen if applicable.
  •   Backpack to carry supplies.
 PACKING FOR A BEACH VACATION 

Cool, comfortable and casual is generally the rule on most beach vacations. Slightly more formal wear is a good idea for dining and.
 
  •  Shorts
  •  T-shirts
  •  Short sleeve shirts
  •  Lightweight slacks or a summer gown for town
  •  Jacket and tie
  •  Sweater for the evening
  •  Swimsuit
  •   Extra large beach towel
  •  Sunscreen
  •  A small, portable radio
  •  Sandals
  •  A good pair of walking shoes
PACKING FOR A CITY VACATION 
 
Any city tour will almost certainly have one constant: lots and lots of walking! You will want to keep your feet warm, dry, and blister-free, so proper footwear is crucial. Beyond shoes, the proper accessories can also help make or break your experience.
 
  •  Sturdy, comfortable sneakers or walking shoes.
  •  Waterproof boots.
  •  Comfortable trousers, a light casual dress, or other loose-fitting clothing.
  •  Shorts
  •  Front zipping light jacket that can be easily removed and tied around waist.
  • A small collapsible umbrella and/or a plastic poncho.
  • A small day bag or backpack.
  • A phrase book for the local language.
 
 
 
PACKING FOR A CRUISE VACATION 
 
Cruise vacations are casual by day, however, evening attire can vary by ship. Guests on luxury lines may dress more formally for dinner, while other vessels might have a more relaxed atmosphere. Attire should be appropriate for the destination climate, as well.
 
  •  Swimwear
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Jackets and ties; elegant slacks and blouse or a summer gown if dining is formal.
  •  Shorts
  •  T-shirts
  •  Short sleeve shirts
  •  Sweater for the evening
  •  Comfortable walking shoes and a day bag or light backpack, for exploring ports of call
 PACKING FOR A SKI VACATION 
 
Though some ski destinations actually have temperate climates, while you are skiing it will get cold, so be sure to pack plenty of warm clothing for protection.
 
  •  Warm sweaters
  •  Fleece jacket
  •  Gloves or mittens
  •  Long underwear
  •  Knitted wool cap or other warmth-retaining headwear
  •  Hair-band to keep your ears warm
  •  Waterproof or quick-drying nylon pants
  •  Scarf