A Few Travel Suggestions
Just a reminder to all of our traveling friends. Get your passports! Even though the requirements have been extended for some travelers and it is not needed for travel to and from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, it is a good means of ID for you and your family. Remember babies are included in this, so you must have one for the little one traveling also. It is better to be safe than sorry. There are some islands that require it for entry regardless and you must have at least 6 months left on it before it expires beyond your return date. Just as the requirement has changed to include air travelers at this time, it could change back to the original at anytime.
As of January 2017 there are 9 additional states whose drivers license will no longer be accepted as ID for even local air travel, so getting a valid passport is the next best thing.
As of July 13, 1010, the cost of new passports go up from $100.00 to $110.00 and a $25.00 execution fee. The change applies to renewal fees as well.
If you don't know where to get the applications, check your post office, court house, contact me or click here or click in the logo in the right margin if you are in need of expedited services. Be sure to use the coupon code OP1 for your 10% discount with the latter.
Remember to avoid delays at customs: do not pack sharp items, gels, sprays, liquids (not even bottled water) in your carry-ons. They will be confiscated. Shoes must be removed. For faster check in. Check your luggage in at curbside. They will give you your boarding pass and you can go avoid the long lines.
Speaking of luggage. You may want to rethink your packing, as some airlines have begun to charge extra for checking in even 1 bag. American will be charging $15.00 for the 1st bag and $25.00 for the 2nd bag on all local flights, so if you plan to go shopping on your vacation, you may want to consider having it shipped back home. Either way you will pay for it.
Happy and safe traveling to you!
For more travel info, want to check your own availability or find out up to date deals, we now have it all available for you on our designated travel website www.nolacaribeconnection.com. Visit us soon! We have everything from cruises to all-inclusives and all in between. Planning your next family reunion or group vacation. That's a good place to start. Need ideas, just tell us what you want to do and let us put it together for you. Destination weddings and honeymoons, we've got you covered.
If you like jazz , contact me soon for info. The 2018 Smooth Jazz Cruise lineup will soon be announced and what a lineup it is. Visit our travel site at www.nolacaribeconnection.com/the_jazz_cruises for all of the details.
Thinking about a nice vacation to the islands or some other exhilirating destination? We'd like to help you prepare for it. For all of the newly engaged, don't forget to check us out. We can make things easy for you with one stop planning. Just check out our specials and Party store, contact us about African clothing and much much more.
Want a different destination for your wedding, but yet still within the US? No passports needed. why not try St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Let us help plan your destination wedding there. For a copy of the Elegant St. Croix Caribbean Weddings guide contact me or go to stcroixcaribbeanweddings.com and tell them we sent you.