suitcaseHere are some of the best summer travel tips to make the most of your adventures:

Plan ahead: This is a big one. Summer is a popular travel time, so make sure you book flights, accommodations, and activities in advance to avoid disappointment.

Pack Light:  Summer travel means packing light. It’s hot and sweaty, so you’ll want to bring comfy clothes, sunscreen and a hat.

Beat the crowds:  Aim to arrive early at tourist attractions and popular spots so that you can avoid the crowds.

Take advantage of outdoor activities:  Summer is a perfect time to explore the outdoors. Make sure to spend some time hiking, swimming, kayaking or even just strolling around a park.

Find local food:  Make it a priority to try the local cuisine. There’s nothing like enjoying a tasty meal in a new place!

These tips came from my friend and colleague Annie Hall. I affectionately call her, “The Travel Chick”. If you need any assistance with summer planning I highly recommend her. She can be reached at: or 201-283-0322.