- Make sure your car is in top running order.
- Travel the shortest distance from point A to point B to conserve gas.
- Use online mapping tools to track gas stations with the best prices.
- Provide kids with snacks and entertainment for the car ride.
Peter calls on Ellen Howe from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), who says there are a number of ways to make airport travel stress-free.
- Arrive early.
- Know the rules, especially the 3-1-1 rule for acceptable carry-on luggage: 3-ounce bottles or less, in a one quart plastic bag, one bag per passenger at the checkpoint.
- If you have to bring a medical exception to the 3-1-1 rule, Ellen says to declare the item, which will then be inspected and most likely allowed through.
- Remember that there are no liquid restrictions for checked luggage.
- Wear shoes that go on and off quickly.
- Remove computers from laptop bags.
- Remove outer layers of clothing, such as blazers, before passing through security checkpoints.
Today, their company has 600 publications and 460 guide books to countries around the world. While Lonely Planet books have all the information you need to be a savvy traveler, Maureen tells Peter there's really only one essential ingredient for a great trip. "All you need is a spirit of adventure and curiosity—a desire to get out there and see it, wherever 'it' is," she says.
For those interested in volunteer work combined with travel, Andrew says there are numerous options, and he shares two good places to start: Seek out organizations that focus on rebuilding after weather catastrophes, or volunteer with a wildlife preservation organization, where you can assist with the research and protection of endangered animal species.