Travel Expert Amy Goodman provides insider tips on how to prep for your next vacation!

Summertime means vacation time – but, with unpredictable weather patterns, fluctuating gas prices and increasing costs, Americans nationwide are concerned about getting away. Our national travel expert, Amy Goodman, has some great tips on how to survive summer travel – she will cover everything from how to get the best deals to planning a vacation suitable for the whole family.
Some of the unique and useful tips Amy can offer are:
· Travel trends: Travelling to destinations during their peak seasons can drive prices up. Visiting during off-peak times can help save money and you’ll have easier access to activities than at busier times of the year.
· Get organized: Planning a fun and successful trip means, setting a budget, researching, and booking early!
Shop around to find transportation and accommodations that suit your needs and your budget.
· Get Your Ride Ready: If you’re hitting the open road, make sure any maintenance you need to have done on your vehicle is taken care of including checking your vital fluids, tires, and headlights and break lights.
· First Aid Kit: Make a little room in your luggage for a travel first aid kit. It won’t cost much, and it won’t take up much space but it can certainly come in handy.

Amy E. Goodman is a nationally recognized media maven and frequent lifestyle contributor on the airwaves including the Today show, Rachael Ray, Meredith Vieira, The Talk, The View, ET! to name but a few. She’s deftly tackled travel reportage, whether celebrity hot spots for In Style magazine and destination weddings and honeymoon reporting for In Style Weddings, to the best of regional and coastal destinations for Southern Living and Coastal Living respectively.

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