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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 00:00

Get Photo Ready

It seems like it has been weeks since we’ve been in this stay at home order, and our thoughts are certainly with everyone who has been sickened by COVID 19. In any ordinary setting, many of us would be packing our bags and getting ready to take a much needed spring or summer vacation. However, we are now living with the reality of our lives being turned upside down, and the “travel blues” have begun to set in.

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Of course the best way to cure the blues is to take a trip, but since that unfortunately is not a possibility right now we’ve thought of some other remedies that we hope will do the trick. Go through some of your photos from past vacations. There’s a saying “every picture tells a story,” and a nice vacation story can certainly lift your spirit. You will not only recall the obvious… where you were or what you wore, but also the not so obvious memories. And if the pictures are still on your phone or camera, pick out a few favorites and have them printed, enlarged and framed.

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You can take it a step further and really examine the photo to see what you could have done better. And then practice. Things to take into consideration: lighting, focus, angling, and posing. Familiarize yourself with the functions on your camera and give yourself a mini course in photography. Practice outside pictures, inside pictures, night and daylight, sunrise and sunset.  Get used to taking pictures and you will be surprised at all how great your photos will be.

And soon enough, you will be taking amazing photos, travel restrictions will be lifted, and Rubinsohn Travel will be ready to help you get away.  

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Hello everyone, my name is Shelley and I have been working for Rubinsohn Travel for 21 wonderful years! Recently, I was interviewed about my experience as a travel agent and wanted to share.

To start, can you give me just a brief background, tell me a little bit about yourself, your position at Rubinsohn Travel and why you got involved in the travel business?

I caught the travel bug as a child when my family took a holiday vacation to Freeport, Bahamas. This vacation was a long time ago, in November 1963! As a child, seeing the blue ocean and sandy beaches, I knew that I wanted a career in the travel business. I grew up on Long Island and I eventually met my husband in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, we were both attending college.

Have you always traveled, even when you were young or was it something that became more prominent as you were an adult?

I started in the travel business 28 years ago with Travel Etc. in Lafayette Hill, P.A. During my time at this company, they merged with United Travel in Jenkintown, P.A. After the merge, I worked there until 1998. This was a wonderful position but, my journey truly began when United Travel merged with Rubinsohn Travel. Currently, I have been with this company for 21 years. In the spring of 2018, I was promoted to Manager of Rubinsohn Travel!

What are your top two or three favorite trips you’ve gone on and what was the highlight part of each?

My favorite vacation was a recent River Cruise on The Mekong to Cambodia and Vietnam. Having the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle was something that I will always remember. Among some of my favorite memories were visiting the temples, feeding the Monks and seeing the lifestyle in both countries was fascinating.

Another memorable trip was flying into Zurich, Switzerland and seeing the beautiful countryside. While in Switzerland, we took a must see train ride through the Swiss Alps. During this excursion, we felt like we were on set of a James Bond movie.

What is your biggest travel goal you have yet to reach? Where is your next travel destination?   

I have had a lot of wonderful travel experiences in my lifetime but there are still many sites to see around the world. If I had to choose two top places on my bucket list I would say an African Safari, and a Galapagos Island cruise.

Do you have any travel tips for new travelers looking for a new adventure. If so, what are they and how have you avoided “bad” travel experiences?

My number one travel trip is to be sure to take out travel insurance. The insurance will cover medical emergencies, any lost or delayed luggage, trip delays and missed connections. It is important to be prepared for the unexpected, especially when traveling to a foreign country.

Also, you should pack at least one day of clothing in your carry on. There is always a chance that your bags are lost or even delayed. So, it is essential to be prepared and have extra clothing.

Below are a collection of some of my pictures from a sailing trip through NYC and some sights from Cambodia and Vietnam:

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:00

5 Hacks to Travel Stress-Free

As wonderful as travel can be, we all know there are some headaches associated with it. Luckily, we are the travel pros and have the secret hacks that will get you through your vacation. These tips will save you time, energy and most importantly, money. Below are 5 travel tips from Rubinsohn Travel.

Invest in a travel credit card for points and perks

The reality of it is that it is basically free money you’re earning on purchases that you’re already making. Whether this is shopping for groceries or going out to a romantic dinner, and even when you’re traveling. Once you begin accumulating points, they can pay for flights and luxury hotels. So if you’re a travel lover and do not have a travel card, this is your time.

Plan entertainment for the plane

We have all been on a flight where the Wi-Fi is not working or there are movies playing that you are not interested in. Avoid this by bringing your own form of entertainment. You can pre-download podcast, TV shows and music directly to your smartphone or computer. If you do this, you will not need to rely on the Wi-Fi. By distracting yourself with something you are engaged in, it will make the flight go faster too!

Prepare your body for calmness

Since travel is many times a stressful experience for most people, it is essential to physically prepare your body to handle it best. Caffeine and sugar can cause irritability, so cutting back on these items 24-48 hours before a flight can combat stress. Magnesium supplements calm the nervous system and balance out your body. Whether you choose to take a supplement or a natural drink that contains magnesium, the results will keep you calm in the most natural way.

Communicate with ease

Technology is your friend on vacation to a foreign country! Google Translate, offers online features through the application. Users are able to select a language and pre-download it to their smartphone so there is no need for Wi-Fi if you’re traveling in an area where there is no cellular service. This is not the only feature, users can take pictures of street signs, menus and anything around you, then the application will instantly translate at the touch of a button.

Make scans of documents

This is a common error that new travelers can make and it is totally avoidable. The most stressful part of travel are the worse-case scenarios that spin around in your head, like getting your passport or wallet stolen or lost. Before you leave for your vacation, make copies of all your important documents, including your passport and ID.

We hope these travel tips help ease your travel anxieties. Contact Rubinsohn Travel for all your travel needs.

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Hello everyone, my name is Adrienne and I have been working for Rubinsohn Travel for almost 16 years. Recently, I was interviewed about my experience as a travel agent and wanted to share!

Q: What is your educational background and when did your travels begin?

A: I grew up in a business oriented family and received a degree from Temple with a BBA  and a concentration in marketing and management. This was a major accomplishment and I found that I had a variety of career options with my degree.

Personally, my travel began as a child with car trips from Philadelphia to Florida to visit my family. As a teenager, my family and I explored Disney World in 1971. I took my first international trip when I was 16 years old to Spain and I was hooked! At 19 years old, I traveled to Israel for the first time. For myself, traveling is much more than just seeing places, it is getting to know the history, culture, and marveling at all of the architecture.

Q: How did you get interested in the travel industry?

A: I got involved in the travel industry by accident in 1996. Although I always enjoyed traveling, I knew nothing about the industry itself. One of my close friends who was opening a travel office, asked for my assistance and as I helped her, I gained knowledge about the industry. As the years went on, I found myself enjoying the business. I began taking seminars, tourism courses and traveled to many places which offered first-hand experience. Unfortunately, my friend’s office closed. Then, I was referred to Rubinsohn Travel in 2003 by a supplier representative, and this is when my journey began.

Q: If you had to select your favorite travel destination, where would it be?

A: Israel will always be my highlight trip. It is a country that has become my second home. Whenever I speak to my clients, I always tell them how Israel will capture their heart. For myself, it is more than a spiritual awakening, there are many activities and sites to see. My second favorite is Tanzania and the Great Migration. I enjoy taking a safari when I visit the continent because I have always been an animal lover. I enjoy waking up pre-dawn and exploring the bush in an open jeep, as the animal kingdom awakes is exhilarating. Few journeys can compare!

Q: What was the last trip that you took?


A: The last trip that I took was to Croatia. It is one of the most charming countries I have visited. The people are so warm and welcoming, the nature and Adriatic Sea is breathtaking, and the food is delicious and fusions of different Mediterranean countries.

Q: If you had to set one travel goal what would it be?


A: One of my travel goals is to visit Nepal and Bhutan. Having been in India, it seems almost natural. Coming up next in May is Alaska, the inside passage. March 2020 will be Israel leading a group and May 2020 I will be traveling back to South Africa with an Emmy award winning photographer.

Q: What makes you enjoy travel and want to continue doing it?

A: Each place I visit I meet new people, learn more about their cultures and history. Additionally, the beauty and special ambiance is something that destination offers. Whether it is the nature, architecture or the food. I have grown to love photography, so almost anything can compose an amazing picture. Finally, the best part is that I get to share the information and memories with family, friends and clients!

Q: If you had to give “travel tips” to new travelers, what would that advice be?

A: New adventures can be exciting when planned the right way!  My number one piece of advice, don’t be cheap with your vacation. Consider your budget before you begin your search. Make sure you plan reasonably. If you live on the east coast, don’t expect to fly to Hawaii for 5 nights. Travelers can avoid bad experiences many times by doing some research and building the proper expectations. Just because a family member or best friend had the time of their lives on their last vacation, their tastes may not fit yours. The top suggestion on my list is to speak with a professional travel advisor, someone who does this full time, not as a hobby or something to ‘earn extra money.’ This gives the client the time to ask questions. One of the ways I remain successful is I know my travel partners. They need to be well vetted, insured and members of select travel industry organizations.

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Most people aren’t born savvy travelers. Travel Savviness is a process of trial and error. However Rubinsohn Travel wants to speed up the learning process and help you avoid common travel mistakes. These traveling tips will not only give you a more stress-free vacation but also allow you to move around your destination more seamlessly.

Always Make Photocopies of Important Documents

As a traveler you never know when you might need some documentation. Some people worry about carrying original copies, fearing that they might get lost in translation. If you are someone who likes to save paper and know you will have access to wi-fi, then sending yourself an email copy can be another alternative.

Additionally, when traveling abroad it is important to have a safe place for your passport in case it gets stolen or misplaced. Before your trip, photocopy the passport because if it gets stolen this will make filing a police report simpler.

Ask the Locals

Don’t be afraid to connect with someone who knows the area. They are your best resource for finding less “touristy” cuisine. If you put your guard up, you might miss out on a great opportunity to try some delicious food and experiences.

Some people might feel uncomfortable connecting with a stranger and asking for suggestions. However, if this is you, don’t be afraid! Hotel staff can also assist in every travel need. They tend to be locals so they will have a good understanding of the city. Even if you are not staying at that hotel, just stop in and ask for some help. They will usually point you in the right direction.

Carry a Basic First-Aid Kit

You never know when accidents will happen so it is better to be prepared for those minor scrapes and falls. Purchase a kit that has band-aids, antibacterial cream and ointments to avoid paying higher prices when traveling. Just slip the kit into your small purse or backpack and you can thank us later.

Always Buy Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is something you should always purchase as a traveler that you never want to use. However, spending those dollars can save you hundreds if something goes unexpectedly wrong. We know it seems like it is just one more expense but it will cover everything from missed connections to you getting sick or injured it is always a good fallback option.

Pre-plan Your Outfits

We know this can be a hassle but it will save your time and stress when you are actually on vacation. For all those last minute travelers, this will be even more helpful. By packing outfits together in your suitcase this makes for an easy grab and go. If you have enough time before traveling, take pictures of yourself in each outfit so you can easily scroll back and remember how you intended to dress.

Use your new travel tips to plan your next trip by us at Rubinsohn Travel. Call us at (215) 886-5200. We can’t wait to help plan your next vacation!

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 00:00

Adventures of a Travel Consultant

Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 values giving all clients the experience of a lifetime through planning unforgettable trips around the world. Many clients ask where our expertise comes from as we are advising them about their next journey. Our simple answer: we experience it all ourselves first. Rubinsohn has a team of travel consultants that have been around the world, and have found the beauty and excitement in each and every place they have visited. One of our most experienced travel consultants is Amy Rubinsohn. 

Amy has been exposed to travel since she was a child. In 1955 her parents purchased a travel agency. This exposed her to a new world of possibilities by even just reading airline guides, and finding the best hotels around the world. When she was 12 years old, her family went on a month-long vacation to Europe, which ended up instilling a strong passion for travel in her. Just three years later, at age 15, Amy took a three-week summer vacation to Scandinavia. After college, Amy knew the travel business was the right career path for her, and she has been in it ever since. 

Amy has been to numerous interesting places. Last summer she traveled to her 100th country, and she plans to make it to many more. Her journeys have led her to experience culture and life itself immensely. Although, she has no complaints about her destinations, she does have a few favorite trips. Her top two trips to date are a safari vacation in Botswana and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. 

Botswana, located in Southern Africa, was a dream vacation for Amy. Her time there consisted of a safari trip. She was able to see so many different animals, such as elephants, lions, tigers, and zebras. Botswana has a variety of different kinds of land. Of course, there are deserts and savannas, but there are also wetlands. The Chobe River and Okavango Delta are very popular parts of Botswana for tourists to experience. The sights in Botswana’s national parks are unbeatable. The beauty of the destination and the roaming wildlife had Amy falling in love with this destination. 

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The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is Amy’s second favorite vacation. Amy loves seeing different species of animals on her vacations, and the Galapagos Islands are a great place for that! Since there is a lack of natural predators there, the wildlife is comfortable with humans being around, and getting closer to them. There is a range of outdoor activities that includes wildlife watching, diving, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, and so much more. Amy thinks this should be a bucket-list destination for all outdoor and animal lovers! 

Even though Amy has already traveled to 100 countries, she already has her next vacation planned for the end of this month. She is packing her bags, and heading to Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, and India! Nothing is stopping Amy from seeing the world. “I love to see other cultures, landscapes, and animals. I love cruising to new and unusual places.” says Amy. Her vast travel experience around the world has made her the amazing travel consultant that she is today. 

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Don’t wait to have an adventurous life! Take charge, and book your next vacation withRubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 today! Travel consultants like Amy will plan you an unforgettable journey! 

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:00

Solving Travel Issues

Taking a vacation is always an exciting time for people. But, getting there can often lead to stress and small issues. Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 knows that when these issues arise, travelers often go into panic mode, and want assistance right away. It feels that airlines and hotels can take a long time to solve your problems. That is where Rubinsohn Travel steps in! When travelers hit a bump in the road, Rubinsohn is on the phone immediately to resolve any problem so you can enjoy your vacation worry free. 

Some of the biggest concerns we see with our clients are what to pack for a destination they have never been to before, delayed and missed flights, and airlines losing checked luggage. All of these things put a damper on getting to your destination. 

Packing is never a fun part of vacation preparation. It also isn’t always easy when you have never been to the destination you are traveling to. Most people don’t think to ask their travel advisor what to pack, which can lead to forgetting things, or not being fully prepared for your trip. Rubinsohn Travel can alleviate this stress. Not only do we have blogs on packing, but our travel advisors can tell you what you will need, from clothing that is weather appropriate to what kind of outlet adapters to buy when traveling abroad. 

Another big stress for travelers is having a delayed flight or missing their flight altogether. Delayed flights are annoying, especially if they become delayed overnight and you need to sleep at the airport. If this happens, we will work to get you a hotel room near the airport. Delayed flights can also lead to problems if travelers are supposed to catch a connecting flight. Sometimes it causes people to miss their connecting flight and then they don’t know what to do. Rubinsohn will call the airlines and have you put on the next available flight so you will stay on course. 

We often hear clients are nervous to check their luggage since luggage can sometimes become lost. Even though this is a possibility, we are still there with solutions. Travelers often try to deal with the airlines themselves, and then getting luggage sent to their hotels, or waiting to claim it at the airport. This tends to be one giant headache. When you book with Rubinsohn Travel, lost luggage is no problem. We will be the ones on the phone with the airline and hotel arranging your luggage to be delivered to you. 

Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 is there for all clients. We want you to have the best trip possible, so we are on call to assist you and solve problems ASAP. Book with Rubinsohn Travel today to experience 24/7 concierge service that will make your vacation better than any other trip you’ve taken before. 

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Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00

The Face Behind Rubinsohn Travel

Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 has been in business since 1992 but the history of this company goes far beyond that. Before it became Rubinsohn Travel, the Rubinsohn family owneda business named Bartlett Tours Company. Bartlett Tours was founded in 1880 in Philadelphia, and it was the oldest travel agency still in business in the city.  In 1955, the Hanley Rubinsohn purchased Bartlett Tours. 

Bill Rubinsohn, Hanley Rubinsohn’s son purchase the company from his father and his partners in 1986.The Company flourished. Bill expanded the company throughout Philadelphia. This led to thirteen offices,becoming the second largest travel agency in the Delaware Valley.In 1990 he sold the company. 

Bill’s passion for travel pushed him to open a smaller agency in 1992, naming it Rubinsohn Travel. Bill took full charge, and is still president of the company to this day. But what pushed Bill to have such a desire to see the world, and share that experience with others through a travel agency? 

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Bill says that hearing all of his parents’ adventures with guided tour groups, and their experiences around the world is what drew him into the traveling life. While growing up, he was able to have some of these adventures for himself. As a teen, Bill traveled to Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, and England, with his grandmother. Recalling this trip, Bill says “It was magical: beautiful scenery, wonderful people, incredible history, I was hooked on travel and the experiences I enjoyed.”

From then on out, the rest was history. Bill began mostly by leading escorted tour groups to places such as Hong Kong, Kenya, Japan, England, Italy, Australia, and many other interesting destinations. Once Bill married his wife, Deborah, he began his own personal travel journeys. Bill and Deborah have been on countless adventures together, and have many more planned. 

Reflecting back on his thrilling expeditions, Bill says his all-time favorite trip was when he went rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. The scenery, and tranquil environment put him at ease, while still having that dispersed excitement of white water rafting. 

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His second favorite trip was when he cruised to Antarctica. “There are no words that adequately describe this continent.” said Bill. “The clear skies along the glaciers hold such immense beauty. It is unlike any other vacation experience. And yes, there are many penguins to see, just as one imagines from books and movies.”

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Finally, Bill’s third favorite trip was to Paris, the city of love. The romantic lights on the Eiffel Tower are often what stands out most to visitors. Unlike the majority, Bill found his own favorite parts of the city; the comical signs. 

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As for what’s next, there is no telling for sure. There is always room for bucket list vacations to take place. Bill’s goal destination is the Himalayas in Southeast Asia. He plans to make it to Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet in 2020.

Travel goals are important. To experience new cultures, and meet new people all over the world, gives a traveler a whole different level of value. Don’t let life pass you by without allowing the world to enlighten you, and push you out of your comfort zone. Book your next trip with Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 to gain first-hand knowledge from Bill, and their other well-travelled advisors. They will give you the trip of a lifetime that will fill you with the same passion for travel that Bill Rubinsohn holds close to his heart. 

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Aries

Aries are fearless trailblazers with a constant wanderlust and need for travel. If you are an Aries, the Whistler Resort in British Columbia is the perfect spot for you, as it provides over 8,100 acres of terrain and more than 200 marked runs and is a haven for skiers and snowboarders. If you’re seeking a challenge and a thrill, the Whistler Blackcomb mountains, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics is the place for you. There is also Whistler Olympic Park where you can go snowshoeing, tobogganing, fat biking, cross country skiing, and more. Lastly, there is Crystal Hut, a cozy log cabin on the top of the mountain, where you can rest and enjoy their famous all-day Belgian waffles. 

Taurus

If you are a Taurus you have a taste for luxury and the finer things in life. The upscale ski village of Gstaad, located in the Swiss Alps is the perfect place for you. The luxury hotel has a 20,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor spa and pool complex, which features a sunroom, and a sauna. There is also a nightclub which is open nightly throughout the winter. This luxury hotel, surrounded by the Alps, is sure to please. 

Gemini

Geminis are the life of the party. They need to travel to places that keep them moving and offer a wide range of fun activities, which is why Miami Beach-with its great beaches, lively atmosphere and exciting nightlife-is perfect for them. Currently, The Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, featuring 77 spacious guest rooms and five cabana studios, is the hotspot in Miami. The Freehand Miami is one the city’s best bars and offers an impressive list of cocktails. If you’re a Gemini, Miami is the city for you. The city offers a myriad of hang-out spots and you’ll never be bored. 

Cancer

Cancers are homebodies at heart and feel most comfortable in a cozy environment with their close friends. For this reason, Scribner’s Catskill Lodge-located right outside the Catskill Mountains-is perfect for you. Cancers can explore the 20 acres of the Catskill Mountains located in the proximity. After a long day of hiking you can take a short drive down the road to Phoenicia Diner, a local restaurant serving food like all-day breakfast and free-range beef. This vacation package-simple and sweet-is perfect for Cancers. 

Leo

Leos have a big personality and love luxury and attention. They need somewhere glitzy and glamourous which will give them the feeling of exclusivity that they seek, which is why Aspen Colorado, located 8,000 feet above sea level, is a perfect place for them. Aspen, a rich man’s playground, offers places like The Little Nell where you have chances of running into a celebrity. However, it is most known for is its ski resorts like Aspen Snowmass-a 3,000-acre resort in the Aspen mountains. Aspen, one of the wealthiest towns in America, is sure to provide Cancers with the entertainment they seek. 

Virgo

Virgos are very introspective and love to be enriched both intellectually and emotionally. Prague, the UNESCO World Heritage capital of Czech Republic known as the “City of a Thousand Spires,” possesses a rich history and is a great place for them to enrich their knowledge while relaxing. You can tour Old Town, a centuries-old town square filled with colorful baroque buildings, medieval taverns, and the widely known Astronomical Clock. There is also the Charles Bridge, a 15thcentury piece of architecture which crosses the 267 mile-long Vlatava River. 

Libra

Libras are very romantic people, interested in the emotional connections with those around them. Fairmont Banff Springs, located in Alberta Canada is the perfect place for these romantics. The historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year-round mountain resort offers a championship golf course in the summer, skiing in the winter and a top-notch spa. The dining selection is also one of a kind, offering immaculate dining service and an upscale sushi bar.

Scorpio

Scorpios are hard to please as they will not accept an average vacation. They are looking for a vacation which will fill them with life changing experiences and plenty of excitement, and there is no better place for this than Iceland. The remote 700,000-year-old volcanic island Snaefellsnes Peninsula is the perfect place for them. On this island, you will find Hotel Budir, an old-fashioned and modest spot which offers five-star dining. You can also visit Vatnajökull Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in Europe. During the winter, blue ice caves form beneath the surface, creating an amazing display. Iceland is not your average vacation destination and is sure to satisfy picky Scorpios. 

Sagittarius

Full of wanderlust, Sagittariuses are both curious and adventurous. Nicaragua is the perfect place for a Sagittarius as it offers exploration to destinations that very few have traversed. If you want to truly experience Nicaragua, you should book a private tour of Granada, a 16th-century colonial city located in the shadow of the Mombacho volcano. If you are truly a daredevil you can head to the Cerro Negro volcano and try ash boarding, a sport in which you skid down the side of a volcano.  If you love to adventure and explore, Nicaragua is the place for you. 

Capricorn

Capricorns love to challenge themselves by engaging in activities that breed a sense of accomplishment, even on vacation. This is why an adrenaline-pumping exploration through Alaska would be perfect for them. Capricorns can challenge themselves by snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or heli-skiing through the Alaskan backcountry. This may seem like a fantasy, but it is all possible at Winterlake Lodge, a historic piece of land reachable only by ski plane. The Winterlake Lodge, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, and the historic Iditarod Trail, is perfect for Capricorns. 

Aquarius

Aquariuses are different from other signs, as they are free thinkers and choose to go for that which is unorthodox and unique. For this reason, Cuba, a destination less traveled, would be good for them. A visit to Cuba is like entering a time machine where you go back in time to 1957. Cuba unlike other countries, remains basically unchanged by the outside world. The city of Havana, the capital of Cuba, is old-fashioned in its technology and way of life, something an Aquarius may like. Havana’s Hotel Nacional de Cuba, located on the coast, is one the nation’s best hotels and offers an old-fashioned, yet enjoyable stay. However, if you are looking for something flashier you may prefer the new (2017) Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski with its own cigar and rum bar, contemporary art collection, 10,000-square-foot spa, and rooftop pool.

Pisces

Pisces are very artistic and have an appreciation of that which is vibrant and naturally beautiful. For this reason, Cambodia would be the perfect travel destination for them. Cambodia offers a rich, vibrant culture, year-round tropical weather, and low travel fares-if you travel in the winter. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, two of the most traveled cities, both offer rich cultural history and insight into the traditions of Cambodia. However, if you truly want to get engaged in Cambodian culture you should visit Angkor Wat, a Buddhist templebuilt in the early 12th century and the largest religious monument in the world, covering 400 acres. Cambodia is very unique and a perfect travel destination for Pisces.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Solving Vacation Preparation, One Guide at a Time

Booking a much-needed vacation is always an exciting feat! Here at Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200, we offer vacation options that can take you anywhere you’d like! We plan and prepare you for your trip to make life as easy as possible. But, we also know that with the excitement and even our vacation planning, comes the stress of packing. Deciding what you need to buy or bring for your particular destination is not an easy job. Especially with the 50lb limit to suitcases when flying, or if you only want to bring a carry-on bag!

To combat this stress, we want to help you by giving you our favorite packing tips and essentials!

First off, your packing needs depend on where you plan on traveling. Our first tip then is to always look up the weather patterns of your destination for the time frame you will be there! Another tip we like to use is actually look up reviews by just typing “weather reviews (place you’re going).” This can help you get a better picture of what it is like overall in a certain month. If you aren’t so into searching, you can call up Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 and we can tell you!

Our second tip is remembering the essentials! This can range from toiletries to the basic clothes and accessories you need to pack. We decided to compile three short lists for you with the absolute necessities! List 1 contains 5 items many people often overlook while packing, but use on a day-to-day basis. List 2 contains 5 essentials for cold weather destinations. List 3 contains 5 essentials for warm weather destinations. We even linked some of our favorite brands so you don’t have to find them on your own!

List 1, The Necessities:

  • Phone charger
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Skin care product
  • Prescriptions or any medicine you take
  • Hand sanitizer

List 2, Cold Weather:

List 3, Warm Weather:

Our third tip to make packing easier is to break each day down by your itinerary, and base what you need off of that. We will help you plan your days down to the specific details if that is what you want! If you’re a traveler who doesn’t always stick to a set itinerary then we have that covered too! We can give you a broad range of what places to visit and experience so you can gauge what you might want to do.

Don’t let the trip preparation scare you! Rubinsohn Travel  (215) 886-5200 is here to guide you in the right direction to your destination.

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