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Author Archives: Lydia Gregory

Car Rental Do’s and Don’ts

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             When it comes to car rentals, it’s all about the little details. Before you sign on the dotted line (or give them your initials electronically), you might want to read about some car rental do’s and don’ts. Do make your reservation as far in advance as you can. Availability […]


World’s Top Five Coolest Train Rides

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The other day I had a conversation about train rides, and no, sadly, I’ve never been aboard a real train. Except for the El in Chicago, which really doesn’t qualify as much of a train at all. More like an urban people mover. The romantic side of me would very much like to take the […]


Top 5 Best Fall Foliage Drives in the USA

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The official start of fall is still a few weeks away, but already the leaves are going to turn before you know it. Soon the air will be brisk and scented with the unmistakable fragrance of wood smoke… Some of the most brilliant displays of Mother Nature’s fall colors are in the Midwest, the Appalachian […]


Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Travel Advisor

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Paragraph Why would you need a Travel Advisor when everything is out there on the Internet just waiting to be Googled? Well, here’s something I experienced first-hand not too long ago that convinced me that, hello, just because I have a computer doesn’t mean I can find and book all my trips by myself—even one […]


Can You Afford A Travel Medical Emergency?

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Do you have any idea how much an ambulance ride costs? How about an air ambulance? If you said a few thousand dollars, well, then you’re more than a few thousand dollars short. One man in New York got hit with an astounding $653,000 bill when he had a heart attack aboard a cruise ship […]


How a SkyMed Emergency Medical Evacuation Works

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According to the dictionary, a “medical evacuation”—also known as “medevac”—is defined as the “transport of persons, usually by some form of air transportation, to a place, usually the closest health facility, where they can receive medical care.” At SkyMed, we define “medical evacuation” as taking you home*—or to your hometown hospital—should a critical illness or […]