Travel Tips

Discover articles on travel tips and insights on our Mariner Finance blogs. View tips on hotel bookings, how to save money on travel and more.

Camping: Rustic vs. Luxury


March 9, 2022 Camping is a popular outdoor activity and can be a great way to blow off steam and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When camping, you have the opportunity to enjoy nature and take part in outdoor activities. As a result, more than 40 million Americans go camping each year. But there is more than one type of camping, and knowing the difference between a more rustic experience and luxury camping [...]

Camping: Rustic vs. Luxury2022-09-08T15:34:34+00:00

Top Spring Break Destinations for Students and Families


February 23, 2022 March is right around the corner, which means spring break is nearly upon us. Spring break can be an ideal time for students and families to travel, mentally decompress, and have a good time. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the first major travel periods of the year, with around 12 percent of Americans opting to travel during spring break each year. Fortunately, this guide can help you learn about the top spring break [...]

Top Spring Break Destinations for Students and Families2022-09-08T15:37:29+00:00

Top Places to Ring in the New Year


December 15, 2021 Whether you intend to welcome the New Year with a champagne glass, an intimate dinner, or a countdown party,  there are numerous places to ring in the New Year all over the world. Best Places to Ring in New Year in the U.S. and Abroad The New Year is a time for friends, family, festivals, fireworks, and songs. It is a fun holiday that transcends nationalities. You can experience a memorable New Year celebration [...]

Top Places to Ring in the New Year2022-01-31T09:14:36+00:00

Top Ways to Spend the Holiday Season


December 1, 2021 The holiday season is a time to reflect on the good, connect with family and friends, and celebrate annual traditions. But it is easy to get caught up in the excitement so, how do you make each hour of the holiday season feel special? Fun Things to do for the Holiday Season Each family household has different holiday traditions. But here is a list of fun Christmas activities for kids and adults that you [...]

Top Ways to Spend the Holiday Season2022-01-31T09:17:34+00:00

A Quick Guide on Traveling for the Holidays


November 2, 2021 Will you be traveling this holiday season? Be sure to prepare ahead of time. While spontaneous travel may be fun, a well-planned vacation can be a better option. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend any type of travel for unvaccinated people – even if it’s only within the country. Regardless of whether you and your traveling companions are fully vaccinated, you still need to adhere to location-specific safety requirements while visiting many places. [...]

A Quick Guide on Traveling for the Holidays2022-01-11T09:15:57+00:00

8 Haunted Locations That You Can Travel To


October 6, 2021 Many people dream of visiting the infamous places that have inspired horror stories for generations, but for most of us, those places may be out of reach. Fortunately, with a little bit of planning, those haunted locations aren’t nearly as out of reach as you may think! 8 Haunted Locations That You Can Travel to This Spooky Season Whether you want to get off the beaten path and discover a haunted location or you’ve [...]

8 Haunted Locations That You Can Travel To2022-01-11T09:28:57+00:00

How to Plan a Perfect Road Trip


July 28, 2021 Thinking of going on a road trip soon? Superb idea! There’s an undeniable lure about road trips  To make yours even more memorable, we’ve compiled a detailed list of handy tips for planning a road trip. How to Plan a Cross Country Road Trip Proper planning can be the secret to a successful and memorable road trip. From identifying your destination to what you should bring, below we explore tips for planning a perfect road [...]

How to Plan a Perfect Road Trip2022-09-08T15:38:49+00:00

Tips for a Successful Theme Park Visit


July 14, 2021 Water fountains, exhilarating 100-foot drops, exciting rollercoaster rides, a wide variety of snacks, and a whole load of fun things to do are some of the reasons why theme parks are memorable. But as interesting as theme parks are, waiting in line for hours on end and paying nearly double the price for everything is no fun. Discussed below are tips for getting the most out of your theme park visits. Six Ways to Save [...]

Tips for a Successful Theme Park Visit2022-01-11T08:41:38+00:00

Going on a Cruise in 2021 and Beyond


April 21, 2021 It’s no secret that cruise vacations – and companies – were badly affected by the COVID pandemic. Fortunately, going on a cruise in 2021 and beyond is starting to look very promising. Many people still have concerns about health protocols, however. As a result, the major cruise lines are taking many measures to ensure safety and accountability for all future passengers. Learn about what cruise lines are doing and what you can do before, [...]

Going on a Cruise in 2021 and Beyond2022-01-12T07:28:26+00:00

What Changes Airlines and Hotels Are Making in 2021


April 7, 2021 People are eager to get out and start traveling once again. However, you may still be curious about what changes airlines and hotels are making in 2021. Companies are going to great lengths to ensure your comfort in using their facilities, including enacting new employee protocols and increasing sanitation efforts to ensure that everyone can enjoy their vacation plans. Reactions to COVID-19 are constantly changing and evolving so always check the website of your [...]

What Changes Airlines and Hotels Are Making in 20212022-01-12T07:31:16+00:00