Author: Kathryn GerkenTravel Planning Travel Tips

What REAL ID means for Washington State Travelers

Passports are becoming more important soon for Washington State Travelers. On December 20th, 2013, a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act was passed by congress. Washington state is one of the states that has not complied with the Federal Read-ID act. This act was passed to establish a base security bench mark for… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenTravel Tips

5 Tips for Summer Travel

June is here. The kids are getting ready to be done with school. The weather is becoming steadily nicer, here in the Pacific Northwest, and our thoughts are turning to travel. Whether your family will be traveling abroad or locally, this summer, here are five tips to make your trip a smooth success. Create a “remember… Read more

Author: Kathryn GerkenInternational Destination

Your Passport

I have had a valid passport since my first trip to Europe in 1991. Since I returned to the travel industry I am continually amazed at the number of travelers who do not have a passport. This post is to encourage you to get your passport either renewed or ordered. Advantages to having a passport: You… Read more