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volume14issue3July-September2014linesTRAVELADVANTAGENETWORKquarterlyTravelTECHNOLOGY5HealthyReasonstoTRAVELFunFallActivities BradCallahanPresidentASTRAVELADVOCATESwehavealwaysbelievedthatgettingoutandtravelingisgoodoryou.Inthisissueyouwilldiscoverthatnotonlyisgoingonvaca-tiongoodoryoubutitisalsobenefcialtoyourhealth.Nothingrelievesstressandbringsamiliesclosertogeth-erthangoingonvacation.Whetheritsadriveupnorthtoexperiencethealloliageatropicalescapetosandybeachesoranadrenalineueledamusementparktripyoullfndyouwillreturnabetteryou.Tohelpyouasyousetoutonyourendosummervaca-tionsandbeginplanningyourallroadtripswehaveputtogetheralistomust-haveappsthatwillhelpyoumaneuverthroughtrafcwitheasefndthebestrestau-rantsalongyourjourneyandevenkeepyouconnectedwithreeWi-Fifnders.WealsointroduceyoutoaunnewgameyoucanplaywithyourriendsandamilywhileonvacationthatisatwistontreasurehuntingwithtechnologycalledGeocaching.YourtravelisourpriorityandthisissueoTANLineswillhelpyoutomakeityoursaswell.HappyTravelsSummertimeandthetraveliniseasy TRAVELADVANTAGENETWORKquarterlypage02TravelTechnologyCheckoutthesemust-havetravelappsforyournextvacationWAZEDrivinginanunamil-iarcitycanbeanxiety-pro-vokingbutnotwhenyouhaveoneothehottesttravelappsWaze.ThisFREEappprovidesreal-timetrafcandnavi-gationbasedonusersGPSlocationsal-lowingtravelerstochooseroutesbasedonthetrafcorhazardsenroute.OPENTABLEEveryoneknowsoneothebestpartsabouttravelingisthewidevarietyooodyouencounteralongtheway.WithOpenTableyoucansearcheverythingromrestaurantscuisinetypecustom-erreviewsandeventhemenu.BookareservationrightromyourphoneorFREEGATEGURUSureexploringanewdestinationisunandexcitingbutsometimesactuallyget-tingtoyourdestinationcanbeflledwithstress.WithGateGuruthestressisvirtuallynonexistentwitheaturessuchasreal-timeairportupdatesandinormationaboutyourairportsuchasamenitiesandtips.PACKTHEBAGKissyourhand-writtenpackinglistsgood-byePacktheBagallowsuserstocre-ateanelectronicpackinglistsothatyoualwayshaveitwithyou.Youcandothingssuchascreateapackinglistsendlistssetreminderpushnotifca-tionsandevenmore.JIWIRENoneedtouseupdatawhenyoucansearchorover145000FREEWi-FiinternethotspotsworldwidewithFreeWi-FiFinder.Us-ingtheNearMefltertheapplooksatyourcurrentlocationandfndshotspotsnearby.VIATORForgotyourguide-bookWithViatoryoucaneasilyfndtoursactivitiesandattrac-tionsaroundyouandbookthemrightromyourphone.Finddealsanddis-countsoractivitiestosaveyoumoneywhentraveling.Interactivemapsmakeiteasytovisuallyexplorewhattodoandseehowarawayyouareromalltheun.Geocachingnoun-areal-worldoutdoortreasurehuntinggameusingGPS-enableddevices.ParticipantsnavigatetoaspecifcsetoGPScoordinatesandthenattempttofndthegeocachecontainerhiddenatthatlocation.GeocachescontainitemsthatotherscanleavebutiyoutakesomethingmakesureyouleavesomethinginreturnSomegeocachescontainTrack-ableswhichonceoundcanbeloggedattheGeocachingofcialwebsitesothattheworldcanseewhereitemshavetraveled.CoolhuhThereareover2millionactivegeocachesworldwideHOWDOYOUPLAYItseasy-registerorareemembershipenterthezipcodeoyourlocationandsearchaway.Simplyvisitgeocaching.comtolearnmoreabouttheprocessandhowtogetstarted.Sourcewww.geocaching.com ASTHESUMMERSLOWLYFADESTOAUTUMNBESURETOTURNUPTHEFALLCOLORONYOURVACATIONPLANSFISHWITHFRIENDSFAMILYFishorhoursonDeepCreekLakeandrelaxonthewater.BillsOutdoorCenterprovidesfshingtoursorthosewhohaveavalidMarylandfsh-inglicense.Short-termlicensescanbeboughtorbeginningfshersThetourincludesequipmentaHarrisAnglerPontoonBoatandaknowledgeablefshingguidetohelpmakeyourtouralearningexperience.STAYInnatDeepCreekOaklandMDKITEBOARDATTHEOUTERBANKSStillwantatasteothewaterdespitethecoolerweatherTakeadvantageonocrowdsintheOuterBanksandgokiteboardingKittyHawkKitesislessthan10milesawayromManteoNorthCarolinaandtheyprovideyandridecoursesprivatekiteboardinglessonsandsupervisedriding.STAYShallowbagBayClubManteoNCENJOYFALLFESTThisannualeventinFriscoColoradocreatesawarenesstoorestissuesbyraisingmoneytoprotectthebeautiulColoradooliage.EnjoythisunandFREEeventromSept.6-10rom10a.m.to6p.m.ActivitiessuchastheArtShowtheHarvestMarketandtheMountRoyalHillclimbpromiseauntimeorallwhilehelpingtobringlighttoanationalissue.STAYProspectPointFriscoCOAutumnsIntheAir FALLFOLIAGETOURExplorethebeautiulNewEnglandalloliageFromscenicdrivesalongMoscowLittleRiverandEdsonHillWestHilltogondolaskyridesabovethemountainsthecolorulhillsideswillleaveanytravelerinawe.BesttimetovisitisromSeptem-berthroughthefrsttwoweeksoOctober.STAYHomeFarmStoweVTSMOKEYMOUNTAINHARVESTFESTIVALTurnoveranewleaandenjoyautumninthebeautiulSouthernAppalachianMountainsinGatlinburgTennessee.FromSept12-Oct31visitthisFREEestivalthatincludesartsandcratstheGatlinburgCratsmensFairandavarietyoalldecorationstogetyouintotheautumnspirit.STAYSummitofGatlinburgorightGablesInnGatlinburgTNHIKEFALLENLEAFLAKEGetmovingwithahikingexcursionatFallenLeaLakeinLakeTahoeCaliornia.Thewidetrailprovidesbreathtakingviewsothe2.9milelakeandMountTallac.Thistrailisperectorbeginners.FeelingadventurousTheextendedtrailalongTaylorCreekallowshikerstoseethegorgeousAspensautumnleaves.STAYHeavenlyInnorSecretsInnSouthLakeTahoeCATRAVELADVANTAGENETWORKquarterlypage04 REDSTAlthoughtheusubeoreatripissoonceyouarefnaldestinationitseemsaway.Relaxingbyinthemountainsuanyoneeelasenstudyshowedthataonvacation89odramaticdecreasromyourstresallowsorejuve5REASONWhyTravelisGOODforYourHealthDIDYOUKNOWthatanannualvacationcanactuallycutapersonsriskofaheartattackby501Therearemanyphysicalandmentalhealthbenetsthatareassociatedwithfrequenttravel.YourtravelisourpriorityanditshouldbeyourstooGETSYOUMOVINGWhenonvacationitseemslikeallyouredoingiswalkingwhileexploringorenjoyingleisurelyactivities.Allothisphysicalactivityhelpstomain-tainyourhealthandkeepsyouactivePhysicalactivitycon-tributestoyourcardiovascularhealthandcreateshealthysleepinghabits.1U.S.TravelAssociationarticleTheBeneftsareEverywherehttpwww.ustravel.orgsitesdeaultflespage201002benefts_o_travel_08_pd_87080.pd2TheGlobalCommissiononAgingandTransamericaCenterorRetirementStudiespartneringwithU.S.TravelAssociation.httparticles.latimes.com2013dec17newsla-trb-travel-best-medicine-study-20131217 CESESSltravelersanxietyetimesinevitableyloungingatyourlikeallworriesutterhewaterortakingroundingscanmakeeoinnerpeace.Ateronlyadayortworespondentssawainstress.2Abreakuldailyroutinenecessarynation.INCREASESWORKPRODUCTIVITYAbreakromthemundaneworkenvironmentcancreateanewsenseomotivationandacleanslatewhencomingbackintotheofce.Vacationcanalsoacilitatetheproductiononewideaswiththechangeinenvironment.MAKESABETTERYOUTravelingnotonlyallowsoraphysicaljourneybutapersonaljourneyaswell.Bylearningaboutnewplacestry-ingnewoodsandexpandingyourculturallenstravelallowspeopletolearnabouttheworldandthereorelearnabouttheirplaceintheworld.ENHANCESRELATIONSHIPSVacationprovidesanopportunityorrelationshipstoreachnewlevels.Exploringanewplacetogetherhelpstocreateamilybondsstrengthenriend-shipsandalloworintimaterelationshipstogrow.Womenwhovacationmoreareproventobemoresatisfedwiththeirmarriageandthosewhogoonamilyvacationstendtoeelastrongersenseoreconnectionwithamilymembers.12Healthyrelationshipsotenleadtoanhigheroverallliesatisaction TRAVELADVANTAGENETWORKquarterlypage07QWheredoyoucallhomeARoanokeVAQHowlonghaveyouworkedatTravelAdvantageNetworkA4yearsQWhatdestinationshaveyouvisitedwithTravelAdvantageNetworkWhichoneisyourfavoriteandwhyAIhavevisitedKaunakakaiHIMyrtleBeachSCOceanCityMDBasyeVAGatlinburgTNandGalvestonTX.Myavoritedes-tinationwasdefnitelyHotelMolokaiinHawaii.Ilovedtherusticandauthenticeelothehotel.QWhatdoyouenjoymostaboutworkingforTravelAdvantageNetworkAIamapeople-personsoIloveassistingpeopleonadailyba-sislikeIdohereatTravelAdvantageNetwork.IamanadvocateotheclientandIamalsoaproblem-solver.ItrytoimagineiitwasmehowwouldIwanttobetreatedQWhichTravelAdvantageNetworkdestinationdoyouwanttogotothatyouhavenotvisitedyetACamelbackPA.HoweverIwillbetravelingthereinAugustwithmyamilyIamexcitedtodosomethingdierentwiththemandvisitthePoconos.Whentravelingalwaysbeopentodierentplacesandexperiences.TrysomethingNEWwhenplanningonwheretogoandwhattoseeAlsoletusknowanyeedbackwhenyougethomethroughourclientsurvey.ThiswaywecanassistyouevenbetternexttimeyoutravelSherrisTRAVELTIPSSHERRIJOLLYTravelSpecialist800.223.0088HOTELMOLOKAI OnesdestinationisneveraplacebutanewwayofseeingthingsHENRYMILLER TRAVELADVANTAGENETWORKquarterlyemailusVacationServicesPlanWithTAN.comTravelAdvantageNetworkPlanWithTAN.com800.223.0088TANLINESJustGoAwayPhotosubmittedbyBradDraegerClientsince2003VIPclientsince2013