Now that spring winter has arrived, it's time to get out your recreational vehicle (RV). Hopefully it hasn't been serving as a winter home for some unwanted guests.

You booked your trip and the excitement for your upcoming vacation increases as you count down the days before your travel adventure starts. But to help ensure your vacation becomes a travel delight and not a travel nightmare, there are some things you should consider prior to takeoff.

Think "green" when you travel? Eco-tourism is a growing movement that encourages environmentally responsible travel around the world.

Baby boomers are reaching the age of retirement and it’s a great time to do the things they’ve always wanted to do. For many, this means traveling and experiencing different places and cultures. What if that passion for travel and people could be changed into a second career? Being a tour director can do just that, providing the opportunity to see the world with the flexibility to work whenever you want.

The downturn in the real estate market has caused many people to forgo the purchase of a second home. But because they still want the opportunity to travel and spend time with friends and family, many are opting to become members of luxury travel destination clubs instead.

Now that computers have become increasingly powerful and portable, bringing one along on your trip is more convenient and helpful than ever. Computers offer the optimal experiences for tasks that require a full-size keyboard or screen and for content that runs on Flash. With more and more devices like tablets, netbooks and sliders being introduced that are hardly larger than a children’s book, it’s completely practical to bring one on your next vacation.

When you hit the road or sky this summer on vacation, you’ll likely face the dilemma of how much – and what – to pack. Sure, you must have enough changes of clothes and toiletries to survive when you’re away from home. But who wants to leave behind their favorite daily beverage – coffee?