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Summer Travel Advice From Expert Courtney Scott on Tips on TV Blog

Summer Travel Advice From Expert Courtney Scott on Tips on TV Blog

Summer vacation can lead to a great escape, whether it is a staycation or an exotic trip to the other side of the world. Courtney Scott is a blogger, filmmaker and on-air travel expert with a story most can appreciate. In 2007, she quit her job, moved to Italy and never looked back. Since then, she has been featured on national outlets offering up expert tips on the best places to travel, money saving strategies and personal guides for packing and traveling in style.

For a lot of people, summer travel means more time behind the wheel, on cross-country road trips or quick weekend getaways to the lake. Safety is the most important thing. Despite so many advances in modern driving technology, poor visibility, like low light conditions and headlight glare, is still a major danger for drivers and anyone sharing the road. Here is a tip: Try ZEISS precision optics to help you drive with confidence. Designed for both all-day wear and driving, and available in both single and progressive lens designs, ZEISS DriveSafe lenses address key elements of driving to make it safer and more comfortable. These lenses offer better vision in low light conditions, reduced glare at night from oncoming cars with ZEISS DuraVision DriveSafe Antireflective Coating, and are available with PhotoFusion self-tinting technology. PhotoFusion is the fastest photochromic on the market, up to 20 percent faster to darken and twice as fast to fade back, making them a complete vision care solution for people on-the-go. Visit to learn more, and talk to the family's eye doctor to find the best ZEISS lenses.

Gatlinburg is in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee; a great place to stay in is a gorgeous Wyndham Vacation Rental property with amazing views. When on vacation, look for the home-away-from-home. In the Smoky Mountains, Wyndham manages hundreds of condos and cabins, including the amazing luxury cabins at Splash Mountain Lodge that sleep 50! These luxury cabins have a real "home-feel" while also boasting an indoor pool and the space to comfortably sleep everyone on its four floors. For smaller groups, Wyndham offers Baskins Creek Condominiums for some of the most luxurious accommodations in the Smokies. They are in a great location close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and two-minute walk from Main Street, that has great boutiques and eateries of the city. Baskins Creek Condominiums has you covered with a private pool, spa and all the conveniences of home, aka a kitchen, that make it easier when traveling with kids. Visit, to learn more about vacation rentals like Baskins Creek, Splash Mountain Lodge and properties in Wyndham's nearly 650 unique destinations worldwide.

One tip for anyone planning a weekend getaway with friends or a large family vacation with the kids, is to get an airbed from Intex to make sure everyone gets a great night sleep. Guest will love the Intex Queen Dura-Beam Comfort-Plush airbed, enhanced with Fiber-Tech™ Construction. This bed is significantly stronger and lighter than traditional airbeds and provides a comfortable and supportive sleep with just the right amount of firmness. Whether the need is an extra bed for kids or room for a few extra friends, they will now be fighting over who gets to sleep on the air mattress. It also includes a built-in pump for fast inflation and deflation, so make sure to grab one before the next trip. Available at select retailers and online for around $55. For more information, visit

With summer finally here, it is time to gear up for epic road trips, weekend escapes, beach getaways and more. One tip is to make sure to pack the essentials. There is nothing worse than over-packing; lugging a lot of stuff will slow the trip down. Number one on the packing list should be a good smartphone with great coverage; it is a must for finding a way around in a new city, and a great way to document all the trip's adventures. A great suggestion is SIMPLE Mobile. SIMPLE Mobile's blazing-fast 4G LTE* network makes everything from booking flights to sharing pics a snap. Plus, it is affordable, so there is extra spending money for the trip. Try the Truly Unlimited plan, just $50 per month, so there is never any worry about running out of data for whatever the next great summer adventure may be. Check out for more information on the latest smartphones and unlimited data plans.

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