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linesTRAVELADVANTAGENETWORKSPRING2015NEWin2015Improvementsyouneedtoknowpage2TheSmartTravelerpage7SpareVacationChangepage1MONTHLYVacationGuideWINNERSPhotoVideoContestpage6page6EATINGAwayfromHomepage6 HASSTARTEDasayearofchangeandimprovementswithournewlyupdatedwebsiteandredesignedTANLines.Theserecentchangesareintendedtoprovideyouthetravelerwithavarietyoftoolsatyourdisposaltomakeyournextvacationbothstress-freeandfun.WiththisnewlyredesignedTANLinesissuewewanttohighlightthetravelpossibilitiesthatTravelAdvantageNetworkoffersyou.Storiesaboutourtoptravelerswhohavevacationedwithusanywherefrom1029timesinthelastyearandhelpfulhintsonthebestwaystoplanprepareenjoyandrecapyourvacationwillinspireyoutogetoutthereandtravel.InthesepageswecoverwaystosaveforvacationeathealthyonthegoandletyoumeasurehowyourtravelspendingmatchesupwithAmericasaveragetraveler.AswecontinuetochangeandgrowIchallengeyoutopushyourselfoutsideyourcomfortzone.GoziplininginGatlinburg.TrynewcuisineinMaui.GetahistorylessoninWilliamsburg.ExperienceanewcultureinCostaRica.Onepushcanleadtoawholenewworldofpossibilities.Thesepossibilitiescoulddevelopintoanewfamilytraditionornewfavoritedestination.WhoknowsYoumightbepleasantlysurprised.LETTERFROMBRAD2015NationalLampoonsVacation1983DestinationWalleyWorldamusementparkLosAngelesCAWeekendatBernies1989DestinationBerniessummerhouseHamptonIslandNYTheGreatOutdoors1988DestinationAlakeresortinPechogginWIHomeAlone21992DestinationNewYorkCityTheHoliday2006DestinationLosAngelesCAandEnglandRV2006DestinationColoradoRockiesGrownUps2010DestinationLakehouseNewEnglandSideways2004DestinationNapaValleyCALittleMissSunshine2006DestinationRedondoBeachCAJohnsonFamilyVacation2004DestinationRoadTriptoMissouriCountingdownthedaysuntilvacationHereareourtopmoviestohelptideyouover.HowtoSaveforVacationYouknowyournumberonedestinationchoiceandarereadytostartplanningyourvacationbutyouneedthemoneytogetoutthereandgo.Travelingisalotmorefunandalotlessstressfulwhenyournancesforavacationareplannedaheadoftime.Savingupforvacationcanseemlikeanoverwhelmingtask.Itdoesnthavetobe.Herearesomequicktipsthatcanhelpyousaveforvacationsothatyourtimeawaycanbeworry-free.Continuedonpage3 TANLINESpage02WhatsNewIMPROVEDwebsitefunctionalityOurnewlyre-designedwebsitemakesiteasierthanevertoplanyourvacationwithus.Theoverallaestheticfeelofourwebsitehasimprovedalongwiththeadditionofanumberofnewfeatures.Travelerscannowquicklybrowsethroughpropertydetailsalongwithuseamoreefcientbookingpath.InadditionExcessInventorycanbeviewedbycheck-indate.Visitourwebsiteatwww.planwithtan.comtoseethechangesforyourself.NewHOLDOPTIONSTogiveyoumoretimetoplanandtonotloseyourdestinationwevecreatedaholdfeature.Foronly50youcanputapropertyonholdfor24hours.Whenyouconvertthatholdintoabookingwithinthe24hoursthe50feeisappliedtothereservationcost.Inaddi-tionwhenbookingonlineyoucanholdapropertyforfreefor15minutes.Thisfeatureensuresthatholdsarenotbeingplacedarbitrarilyallowingmoreinventorytobeavailabletoyouwhenyoudecidetobook.Startplanningyourfuturevacationnowwiththe2016SeasonalityGuide.ThenewSeasonalityGuidefeaturestherstquartersstandardprimediscountprimeandholidayweeksbyareaforyourconvenience.Beginplanningnowforyour2016vacationandsecurethedestinationthatyouwant.Besuretocheckourwebsiteforfutureseasonalityupdates.ByRegionByDateByActivity2016SEASONALITYGUIDEHereatTravelAdvantageNetworkwestrivetomotivateandcompelallofourclientstotravel.Tocontinuedoingthiswehaveimplementedmanyimprovementsinthe2015year.2016 CreateabudgetHavingaplanofactionmaybeoneofthemostimportantpartsofsavingupforvaca-tion.Byallottingcertainamountsofmoneyforthedif-ferentnecessitiesanddesireswhilevacationingyoureabletogetaclearpictureofthetotalamountyouneedtosaveinordertohittheroad.Takealookatthesourc-esoftravelspendingfromtheU.S.TravelAssociationtoseehowmuchtravelersspendonfoodtransportationlodgingandmoreinAmericajustoneyear.belowOpenavacationsavingsaccountOpenasav-ingsaccountwithyourbankthatisstrictlydedicatedtosavingforyournextvacation.Thiswayyoucaneasilykeeptrackofhowmuchyouhavesavedandhowmuchisspentwhileyouareonvacation.Howevermakesurethatyourbankdoesnotrequireminimumbalancepen-altieswhenspendingyourmoneytoensureyoumakethemostofyourtransactions.StartachangejarPutallthatsparechangethatslyingaroundinyourpocketsintoachangejar.Everylittlebitcountswhentryingtosaveup.AndyoullbesurprisedhowfastitgrowsAutomatictransferSetupanautomatictransferfromyourcheckingaccounttoyourvacationsavingsaccount.Anautomaticroutine-basedtransfermakesiteasierthanevertostartsavingwithouthavingtoremembereachmonth.Ifyouput20inyoursavingsaccounteachweekyoullhave520injustsixmonthsSeehowsavingscanaddupSAVEDPERWEEKTOTALSAVEDIN6MONTHS20520307804010405013001002600Sourcewww.independentraveler.comContinuedfrompage1HowtoSaveforVacationDonotsavewhatisleftafterspendingbutspendwhatisleftaftersaving.WarrenBuffetSOURCESofTRAVELSPENDING Tostayinshapewhileonvacationthereareplentyofactivitiesandlifestylechangesyoucando.WhoknowsYoumightactuallycomebackfromvacationafewpoundslighter.WalkorBikeForgothetourbusorrentalcarandwalktoyourdestination.Youwillbesurprisedathowmuchmoreyouareabletodiscoverwhenyouexploreonfoot.Wearapedometertokeeptrackofyourstepstheyaddupfast.Optforaleisurelybikeridearoundtheareatoshopsandrestaurants.Parkingwillbemucheasierandyoullburncalorieswithoutevenrealizingit.AttendatnesseventBeforeyouleaveforyourvacationchecktoseewhateventsaregoingoninthearea.Asure-rewaytostayontrackwithyourtnessgoalsistosignupfora5Kpowerswimorbike-a-thon.Thisisagreatwaytomeetlocalsandexploreadifferentarea.TrysomethingnewWhoneedsagymwhenyouhaveMotherNatureUseyourvacationasanexcusetotrynewfunactivitieslikerockclimbingstanduppaddleboardinghikingorsnorkeling.PlayaroundofgolfortennisSkipthegolfcartandwalkthecourse.Youllburn200-300caloriesperhourormoredependingonhowmanystrokesyoutakeorthenumberoftripstothebunker.Tennislikegolfcanbeaseasyorhardasyouwantittobe.ChasingtheballandhittingitlikeyouareSerenaWilliamsorRogerFedererwillgiveyouagreatworkoutburningaround400calories.HittheshopsOkayshoppingisntthehighestintensityactivityouttherebutifyoutweakyourpurchasingroutineyoucangetinexercise.Increaseyourheartratebywalkingswityfromstoretostoretakethestairswheneverpossiblewalkfastbythefoodcourttoavoidthosefattyfoodsandgetinsomelightweightliftingwithallthoseshoppingbags.SourceHealthStatus.comTradeinthetreadmillandellipticalforahikethroughthebeautifulsurroundingsthatonlyMotherNaturecanoffer.Whileonvacationmaketimetoexploretheareaandgetmoving.HerearesomefunalternativestoyourdailyworkoutLASVEGASNVRedRockCanyonNationalConservationAreapicturedPHOENIXAZSouthMountainParkPOCONOMOUNTAINSPABushkillFallsSOUTHLAKETAHOECADesolationWildernessHILTONHEADSCPinckneyIslandNationalWildlifeRefugeTravelAdvantageNetworkTop5HikingDestinationsFittoTravelTANLINESpage04 Mostpeoplehavesomesortofachecklisttheygothroughwhenpackingfortravel.Addsnackstothelistrightinbetweentoothbrushandunderweartwothingsyouneverwanttoforget.Thiswayyouwillbesuretomaketimetopackmorenutritioussnackoptions.ConsiderthesenutritioustravelsnacksonyourfutureTravelAdvantageNetworkvacationsAssortednutmixes12orfat-freecottagecheesePart-skimmozzarellacheesesticksSunowerandorpumpkinseedsDietsodaseltzerorbottledwaterIndividual2-ouncehummuscontainersHard-boiledeggsRawvegetablessuchasceleryandbellpeppersWrapsmadewith6-inch100whole-wheatorwhole-graintortillasandleandelimeatandreduced-fatcheeseArticiallysweetenedlow-fatornonfatavoredyogurtFreshfruitsReduced-fatcheeseandwhole-wheatcrackersAir-poppedpopcornRESTAURANTPORTIONScanbeVERYlarge.Cuttingtheportionsinhalfwillkeepyourcaloriesincheckandyoucansavetheleftoversforanothermeal.QuicktipsforkeepingyourmealsincheckTrytoeatinonemealadaythiswillsaveyoubothmoneyandcalories.ManyTravelAdvantageNetworkdestinationshavekitchens.Dosomegroceryshoppingbeforeoruponarrivaltogathersuppliesforquickhealthymeals.Keepyourbeverageslowinorfreeofcalories.Thiscanbehardwhenitcomestoalcoholjustkeepinmindthatanalcoholicdrinkcanrangeanywherefrom100450calories.YikesDontbeafraidtoaskyourwaiterhowdishesareprepared.Requestcertainsidesoverothersandalwaysgowithawholegrainoptionifpossible.Requestsaucesanddressingsonthesidesoyoucancontrolhowmuchisused.Seafoodisalwaysagreatoptionaslongasitisnotfriedorbreaded.Avoidappetizersastheycanaddhundredsofunin-tendedcalories.Sticktoasaladifyoucantwaitforthemaincourse.Youreonvacationsoitsokaytoenjoyalittledessert.Trysharingonewithyourfellowdiners.Justacouplebitesusuallysatisesthatsweettoothcraving.VACATIONSBytheMonthSourceshttpwww.webmd.comdiet9-ways-to-take-your-diet-on-vacationpage3httpwww.southbeachdiet.comdiethealthy-travel-snacksEatAway EVERYYEARhundredsofphotosandvideosoftravelershavingfunonvacationaresubmittedtoourPhotoVideoContest.Andeachyearitgetsevenmoredifculttochoosethewinners.2014wasnoexceptionwithsubmissionsrangingfromfunwithfriendsontheslopesfamilygatheringsinthesunphotoopsaroundtownandbeautifullandscapes.Onyournextvacationbesuretotakegreatpicturesandvideos.Thensubmitphotosandvideosfromyour2015vacationsforachancetowinamonthlyprizeofa100VISAgiftcard.EachmonthswinnerisenteredtowinourgrandprizeFREEservicechargesforayear500inairfareorgasandoneweeksaccommodationstoanyavailableTravelAdvantageNetworkdestinationofyourchoice.ThisyearsgrandprizewinnercouldbeyouSubmityourphotosandvideoshere.Checkoutour2014winnersforinspiration.Besuretoclickonthevideosubmissionstoview.32311nnersPHOTOSVIDEOSTANLINESpage062 Overpackingwevealldoneit.Thetruthisyoucantpackforeveryscenariobutyoucanpacksmartwithitemsthatareversatile.HerearesomewaystopackeffectivelyonyournexttripTheMagicListStartwithwhatyouabsolutelyneedandthengothrougheachdayofyourvacation.Notonlywillalistallowyoutoseewhatisabsolutelynecessarybutitwillalsoallowyoutoseewhatyoureallydontneedinyoursuitcase.RockandRollRollyourclothesinsteadoffoldingthemtonotonlysavespacebuttohelpreducewrinkles.Rolledupsocksandevenshirtscantinsideshoestohelpmaintainthatadditionalspaceforessentials.Atravel-sizedwrinklereleasespraycanalsohelpmanageunwantedwrinkles.KeepCalmandCarryOnInaperfectworldyourluggagewillalwaysendupwithyouorbeinreach.Butinrealityluggagecangetdelayedlostorburiedinatightlypackedtrunk.Makesuretokeepyouressentialsinyourcarry-onsuchaseyewearmedicationschargersandachangeofclothing.RewearBringatravel-sizedlaundrydetergentandwashyourclothesattheon-sitelaundryfacilitiesthatmanyTravelAdvantageNetworkpropertieshavetooffer.Washingclothesallowsyoutorewearyourfavoriteouttsandsavespaceforallthosesouvenirs.TheTRAVELADVANTAGENETWORKpublicationprovidesentertainingandeducationalinformationfortheeverydaytraveler.EmmieLancasterEditor-in-chiefelancasterplanwithtan.comPlanWithTAN.com800.223.0088TANLINESTravelSmartWeasked.YouAnsweredWhatareyourfavoriterestaurantswhenstayinginOceanCityMaryland1Seacrets2MackysBaysideBarGrill3BullontheBeach4TheCrabcakeFactory5FishTalesTOP5OceanCityMDEateries