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Travel Agencies Reston VA

Travel agencies plan all aspects of travel. They arrange vacation packages, travel booking, hotel booking, car rentals, business travel, and make bookings at beach resorts and for all-inclusive vacations. Read on to learn more and to gain access to expert travel agencies and travel agents in Reston, VA.

VIP Travel Agency
(703) 437-5200
Reston, VA
 
Marion Bonhomme-Knox
(571) 203-0212
610 Herndon Pkwy
Herndon, VA
Agency
Knowledge Connections, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.Knowledgeconnector.com

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Teresa Tai
(571) 203-8808
620 Herndon Pkwy
Herndon, VA
Agency
Knowledge Connections, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.Knowledgeconnector.com

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Alta Travel Service
(703) 481-2300
Herndon, VA
 
Patricia Ogle-Collins
(703) 860-3846
12206 Westwood Hills Drive
Oak Hill, VA
Agency
Wizard of Odysseys LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Diplomat Travel Service Inc
(703) 709-1162
Reston, VA
 
Jim Hepfinger
(703) 481-2300
1037 Sterling Rd Ste 101
Herndon, VA
Agency
Alta Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Corporate / Government
Website
www.altatravel.net

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel-Excel
(703) 437-6664
Herndon, VA
 
Travel Harmony
(703) 264-0222
Herndon, VA
 
Francine Beifeld
(703) 264-0222
12900 Lyme Bay Dr
Herndon, VA
Agency
Travel Harmony
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Destination Weddings, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.travelharmony.com

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Planning Major Travel with Kids

Planning major travel with kids

We made a promise to our kids that when they reached their twelfth  birthdays, my wife and I would take them any place in the world they wished to go. We called the program "Twelve and Travel ." There were several pre-conditions to the travel. The first one was, we had to be notified of the choice at least 12 months before the birthdate and there had to be some kind of rationale for it. That provision gave us time to organize and plan the trip.

Second, each child had to apply for a passport and know why a passport was needed. We helped with the application process, of course, but the initiative had to come from the kids. 

We required each child to produce at least $50 for currency exchange of the selected country. We required them to follow the exchange rate as published in the New York Times or on the Internet but we left the decision as to when to exchange the money up to each child.

We made a family-affair out of the itinerary with the 12 year old leading the way. This meant learning how to read maps. On the trip, the 12 year old got to sit up front with a map and guide us according to our agreed travel plan.

The 12 year old had to select a travel theme. Usually that theme developed from the rationale we required at the outset. For example, the child who selected Scotland and England for his Twelve and Travel program identified literature as his theme. In the planning stage we identified and highlighted Shakespeare country, Thomas Hardy country, Robert Burns territory and where the location out on the Hebrides Islands was were Robert Louis Stevenson did some of his writing. In all honesty, the thematic part of the trip was rather cursory, but we did visit specific sites associated with the identified authors, and we did read a little bit of their work when we were on location. 

One child chose Italy for his Twelve and Travel. He couldn't decide on a specific theme so he created an acronym: ALARM.  A =art, L = law, A = architecture, R = religion and M = music. So ALARM became our point of reference. We would ask as we pointed to a classic piece of art, "What does that represent?? Ans: Art. Good. And so on and so on.

The Twelve and Travel program proved to be wonderfully successful so we offered it again as the "Sixteen and Travel" program. There has been one of these so far. The 16 year old chose Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. All the conditions of the Twelve and Travel program were re-stated and the planning began. When asked why he made that choice, he said he was studying WWII and wanted to see some of the places his class  had discussed.

We concurred with that decision and negotiated a deepened theme. We proposed that we would approach the trip within the time frame of the 30s and 40s, but that we would contrast two subjects or themes: How this period and this part of Europe produced 'the bes...

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