Our travel resources section offers the tools you need to plan for and enjoy a stress-free vacation. If you have questions that can't be answered here, feel free to call one our Vacation Guides during normal business hours at 1-877-867-3639.
Planning for your Trip: Get tips on what to pack for a Government Vacations for Federal and Government Employees from Government Employees Travel Opportunities destination, what to do with your passport, etc.
Getting There: Learn how to avoid airport security delays, save on car rentals, or navigate public transportation once you arrive.
Enjoying Your Trip: Secure discount tickets to theme parks, plays, museums, etc.
When you're traveling a great distance, some delays can be expected. Other holdups, however, can be avoided with a little planning.
Traveling by Plane
Get to the airport early. Many airlines recommend checking in as early as three hours for some international flights.
Your airline will be able to provide you with check-in procedures for your particular flight.
If it has been a while since you have booked a commercial flight, you may want to consult with the airport for advice on navigating national and international airports.
Flying with Infants
Getting through security can take a little longer with kids in tow. Compact strollers and car seats must go through the x-ray machines. Larger strollers may need to be emptied and screened manually.
Virtually all airlines allow you to gate check your baby's stroller at the end of the jet way, and then pick it up the moment you get off the plane. Some airlines also offer early boarding for families traveling with infants. Check with your airline to be sure.
Traveling by Car
As tempting as it may be to pack as many miles as possible between breaks, keep in mind that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends drivers take a scheduled break every two hours on long road trips.
Traveling with pets? Experts recommend you give Fido a break every two hours as well.
Renting a Car
Rental agencies such as Avis and Budget offer special rates for government personnel who book through Government Vacations for Federal and Government Employees from Government Employees Travel Opportunities.
Traveling by Public Transportation
Perhaps a rental car isn't practical or economically feasible in your destination. Your Government Vacations for Federal and Government Employees from Government Employees Travel Opportunities property should be able to provide information about public transportation in the area.