Proposes Safe Family Vacation Alternative to Air Travel for Fall

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A family of four can't fly anywhere for less than $800, according to Compare that to a 10-hour car ride, at 65 miles per hour, 10 miles per gallon and $4 per gallon of gas. Families save $540 by taking a road trip instead.

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As the result of a foiled terrorist plot involving liquid explosives last week in London, the Transportation Security Administration said it is imposing stricter security measures for air travelers, including increased checkpoint screening and a policy that forbids some "liquids or gels," including beverages, from being carried onboard. For concerned family travelers, they now face the possible decision of postponing fall travel or finding a suitable alternative.

“A great family travel alternative is the age-old ‘road trip,’” says Greg Wells, president of “Yes, I mean packing the car, wrangling up the kids and driving to your destination. Even with the high cost of gas these days, families can still save money driving instead of flying.”

The biggest problem for most family travelers while planning their road trip is to determine where to go. Worldwide Travel Portal addresses the problem of finding resources for travel destinations and online reservations by bringing together a vast of amount of resources into a single Web site.

“ offers excellent access to hotel and events rates and reservations, says Wells. “Researching your destination for good accommodations and activities is a great way to reduce travel anxiety and stress.” allows families to search all the top cities and tourist destinations within a specific mile radius of their locations. The Destination Guide includes thousands of detailed articles, resources and tips for travelers including: where to go, when to go, getting there, money and costs, getting around, food and drink and much more.

Once families have determined their destinations, allows them to search special internet rates for hotels, the guaranteed lowest rates and access to more than 40,000 additional GDS properties such as condos, vacation homes and other unique properties. There is also 24/7 call center support for special internet rates.

Families can begin planning their road trips at


Greg Wells, President

New York

Direct Phone: 914-714-4153

Main Phone: 914-206-3006

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