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Ask the Patch Pro: Local Experts Answer Questions About Planning Your Vacation

Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer all your questions about planning your vacation in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.

It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions.

This week we're talking about vacation planning. We still have a few months before it's time to get out the flip-flops and beach towels, but it's not too early to start planning your spring and summer vacations.

Patch wants to help you get your questions answered. But we needed some help.

We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:

  • Ken Curfman: Certified Travel Consultant 
  • April Windmann: TravelPlex Travel & Cruise-St.Peters
  • Leona Greeves: Cruise Planners and More-Your Travel Connection-
  • Sarah Bernard: Owner/Manager of Vacation Properties at Innsbrook Resort
  • Sue McCarthy: Co-host Travel Planners Radio Show/Travel Freelance Writer.
  • Cassie Wasem: Travel Agent/Disney Specialist
  • Brittnay Holt: Travel Consultant Five Star Travel & Cruises
  • Nancy Luechtefeld: Unique Journeys LLC
  • Elizabeth Hollman: Owner/Travel Specialist Me and The Mouse Travel
  • Barbara Bowling, CTC: Mid Rivers Travel

Have a question for our experts? Ask below!

Sue McCarthy February 07, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Cassie, I also wanted to add my favorite travel tip wherever you travel. Take a rubber band and attach your toothbrush to a bottle of water. This way, you will wet your toothbrush and rinse your mouth with bottled water and not accidently use tap water.
Sue McCarthy February 07, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Jennifer, I will recommend a website we have used and it is the one we talk about on our Travel Planners Radio Show,the weekly special Deals n Steals on www.bestfares.com They offer airline, hotel, car info and packages. I would also like to suggest to check out some of the hotels/resorts on TripAdvisor.com for guest comments and recommendations. Another site would be www.lonelyplanet.com Check out www.PuertoRico.com for island info. April temperatures in San Juan range 74-86 degrees, if you plan on going into the mountains they will have cooler temps and rainy.
Jordan Lanham February 08, 2013 at 01:36 AM
Thanks to all of our experts for sharing these great tips!
Ken Curfman February 08, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Jennifer: I like either Funjet or GoGo Vacations. I personally like using packages as you usually can get better rates. I am a PR expert so would be happy to assist. Ken Curfman Prime America Travel 314-472-3620
Ken Curfman February 08, 2013 at 02:50 PM
here is a website to check out and see what's out there.. http://www.funjet.com/default.aspx?pLCode=71753630C3

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