Travel Tuesday: Will You Fly or Drive?
Jan17

Travel Tuesday: Will You Fly or Drive?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Z. Kelly Queijo It’s “Travel Tuesday” (a designation on Twitter for travel related tweets posted on — you guess it — Tuesdays! Travel Tuesday Tweets carry the hashtag “#traveltuesday” or “#TT” (case does not matter).  In honor of #TT, our post today provides travel planning resources for the college-bound. Planning Campus Visit Travel If you’re planning spring college visits, then you’re likely already in the throws of making hotel reservations and wrestling with the answer to “Will I fly or will I drive?” To help you evaluate costs related to college visit travel, we’ve provided the following resources. Let us know if you find any of these useful and, please feel free to suggest other tools or tips in the Comments section. Fly or Drive Calcualtor – I ran across Fly vs. Drive: A Website to Help You Decide on TravelingMom.com (where I also blog). It allows you to compare the costs of flying to the cost of driving. You can adjust various components to get an accurate assessment of travel costs. Fuel Calculator – Developed by a college student for Smart College Visit, this is a handy fuel calculator to make it easy to find out how much you’ll spend on fuel for your college road trip. Find a Hotel Near Campus– This takes you to our Smart College Visit hotel search site. Here, you can search by city and travel dates, get hotel reviews, book online, find pet-friendly hotels, and view nearby attractions–which is always nice when traveling with family–you can turn your campus visit into a mini-vacation! Our prices are competitive and you can search for hotels by brand name, preferences, and even ratings! It takes a little extra time to plan college visit travel cost-effectively, but by evaluating costs before your trip, you may find ways to save so it’s affordable to bring a friend or additional family members along with out breaking the bank. Do you have travel tips to share with other college-bound families? Please post them in the comment section or on our Facebook page. Feel free to post these tweets and follow @collegevisit Will  you fly or drive to visit campus? Check out these handy travel tools: http://www.smartcollegevisit.com #TT Planning college visits? Evaluate travel costs with these handy tools: http://www.smartcollegevisit.com #TT HAPPY TRAVEL...

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Free Downloads from Smart College Visit
Dec04

Free Downloads from Smart College Visit

Some free resources to help you along your college journey: COLLEGE / CAMPUS VISITS Student-to-Student Questions to Ask on a College Visit (PDF) – keep this list of questions handy and note how answers vary by student and by each campus you visit. Campus Visit Evaluation Form (PDF) – keep track of each visit, likes and dislikes, and any other notes to better help you evaluate (and later remember) each college. SAT / ACT TEST PREP All You Ever Need to Know about SAT and ACT (PDF) – published by Bell Curves and Smart College Visit, this guide covers four areas of test prep to help you prepare for the SAT or ACT: environment, scoring, content and test taking tricks. COLLEGE VISIT TRAVEL PLANNING Smart Fuel Calculator (online) – Easy to use fuel calculator to help plan costs when visiting colleges. College Visit Tip: To save money on travel to visit colleges, create you own travel bundle and book hotel and flight together on Smart College...

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Travel Planning Resources for Your College Visit
Apr07

Travel Planning Resources for Your College Visit

Planning to visit a college campus? Unsure where to begin? Use SmartCollegeVisit.com to search for colleges and book your trip. Our goal is to make campus visit planning effortless and to provide the tools you and your family need to make smart college choices. Search for colleges by name, location, major or other key words, then select the school you want to know more about from the list on the results page. Book your travel using the Smart Visit travel tool on each college profile. It's that simple! Smart College Visit Travel Tips & Tools Find the Perfect Hotel Smart Fuel Calculator Smart College Evaluation Form College Visit Planning Articles Top 10 Tips for Dressing Smart for your College Admissions Interview Dos and Don'ts on a College Visit Keeping Track of College Visits The Visitor Parking Pass Travel Related Links FAA: Flight Delay Information The Weather Channel Weather Underground State Transportation Web Sites Free in 50...

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Travel Planning Resources

SmartCollegeVisit Travel Tips & Tools Find the Perfect Hotel Smart Fuel Calculator Smart College Evaluation Form College Visit Planning Articles Top 10 Tips for Dressing Smart for your College Admissions Interview Dos and Don’ts on a College Visit Keeping Track of College Visits December on College Campuses The Visitor Parking Pass Travel Related Links FAA: Flight Delay Information State Transportation Web Sites The Weather...

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Find the Perfect Hotel
Feb08

Find the Perfect Hotel

We're happy to announce hotel search as a new feature of SmartCollegeVisit's suite of travel planning tools. Now, families planning college visits can Find the Perfect Hotel to meet their specific travel needs. Additional travel tips and tools found on this site include: Smart Fuel Calculator FAA: Flight Delay Information State Transportation Web Sites The Weather Channel Smart College Evaluation...

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Travel Smart
Jan14

Travel Smart

What’s the best way to travel smart? Whether on the road or in the air, the one place you need you need to be is in the know. Planning is key! Take advantage of the many tools available at your fingertips. Here are some suggestions: Check your flight status or get the 511 from state transportation centers. Find out what your road trip will cost for gas. Use the fuel calculator to linked below. Be as prepared as you can for weather woes. Always check the weather before heading out. Make sure there’s room at the inn. If you need overnight accommodations, advance reservations can save you trouble and money. Travel safe. Travel smart. Smart Fuel Calculator FAA: Flight Delay Information State Transportation Web Sites The Weather Channel If you’re traveling to visit a college, you’ll want to find a hotel near campus. Luckily, our Explore Colleges section does that for...

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