Traveling Safely: 8 Ways to Improve Your Fly Fishing Vacation

Posted by yellowdog on Oct 10, 2017 9:59:29 AM

Yellow Dog has decades of travel experience.  Every other week someone on the team is either out exploring a new location or checking in on longtime partners.  Yellow Dog wouldn’t be the best in the business if it didn't know a few things about traveling safely.  Here are a few tips we've learned throughout the years:

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Topics: Travel Hacks, Travel Essentials

10 Best Questions to Ask When Booking a Guided Fishing Trip

Posted by Mike Greener on Jun 12, 2017 11:41:02 AM

Your interest has been piqued. The time has come for you to stop reading online about your friends and other angler’s epic fishing adventures and begin planning your own trip of a lifetime. For someone who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to explore fishing possibilities outside their native stomping grounds, it can be a life changing experience not soon forgotten. So where does one begin? 

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Topics: Travel Essentials, Other

The Facts On Global Rescue

Posted by Jim Klug on May 30, 2017 12:02:21 PM

Here at Yellow Dog, our hope and expectation is that every trip that we book and arrange for our clients will be problem-free. And in the end, 99% of these trips are! That said, we recognize that things happen that our company, our customers, and ourselves cannot always control. For that reason, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase basic trip insurance for all angling packages, as well as purchasing a Global Rescue policy for medical evacuations. This is especially relevant with destinations that are far off the beaten path.

When we’re packing our bags, we like knowing we have benefits like this from Global Rescue:

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Topics: Travel Essentials

Traveling With Kids? Bring Travel Consent Form

Posted by Jess McGlothlin on May 30, 2017 11:56:25 AM

TRAVEL WITH MINORS

Many countries require parents traveling with their (minor) children and without the other parent to carry a “Travel Consent Form” — a signed and notarized acknowledgement from the other parent agreeing to the travel. Regardless of your destination, we highly recommend carrying this form. 

In a recent article, USA Today lists several sites that can help you obtain the form, and notes the following TSA requirements for children: 

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Topics: Travel Essentials

Real ID: What You Need To Know Before Travelling

Posted by Jess McGlothlin on May 30, 2017 11:55:42 AM

TRAVEL ID 

We address many common passport concerns here. There's fresh news, however — you may be seeing some new signs posted around U.S. airports. Don’t just walk past these — ignorance might keep you off your flight.

According to a recent article from USA Today, “Signs are sprouting up at many airports to alert travelers that beginning Jan. 22, 2018, the Transportation Security Administration will begin strict enforcement of the REAL ID requirements at airport security checkpoints. 

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Topics: Travel Essentials

The Ladies of Yellow Dog: 3 Things We Always Pack

Posted by Jess McGlothlin on May 30, 2017 11:54:45 AM

PACKING TIPS 

Many traveling anglers have the gear thing down. They know what to pack, how to pack it, and how best to ensure everything goes from point A to point B with minimum fuss. Gear basics are gear basics for a reason. 

But once you’re at your destination, often you find yourself reaching for some creature comforts. Those little things that make life a little more pleasant during long days on the water. We have a gang of travel-savvy ladies here in the office, and asked them what three pieces of gear they always remember to pack that — at first glance — might not be the most obvious. While these tips are geared toward lady anglers, guys… you might find some good tips here as well. Or, for bonus points, read through and pack some luxury items for your next trip with your girlfriend or spouse.  

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Topics: Yellow Dog Staff, Travel Essentials

Three Things We Pack: The Guys of Yellow Dog

Posted by Jess McGlothlin on May 30, 2017 11:54:25 AM

PACKING YELLOW DOG-STYLE

When we ran a piece several weeks ago about what unexpected things the ladies of Yellow Dog always pack for trips, it generated a volley of emails and comments — you wanted a guys’ version! Well, here we are: the goods the men in the office won’t leave home without (with a little bit of humor on the side). 

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Topics: Yellow Dog Staff, Travel Essentials

Trip Insurance and Booking Flights With Miles

Posted by Jess McGlothlin on May 30, 2017 11:42:53 AM

WORKING WITH REWARD MILES

For all of our frequent fliers out there who may be purchasing flights with reward points or frequent flier miles, travel insurance is still an option. In some unique cases, a plan may include a specific benefit dedicated to covering the cost of redepositing the miles or rebooking fees, but one would not be able to include the face value of the miles in the trip cost.

So what is insurable when using frequent flier miles to fly? Non-refundable fees and taxes associated with the miles. Most flights are a little more than we expected, when you add in baggage fees, state and federal taxes and other miscellaneous fees. All of these are insurable. 

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Topics: Travel Essentials

The Yellow Dog Essentials Kit

Posted by Jess McGlothlin on May 30, 2017 11:40:59 AM

JUST IN CASE… 

Every year, the Yellow Dog team spends weeks on the road — sometimes even months — exploring new destinations, visiting our partner lodges, and doing a bit of fishing on our own time. Over the years, we’ve dealt with our fair share of stubborn gear that likes to break at just the wrong time.

Yellow Dog’s Jim Klug penned a feature for the 2017 Guide to Angling Travel that will help ensure you’re prepared for gear-related eventualities and problems. Read below to see what Jim carries for those expected moments. 

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Topics: Travel Essentials