Whether your dream trip is your upcoming honeymoon, your much-awaited retirement adventure or you just want to cross a destination off your bucket list, NEA Member Benefits wants to help you achieve that dream trip this year. Do you want to explore the streets of Tokyo, swim with dolphins in Honolulu, climb Mount Kilimanjaro or hit the streets of Barcelona, Spain? Here’s what you need to do to start planning your fantasy trip—TODAY!
What’s your dream trip?
Some people already have a very clear picture of that “once in a lifetime” dream trip. Maybe you’ve always wanted to hike through Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forest, or explore the museums in Rome, Florence and Venice.
For others, maybe those who haven’t traveled that much in the past, it could be more difficult to determine exactly where you want to go and what you want to see and do. Sit down with a piece of paper and spend five minutes writing down locations off the top of your head that you’ve always wanted to visit or that intrigue you. Read more
A New Year’s getaway can be a great way to kick-start the year before returning to school. Even if end-of-year grading and holiday preparations have kept you from making plans until December, it’s not too late.
Although New Year’s is a popular—sometimes expensive—time to travel, you can still find last-minute options for your budget by being flexible about your destination and accommodations, whether you hit the road or fly. You might even score a good money-saving deal. Just keep in mind that, at this point, you need to act swiftly when an offer appeals to you. So, don your party hat and funny glasses: Here are tips and resources from NEA Member Benefits to help you ring in the New Year away from home. Read more
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” or so the song goes. But everyone who travels knows that winter weather, heavy traffic and flight delays cause additional stress during the holiday season. Keep things calm by planning ahead and using a travel checklist.
Conquer seasonal travel-related hassles using these tips and strategies from NEA Member Benefits. Make your list, check it twice, and get ready to bring cheer and smiles while saving time and money as we head into the holiday season. Read more
Travel nightmares abound during the busy summer vacation season. Some are scarier than others, and their financial impact on travelers can range from nuisance to catastrophic.
Whether stuck in an airport for hours due to a cancelled flight, arriving at a destination without luggage, falling sick in a country with poor healthcare facilities, or getting robbed of travel documents and cash, today’s travelers and tourists are vulnerable to a wide range of mishaps when they set off to unfamiliar terrains.
Minimize costly mishaps with proper planning and coverage. Check out these invaluable tips from CEA-endorsed USI Insurance.
Click here for more about coverage available from USI for CEA members.
During the school year, you’re laser-focused on your students and your responsibilities at school. But come summertime, you finally have a chance to focus on you.
Whether you want to tackle a big home project or reassess your finances, jet off on a much-needed vacation, or just kick back and relax for a change, your summer is a blank slate. What will you do?
Here are a few ideas for smart ways you can spend your break, plus some benefits for NEA members that can help you make the most of your time off. Read more
Stroll through a Costa Rica rainforest when you book an NEA Adventure! Book now for Spring Break 2019 trips to Costa Rica—or wait until Summer 2019 and head to Alaska, Costa Rica, Iceland, Italy, Peru, Vietnam, or Western Express-Northbound U.S.
Make 2019 a year to remember. Reserve your spot now with a deposit of $250. Then pay the full balance 60 days prior to departure. To book, call 866-667-9509. See more details at neamb.com/neaadventures. Read more
Planning any travel this summer? NEA Member Benefits can help you on the budget front. Savvy shoppers know that there are dozens of travel hacks to save money on your next trip. Bookmark these 15 simple tips and refer to them the next time you plan to hit the road.
Airfare Travel Hacks
Airfare can be the single most expensive part of any trip and you know that a lot of the sage advice from experts—like “be flexible with your departure dates and times”—isn’t always easy to heed for an educator with limited vacation days. Still, there are some methods you can use to shave a few dollars off your airfare. Read more
You’re sitting at your computer, pondering the details of your next vacation, an outing with your kids, or maybe what to have for dinner tonight. You know you have lots of discounts available through your NEA membership, but you’re not sure where to start.
NEA Member Benefits wants to make it easier for you to find the discounts you’re looking for, so they’ve gathered up the most commonly asked questions received through the Member Service Center.
Q: Does NEA offer discounts on laptops?
A: Yes! You can find discounts on laptops and other electronics through NEA Click & Save. Shop Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, Dell, Apple, Samsung and more through the NEA Click & Save Electronics Store.
Planning a trip? Educators now have a new way to save on trips close to home and around the world through the NEA® Travel program.
Created exclusively for educators, NEA Travel will help you:
- Plan adventures and excursions
- Book hotel stays for less
- Get discounts from your choice of rental car companies
Sign up for the NEA Travel e-newsletter by October 31, 2014, and you could even win a $500 gift card! Get great articles and advice on how to get the most out of your vacations, including exclusive member deals and discounts.
Your next adventure awaits!