Verizon Provides Free Travel Tips for Summer Vacation Trips from Travel Channel's Samantha Brown

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DALLAS - Verizon and Samantha Brown of the Travel Channel are providing free travel tips to help make your summer vacation a success. The tips are available on Verizon [] the premier shopping and local search site.

Brown's advice covers shopping for trip supplies, packing your luggage, coping with problems en route and finding local information once you arrive at your destination.

"Verizon is the best source to find local restaurants, shops and attractions no matter where you're going" in the United States, Brown says.

The veteran traveler recommends shopping for the best possible travel clothing and gear.
"Understand that what you buy is for your protection, endurance and comfort," she says. "So don't be cheap!"

One of the biggest mistakes travelers make is over-packing, Brown says. "I do everything I can to not check my luggage. I plan my wardrobe around one color scheme -- like brown and white or black and white -- and I bring a wrap or a sash to make an outfit dressy."

She also suggests that you make a travel checklist to ensure nothing gets left behind. "List everything you always take with you -- from sun block to tweezers. Then lay everything out and check off the list before you pack," she says.

The complete list of Samantha Brown's travel tips is available on Verizon [], the nation's best Internet directory.

About Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown is a travel expert and the host of several popular programs on the Travel Channel including Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown, Great Hotels, Interstitials, Girl Meets Hawaii and Great Vacation Homes.

Before becoming a travel television personality, Brown was a working actress in New York City, starring in off-Broadway hits like June Moon and Brutality of Fact. She graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater.

About Verizon

Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE: VZ), is the nation's most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.6 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon SuperPages yellow pages; Verizon (, the nation's number 1 Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the superpages on the go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource ( .

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