Travel agents are still around, making trips go smoothly

Some vacations require more planning and coordination than others.

Technology — hotel-booking sites, travel blogs, price-comparison tools — can help nearly anyone schedule a journey but, sometimes, you need knowledge, savvy and experience to help navigate the great unknown.

Even though you can DIY almost anything a travel agency can do, there are still reasons to use one.

Why Use a Travel Agent?

Good travel agents can save you a lot of legwork. But they also provide other benefits. If you use a travel agent who has visited your destination, you reap the rewards of their firsthand experience and local