Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a passport?

Yes, to travel anywhere outside of the United States or U.S. territories you need a passport.  The one exception is cruises that depart and return from a U.S. port of call.  For these cruises, you can still use a certified copy of your birth certificate along with your driver’s id.  However, Boomerang Escapes strongly encourages the use of passports for cruises.  For more information on obtaining a passport, please visit our Resources page.

Do I need a visa?

Some countries, such as Australia, do require U.S. citizens to obtain a tourist visa.  No worries, as we take care of handling any visas you may need for the countries we service.  For additional information on visa requirements, please visit our Resources page.

How long is the flight to Australia?

We like to say “two movies, two meals and a nap”.  Actual flight time will vary depending on your point of departure.  If we are speaking hours, it is roughly 15 hours from Los Angeles to Sydney.  However, we can make suggestions such as a stopover in Hawaii or the Cook Islands to break the trip up and add an extra element to your overall vacation.

How far in advance should we start planning our vacation?

The farther ahead you start planning your trip, the better. We recommend a lead time of six months, especially when planning to travel during peak season or for special occasion such as a destination wedding or large group.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance?

Boomerang Escapes highly recommends the purchase of travel insurance, whether it be a separate policy or the insurance the tour company provides. Purchasing travel insurance protects your travel investment, health, belongings and vacation memories before and during your vacation. Purchasing travel insurance is what we refer to as “peace of mind money.”  And as the saying goes, “better safe than sorry.”  Please be aware that you will be required to sign a form if you choose to decline insurance protection.

How early do I need to arrive at the airport?

Boomerang Escapes recommends you arrive a minimum of 1 ½ hours prior to your flight’s departure. For international flights we recommend arriving 3 hours prior to your departure time. You may check-in online with most airlines 24 hours prior to your departure.  We strongly recommend reconfirming your flight schedule 24 hours in advance, in case of any last minute changes or delays.

How much does a trip cost?

Every trip is custom tailored to suite your travel desires and thus every vacation will vary in pricing depending on length of stay, choice of accommodations, desired destination or destinations and whether you choose something that is pre-designed, such as one of our many tours.

Are there fees for your services?

Yes.  As a travel professionals we provide quality research, time and knowledge to provide you with an itinerary that fits perfectly with your time frame, budget and travel tastes.  We do this by first offering a complimentary planning session.  During this, we will get to know one another and then we will be able to use our relationships and knowledge in the travel industry to create your perfect trip.  We will be with you throughout the entire process, from planning, booking, before, during and after travel. Consulting fees vary depending on the level of detailed planning required for your vacation.  All consulting fees are non-refundable.


At Boomerang Escapes, we believe it is important to listen to every client and work closely with them in creating experiences that will provide life long memories, relaxation and even transformation. We pride ourselves on making you happy.

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