First Time Traveler Tips

Best and Fastest Way to Access Important Documents in an Emergency

POSTED May 18th 2017 BY Beth Williams
When planning your trip, especially overseas, you need to plan what you would do if you lost or had your important travel documents stolen.  While this might be an inconvenience domestically, once you are in another country it grows into a time-consuming and frustrating problem.  Have peace of mind knowing your contingency plan is in place.  How would you replace documents overseas – knowing that:...
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Are You Prepared for an Emergency Abroad?

POSTED April 7th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Emergencies while travelling abroad can come in all shapes and sizes, from a natural disaster to political upheaval, an accident or illness to becoming the victim of crime.  Not many people like to think of these possibilities before they travel, but some basic preparation for a potential emergency will make your trip a lot easier should the worst really occur. To help you get organised...
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Emergency Assistance: Get Help At a U.S. Embassy or Consulate

POSTED March 31st 2017 BY Travel Writer
U.S. embassies and consulates are located in countries around the world which have diplomatic relations with the United States. Those who work in the American embassy or consulate are official representatives of the U.S. and its interest. They act as liaisons between the U.S. government and the host country. Most US embassies and consulates are located in the country’s capital city.  Working with the Department of State,...
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Refresh Your Travel Skills

POSTED March 24th 2017 BY Travel Writer
It’s exciting to think and plan a trip to somewhere completely new! It can also be a little bit scary, confusing and overwhelming if you haven’t flown in a very long time. Times change and so do airports; read further here to gain a few tips on how to negotiate the airport experience more calmly and easier. Here are ten useful tips that will guarantee you a smooth...
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Understanding The Different Types Of Travel Insurance

POSTED February 10th 2017 BY Travel Writer
Travel Insurance is your backpack plan. Even the best thought-out plans may be interrupted by circumstances out of your control, think political unrest, global or personal financial troubles, health emergencies as well as natural disasters. So when planning your flights and hotels be sure to put travel insurance on your planning check-list too, for peace of mind. Insurance will help you recover expenses should you be...
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Best Ways to Save on Holiday Travel

POSTED November 10th 2016 BY Travel Writer
Holidays are stressful enough without having to overpay for travel. Follow these 3 rules to save money on airfare and to increase your peace of mind. These are the top three savings tips from frequent flyers and industry experts. Rethink your travel dates and or times The holidays themselves or their eves are usually the cheapest days to fly.  At first it may not be...
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2016 Top 5 Travel Apps

POSTED July 22nd 2016 BY Travel Writer
Apps are intended to make every part of your life easier especially while traveling. Travel Apps vary from helping you pack less, to planning trips intelligently, to even having access to world maps and languages that can help you communicate and travel easily within your destination. Here are 5 mobile apps you need to check out for your travel plans in 2016. Hopper- Airfare Predictions...
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No Passport? No Problem!

POSTED June 22nd 2016 BY Travel Writer
No passport? No problem that is if you are starting your travel from a US location and want to visit a tropical destination that is a US territory. Consider Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands as your next getaway destination. Besides not needing a passport which can be expensive to get  ($165 per traveler) additional benefits of visiting any of these locations is...
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Your Guide to Glamping

POSTED June 1st 2016 BY Travel Writer
What is Glamping? Glamping is all in the name. It is a glamorous way of camping and one of the latest travel trends. Forget the stress of bringing a tent, sleeping bag, and the extra layers of clothes for warmth. Glamping pivots on a high level of service that focuses on the complete comfort of the guests. Offered in almost every continent in the world...
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