First Time Traveler Tips

Identity Theft is a Growing Risk for Travelers

POSTED September 14th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Experian, the credit monitoring company conducted a survey and here are some shocking results and what you can do to protect yourself from identity theft whether you’re traveling or not. In 2016 more than 15 million people were victims of identity theft (up 16percent from the prior year) and 33 percent of that fraud took place while people were traveling! No one really realizes the time...
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Over the Counter Meds You Should Always Pack

POSTED September 8th 2018 BY Travel Writer
It never fails if you’re going to get sick while away from home and it’ll happen at night when the stores are closed or somewhere when you’re a distance from a town with a drug store, and the worst scenario is it happens at night in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. So be prepared to alleviate your symptoms or cure your ills by...
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Money Mistakes Even Savvy Travelers Make

POSTED August 31st 2018 BY Travel Writer
No one wants to spend more than is necessary for air travel. If you can’t be inconvenienced with awkward flight times, or by adding a day on one or both ends of travel because of an odd travel schedule don’t be tempted by deep discount flight sites. Here’s why. Discount travel sites like Priceline’s Express Deals and Hotwire’s Hot Rate Flight often offer lower airfares sometimes 10% to 20% less,...
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How to Beat Jet Lag

POSTED August 24th 2018 BY Travel Writer
How to Beat Jet Lag If you’ve ever traveled across time zones you know that jet lag can be debilitating and can influence your normal circadian rhythm making you tired too early in the day or causing you to wake up too early in the morning. Here are the best tricks to keep your body clocking ticking. Drink lots of water Hydrate before, during, and after...
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Pickpocket Proof Clothing

POSTED July 19th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Travelers are targets for savvy pickpockets and thieves. Tourist season is their busy season. Now your clothing can function as what separates you from a pickpocket. Scarves, pants, shirts, socks, and underwear now have discreet and hidden pockets designed to hold valuables close and secure.  These clever travel clothes make great bon voyage gifts too. Here are a few of our favorites items. Made with soft and...
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Frequent Flier Miles Can Be Stolen

POSTED July 18th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Frequent flier miles and travel rewards are worth money and just like money can be stolen right out of your account or wallet. Most of us just let them accumulate in our frequent flier or mileage rewards accounts without much thought until it’s time for a flight upgrade, vacation, or redemption for merchandise. Thieves think of loyalty points or frequent flier miles as currency and...
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New TSA rule for carry-on and powders

POSTED June 27th 2018 BY Travel Writer
The smart traveler should now allow for even more time to move through the TSA security screen process. Along with liquids powders are now being regulated as to how much you can have in your carry-on when you board a plane. If you have more than is allowed, you’ll be forced to throw it out. The TSA now says that more than 12 ounces of powder will be...
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Will Your ID be Valid for Your Next Flight?

POSTED June 26th 2018 BY Travel Writer
What you need to know about how the Real ID ACT will affect how you board a plane. Will the TSA accept your driver’s license as ID? The Real ID act is a piece of legislation that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain a driver’s license and sets more thorough standards as to what will be displayed on them. Why is this important...
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