First Time Traveler Tips

International Driver’s Permit or License-Steps to Get an IDP Before You Go

POSTED April 22nd 2020 BY Beth Williams
An international driver’s license or international driver’s permit known as an IDP is a must if you intend to drive overseas, check with the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their driver’s license, road permit, and auto insurance requirements. The IDP allows you to drive a vehicle in a foreign country as long as you have a state-issued driver’s license....
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Trip Delayed – What to Do While You Wait

POSTED April 10th 2020 BY Travel Writer
The trip you’ve dreamed about is just deferred, not canceled. So make the most of the gift of extra time you have between now and the trip to enhance the experience to something you would not have achieved without it. Here’s what I mean. While you quarantine at home there are a few things you can do to upgrade your trip to a trip of...
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What You Can Do to Prevent DVT In Flight

POSTED March 14th 2020 BY Travel Writer
You’ve heard that you should take measures to prevent dvt in flight. You’re smart to think about preventing deep vein thrombosis or DVT in your legs during a long flight and dangers of a clot traveling and becoming a pulmonary embolism. Do you have an upcoming flight that is longer, and is there anything you can do to minimize your chances of getting a potentially...
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How to Beat Jet Lag

POSTED March 3rd 2020 BY Travel Writer
How to Beat Jet Lag Quickly and Safely 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.  Jet lag can specifically cause physical fatigue and mental fog. Beating jet lag is all about...
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How to Sleep on a Plane

POSTED March 3rd 2020 BY Travel Writer
Sleeping onboard an aircraft is tough but following the advice of seasoned travelers on how to sleep on a plane is a good start to getting the rest you crave. Selecting the right seat can make a difference, some seats are better than others if you want to sleep.  Read on to learn how to avoid noisy passengers and other annoyances of a red-eye flight....
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Can You Fly If Your Driver’s License or ID Card Was Lost or Stolen?

POSTED February 28th 2020 BY Beth Williams
 The short answer to “Can You Fly If Your Driver’s License or ID Card Was Lost or Stolen” is yes, but read on. It’s a panic moment, you’re leaving for the airport and you can’t find a government photo ID like a driver’s license, passport, or military ID. It is lost or stolen. The good news is that if you’re 18 years of age or...
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What’s the Difference Between a Travel Charger and an Adapter

POSTED February 10th 2020 BY Travel Writer
The difference between a travel charger and an adapter is rooted in their function. Travel Chargers or Converter A travel charger is also known as a converter. Typically a travel charger or converter converts, that is steps down, the local electricity to a lower voltage. The US and Canada use lower voltage electricity than most parts of the world. The problem is if you plug...
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Will Your ID be Valid for Your Next Flight?

POSTED February 10th 2020 BY Travel Writer
Update! Due to the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak, the Mandatory Deadline for Presenting a REAL ID-compliant license is now October 1st, 2021. How the Real ID ACT Will Affect How You Board a Plane Come October 1st, 2020 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...
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