First Time Traveler Tips

This supplement could save your life on your next flight

POSTED March 23rd 2019 BY Travel Writer
No doubt you’ve heard about developing deep vein thrombosis or DVT in your legs during a long flight. DVT can be a life-threatening blood clot that travels through your bloodstream to your lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism can block blood flow and be fatal. Signs of potential DVT include swelling of the ankles and/or legs and can be very uncomfortable. Good news,...
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Starting in 2021 US citizens will need to register online before visiting Europe

POSTED March 11th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Many major news outlets recently reported that in 2021 Americans will need a visa to visit the 26 European countries that make up the Schengen Area countries which include Spain, France, and Germany. That report is false. However, that US citizens will have to register with the European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS, set up for travelers is true. It will require the currently 60...
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Should I Carry my Passport at all Times or Use the Hotel Safe?

POSTED February 26th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Detective Kevin Coffey, our founder, offered advice on protecting your passport on Rudy Maxa World Travel, America’s # 1 Travel Radio Show. You can hear the short segment here: Following is a summary of the tips he offered the listeners. What is best? Using the hotel safe or carrying your passport on your person. 1. Use the hotel safe. There’s a greater chance you’ll lose...
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How to Create an Emergency File for Travel

POSTED February 21st 2019 BY Beth Williams
Emergency Files for Home and Travel- Emergencies happen, and usually at a moment when you or your family least expect it. Imagine if something were to happen which would prevent you from accessing your home, your office, your bank, your cell phone. Your normal life would come to an abrupt “stop.” Hard to imagine? It happens all the time particularly when natural emergencies such as...
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Visit a Doctor Specialized in Travel Medicine Before Your Next Trip

POSTED February 13th 2019 BY Travel Writer
What is the difference between a travel medicine physician and a general practitioner? While your regular doctor may have knowledge about what diseases you may encounter when you travel, healthcare professionals at travel clinics are specifically educated on the many various health problems you may encounter around the world. Travel clinics specialize in vaccinations for Meningitis, Polio, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever to name only a few...
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Over the Counter Meds You Should Always Pack

POSTED January 8th 2019 BY Travel Writer
It never fails if you’re going to get sick while away from home, 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 in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. So be prepared to alleviate your symptoms or cure your ills by always...
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Trip or Travel Insurance? Or Both!

POSTED January 7th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Travel insurance or trip insurance? Insurance is necessary for peace of mind for you and your family when you travel. We’ve tried to make understanding the difference between trip and travel insurance easy. Insurance is your backpack plan if you encounter problems before or during your travels. Even the best thought-out plans may be interrupted by circumstances out of your control, think political unrest, global...
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Which Airlines Offer the Most Legroom

POSTED November 8th 2018 BY Travel Writer
You want the best of both worlds, economy airfare and the maximum of legroom you can get, particularly if you’re flying a long distance.  Most airlines offer various levels of seating and service on their aircraft, this is particularly true for longer flights. When booking your next flight be sure to understand the various levels of service and seating available. A little history and a couple...
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