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USPS Informed Delivery -Sign Up Before ID Thieves Do

POSTED May 10th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Do you get checks, tax documents, bank statements, credit cards, or legal documents in the mail? Sign up for USPS informed delivery on the USPS website. If you don’t, thieves could sign up first in your name and be informed before you are as to what is being delivered to you and whether it is worth stealing before you have a chance to get to...
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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

POSTED May 1st 2019 BY Beth Williams
Better Safe than Sorry – International Travelers Should Register with the Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) While many travelers may be aware that most countries abroad have a US embassy to contact in case of emergency, they may not be aware of a program run by the US State Department for travelers who travel outside of the United States.  The Smart Traveler...
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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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Marriott Data Breach: What You Should do to Protect Yourself

POSTED December 1st 2018 BY Travel Writer
On November 30th Marriott, released a report that an “unauthorized party” breached their system and gained access to information of up to 500 million Starwood customers. Starwood hotel brands include Westin, Sheraton, W hotels, Aloft, St. Regis and more. Marriott said the information gained included personal information such as passwords, email addresses, names, dates of birth, home addresses, and even passport numbers. For millions, credit cards were...
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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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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...
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