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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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Cruise Safety – What You Can do in Case of an Emergency

POSTED April 9th 2019 BY Travel Writer
It rarely happens but when an emergency occurs on a cruise ship it is a huge logistical undertaking to keep everyone safe and in extreme cases get them evacuated off the ship. Well, it just happened. The cruise ship the Viking Sky was sailing in waters along the Norwegian coast when the engine failed in rough seas stranding the ship. They airlifted half of the...
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Prevent Home Burglaries While Traveling

POSTED March 29th 2019 BY Beth Williams
Keep em’ Out! Most criminals who burglarize homes are looking for an easy hit; a house that they can break into quickly, take something of value and leave without being detected. There’s no fail-proof way to keep out a burglar, but every little bit of deterrence helps.  Even if you can’t afford a security system, you can take a few minutes to make your home a little...
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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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Guide to the Best Travel Money Belts and Security Pouches

POSTED March 22nd 2019 BY Beth Williams
The Best Money Belts to Hide Money, Credit Cards, and Passports Travel Smart and Keep Valuables Close and Secure The best travel money belt is a security money belt or pouch and it can be your most important travel accessory, especially when visiting busy and popular tourist attractions. It is in these locations where pickpockets and thieves target tourists. Shield and protect your valuables from...
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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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