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Renting Cars with Credit Cards

POSTED April 22nd 2017 BY Beth Williams
Many travelers prefer to pay for rental cars with credit cards. In fact, if you don’t have a major credit card, you may find that some car rental companies will not rent you a car, or will require a large cash deposit to cover any potential damage. Are you covered? You may even save money when you rent a car using a credit card, since...
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Paris Pickpockets – How To Recognize and Avoid Them

POSTED April 9th 2017 BY Beth Williams
With over 2.2 million city residents and millions of tourists, it is easy to see how this crowded city can make a petty thief rich. The US Embassy reports that major sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Champs-Elysées are prime hunting grounds for Paris pickpockets who work near tourist attractions. Additional areas where travelers need to be vigilant of pickpocket scams in...
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Are You Prepared for an Emergency Abroad?

POSTED April 7th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Emergencies while traveling abroad can come in all shapes and sizes, from a natural disaster to political upheaval, an accident or illness to becoming the victim of crime.  Not many people like to think of these possibilities before they travel, but some basic preparation for a potential emergency will make your trip a lot easier should the worst really occur. To help you get organized...
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Emergency Assistance: Get Help At a U.S. Embassy or Consulate

POSTED March 31st 2017 BY Travel Writer
U.S. embassies and consulates are located in countries around the world which have diplomatic relations with the United States. Those who work in the American embassy or consulate are official representatives of the U.S. and its interest. They act as liaisons between the U.S. government and the host country. Most US embassies and consulates are located in the country’s capital city.  Working with the Department of State,...
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Most Important Passport Security Tips

POSTED March 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
The Most Important Passport Security Tips for Travel Your passport is your key to proving citizenship and is the document that the US and other countries use to recognize you and to let you enter the country.  Sure you know that you need to protect your passport.  If you’re traveling abroad, especially for the first time,  take a few minutes to read up on the...
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Refresh Your Travel Skills – Know Before You Go

POSTED March 24th 2017 BY Travel Writer
It’s exciting to plan a trip to somewhere you’ve never visited before. However, it can be also a little bit scary and overwhelming if you haven’t flown in a very long time. Times change and so do airports and TSA screening regulations. Read further for a few tips on how to negotiate the airport experience more calmly and easier. Here are ten useful tips that will guarantee you...
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