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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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France – How To Avoid Paris Metro Pickpockets

POSTED January 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Don’t Fall for Pickpocket Scams in Paris while using the Paris Metro or Trains Paris is the city of light, fashion, artistic expression, and love. Paris was also rated in a TripAdvisor.com survey as one of the top ten cities in the world for pickpockets. Tourists visiting Paris are targeted by a variety of thieves, which can be can be any gender, race, or age,...
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Wrinkle Resist Shirt Folder

POSTED January 27th 2017 BY Travel Writer
Travel shirt folder keeps dress shirts and casual shirts from scrunching up and wrinkling in your bag. Clever packing aid keeps shirts from wrinkling in your carry-on or checked bag. This shirt packer comes with the instructions printed on the board, so you’ll always have them handy. This lightweight travel shirt folder keeps up to 5 shirts from sliding and wrinkling in your luggage. There’s...
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How to Save on Phone Data and Wi-Fi Costs Overseas

POSTED January 10th 2017 BY Beth Williams
If you don’t know by now, using your cell phone while traveling can send you to the poor house quickly, so how do you save on cell phone costs?  Stories of travelers receiving bills of several thousand dollars is not unheard of when they return home, simply because they did not do their research before they left.  Spend a few minutes understanding how your and...
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Car Rental Tips for Foreign Countries

POSTED November 23rd 2016 BY Beth Williams
Want to drive when you get there? You should be able to, however, the laws governing car rentals do differ from country to country. Here’s an overview of what you need to know before you go and hit the road. License/IDP Most countries will accept your valid state driver’s license with another form of photo ID such as your passport. Some countries may also require an...
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Passport Replacement Tips – FAQs an Emergency Abroad

POSTED October 8th 2016 BY Beth Williams
What Should a U.S. Citizens Do if Their Passport is Lost or Stolen Abroad? The first thing you should if you lost your passport when abroad is contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for assistance. Phone numbers for U.S. embassies and consulates are also available here  Country Specific Information and Key Officers handbook. You will need to speak to the American Citizens Services unit of...
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