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Create an “Emergency Passport Kit”

POSTED June 8th 2017 BY Beth Williams
It is a traveler’s worst nightmare: you can’t find your passport and you’re a foreign country. Is it lost, or was it stolen? Either way, you and your trip could be in a world of hurt.  In order to help deal with this gut-wrenching situation,  you need to create an “Emergency Passport Kit” before you go on your next international trip. While the actual procedures for getting...
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Travel Tips: Speed through TSA Airport Lines with These Hacks

POSTED May 18th 2017 BY Travel Writer
The amount of travelers is up and so are the wait times to get through the TSA security lines. If you don’t leave enough time to get through security checkpoints you stand a good chance of missing flights and in some cases sleeping overnight in the airport. Recent news headlines are full of record numbers of passengers in the U.S., coupled with a 10% reduction...
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Best and Fastest Way to Access Important Documents in an Emergency

POSTED May 18th 2017 BY Beth Williams
When planning your trip, especially overseas, you need to plan what you would do if you lost or had your important travel documents stolen.  While this might be an inconvenience domestically, once you are in another country it grows into a time-consuming and frustrating problem.  Have peace of mind knowing your contingency plan is in place.  How would you replace documents overseas – knowing that:...
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Pre-Flight Etiquette: Your Do’s and Don’ts

POSTED May 12th 2017 BY Travel Writer
New security regulations have been put in place to help keep travelers safer and weed out any potential threats. In order for these regulations to operate smooth and effectively, we should all learn a little something about airport etiquette. What is airport etiquette? How are you supposed to behave when in the airport? Here are 5 airport etiquette tips on what to do and what...
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Be Aware of “Rogue” or Free Wi-Fi Networks

POSTED April 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
If you use so-called ‘free’ Wi-Fi networks while at your favorite cafe or while traveling, you might get more than you bargained for. Protect yourself – and your identity – with these simple tips. You’re sitting in an airport lounge and seize the chance to check your e-mails before your flight departs. You log on and are tempted by a wireless Internet provider offering free...
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Shopping Overseas with Credit Cards

POSTED April 22nd 2017 BY Beth Williams
In most foreign countries, consumer protection laws are different from those in the U.S. With the exception of certain protections under the Fair Credit Billing Act, the laws of the country in which you make the purchase prevail, so be sure that you understand all the terms of the sale, including shipping arrangements, before you sign a sales slip. You may be surprised when you...
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