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Ten Things to Pack in your Carry-On Bag

Ten Things to Pack in your Carry-On Bag

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What should every traveler pack whether for a trip by land or sea? 1. A large safety-pin or a clothespin to fully close the hotel or cruise ship cabin drapes. 2. Passport and a photocopy. Before you go make a PDF of your passport and full trip itinerary and store it at an attachment to […]

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Meeting the locals at an Indian Village in Panama

Meeting the locals at an Indian Village in Panama

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In the far northwestern corner of Panama, tucked up next to the border with Costa Rica, the relatively undiscovered Bocas del Toro islands not only have both beautiful beaches and captivating marine animals, but this archipelago also contains intact indigenous Indian culture. In some locations, respectful visitors can be welcomed in an Ngobe Indian village. […]

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Budget Traveler Tells Five Things Not to Do in London

Budget Traveler Tells Five Things Not to Do in London

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London has no shortage of attractions. Whether you’re into food (best Indian   food, hands down), shopping (Harrods…need I say more?), sports (nothing better than a pint of ale and some footie in the pub), or art (Tate modern, V & A, the British Museum, to name a few)—there is something for everyone. Even for the […]

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Travel Advice. Three tricks to get the kids involved on a family vacation

Travel Advice. Three tricks to get the kids involved on a family vacation

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The Three Ps of Engaging Your Kids in Your Family Vacation Every year, I’d take my kids on a family vacation—the Grand Canyon, the Monterey Aquarium, Yosemite. When they were little, it was easy to keep them engaged and happy. Then they hit their teenage years and it was all I could do to get […]

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Lessons learned from the Costa Concordia and Titanic tragedy?

Lessons learned from the Costa Concordia and Titanic tragedy?

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Public’s memory is short and enthusiasm for cruising is high but there are some cruise survival tactics we can take away from this tragedy. See insurance Q&A below. Don’t panic. Have a plan. Make your own decisions.  In an emergency pack your passport, and other IDs, credit cards, all your cash and warm clothes. Listen […]

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Ten Ways to Protect Your Eyes When Traveling

Ten Ways to Protect Your Eyes When Traveling

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Some of us have to learn the hard way. After my two-year-around the world trip I discovered I had damaged my eyes by not wearing proper eye protection. My perfect 20/20 eyesight was compromised due to over- exposure to harmful UV rays. How do you protect your eyes from dry airports, hotels, and the elements? […]

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Italy pre-trip anxiety calmed by movies and books

Italy pre-trip anxiety calmed by movies and books

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From Student Foreign Correspondent Annalyse. After running around furiously for the past few days, packing, saying goodbyes and re-packing, I’ve finally realized how nervous I am about spending five months in Italy. How am I going to communicate? I do not know more then five words in Italian, yet I am going to be living […]

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Blog & Packing Tips From College Co-Ed Study Abroad‏

Blog & Packing Tips From College Co-Ed Study Abroad‏

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Annalyse, a college student from Los Angeles is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She shares tips, trips and tales from Europe: Although I do not want to have a bulging, heavy carry on bag, I can hear my father’s word seared into my memory, “Be sure to have a change of clothing, underwear and all […]

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Semester Abroad – 30 Days ‘Til Departure

Semester Abroad – 30 Days ‘Til Departure

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Annalyse, a college student from Los Angeles is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She shares tips, trips and tales from Europe. Why do I have my best ideas and worst worries seconds before I fall into a deep sleep?  Last night as I was tossing and turning I wondered: How am I going to keep […]

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9 Tips on How To Shop Securely

9 Tips on How To Shop Securely

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Contributed by: Andrea Woroch Americans are in love with both shopping and mobile devices, so naturally technology has helped us combine the two. According to a study by IBM Coremetrics, about 15 percent of American consumers who log into e-retail websites this month will do so using a smartphone, iPad, or other mobile device. But […]

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