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Travel Diseases in Popular Summer Destinations

Travel Diseases in Popular Summer Destinations

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Some of the most popular travel destinations during summer include cities and regions in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific.  Whether you plan to visit the Taj Mahal in India or check out the Great Wall of China, an important component of your travel planning should be a focus […]

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Travel Tips for Students

Travel Tips for Students

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As students get ready to travel, there is more to consider than what bathing suit to pack.   Here are some useful tips to prepare you for a seamless vacation. Lock it up Many hotels, condos, or hostels don’t have “in-room safes”.  Put your passport, cell phone, tablet, and extra cash in your luggage when you […]

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Safety Tips for Women Travelers

Safety Tips for Women Travelers

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In view of the recent rape in India and concerns for women traveling worldwide, it’s even more important to be prepared and take precautions. I plan my accommodations, daytime activities and clothing to avoid being a target. You may wonder why are women vulnerable targets for theft or random acts of violence when they travel? […]

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Safety Tips Before You Go and On The Road

Safety Tips Before You Go and On The Road

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What should you know when you check into a hotel? What should you take out of your wallet or purse when you go out on the town? What can you do to protect your home before you go out for an evening or on a trip? How do you make your home look “lived-in”? Here […]

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The Perfect Travel Bag – Travel Expert Advice

The Perfect Travel Bag – Travel Expert Advice

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  Someday you too may be dropped off  on a beach in Southern Thailand  and have to drag your bag up to the resort. At that moment, you’ll know if you the perfect travel bags and if you’re an accomplished packer. Because the skill of traveling light depends upon your carry-on bag, your luggage choice […]

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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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Seven Best Things To Do If Your Flight is Cancelled

Seven Best Things To Do If Your Flight is Cancelled

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Airline Passenger Rights 1. Request rule 240, which in the US stipulates that the airline must deliver you to your destination within 2 hours of your scheduled flight time. If it can’t (and delay isn’t due to weather) it must arrange your ticket on another flight at no additional cost. But you must ask for […]

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Fitness Tips for Travelers

Fitness Tips for Travelers

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Five simple exercises you can do in airports, hotel rooms or a rental car. When you hit the road, skies or waterways, you don’t have to “fall” into old habits!  Give your body a daily fitness boost with five simple slimming exercise tips – courtesy of the vibrant, 75-year-old health expert Sheila Cluff, founder of […]

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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I love traveling in the developing world, but I don’t love dealing with insects – and I especially don’t want to bring them home with me. However, as more and more travelers vacation in exotic places, that’s exactly what’s happening. As suitcases move around the world, insects get a free ride. In the U. S., New York tops […]

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