Safe Travel During Hurricane Season

Even though it is unlikely, it only takes one hurricane to ruin your vacation. Here are a few steps you can follow before and during your vacation to lessen the potential impact of a hurricane.

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Cheaper Alternatives to Hotels

Do you need more space, want to save money, be in a more home-like atmosphere? Consider staying in something other than a hotel or resort.

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Best Fireworks Displays in America

July 4 is just around the corner. Are you ready for a summer getaway? Why not mix the excitement of fireworks with some history. Here are a few suggestions of places where you can see part of American history and also see fabulous fireworks.

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Managing Medications While Traveling

If you need to take specific medications with you while you’re traveling abroad, there are a number of precautions you need to take. Certain countries not only restrict some prescription drugs, but also a number of over the counter medications. With some simple planning, you should be able to manage your medications abroad.

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Visit the Happiest Countries in the World

Trying to decide where to take your next vacation? How about the happiest place on earth? No, it’s not Disneyland. The people at Gallop surveyed 1000 people in each of 138 countries to find out where the happiest people live.

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Airplanes are Full of Harmful Germs (You Already Knew That)

This week, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers from Auburn University proved that dangerous bacteria can live for up to one week on the areas surrounding your airplane seat.

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Weird and Wonderful Summer Festivals in Europe

If you’re going to Europe this summer, there are some weird and wonderful festivals and events that you may want to work into your itinerary. Even if you’re not planning a trip, maybe something will pique your interest and you can make plans to attend. Regardless of your summer plans, check out these European summer festival options.

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TripInsurance.com Offers Exclusive Policies from Arch Insurance

We are proud to announce that A+ rated New York-based Arch Insurance Company has joined our team of nationally known travel insurance underwriters. Currently, Arch offers three policies through TripInsurance.com, all exclusive to the site and delivering such benefits as substantial cost savings and coverage features like non-medical emergency evacuation coverage, and cancellation for a terrorist incident that happens in a city on your itinerary within 90 days of departure.

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International Laws You Should Know When Traveling

It’s easier to get into legal trouble or arrested while traveling abroad than you might think. Behavior that is normal and acceptable in the United States can land you in hot water when you’re traveling abroad. Be aware of local laws before you travel. Here are a few unusual foreign laws that you should be aware of before you go.

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How to avoid traveler's diarrhea

Don’t Make the Bathroom Your Most Visited Vacation Spot

20-50% of international travelers develop diarrhea. Most people recover in 1-2 days without treatment, but who wants to spend even one day of a vacation in a bathroom? Here’s some tips to prevent it from happening to you.

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Guide to the Best Movies/TV shows to Watch on a Plane

When you’re on a long (or even not so long) flight, watching a movie or television show can help pass the time, or, better yet, set the tone for your trip. There are a lot of lists of things you should or should not watch while flying on the internet. But a person’s taste in movies, as in books, is very personal. A must see for me could be a must miss for you. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to view while en route or returning from your vacation.

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When to Buy Travel Insurance

When you buy travel insurance coverage is another important consideration to keep in mind, just like what coverage you choose. Of course, you can buy travel insurance right up to the day before departure.  Once you make your first arrangements for your trip and actually pay for a portion of the trip, that date is […]

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Illegal Souvenirs – What you can’t bring home

By knowing what you can and can’t bring into the country, you’ll save yourself both hassles with customs agents and possibly fines, from having something you bought confiscated.

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Keeping Your Passport Safe – at Home and Abroad

One of the biggest problems that can happen to you when you’re traveling abroad is for your passport to be either lost or stolen. Getting a replacement can be difficult because you must go to a US embassy or consulate to get it. There are some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Don’t Ruin Your Vacation with Sunburn

It’s fairly simple to protect yourself from sunburn, but there are some things you may not have considered when planning your time outdoors.

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Sightseeing with Pastries in Paris

With planning you can make the most of your time by visiting a patisserie or a chocolatier either before or after you take in one of the amazing sites in Paris. Here’s an article intended to help you experience Paris both visually and through taste. Here are some of the most famous venues in Paris, paired with some of the best patisseries around.

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Announcing Grand Prize Winner from NY Times Travel Show

We spent time with travelers at the NY Times Travel Show chatting about travel insurance needs, upcoming travel adventures and the importance of travel insurance.

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Woman's Guide to Packing Light.

Woman’s Guide to Packing Light for a Trip

Packing for a vacation can be stress inducing enough to make you need to take a vacation. No packing rules work for everyone. If you’re willing to lug a lot of luggage your only concern is luggage weight and cost to check. If you’re like me, and travel with a luggage tightwad, here are a few tips that might help.

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Last Minute Passport Renewals

In a perfect world, you either get or renew your passport well in advance of your trip. Unfortunately, the world is frequently imperfect. If you do forget to renew your passport all is not lost. Here’s how to get it renewed in the last minute.

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What Your Family Vacation Says About Your Family

What kind of family vacation are you? All family vacations are as unique as the families who take them. Many families make certain kinds of vacations “their thing,” and that’s what they stick with until their kids are grown. We found 5 common types of vacation families. Is yours 1 of them?   Daddy has […]

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