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Dec 30th 2012 10:34PM The travel season is booming and travelers from throughout the United States are packing up and heading out to exotic destinations around the globe. Whether traveling for spring break or just a break, it is imperative that you know certain aspects about your trip before you go. From passports to cultural diversity, knowing what to expect and how to prepare can help ensure that you make more of your valuable time and money.
In an effort to assist you on your journey, we invite you to look with us at some of the most important, most popular and most helpful tips and advice on traveling abroad. Learn how to make more of your time and money abroad by spending a small yet valuable moment with us looking at top travel tips to assist you in your endeavors.
Most of us are familiar with items such as passports and visas and are familiar and experienced with getting them when we go, however, it is we believe, necessary to still touch base on this aspect of travel planning as without this, you will not be going anywhere. Therefore, take note of the following tips to assist you, you may just learn something new.
Current passport rules require that if you have not already had a passport, you apply in person. However, if you already have a passport which is still valid, you may be able apply for a passport card by mail in a new pilot program.
It is possible that some countries can reject your entry into the country if your passport is in poor shape. Ripped or dirty, it is their right to deny you entry if they so choose. It is also important to note, that in addition to passports and visas, some countries require proof of a certain amount of money or a return ticket out of the country for entry as well. Be sure you visit travel.state.gov for more destination specific information to assist you.
While You Travel – Avoid Becoming A Victim
One common issue reported as an problem by beginning tourists is becoming a target. A target of scam artists and people out to make an easy dollar when traveling abroad. Though it is nearly impossible to assure that you will avoid this happening when you travel, there are certainly, things that you can do to help avoid this issue. One such way in which you may avoid becoming a target is to simply avoid looking like a target. This means looking into the culture, the type of clothing, language and customs of an area in order to see how to better blend in.
Note: Americans are notoriously under dressed and unprepared when traveling in many countries. Spend time researching your destination and what not to wear (tennis shoes, tank tops, white socks) before you leave and avoid looking like a tourist.
Dec 30th 2012 10:29PM That is probably correct due to having the handicapped cabin. In the future when making a reservation only put a deposit down , don't pay the full fare up front