What Vaccine Should You Get Before Traveling for Rio Olympics?

Rio, Brazil is absolutely beautiful! You will love it when you go to experience the Olympic Games. It’s something you you’ll remember forever…in a good way, as long as you get the proper vaccinations. Since the Olympics are from August 5 to August 21, right now is the perfect time to start thinking about the vaccines you need to get. Even though it’s paradise, it does have some dangerous illnesses and diseases floating around, so it’s important to keep yourself healthy.   Your doctor can probably list off some of the vaccines you should receive, however, there’s a chance he […]

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Seniors & Travel: Why, How, & Travel Tips

It seems that more seniors today are traveling than ever before. There are a number of reasons for this trend. The increased medical and health technologies are now enabling people to live longer, healthier, and more active lives. Not to mention that many seniors also seem to have a better sense of adventure than in the past, or are simply looking to tick things off their bucket list. Time & Money to Spend: During retirement, many seniors find themselves with a lot of time on their hands. Plus, after years of working and saving, they often have excess spendable income. […]

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Indian Associations in the US

As an Indian in the US, it can be difficult finding any semblance of your traditional culture or way of life. Obviously, much in America is different than back in India. However, this does not mean you need to give up many of your favorite activities, holidays, or even foods. All of these things can be provided by joining one of the many Indian Associations in the US. There are many different types and categories of associations. Each one also has a number of different goals, activities, and benefits of joining. Types of Indian Associations In The US: There is […]

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ISIS Terror Threat Demands New Look At US Visa Waiver Program

As President Obama moves forward with his strategy of air strikes to try and ‘degrade and destroy’ ISIS forces, Congress is beginning to raise more questions. A number of Republican lawmakers have suggested that there is a big hole in terms of keeping our country safe and secure against potential terror threats. That hole is the US Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens of a number of other so-called ‘friendly’ countries to be able to enter the United States without specifically needing to get a visa. The problem, these lawmakers say, is that terrorist sympathizers can simply board a plane […]

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Climbing Mount Everest – The Ultimate Challenge

As the highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest in the Himalayas attracts many climbers from around the world who try to fulfil their desire of summiting a Himalayan peak, especially the Mount Everest.  Nepal is a premier destination for climbers with 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world. As of now, there are 326 mountain peaks that are open for climbing and mountaineering in Nepal. Mount Everest has always represented the ultimate challenge for mountaineers and there has been an increasing number of mountaineering enthusiasts wanting to attempt a summit of Everest.   Climbing Mount Everest […]

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What Happens When You Overstay on a 90-Day Holiday Visa Waiver

The visa waiver program makes it possible for citizens of 37 participating countries to travel to the U.S. without obtaining a U.S. visa. Tourists and business travellers can travel to the U.S. for a period of 90 days or less. But what happens when you overstay the 90 day period? The issue of overstaying on a non immigrant visa is no longer overlooked as essentially, you will be breaking the U.S. law. Earlier, people who overstayed a visa did not have to face huge consequences; though overstays were deportable and considered to be without a legal status, they could still […]

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Embrace the Beauty of Canary Islands

The beauty of Canary Islands is bewitching, with its lovely beaches and spectacular inland scenery. Being one of the continent’s major travel destinations, it attracts millions of tourists each year mostly because of its clean sea air, plenty of sunshine and a marvellous sub-tropical climate. Recently the government cut down on a number of consumer taxes to promote tourism. Located southwest to mainland Spain, the island’s administrative sections are situated in the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which are two of the largest islands in the chain. These islands are also the most-visited […]

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Captivated by the Switzerland Charm

Switzerland attracts millions of tourists from across the world every year, due to its spectacular natural beauty, the enigmatic Alps and the beautifully quaint locales. This has driven The Swiss government to devise new health benefit schemes, which covers residents as well as expatriates. As a result, besides being a popular tourist destination, it is also a preferred medical destination offering the best of medical facilities. Switzerland received a major financial boost in the health sector. Armed with a surplus of funds, the country has flourished with the development of state-of-the-art multi-speciality hospitals and health clinics. Furthermore, while most European […]

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Help for US Victims of Crime Overseas

American citizens can rely on assistance from the US State Department if they become a victim of crime while traveling overseas, but the State Department can’t help with everything. Read on to find out what help a US citizen can expect, and how to access this assistance. The State Department assists in two ways. One by working with the traveler overseas through consular offices and agents, and two by liaising with family through State Department offices in the United States. Offices in the US provide US resources for the victim or the victim’s family where possible. Officials in the foreign […]

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New Travel Advice for Pakistan

Pakistan is an unconventional but still popular destination for adventurous travelers from around the world. With its stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, along with interesting cuisine and friendly people, Pakistan makes for a rewarding travel destination. However, travel to the country is not without its risks. A recent terrorist incident in the country has brought attention to Pakistan and governments, including the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued fresh travel guidance for foreigners. On 18th June terrorists targeted foreign tourists climbing mountains in the Nanaga Parbat base camp area of Gilgit-Baltistan, killing the travelers. This attack is […]

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