Avoid US Diversity Visa Scams

The US Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery” is run every year by the US Department of State. This program lets people from eligible countries enter into a lottery for a green card – the chance to be a lawful permanent resident. If their name is picked, they can apply for permanent residency. The Diversity Visa Lottery Program is an attractive prospect for thousands of people who dream of living and working in the US but dishonest people can try to take advantage of applicants. The US Department of State reminds potential applicants that […]

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Bringing Gifts of Food and Drink into the US

When it comes to gift items and personal possessions brought through US border checkpoints, officials have seen it all. But that doesn’t mean they will be lenient with you if you are trying to bring in items that are prohibited. If you are traveling to the US to visit family or friends you will probably have a long list of food and drink items to bring with you – favorite foods from home, holiday specials, drinks you can’t get in the United States and many more. But it is important to realize you can’t bring everything. Some food and drink […]

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Flight Insurance for Peace of Mind

Flight insurance is one type of travel insurance that can give you complete peace of mind when you next travel overseas. You may not have heard of flight insurance but the concept is very simple – flight insurance protects you financially when you fly. Whether you are flying for business or on vacation, whether you take one flight a year or 100, flight insurance can make a big difference to your travel experience. Have you considered the benefits of this type of insurance for your next trip? The benefits of a basic flight insurance plan include coverage for the costs […]

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Terrorism Travel Advice: Are You Covered or Not?

It can be difficult to understand travel insurance policies sometimes, particularly when it comes to trip cancellation clauses for reasons such as war or terrorism. Unfortunately the world is not always stable and problems can break out all over the globe. What happens if war or terrorism happens to affect the place you are heading to on vacation, or the city where you are having your business meetings? The first thing to do is read the wording of your policy closely. All policies are different but there are broad similarities when it comes to trip cancellation for reasons of war […]

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Travel Insurance for Thai Vacations

Thailand, the Asian paradise and popular vacation destination for visitors from all over the world, is not the safest country to visit according to recent reports. Despite the welcoming people and the stunning scenery, Thailand offers various risks that young travelers in particular often fall victim to. The Australian foreign affairs and trade department said recently that Thailand is the most dangerous country for Australians, with 403 deaths occurring between 2006 and 2011 and a large number of injuries. And there were 296 deaths of UK visitors in just one year. The importance of travel insurance for visiting Thailand cannot […]

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Common Scams to Avoid as a Tourist

One of the best things about traveling is meeting new people, whether they are locals or fellow tourists. Chatting with people and finding out about their lives is an experience not to be missed, and you will learn a lot from the people you meet. But unfortunately tourists are the targets for people who want to do more than make friends – these scam artists want your money. The difficulty lies in distinguishing a genuinely friendly local or a lost tourist from a clever trickster. Watch out for these situations which are well known to be set-ups for scams. Look […]

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Liquids Rule on Flights

Since the terrorist incidents that changed the face of air travel, passengers have had to comply with a range of different restrictions. But these restrictions have not remained the same over time, although many people are unclear exactly how they are affected. For example, you can now bring liquids, aerosols and gels onboard an aircraft – these items are not banned completely. But your cosmetics, toiletries, medications and foods are subject to certain rules. How much liquid can you take on a flight? What restrictions are there on carrying gels and liquids onboard? The regulations on liquids according to the […]

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Vacations Linked to Good Health

Here’s some news that we’ve probably all suspected to be true for quite some time now – vacations are good for the health. Did we ever think that wasn’t the case? But scientists at the Nuffield Health institute have carried out a study and discovered that taking a break can help to bring your blood pressure down and a vacation can improve your stress levels. Sounds great, right? It proves what people say when we look anxious and stressed – a break will do you good. In the study 12 lucky people were sent on a vacation in order to […]

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Travel Nannies for     Family     Vacations

More and more families are making use of specialist travel nannies for their vacations. When families want to travel to far-flung destinations but the parents want some adult-only time as well as family time, they are choosing to take a travel nanny with them. Many families don’t trust the babysitters at the resort or the hotel, and also want a more flexible option for childcare on vacation. In steps the travel nanny. A travel nanny is a trained nanny who is hired specifically for a family’s vacation. The nanny travels with the family and stays in an adjoining room, and […]

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Travel Insurers Demand Skiers Wear Helmets

Travel Insurers Demand Skiers Wear Helmets

When you next hit the slopes you may have to pack a sturdy helmet along with your essential gloves, thick jacket and boots – at least if you want to be properly insured for your skiing trip. Many people already wear helmets when skiing but the item could become compulsory if more insurers follow the lead of one international travel insurance company. The insurer insists that anyone who is taking part in a skiing or snowboarding activity must be wearing a helmet, or coverage will be withdrawn. The travel insurance company says that skiers will be deemed uninsured if they […]

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