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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One in 10 Senior Travelers without Insurance

News recently released from a survey completed by the insurer Staysure reveals that many senior travelers are choosing to travel without insurance. The insurer specializes in travel insurance for the over-50s and says that around 10 percent of senior British travelers is taking a gamble and taking their vacations without adequate travel insurance. A further one in 20 British seniors revealed they had lied in the application about a pre-existing medical condition, or failed to declare a condition in order to keep the cost of premiums down. The reasons seniors give for failing to buy travel insurance or purchasing insurance […]

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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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Does Domestic Health Insurance Cover Me?

When it comes to travel, health insurance is probably the most confusing consideration you have to make. You probably realize that your home contents insurance doesn’t cover your belongings when you are abroad, and that you don’t already have trip cancellation insurance included in your domestic insurance packages. But does your health insurance plan cover you when you travel overseas? It is important to make sure you understand what your coverage extends to when traveling or you may find you are traveling without adequate insurance protection. If you are a US citizen and have a US health insurance plan, your […]

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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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How to Rent Out Your Room to Tourists

Do you have a spare bedroom? Live in a place where tourists visit, or at least close to a tourist city or town? Then you could make money by renting out your spare room to vacationers. While many people see their spare room as a storage closet or a waste of space, it could become an earner if you treat it correctly. Increasing numbers of people are listing their spare rooms on websites like Airbnb.com and iStopOver.com for extra cash they put towards little extras like travel and clothes. These specialist websites help you advertise your room and get trustworthy […]

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