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Using your phone abroad. Whichever provider you use, they will have different options for using your service away from home. Be sure to check in with your provider and see if there is an international package that you can pay a nominal fee for the time period that you need it for. WiFi. Regardless of…
There are few things as unsettling and nerve racking as hiccups in travel plans, cancellations, delays, and health issues in foreign countries. Forget about the initial inconvenience of these situations and consider the full and total impact that they can have on your vacation. It’s one of those things that you hope you never have…
Direct flights. While direct flights are typically sought after, they can be especially life-saving for those traveling with children. This simple tip can save hours of travel time — not to mention less time lugging bags around and navigating your way through terminals will keep the whole family a little bit more content. A straight…
When traveling outside of the United States, US citizens must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months beyond their return to the US. Passports issued for adults are valid for ten years (five years for children). For more information, visit travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Center toll free at (888) 874-7793.
Staying healthy is a top priority for enjoying your international travels. This means ensuring you have up-to-date vaccinations and know-how to remain healthy while seeing the world. The Center for Disease Control is a go-to source for travel health.
The State Department issues travel warnings recommending Americans avoid, or consider the risk of, travel to a country when conditions make it dangerous or unstable, or when the U.S. Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained. For more information, visit the State Department’s website.
AwardWallet keeps track of your reward programs such as frequent flyer miles, hotel and credit card points. You can join for free, add your rewards programs and let AwardWallet track and monitor your rewards and itineraries. You will even receive notifications when your balances change and before points expire.
A number of travelers require traveling with prescription medications. Some drugs may be outlawed by certain countries. Travelers can check the International Narcotics Control Board regarding country regulations governing various drugs. Not all countries have made this information available. If the country you are visiting isn’t indicated, we recommend checking the Embassy or Consulate to inquire if that have that information.