Lets avoid the “Scammers”

              The majority of our clients travel to Europe ( it's our specialty) and we send them lots of information prior to departure about being prepared for their upcoming trip, travel tips, currency, passports, etc.  European cities have a reputation for some petty crime like pickpockets, scammers, etc.  It's always best to use your common sense and certainly don't flaunt your money or valuables.  Besides personal security, there are some other local travel scams to watch [...]

Useful travel hacks

There's always so much to think about when you're going on a long trip - we second guess ourselves the whole time - should I bring this ? leave that ? what's the most hassle free way to get everything together ? We have some great travel hacks for your below:          Some of the top travel hacks include: LOSE THE WHEELS A duffel is much more flexible when it comes to onboard storage and you can often fit [...]

Heads Up – new ID requirements for 2018 air travel

If you live in these 9 States, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma,Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington, your ID requirements for air travel ANYWHERE are changing in 2018. Starting at the beginning of next year, residents in nine states will need to have passports in order to take any kind of flight, whether it is international or domestic. TSA will only accept state-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards if they are issued bya REAL ID compliant state or a non-compliant state with an extension. As [...]

Tips to make International travel easier

Here are some tips make your overseas journey easier.  (courtesy of Travel & Leisure) Hotel business cards. Take a business card from the front desk when you check in, that way, if you ever get lost, you have the name and address of the hotel in the local language. Having something in a local language that can be shown to locals and taxi drivers is an extra bit of insurance.   The six-month passport rule.  The U.S. lets you use your [...]

Laptop Travel Ban – updates

What you need to know and how you can prepare for the laptop travel ban - Please note - THIS IS NOT IN EFFECT YET- Here is the fact sheet for Dept. of Homeland Security. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/21/fact-sheet-aviation-security-enhancements-select-last-point-departure-airports (Courtesy: WendyPerrin.com http://www.wendyperrin.com/how-you-can-prepare-for-the-laptop-travel-ban/) The (DHS) is expected to expand the laptop ban to include flights coming into the U.S. from Europe. Less than two months after the first ban required that fliers arriving from several Middle East countries pack their laptops, tablets, game consoles, digital [...]