Category: Travel Safety

Marriott Data Breach: The Next Step

Any time there is a massive breach of what was believed to have been “secure,” there undergoes a major re-evaluation of security measures. It is no different in the case of Marriott’s recent data breach alert that lasted between 2014 and September 10, 2018 at its Starwood properties. Previous Starwood guests, approximately 500 million, may […]

What to Know about Passports & Visas

Traveling to a foreign country is absolutely exhilarating! New sights, smells, sounds! Ah, can you just imagine?! While there are a million important things to remember (like bringing your favorite shoes), there is nothing more important than your ticket to and from home – aka your passport. Passport Basics… How do you apply for a […]

Resources Every Traveler Needs to Know About

There are resources put in place for every traveler. Learning about and utilizing the following resources, as well as others, is one of the most important things you can do to increase your chances for a healthy, safe, and happy vacation. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

The State Department’s NEW Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State website has always had reliable information, but now it’s even better. Over the years, many have looked to its online pages for information regarding their international travel destination. Recently the State Department underwent a major renovation in its Travel Advisory section making travel alerts and warnings straight forward and easy […]

The Untouched Islands

Still wanting to go the Caribbean? Well, you still can! The Caribbean islands cover a vast distance. So while islands such as Puerto Rico, St. Marteen, Turks and Caicos as well as some other islands are in the process of being rebuilt and restored from the recent hurricanes, you can still go on vacation to […]

Traveling During Hurricane Season!

You’re planning the perfect Cancun all-inclusive vacation, but you’re worried because it’s hurricane season.  What should you do? Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 – November 30 in Mexico and the Caribbean.  Peak months are September through early October. Statistics show that when traveling during hurricane season, you will most likely enjoy a sunny […]

Savvy Traveler Tip: Credit Card Usage

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but using a credit card for vacation purposes is actually a pretty good idea. I’ve learned that you should NEVER use a debit card on any trip you take, for if your card becomes compromised, your checking account can be drained in an instance. Besides, I’m all about vacation […]

What If I Get Bumped?

With the recent United Airlines incident where a confirmed passenger was forcibly pulled from his seat and dragged off the plane, many may wonder why it happened. Let me tell you why. United Airlines wanted the passenger’s confirmed seat back so they could give it to a United employee! Airlines, along with hotels, cruise lines, […]

6 Ways To Protect Your Home During Travel

Your vacation is within eyesight and the packing is likely being sabotaged by all the cute little rascals you call children. With so much going on, protecting your home while vacationing should be at the top of your list. So where do you start? The following suggestions may seem like common sense, but you might […]

The Best Website for Country Information

Are you about to travel to a foreign country? There are websites out there that talk about safe countries and travel requirements. However, there is only one official website geared towards U.S. citizens that gives necessary information you need to help you stay safe, to help up you know what preparations to make, and to […]

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