Tag: Travel Safety

Credit card, travel

How to Protect Sensitive Information

What if you were told that you could lower the risk of a personal data breach while you travel? We may not have a large influence in protecting our data when it comes to commercial stores such as Target (remember their massive data breach back in 2013?), but we can take some simple steps in […]

Patagonia, South America

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Carnival, cruise

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 […]

Hurricane

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 […]

Credit card, travel

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 […]

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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 […]

Dominican Republic

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 […]

Dominican Republic

Zika Virus Q&A

Q: What is the Zika Virus? A: A mosquito-borne virus that falls under the same category as the yellow fever and West Nile.  The medical community has been aware of Zika since 1947 and research is continuing to be done in order to learn more about it. Unfortunately, there is no medicine or vaccine to […]

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