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How to Create a Realistic Study Abroad Budget

How to Create a Realistic Study Abroad Budget

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on June 23, 2016 in Study Abroad

Study abroad is a popular way to broaden your education while gaining a first-hand perspective on the world. The experience also comes with a price that may be higher than the cost of your primary college or university. Here are seven tips for creating a realistic study abroad budget that will help you cover the basics, as well as travel:... Read More ...

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on February 15, 2016 in Travel

As winter drags on, people's thoughts naturally turn to spring travel. For many destinations, March through May is the shoulder season, which means you can find cheap travel deals before prices heat up in the peak summer travel months or the upcoming holiday season. Whether you're looking for a beach spot, big city getaway or a foreign destination, you will find a range of options available to you, from all-inclusive resorts to DIY adventures. Here are eight tips and considerations for maximizing your fun quotient- and your budget:... Read More ...

6 Best Travel Medical Insurance Providers

6 Best Travel Medical Insurance Providers

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on February 9, 2016 in Insurance

Whether you're planning a relaxing beach getaway, foodie-themed city escape, or a safari adventure, you always run the risk of your international trip being cancelled or interrupted by illness. Travel medical insurance provides peace of mind by (typically) covering overseas medical treatments, hospitalizations and medical evacuations, as well as trip reimbursements if you have to go home early. Most policies also offer 24-hour assistance, coverage for terrorism incidents, and reimbursements for lost or stolen luggage.... Read More ...

Five Tips for Choosing the Perfect Spring Break Vacation Spot

Five Tips for Choosing the Perfect Spring Break Vacation Spot

Posted by Lauren McNitt on February 1, 2016 in Travel

When you have just one week to travel, whether because of work, school or your budget, you want to make the most of it. Here are five tips for choosing the perfect spring break destination. 1. Consider travel time: With just one week, you want to spend as little time en route to your destination as possible. Do you know all the direct flights out of your airport? An app like Skyscanner can help you narrow down a destination based on direct flight options and flight duration. Also consider how much you can truly fit into one week.... Read More ...

Travel Insurance Five Types and Why You Need Each

Travel Insurance Five Types and Why You Need Each

Posted by Lauren McNitt on January 26, 2016 in Insurance

There are various types of travel insurance, so how do you know which policies are right for your trip? Below are five common types of travel insurance that can help you protect yourself when you travel.... Read More ...

4 Tips for Global Travelers on a Budget

4 Tips for Global Travelers on a Budget

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on January 11, 2016 in Travel

Traveling the world can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Unfortunately, many people believe that they're unable to travel due to the high costs that accompany plane tickets, hotels, and excursions. Travel does not have to be cost prohibitive, however. Here are some tips to save money on your next international trip.... Read More ...

Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Posted by Brianna Weidman on December 31, 2015 in Travel

From overcrowded airports and flight cancellations to lost luggage and baggage fees, the hassles of holiday-season plane travel can appear endless. The last thing you want to worry about when traveling for the holidays is being struck with a bout of jet lag after successfully arriving at your destination. Read on to discover just what jet lag actually is- and how you can prevent it.... Read More ...

50 Travel Websites You MUST Visit

50 Travel Websites You MUST Visit

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 24, 2015 in Travel

Ever see someone at the airport who seems to have it all together? Someone calm, relaxed, not fumbling for his passport or sweating as he drags his luggage? It’s usually the pilot. The following travel hacks will help you achieve that same zen-like presence. Pilot’s license optional.... Read More ...

Travel Health Insurance Myths

Travel Health Insurance Myths

Posted by Abigail Pratt on May 7, 2015 in Insurance

Do any of the following travel medical insurance myths sound like a reason that has prevented you from buying a policy? Hopefully your situation is unlike the millions of people who travel every year, and find themselves in precarious circumstances without the protection of travel medical insurance. Here are some travel insurance myths you should learn about before you decide whether or not to purchase a plan before your next trip abroad.... Read More ...

9 Insanely Easy Ways to Improve Your Trip Abroad

9 Insanely Easy Ways to Improve Your Trip Abroad

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 7, 2015 in Travel

Excuses not to travel are easy to find. Here are nine international travel tips that can help you overcome your objections to leaving your home country.... Read More ...

How To Travel With a Suit

How To Travel With a Suit

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Travel

Anyone who travels for business already knows the hassle of trying to pack a suit. Without a doubt, you have found some great method of rolling, folding, or vacuum packing your suit. Maybe your method involves using towels, tissue paper, or rolled up socks. However, you have likely discovered that this process is time consuming... Read More ...

How To Travel with Cats

How To Travel with Cats

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 5, 2015 in Travel

Almost everyone enjoys traveling, but no one enjoys leaving his or her cats at home. Traveling with cats can be a little complicated. However, if you take the time, do your research, and understand what you are getting into, then you do not have to leave your little friend at home. As you begin this ... Read More ...

How to Pack a Suitcase for Business Travel

How to Pack a Suitcase for Business Travel

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 30, 2015 in Travel

Instead of resorting to the theatrics of cramming everything in and sitting on the suitcase top to close it up, try using some of these handy tips and tricks for how to pack your suitcase.... Read More ...

How To Fly With Cameras l Video

How To Fly With Cameras l Video

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 28, 2015 in Travel

Steven, avid photographer, recently met with us to share his tips on how to fly with cameras and camera equipment.... Read More ...

How To Fly With Kids

How To Fly With Kids

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 28, 2015 in Travel

Tina, a mother of two toddlers, recently met with us to share her tips on how to fly with kids.... Read More ...

How Does the Ebola Outbreak Affect Travel to Africa?

How Does the Ebola Outbreak Affect Travel to Africa?

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 27, 2015 in Travel

The largest and longest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, which is ongoing, has the disease in the news and has people worldwide worried about the spread of the disease. While it may not be too much of a concern outside Africa at the present time, it is a grave worry there—especially in the continent’s western region. For international travelers,... Read More ...

Finding the Right Travel Websites

Finding the Right Travel Websites

Posted by Jarred Juett on April 22, 2015 in Travel

There are many travel websites on the Internet today. They all claim to provide the best deals on airfare, hotel accommodations and transportation. Are all travel websites created equally? Surely, some of the travel websites out there are more functional and more user friendly than others. Here are some reviews on popular travel website... Read More ...

Finding Air Travel Deals

Finding Air Travel Deals

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 20, 2015 in Travel

Here is a list of helpful tips that will lead you to finding air travel deals... Read More ...

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 24, 2014 in Travel

If you’re not a fan of the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, take heart. The “getting there” part of the holidays doesn’t have to be painful. Whether you’re traveling internationally or domestically, the key to worry-free traveling is all in the preparation.... Read More ...

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on July 23, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to people who travel for business, there are lots of stereotypes and myths. Just because you are a business traveler, it does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort or style for cost and lesser quality (or spend lots of company money for no good reason!). We are going to break down myths surrounding people who travel for business and try to explain how you can break them during your travels.... Read More ...

7 Tricks to Flying More Comfortably

7 Tricks to Flying More Comfortably

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

We’ve all been on those long flights that never seem to end. You’re crammed between other travelers and there’s too much noise for your liking. You just can’t seem to get any sleep – or even get comfortable – and you arrive home yawning or rubbing your sore neck. With those unpleasant experiences in mind,... Read More ...

Tips for Traveling Light

Tips for Traveling Light

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Sometimes, travel is anything but relaxing. Many business trips and super-quick vacations entail a fair amount of travel after you arrive at your destination, so finding a good list of tips for traveling light is the key to a smooth travel experience. The last thing you want to do is haul around heavy luggage,... Read More ...

Top Travel Websites to Get the Best Deals

Top Travel Websites to Get the Best Deals

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

The Internet has no shortage of travel websites. The key when searching the numerous options is to maximize your time while digging up the best deals. To assist you in that endeavor, try the following top travel websites as the first phase of your search.... Read More ...

Travel on Thanksgiving

Travel on Thanksgiving

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 28, 2014 in Travel

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you have probably started thinking about travel plans. Travel on Thanksgiving can be a major hassle for anyone involved. Long lines at the airport, bad traffic, and bad weather can lead to a ruined holiday. However, with these travel on Thanksgiving tips, you will find your holiday traveling much... Read More ...

Air Travel with Infants

Air Travel with Infants

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Having a baby is a major life change, but for some, it’s not as scary as the prospect of Air Travel with Infants. New parents face a big adjustment in their traveling style. The addition of a third person who is completely dependent on you can make you feel like you’ve never traveled before. But ... Read More ...

5 Holiday Financial Tips Santa Doesn’t Need, But You Do

5 Holiday Financial Tips Santa Doesn’t Need, But You Do

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Believe it or not, you and Santa have some things in common. Most are familiar with Santa’s big December trip that takes place on the eve of the 24th, but many of us regular folks pack up our suitcases and take off during December as well. Santa visits every child in the world—all in one... Read More ...

Checklist For International Travel

Checklist For International Travel

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

International travel is extremely exciting. Whether you are traveling for pleasure or business, you are most likely excited and nervous. You might be excited about the opportunities and experiences ahead of you, or you might be nervous about the experiences ahead of you. We do not always know what lies in front of us, especially ... Read More ...

6 Podcasts for Long Road Trips

6 Podcasts for Long Road Trips

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Got a long road trip coming up? Or maybe a long, international flight? Here are a few great podcasts that you may want to check out. You’ll be sure to find one you like that will make your long trip a breeze. If you’re looking for a good story, then... Read More ...

7 Fool-Proof Trip Planning Tools

7 Fool-Proof Trip Planning Tools

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Writer and travel expert Jeanne Ammermuller fills us in on her top 7 tools for easy, headache-free trip planning. , I talked about my approach to planning—finding all of the places I want to visit and putting them on sortable index cards. But how do you find those gems? Who do you trust? And where... Read More ...

Family Travel Utopia When Traveling with Children

Family Travel Utopia When Traveling with Children

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Give many parents the choice between a leisurely car ride with their young kids and a two hour flight and they would choose the car in a heartbeat. Facts are facts: Air traveling with children can be challenge in a best-case scenario. If a few things go wrong, it can quickly turn into a one... Read More ...

7 Ways to Find Your New Favorite Book

7 Ways to Find Your New Favorite Book

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

If you’re not an avid reader, or you feel like you’ve exhausted your genre of choice, finding a new book to enjoy might seem like a daunting task.... Read More ...

How To Overcome A Fear Of Flying

How To Overcome A Fear Of Flying

Posted by Derrick Braziel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

I still remember my first time flying like it was yesterday. I had several questions rushing through my head. What would it be like? Does it hurt when your ears pop? Here are several tips to help you, or anyone you know, deal with their fear of flying.... Read More ...

How To Pack A Carry On Suitcase

How To Pack A Carry On Suitcase

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

If hopping on a plane every other week for your work seems like the life you live, you should consider this article as a resource. People who travel for work only pack a carry on to save time, money, and hassle. When it comes to travel- especially if you do it often- keeping things efficient,... Read More ...

The 5 Best Holiday Travel Blogs

The 5 Best Holiday Travel Blogs

Posted by Daniel Giffin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Whether you’re ready or not, the holiday season is bearing down on us at full speed. If you’re traveling this year and want some advice on what not to do or where to go, you may want to consult some experts. Here are five of the best holiday travel blogs from travelers with holiday travel experience.... Read More ...

How to Pack for Europe

How to Pack for Europe

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

With a trip to Europe approaching, many people excitedly focus on the sites they will be seeing, which rail pass to buy, and other issues concerning getting around. The seemingly simple act of packing is sometimes neglected until the last moment. By then it can be too late. How to Pack for Europe can be... Read More ...

How to Pack Light for a Trip Overseas

How to Pack Light for a Trip Overseas

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

One of the biggest mistakes that people tend to make when they are getting ready for a trip overseas is over packing. One of the most important things you can do to make your trip easier is to pack as light as possible. By packing light, you will be able to travel much easier, make... Read More ...

How To Pack Your Suitcase

How To Pack Your Suitcase

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Instead of resorting to the theatrics of cramming everything in and sitting on the suitcase top to close it up, try using some of these handy tips and tricks for how to pack your suitcase.... Read More ...

The 6 Most Annoying Travelers in the World

The 6 Most Annoying Travelers in the World

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

“Because I travel a lot, I get to sit and watch people,” says Chuck Gose. “As you go through the airport, through security, getting on the plane, getting off the plane, there are little annoying things people do throughout the entire process.” Want to avoid making the list? Don’t be any of these people the next time you fly.... Read More ...

How to Stay in Touch When You Travel Abroad

How to Stay in Touch When You Travel Abroad

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Even though the economy is down, large numbers of Americans are still traveling overseas. According to the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, over 28,000,000 Americans traveled abroad last year. The chance to be completely immersed in a new culture can really open someone’s eyes.... Read More ...

Traveling with Kids

Traveling with Kids

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling with kids can be a pretty stressful situation, and if you have decided to fly during your next trip or vacation, it can be even worse. Let’s face it: kids gets can get cranky, tired, and loud, especially when confined to a small space like an airplane. As a parent traveling with kids, it... Read More ...

Traveling with Your Toddler on an Airplane

Traveling with Your Toddler on an Airplane

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling with your toddler on an airplane is no small task. Being confined to their seat and not having all of the toys at the ready can leave any child frustrated and grumpy. Not to mention, the people around you probably will not enjoy it if your child is screaming and crying the entire time.... Read More ...

Types of Travel Documents for Entering and Departing the U.S.

Types of Travel Documents for Entering and Departing the U.S.

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

As an international traveler, the requirements for crossing over boundaries change depending on the country. Making sure you have the required visas and necessary travel documents for entering or departing the U.S. are an essential part of international travel. Documents for leaving the U.S. by air U.S. law requires all customers, regardless of citizenship, age... Read More ...

Cheap International Family Vacations

Cheap International Family Vacations

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The United States offers thousands of travel destinations for families. A trip to Disney is almost a rite of passage for many children. Throw in New York, Washington D.C., Yellowstone and other natural wonders and the obligatory beach vacation and you could spend the rest of your life touring the U.S. and not see everything.... Read More ...

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on March 26, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to people who travel for business, there are lots of stereotypes and myths. Just because you are a business traveler, it does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort or style for cost and lesser quality (or spend lots of company money for no good reason!).... Read More ...

Tips for Flying

Tips for Flying

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You are all set to embark upon your next trip! You have purchased your tickets and your bags are packed. There is just one more obstacle to conquer before you can relax on the beach or explore a foreign land: the flight.... Read More ...

Tips for Traveling to Switzerland

Tips for Traveling to Switzerland

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

These tips for traveling to Switzerland can help you navigate the culture and customs that will be around you. From booking your tickets to deciding where to stay, this article can help you make the most out of your trip. Here are some tips for traveling to Switzerland.... Read More ...

 Travel Guide for India: Getting From A-To-B

Travel Guide for India: Getting From A-To-B

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

It can be hard to find a travel guide for India that fulfills all of your needs for your trip to the huge subcontinent. With all of the possible destinations, activities, and ways to travel for you to consider, it may seem overwhelming. We have written a travel guide for India before,... Read More ...

Visiting India: Where To Go and What To Do

Visiting India: Where To Go and What To Do

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

India truly is a unique country with a rich history that has something to offer everyone who visits. Whether you like adventure, relaxation, or a combination of the two, you will be able to find something to satisfy your traveling desires.... Read More ...

First-Time Traveler’s Tips

First-Time Traveler’s Tips

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 24, 2014 in Travel

International travel can be overwhelming, especially for someone who has never been to a foreign country. You have inevitably read numerous posts and articles containing all kinds of traveler’s tips for where you are going, and while it never hurts to be prepared for your trip, you might find yourself overwhelmed.... Read More ...

How to Study Abroad

How to Study Abroad

Posted by Cynthia Roush on February 6, 2014 in Study Abroad

Making the decision to study abroad at any age must be done carefully. There is a lot you must consider before you actually leave home and embark on this great opportunity. Where will you go and when? How will you pay for it? Where will you live while you are there? Why do you want to go? The truth is, there is a process to studying abroad. It is not as simple as applying to a program and leaving home. In fact, depending on the program, it could take a few months for you to be fully prepared to leave home and begin your adventure.... Read More ...