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How to Get a Schengen Visa

How to Get a Schengen Visa

Posted by Emmet Pierce on September 16, 2016 in Travel

Before visiting the Schengen Area, a region comprised of 26 European nations, many travelers must apply for visas. The Schengen Area consists of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Each has relaxed its internal border checks, as per the Schengen Agreement, to provide greater freedom of movement.... Read More ...

Types of Schengen Visas

Types of Schengen Visas

Posted by Lauren McNitt on September 14, 2016 in Travel

Schengen visas are provided to foreigners for access to the Schengen Area of Europe. The Schengen Area includes 26 countries that have agreed to allow their citizens to travel freely across internal country borders. These countries include all of the European Union except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein are members of the Schengen Border Agreement.... Read More ...

What is the Schengen Area?

What is the Schengen Area?

Posted by Emmet Pierce on September 12, 2016 in Travel

To make it easier for travelers to journey between their countries, 26 European nations took part in the Schengen Agreement, which went into effect in 1995. This treaty enables participants to remove travel restrictions along their mutual borders. The agreement led to the creation of the Schengen Area, for which internal border checks have been significantly eased. The goal is to give greater mobility to a large section of the continent. The Schengen Agreement is considered an important step toward uniting Europe.... Read More ...

How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

Posted by Goats on the Road on September 7, 2016 in Travel

Possibly one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of travel is getting to immerse yourself in a foreign language and culture. Not only can learning a new language be a practical tool for getting around (and being able to ask where the restrooms are), but it can open up your world. You’ll be able to have meaningful conversations with locals and connect with people you may have struggled to communicate with prior. There's no better time to learn a new language than when you're traveling internationally. You will be surprised by how much locals will appreciate and respond to your attempts to speak to them in their native language, whether you're already nearly fluent or you're a complete beginner!... Read More ...

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

Posted by Abigail Wilson on September 5, 2016 in Travel

If you're taking your canine companion along with you on a trip, then traveling becomes less about you and more about your pet. You want to keep him safe, happy, and stress-free. You also want to enjoy the trip without worrying about whether or not he's eating toxic food from the sidewalk. Here are a few ways to make your dog as happy as can be while still keeping the trip fun and exciting.... Read More ...

Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 29, 2016 in Travel

Want to travel abroad but have no idea which phone carrier to take with you? International data is not cheap--especially when traveling to a destination that doesn't offer free WiFi. Here's a quick overview of which phone carriers offer the best deals and what to expect from their data services and fees when you're abroad.... Read More ...

Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone Versus With a Partner

Pros and Cons of Traveling Alone Versus With a Partner

Posted by Goats on the Road on August 25, 2016 in Travel

Travel takes on all shapes and forms. Sometimes you’re on a solo trip with complete freedom and flexibility, and other times travel becomes a unique bonding experience with a friend or family member. Both kinds of travel have their particular challenges and advantages, which we will explore in this article.... Read More ...

6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

6 Tips for Having the Best Roadtrip Ever

Posted by Goats on the Road on August 23, 2016 in Travel

Road trips are prime time for epic travel, as they allow you to see things along the way you would’ve never imagined before you set out. But planning a road trip can be hard when trying to find the right balance between carefully planning an itinerary that makes sense and simultaneously allowing enough time for unplanned ventures to naturally unfold along the way. There’s some element of adventure to setting off on the open road, so here are a few tips that will help you to enhance that thrill while also ensuring that you don’t go too far into uncharted territory.... Read More ...

How to Survive Missing Meds and Lost Checked Luggage

How to Survive Missing Meds and Lost Checked Luggage

Posted by Bekah Wright on August 22, 2016 in Travel

Ireland is lovely and I'm having a great time here. There's been a small snafu, however. Not only has my luggage gone missing, but so have some vital medications. Here's what happened: A country sojourn was scheduled on my itinerary. A flight from Dublin to a small-town airport went off without a hitch. I spent time in a castle and amongst acres and acres of stunning green landscape. Needless to say, the beauty of it all put me in a very relaxed mood. All too soon, it was time to return to the city (not that that's a bad thing, mind you).... Read More ...

How to Make the Most Out of a Hostel Stay

How to Make the Most Out of a Hostel Stay

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 16, 2016 in Travel

Staying in a fancy hotel is all well and good, but it doesn't provide you the same opportunities as a hostel when it comes to socializing with others. Hostels are great for meeting new people and discovering local sites with those who know the layout, and there are numerous hostels that offer quality rooms with low prices--well, that's the whole point, actually. Hostels are the cheapest and most authentic way to travel abroad on a budget, but if you're used to conventional hotels, you might need a few pointers before your first stay in a hostel. Here are 9 tips on how to make the most out of your hostel experience.... Read More ...

Guide to Traveling Internationally With Your Pet

Guide to Traveling Internationally With Your Pet

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 15, 2016 in Travel

Travelling internationally is a dream come true to many, but what happens to your pet when you leave? Perhaps you decide to take Sparky with you on a cross-Atlantic flight to Italy but have no idea how. No one wants to leave behind man's best friend. Or what about Fluffy, your Persian cat who tears up the curtains if you leave her for too long? In order to help you with this dilemma, we compiled this detailed travel guide on how to make your experience a breeze while maintaining your pet's sanity.... Read More ...

How Brexit Can Affect Travel, Study Abroad to Great Britain

How Brexit Can Affect Travel, Study Abroad to Great Britain

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on August 10, 2016 in Travel

On June 23, a majority of British voters approved a referendum authorizing their country's exit from the European Union— hence the name Brexit. However, the separation will not happen right away; Great Britain has two years to complete the exit after the government triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. (The article states that any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.) British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she doesn't intend to invoke Article 50 until 2017, meaning the earliest Brexit would happen is 2019.... Read More ...

How to Eat Like an Italian in Italy

How to Eat Like an Italian in Italy

Posted by Abigail Wilson on August 3, 2016 in Travel

At home, you have the occasional sit down dinner with the family. When you move out or move off to college, a meal typically consists of eating out or grabbing fast food to go. These days, families and friends rarely take the time to really enjoy a meal and spend time with their loved ones. In Italy, however, dinner is a tradition. It takes hours, consisting of several courses and a lot of wine (for the adults, of course). Dinner is served late and is usually followed by a fantastic night's sleep. Here is your guide to dining in Italy as the Italians do.... Read More ...

Top Worldwide Travel Destinations to Play Pokemon Go

Top Worldwide Travel Destinations to Play Pokemon Go

Posted by Emmet Pierce on August 1, 2016 in Travel

Combining travel with fun, many tourists are playing Pokémon GO, a smartphone game that uses global positioning systems to help players track down make-believe characters in real-life locations. The game has created a whole new reason to travel. Pokémon GO isn't something you can play while sitting at home. The app enables you to capture virtual creatures on your smartphone screen as you see the world. Your phone will vibrate to let you know when you're closing in on various Pokémon, which you can then attempt to catch with a poké ball. National Geographic describes the game as a city guide that encourages exploration. It also fosters social interaction. In areas where Pokémon Go is popular, some players hold meet-ups and chase the virtual creatures in groups.... Read More ...

Dealing with Culture Shock

Dealing with Culture Shock

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 28, 2016 in Travel

Culture shock is a normal reaction to experience as you adjust to a new culture abroad. However, you don't want to let it ruin your trip! Use this infographic to learn more about the signs and symptoms of culture shock, and how you can quickly cope and get back to enjoying your travels!... Read More ...

5 Dogs More Adventurous Than You

5 Dogs More Adventurous Than You

Posted by Abigail Wilson on July 27, 2016 in Travel

Most pet lovers have dreamed about going on amazing adventures with their dog. It makes the travel experience that much better if you're not constantly worried about how your dog is doing back home. Each of these five dogs and their owners host a travel blog documenting their journeys together. Some advocate the travel of small dogs while others are committed to helping foreign communities. Either way, these five  have proven to be some of the most daring and brave canines out there.... Read More ...

8 Ways to Stay Safe While Taking Public Transportation in a Foreign Country

8 Ways to Stay Safe While Taking Public Transportation in a Foreign Country

Posted by Alex Torres on July 26, 2016 in Travel

Traveling abroad can be an extremely exciting opportunity, and it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of sampling new cuisines, exploring different cultures, and visiting world-famous landmarks. But no matter where you travel, it’s important to take personal safety into consideration. For those who use public transportation while exploring foreign countries, this is especially true. Traveling via bus, train, or metro is a convenient and cost-effective way to get around, but encountering crime is still a possibility.... Read More ...

How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

Posted by Emmet Pierce on July 25, 2016 in Travel

Traveling the globe can be the adventure of a lifetime, but sooner or later travelers are bound to run into some language barriers. It isn't always feasible for international travelers and students to learn the language of every country they visit, but there are strategies they can use to make sure they're understood. Here are some communication tips to make your overseas journeys more enjoyable.... Read More ...

How to Survive Getting Sick at Sea

How to Survive Getting Sick at Sea

Posted by Bekah Wright on July 20, 2016 in Travel

Dear Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group: A while back, I went on my first cruise. It was a lovely experience except… I got sick. Not seasick, mind you, but flu sick. I stuck it out for a day before realizing some type of medication might be in order. A visit to the ship's doctor fixed me right up. What caught me by surprise, though, was the hefty bill I received.... Read More ...

Staying Healthy While You Travel

Staying Healthy While You Travel

Posted by Goats on the Road on July 18, 2016 in Travel

At its best, travel is a fun and often unpredictable whirlwind.  But to really enjoy your time on the road, you’ll want to be feeling healthy and strong.  You’re putting your body through a lot of challenges, from eating new foods to changing up your normal routine. However, there’s nothing so complicated about staying healthy while you’re on the road. ... Read More ...

4 Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip

4 Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip

Posted by Goats on the Road on July 11, 2016 in Travel

With all of the information available on the internet, the way we travel is undoubtedly changing- especially since many people have replaced a traditional guidebook with their smartphone. Whether you decide to use a SIM card or not, there are several apps out there that can greatly improve the way you travel. Be sure to download these before you take off on your next trip!... Read More ...

How to Survive an Insect-Filled Vacation Abroad

How to Survive an Insect-Filled Vacation Abroad

Posted by Bekah Wright on July 7, 2016 in Travel

There's something about yurts that intrigue me. So when I had the chance to stay in one while traveling in Malaysia, I jumped at the chance. As for the insect coil that's lit at bedtime, I thought it was merely for ambiance. Then, sometime in the middle of the night, I awoke, feeling as if my body was on fire. I was being eaten alive by insects. Literally.... Read More ...

How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

Posted by Bekah Wright on June 13, 2016 in Travel

Me again. Funny how incidents, er, questions for you keep popping up. Which brings me to a recent trip to Thailand… I'd been dreaming about this visit for many years. The primary goal: to hang out at an elephant sanctuary. Said sanctuary wasn't the first stop on the itinerary. The initial destination was Bangkok, with one day devoted to touring the city.... Read More ...

Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

Posted by Joe Laing on June 6, 2016 in Travel

Visitors to America have so many choices for exciting vacation destinations that it’s sometimes difficult to know which ones represent the “real America.” To help you plan an authentic American experience, here are our picks for the top 10 places to visit on your Great American Road Trip.... Read More ...

What No One Tells You about Long-Term Travel

What No One Tells You about Long-Term Travel

Posted by Emmet Pierce on May 27, 2016 in Travel

Long-term travel gives you time to explore the world at a leisurely pace, but there are downsides to lengthy trips that should be considered carefully before you plan your vacation. A wide variety of things have the potential to go wrong when you're on an extended journey. Here are five to consider:... Read More ...

How to Plan the Ultimate Buddy Trip

How to Plan the Ultimate Buddy Trip

Posted by Brianna Weidman on May 23, 2016 in Travel

So you’ve decided to embrace one of the most time-honored traditions in golf—the buddy trip. Whether your trip is an annual event or a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the time you’ll spend with friends is invaluable, and the memories you’ll make will last a lifetime. But where should you go, and who should you invite? Planning a buddy trip presents a series of unique challenges that set it apart from a solo excursion or family vacation; you and your friends have different obligations, separate finances, and conflicting schedules. To aid in the planning process, we’ve laid out the most important aspects of buddy-trip planning: the group, dates, and destination.... Read More ...

How to Survive a Sports Injury Abroad

How to Survive a Sports Injury Abroad

Posted by Bekah Wright on May 17, 2016 in Travel

Dear Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group: Yes, it's me, the klutziest of travel journalists, writing to you again. So, here's what happened recently: I tried my hand at fly-fishing in Mammoth, California. After that experience, I decided to undertake the sport again in Exmouth, which is located in central-western Australia. My target spot: Nigaloo Lagoon. Word is, the fly-fishing there is renowned, and the landscape glorious. Why are you touching base with us, you ask? Well, there was an incident during my Mammoth Lakes fly-fishing experience. One I hope not to repeat, but, if I do… Well, let me explain.... Read More ...

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Posted by Andrea Emerson on May 16, 2016 in Travel

Every year, thousands of racing fans flock to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. As the city prepares for the 100th running of the race this May, spectators from all over the world are gearing up for a weekend full of live music, entertainment and, of course, world-class racing. Are you coming? If so, don't limit your experience to the Motor Speedway--although that will be loads of fun. Below are great ways to get out into the city and explore everything Indianapolis has to offer.... Read More ...

Prepping for the Third World

Prepping for the Third World

Posted by Bekah Wright on May 6, 2016 in Travel

Planning a trip outside the United States? Along with scouting online for transportation, accommodations, and sightseeing suggestions, travelers should allot time on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) website. Easily navigable, the site's drop-down menus feature vaccination requirements for both types of travelers (i.e. students, missionaries, families traveling with children) and worldwide destinations. Additionally, alerts provide up-to-date reports of countries with outbreaks of diseases, like Zika virus.... Read More ...

How to Survive a Dental Emergency Abroad

How to Survive a Dental Emergency Abroad

Posted by Bekah Wright on April 25, 2016 in Travel

As a travel writer, I'm always on the road. And as someone who's accident prone, I've learned the benefits of preparing for the unpredictable by purchasing travel insurance. Which brings me to a recent trip to Germany. Prior to a conference, I visited several major cities throughout Germany. I'm happy to say, despite being a klutz (a word of German origin, by the way), I didn't trip or fall even once. It seemed like I was going to get through the trip without incident, until a fateful encounter with a gummy bear.... Read More ...

How to Find a Job Abroad After College

How to Find a Job Abroad After College

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on April 18, 2016 in Travel

If you're getting ready to graduate from college — and looking to cast an international net for a job — you need to do much more than book a plane ticket to Paris, Buenos Aires, or another city of your dreams. Your to-do list should include determining visa requirements, researching global job markets, drafting a worldly resume, and determining how much it will cost to live in a particular country or region. Here are some resources and tips for realizing your goal of working abroad:... Read More ...

How to Travel the World and Still Make Money

How to Travel the World and Still Make Money

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 11, 2016 in Travel

World travel can be an exciting and eye-opening venture, but many people feel that it is too expensive or difficult to be a feasible option. That doesn't have to be the case, however, as there are plenty of opportunities and career options that make world travel a reality for people of all budgets and backgrounds.... Read More ...

What Countries Require Health Insurance for Travel Visas?

What Countries Require Health Insurance for Travel Visas?

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on April 4, 2016 in Travel

International travel is an exciting, educational experience. With an American passport, it is possible to visit many countries around the world without any pre-approved travel visa. However, some countries have added a new requirement stating that tourists and other visitors must have travel medical insurance for the duration of their stay. Here's what you need to know before you hit the road.... Read More ...

Traveling with Mobile Disabilities: It's All About Planning Ahead

Traveling with Mobile Disabilities: It's All About Planning Ahead

Posted by Emmet Pierce on March 28, 2016 in Travel

Having mobility problems may pose challenges, but it doesn't have to stop you from traveling overseas or visiting the countries you've been longing to see. If you prepare for the obstacles you may encounter, you can successfully visit many popular destinations, said Timothy Holtz, group travel coordinator for Minnesota-based Flying Wheels Travel.... Read More ...

How To Travel with a Wedding Dress

How To Travel with a Wedding Dress

Posted by Lauren McNitt on March 21, 2016 in Travel

Whether you've decided to have a destination wedding or you're getting married just down the street, it's important that your wedding dress looks perfect on your big day. This guide will provide you with everything you need to know to ensure your dress holds up until the moment you walk down the aisle. How you decide to transport your wedding dress will determine how you want to package it. By plane: TSA does allow wedding dresses to be carried through security, but be sure to call your airline to find out how it recommends packaging your gown. ... Read More ...

How to Navigate Transportation in the U.S.

How to Navigate Transportation in the U.S.

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on March 14, 2016 in Travel

Getting around in the United States is quite a bit different than in many other countries around the world. While large cities across Europe and Asia have expansive public transportation systems, these systems are fairly rare in the United States. If you are planning a trip to the United States, check out the following tips for easily navigating American cities.... Read More ...

Airbnb Best Bets for 2016

Airbnb Best Bets for 2016

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 7, 2016 in Travel

Chances are someone (or several someones) you know has booked an Airbnb rental. And if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, we're guessing you're at least intrigued by the community-sourced hospitality company. And with good reason: to date, more than 60 million guests have booked one of Airbnb's 2+ million listings — apartments, castles, villas, yurts, lighthouses and more — in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Even the skeptics among us have to admit Airbnb has earned an impressive crowd of fans.... Read More ...

How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on February 29, 2016 in Travel

Despite some recent high-profile attacks and political uncertainties in many parts of the world, it's rare for a vacation to be directly impacted by terrorism. What's more, you can take pro-active steps to ensure you have a safe experience and are prepared for a worst-case scenario. To safeguard your trip, take these seven precautions:... Read More ...

What is Medical Care Like Outside the U.S.?

What is Medical Care Like Outside the U.S.?

Posted by John Egan on February 22, 2016 in Travel

When you visit the ER or the doctor's office in the U.S., you pretty much know the routine. That routine isn't the same in other countries, however. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, people access health care in a variety of ways. Here's a look at how medical care works in a number of popular travel destinations outside the U.S., and how American travelers might receive care in the event of an unexpected illness or injury while abroad.... 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 ...

U.S. Department of State: Travel Warnings, Health Coverage Advice

U.S. Department of State: Travel Warnings, Health Coverage Advice

Posted by Andrea Emerson on February 8, 2016 in Travel

Lost luggage. Running out of medication. A bad case of traveler's tummy. What overseas traveler hasn't considered these mishaps when packing for their journey? While prepping for possible misadventures, it's also smart to stay on top of the risks specific to the country you're visiting, and to know how to get help if things go haywire. Luckily for you, that's information you can access with a tap or two on your mobile device, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State. Below, we break down quick, resource-rich links you'll want to note or bookmark for your trip.... Read More ...

10 Things Every Serious Golfer Needs to Improve

10 Things Every Serious Golfer Needs to Improve

Posted by Ashley Norman on February 1, 2016 in Travel

Bob Hope once said, If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. Golf is a game of skill, and all the seasoned pros have learned to master a combination of techniques and essential tools. But whether you are a novice or have been at it for years with no luck, if you want to be a serious golfer, here are the 10 things you need to improve your game.... 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 ...

Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Top Jobs for Couples Abroad

Posted by Ashley Norman on January 25, 2016 in Travel

Have you ever thought about leaving your 9 to 5 to take off and explore the world with your significant other? In the United States, there are very limited opportunities for couples wanting to work side by side, but there are many opportunities overseas designed specifically for couples wishing to work together.... Read More ...

Everything You Need to Know About Zika Virus

Everything You Need to Know About Zika Virus

Posted by Brianna Weidman on January 19, 2016 in Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 2 (practice enhanced precautions) travel advisory following an alarming number of reports in Brazil of microcephaly and other severe birth defects in babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus while pregnant.... Read More ...

Does Your Health Insurance Cover You on Vacation?

Does Your Health Insurance Cover You on Vacation?

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on January 18, 2016 in Travel

For many travelers, having an accident or getting sick during an overseas trip can result in a rude awakening: Your treatment may not be covered by your U.S.-based health insurance, or it could trigger a high deductible for the use of out-of-network facilities. What’s more, if you break a leg in a remote area and require immediate surgery or risk losing the limb, costs to evacuate you to the nearest hospital for treatment could run as high as $100,000.... 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 ...

Top 7 International Festivals for 2016

Top 7 International Festivals for 2016

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on January 4, 2016 in Travel

Music, lights, sounds, and a pulsing sea of people draw millions to festivals and dance events around the world each year. If you want to make 2016 a year to remember, fit one of these seven amazing festival experiences into your schedule.... 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 ...

Work Travel

Work Travel

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on August 6, 2015 in Travel

Was your last business travel experience so hectic that it hurt your performance throughout the trip? Business travel experiences don’t have to be this way; they can be fun and successful when you approach them with the right strategies.... Read More ...

Teeing Off Around the World

Teeing Off Around the World

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 31, 2015 in Travel

If you're planning a golf outing abroad, you'll want to make sure you know what kind of climate you'll be dealing with as you hit the course. For example, you'll want to steer clear of Japan during typhoon season, and maybe head to South Africa instead to bask in their August sunshine. However, all your planning and research... 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 ...

2015 MotoGP Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix: The Best Race on Two Wheels

2015 MotoGP Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix: The Best Race on Two Wheels

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 9, 2015 in Travel

The MotoGP is a series of eighteen races featuring the best motorcycle riders in the world. Every race is held in a different location, spanning fourteen countries on four continents, over a period of seven months. It’s kind of a big deal. It’s fitting that the oldest motorsports championship in the world includes a race in Indianapolis, a city famous for racing.... Read More ...

Common Travel Myths Exposed!

Common Travel Myths Exposed!

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on June 30, 2015 in Travel

Many reasons keep people from traveling internationally, and almost all involve a fear of the unknown. You might fear catching a disease, or language barriers, or the possibility of getting pickpocketed or kidnapped. With proper research and solid preparation, you can set aside your fears and feel comfortable about packing your bags and leaving your home countries for an international experience you won't soon forget!... Read More ...

5 Ways to Save Your Travel Memories

5 Ways to Save Your Travel Memories

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on June 11, 2015 in Travel

Traveling is all about discovering, feeling alive, finding out the truth about yourself, and collecting the most precious memories. You can travel far or near, solo or in a group, go abroad or simply re-discover the beauty of your surroundings. Everywhere you go you document the things you see, whether you intend to or not.... Read More ...

Guide to Sightseeing in the U.S.

Guide to Sightseeing in the U.S.

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on June 11, 2015 in Travel

Traveling to the United States can be intimidating. Because of its size, the U.S. offers a dizzying array of destinations. This vastness means the country offers a wide variety in terms of climate, culture, history, foods, and fun. From big cities to open spaces to museums and tours exploring U.S. history, there is something for every visitor.... Read More ...

Tips for Visiting the USA

Tips for Visiting the USA

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on June 11, 2015 in Travel

The United States is home to many amazing landmarks, both man-made and natural. Have you always dreamed of taking the quintessential road trip out West? Perhaps you want to pay homage to important sites of the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Or maybe the American Revolution in the Northeast has always captivated you. Whichever... Read More ...

J-1 Visas: Your 5-Step Checklist

J-1 Visas: Your 5-Step Checklist

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 27, 2015 in Travel

Figuring out the application process for a J-1 visa can be challenging, so HCC Medical Insurance Services (“HCCMIS”) created this easy, five-step checklist to help you as you explore opportunities 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 ...

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Posted by Cynthia Roush on May 7, 2015 in Travel

If you want to see as much of the world as you can, you may be worried about juggling kids and travel in the future—or you may be facing that conundrum already. Traveling is sometimes thought of as an activity for the young and childless, but many travel bloggers, including Feather+Flip, are proving... Read More ...

Planning for International Travel: Infographic

Planning for International Travel: Infographic

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 7, 2015 in Travel

Planning to travel internationally? Check out this infographic, which showcases 12 of the best countries to visit and helps you plan your trip to one of these popular places, including information on when to visit, when to book, top cities, travel tips, and more!... Read More ...

Inexpensive Sightseeing in the US

Inexpensive Sightseeing in the US

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Travel

We have written before about inexpensive vacation destinations for the international jet-setting traveler. But what if you want to enjoy the United States on the cheap? There is no shortage of sightseeing destinations or breathtaking landmarks of natural beauty for the American traveler to see in their home country.... Read More ...

Your Interactive Guide to Missionary Travel

Your Interactive Guide to Missionary Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Travel

Missionary travel can be a tedious and scary challenge to accept. You have made a choice to embark on an adventure that is taking you to a foreign country. There will be trials along the way—from what to pack, to your personal documents, to how to capture your memories, to taking care of your health. Missionary travel can be somewhat unpredictable, but you can still be prepared.... Read More ...

Keirin Racing: 5 Fun Facts

Keirin Racing: 5 Fun Facts

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Travel

Keirin racing is a Japanese phenomenon almost as old as modern sporting itself. An over-the-top combination of athleticism, gambling, glory-seeking, and tradition, Keirin has provided Japanese cyclists a place to strategically compete on their bikes for more than half a century. It’s a mega-budget sport, grossing funds in excess of $10 billion dollars in ticket... 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 Survive the Subways in Europe

How to Survive the Subways in Europe

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 4, 2015 in Travel

Don’t even think about a rental car. When traveling Europe, underground train lines, called metros, can take you almost anywhere throughout the city. All of the subways in Europe have their quirks, and each city has a unique system. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to see just about everything a... 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 ...

The Pros and Cons of Ecotourism

The Pros and Cons of Ecotourism

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 29, 2015 in Travel

Eco-tourists travel to high-quality natural destinations in order to observe, support, and study intricate ecosystems across the world—think amateur scientists traveling to the rain forests in to study native flora and fauna. Now, tourism becomes a way to learn more about complex life-systems. But there’s a lot of controversy surrounding ecotourism’s recent spike in popularity.... 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 ...

Seven Honeymoon Destinations

Seven Honeymoon Destinations

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on April 27, 2015 in Travel

Preparing for your wedding can be pretty stressful, and sometimes planning the honeymoon can add even more stress. However, by focusing on the excitement of discovering a new destination and your time away as newlyweds, your planning can turn from stress-filled to stress-free. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, here are seven honeymoon... 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 ...

Guide to Transportation in the U.S.

Guide to Transportation in the U.S.

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on April 23, 2015 in Travel

Transportation is different all over the world. From streets filled with cars to streets filled with bicycles, every city has its own way to travel. In the U.S. the main forms of transportation change depending where you are in the country.... Read More ...

Get the Most out of Your Trip to Rome

Get the Most out of Your Trip to Rome

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on April 22, 2015 in Travel

Taking three day bus trips is a very common thing to do when studying in or planning a trip to Rome. It allows you to see as much as possible in the least amount of time. The best part about three day bus trips is that they fit comfortably within any week-long visit to Rome,... Read More ...

Finding Online the Best Adventure Travel Buying Guides

Finding Online the Best Adventure Travel Buying Guides

Posted by Jarred Juett on April 22, 2015 in Travel

For many, a vacation is a time to kick back, relax, and enjoy spending time doing as little as possible. For others, the perfect vacation is an opportunity to go on physically grueling new adventures while exploring exciting locations, all the while being covered by travel sports insurance. If your definition of a perfect getaway ... 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 ...

Five Tips for Your Missionary Travel Experience

Five Tips for Your Missionary Travel Experience

Posted by Shelby Walton on April 22, 2015 in Travel

Going on a mission trip is a huge decision and an even greater commitment. While some mission trips are short term, many can last anywhere from 1-2 years. Expectedly, leaving your home country for this extended period of time requires lots of careful preparation.... Read More ...

Fun London Facts

Fun London Facts

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on April 22, 2015 in Travel

London has always been a place that tourists from all over the world flock to experience history and culture. It is the biggest city in Europe and the former capital of a vast empire. London was founded by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, and has endured many hardships and victories on its journey to... Read More ...

Single Suitcase Solutions: 6 Ways to Lighten Your Load

Single Suitcase Solutions: 6 Ways to Lighten Your Load

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2015 in Travel

You may have seen the movies in which a high-maintenance character arrives with a dozen pieces of luggage for an overnight trip. In reality, carrying that much baggage can be a hindrance, especially when you have only a few days to enjoy your trip.... Read More ...

A Quick Breakdown of the Winter Olympics

A Quick Breakdown of the Winter Olympics

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2015 in Travel

From the very first Winter Olympic Games in 1924 to now, the world has gathered around to compete in friendly rivalries over ice and snow. A lot of incredible moments have been imprinted in Olympic history through the years, and we can only imagine what’s in store for the 2014 Sochi Games this year. First... Read More ...

Alternative Oktoberfest Celebrations

Alternative Oktoberfest Celebrations

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2015 in Travel

Traveling to Munich in Bavaria, Germany, might not be in the cards for you this year, but you can still celebrate one of the most famous German holidays right here in the United States. After all, we have a long history of enjoying the best holidays from nations around the world, and Oktoberfest is one... Read More ...

Where to Find Important Travel Information

Where to Find Important Travel Information

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 20, 2015 in Travel

So, you’ve decided to travel abroad. The only problem is you have no idea where you want to go. There are so many places you have wanted to visit, things you wanted to see, cultures you have wanted to experience and people you have wanted to meet.... 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 ...

Family Travel with Kids

Family Travel with Kids

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 19, 2015 in Travel

With holiday seasons fast approaching, you are probably preparing for travel. But family travel with kids can be difficult and frustrating if you let it. Family travel with kids can also be an incredibly fun time. Here are a few tips to making your travel experiences smoother and more fun:... Read More ...

The 2015 Masters Tournament: Your Guide to Augusta

The 2015 Masters Tournament: Your Guide to Augusta

Posted by Ashlee Taylor on March 19, 2015 in Travel

If you’re traveling to the Masters this year, you need to know where to stay, where to grab something great to eat, and what else there is to do while you’re there. Augusta is a great city full of history and culture, and you won’t want to miss these top attractions.... Read More ...

Europe Package Tours

Europe Package Tours

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 2, 2015 in Travel

Many love the independence of setting their own schedule and changing it on a whim. For others, Europe Package Tours are the only way to go. The choices are many; from country specific to whirlwind highlight tours to specialty tours. If you’re planning a trip to Europe this year, consider booking a seat on one of these tours and enjoy.... Read More ...

Expatriate Tax Basics for U.S. Citizens

Expatriate Tax Basics for U.S. Citizens

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 1, 2015 in Travel

The United States is one of the few countries that tax a citizen on their worldwide income, regardless of where the income comes from. Finding accurate, easy-to-understand expatriate tax information is difficult. U.S. citizens will need to file taxes no matter if they reside in Italy, Singapore, or China. Read up on some things that... Read More ...

Dog Sledding in Sweden

Dog Sledding in Sweden

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Set yourself apart from the pack and sign up for a dog sledding trip to Sweden. Your inner adventurer will be fulfilled by mushing through an action-packed getaway in Sweden’s rugged Lapland region. Learn to “mush” with your own team of huskies through forests of pines. ... Read More ...

Culinary Travel in New York City

Culinary Travel in New York City

Posted by Shelby Walton on February 26, 2015 in Travel

One of the best parts about taking a trip anywhere is exploring all of the delicious foods that location has to offer. Whether you are enjoying local delicacies or dining at the finest restaurants, the joy of culinary travel is something to which we can all relate. Undeniably, one of the food capitals of the... Read More ...

Customer Story: 60 Acres, 3300 Years, Four Religions At Karnak

Customer Story: 60 Acres, 3300 Years, Four Religions At Karnak

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the sixth in a series, detailing her experience visiting the Temple of Karnak. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Customer Story: Aswan-Tranquil Temples, No Hassle Markets

Customer Story: Aswan-Tranquil Temples, No Hassle Markets

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the third in a series, detailing her experiences exploring Aswan, the temple of Philae, and the Spice Market. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have traveled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Customer Story: Kom Ombon – the Temple of the People

Customer Story: Kom Ombon – the Temple of the People

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the fifth in a series, detailing her experiences exploring Kom Ombo, an ancient temple dedicated to Horus and Sobek. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Customer Story: Where the Living and the Dead Collide at Luxor

Customer Story: Where the Living and the Dead Collide at Luxor

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the seventh in a series, detailing her experience taking a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Customer Travel Story: Youri Menna Sings in Paris

Customer Travel Story: Youri Menna Sings in Paris

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 26, 2015 in Travel

After wandering around the Latin Quarter of paris, and poking around in various neighborhoods, Marty ended up in front of the famed Opera House. What followed was an expectantly pleasant street performance.... Read More ...

Costa Rica Travel Tours

Costa Rica Travel Tours

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 24, 2015 in Travel

Full of beautiful forests, beaches and wonders, Costa Rica is a dream getaway for anyone. Costa Rica has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, hiking through forests, climbing mountains, or flying through the treetop canopy, you are sure to find something that interests you in this Central ... Read More ...

The Best Carnivals in the World

The Best Carnivals in the World

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 20, 2015 in Travel

Carnivals usually have specific themes and unique attributes. For instance, the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife features some of the best dancing in all the carnivals around the world. Knowing this, you expect that the attendees must love to dance. The big celebration in Venice revolves around an elaborate masquerade, where those in attendance don impressive masks in a bid to win prizes and show off.... Read More ...

Bangkok Thailand Travel Destinations

Bangkok Thailand Travel Destinations

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 10, 2015 in Travel

One of the best parts of travel is experiencing the collision of the modern and ancient worlds. The ability to seemingly travel backwards in time by walking a few blocks is something that can only be experienced in certain places in the world. One of those places is Bangkok. The capital city of Thailand dates... Read More ...

Benefit From Your Kids During Family Vacation

Benefit From Your Kids During Family Vacation

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on February 10, 2015 in Travel

Kids don’t always want to do what adults want to do on family vacations, and adults are not always interested in what kids want to do. Finding the middle ground can help both side of the issue learn more about themselves individually and as a family. Learn from each other While your kids may have ... Read More ...

Backpack in Germany

Backpack in Germany

Posted by Jarred Juett on February 6, 2015 in Travel

Leisurely backpacking around Europe has become the dream of many young Americans. While there are many places to go, some people are drawn to the friendly culture and lively beer gardens of Germany. If you want to backpack in Germany but aren’t sure where to start, check out these suggestions for how to prepare, where... Read More ...

Activities for Your Next Backpacking Trip

Activities for Your Next Backpacking Trip

Posted by Shelby Walton on February 5, 2015 in Travel

When you’re on your next backpacking trip, you might find that you have a lot of free time on your hands. In order to avoid burning out with constant hiking and navigating, it’s always a good idea to have some activities to fall back on. Try these tips and ensure that you stay entertained while ... Read More ...

All You Need to Know About Orienteering

All You Need to Know About Orienteering

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 5, 2015 in Travel

Orienteering is a wilderness navigation race using a map and a compass. Courses can span large areas of diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Participants must use their supplied topographical map and compass to reach specified areas called controls. While many people practice foot orienteering, there are several different types of orienteering, including canoe, car, bike,... Read More ...

J’aime Les Belges: An American Girl’s Day in Brussels

J’aime Les Belges: An American Girl’s Day in Brussels

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on February 5, 2015 in Travel

While my stay in Brussels was short—only one day—the city still managed to convince me that it should never be overlooked. Conveniently located between Paris and Amsterdam, my friends and I decided to make it a stop on one of our weekend excursions while we studied abroad. Here’s what we found.... Read More ...

Prepare for the Unexpected While Traveling in Southeast Asia

Prepare for the Unexpected While Traveling in Southeast Asia

Posted by Abigail Pratt on February 4, 2015 in Travel

What the countless travel blogs on the web fail to highlight are the unexpected illnesses, injuries, or trip interruptions you need to know how to protect yourself against before traveling. The unexpected awaits you in any destination and in Southeast Asia, the unexpected takes on different forms in every one of its countries.... Read More ...

Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Working Overseas: 5 Websites to Find a Job Abroad

Posted by Abigail Pratt on January 30, 2015 in Travel

With the help of the internet, finding a job locally and nationally has been made extraordinarily easy. The same can be applied to finding a job abroad by using the similar research methodologies on internet platforms as you would in your home country. The search for your new job overseas starts with exploring the following six resources to cross the finish line into a new country with your signed work contract in hand.... Read More ...

A Good Girl's Guide To Amsterdam

A Good Girl's Guide To Amsterdam

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on January 20, 2015 in Travel

Judging by the reactions of my older family members and friends, it seems there is a common misconception that young adults only travel to Amsterdam for the party scene and some wild nights. However, for me and my girlfriends, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Behind the stereotypes you’ll find a beautiful and culturally.... Read More ...

Seven Caribbean Destinations for Your Summer Vacation

Seven Caribbean Destinations for Your Summer Vacation

Posted by Derrick Braziel on January 9, 2015 in Travel

The possible destinations for your summer vacation are almost limitless, and when you start reviewing your options, the choice can be difficult. The best way to begin is by deciding on a region of the country or the world that you want to visit. Have you thought about somewhere in the Caribbean? This region offers... Read More ...

5 Lesser-Known Perks of Travel Medical Insurance

5 Lesser-Known Perks of Travel Medical Insurance

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 8, 2015 in Travel

The standard benefits and expectations of purchasing travel medical insurance are fairly easy to presume. Many policies come with coverage for accidents or hospitalizations that occur during international trips, a level of coverage for pre-existing conditions, and... Read More ...

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on January 8, 2015 in Travel

This summer, skip the hectic city vacation and take your family to one of America’s gorgeous and affordable state parks. The following five parks all allow camping and are outstanding for beauty, history, and family entertainment.... Read More ...

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations - Part 2

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations - Part 2

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on January 8, 2015 in Travel

This summer, skip the hectic city vacation and try one of America’s gorgeous state parks for affordable family vacations. In part two of this blog posting, we discuss the Blue Mounds Park in Minnesota, Hocking Hills in Ohio and three other natural treasures.... Read More ...

2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX: Road Racing Returns to Austin

2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX: Road Racing Returns to Austin

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 7, 2015 in Travel

British driver Lewis Hamilton is speeding toward a second FIA Formula One World Championship™ as the attention of the road racing world shifts to Austin, Texas, in early November for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX—a full weekend of racing... Read More ...

2014 World Cup: Food and Drink in Brazil

2014 World Cup: Food and Drink in Brazil

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 7, 2015 in Travel

While you may have ventured to a Brazilian-style steakhouse in your home country, chances are you probably don’t know too much about Brazilian food. That’s in part because the country’s delicious food isn’t as well known internationally as its soccer and music.... Read More ...

Beginner Backpacking Trips

Beginner Backpacking Trips

Posted by Abigail Pratt on November 6, 2014 in Travel

You are no doubt getting excited about your first backpacking trip, or you are at the very least daydreaming about taking a backpacking trip. Either way, it is important to know about the do’s and don’ts of backpacking and how to get started planning that trip. When you begin planning a beginner backpacking trip or begin to consider taking a backpacking trip, you are undoubtedly going to be excited. However, it is important to remember that there are a lot of things to take into consideration and plenty of things you will need to think about.... Read More ...

Reading List: 8 of the Best Travel Books

Reading List: 8 of the Best Travel Books

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on October 6, 2014 in Travel

Reading while traveling is one of the best ways to entertain yourself. Learn a little more about the world by diving into some of the following travel narratives. You’ll get caught up and may be inspired to plan some new adventures after reading any one of the best travel books of all time. This book... Read More ...

Shop 'til You Drop in London

Shop 'til You Drop in London

Posted by Randee Portteus on September 18, 2014 in Travel

Though London is rich in history, sometimes a traveler wants to explore what’s going on today in the city. One way to do this in London is to explore the wide-ranging and exhilarating network of markets. Here are ten to get you started... Read More ...

Planning for International Travel

Planning for International Travel

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on September 10, 2014 in Travel

Brazil may have taken center stage as a travel destination in hosting the World Cup, but it’s just one of the many places international travelers will visit this year. Our new Planning for International Travel infographic showcases 12 of the best countries to visit and helps you plan a trip... Read More ...

Explorer Travel

Explorer Travel

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on August 11, 2014 in Travel

The adventure traveler doesn’t stay in five-star hotels, dine in restaurants requiring a tie and jacket, or hire a chauffeur deliver him to destination hotspots. The adventure traveler plans for a vacation filled with adrenaline-pumping activities, once-in-a-lifetime challenges and scenic vistas. Proper attire, from waterproof boots to impact-resistant sunglasses, is a necessity. In addition, the adventure traveler must prepare prior to the trip by making various lists, packing documents and other potentially life-saving items such as a first-aid kit, rain poncho and quality compass.... Read More ...

Literary Landmarks in Dublin

Literary Landmarks in Dublin

Posted by Randee Portteus on August 5, 2014 in Travel

The capital of Ireland is a city as rich in literature as it is in history. In this post, you’ll learn a little bit about the tradition of literature in Ireland, as well as some of the best places to go to get your literary fix.... Read More ...

Guide to Backpacking Through Europe

Guide to Backpacking Through Europe

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on July 30, 2014 in Travel

Backpacking through Europe is a vacation that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The sights of the Old World combined with travel-friendly countries are attractive to all types of tourists.... Read More ...

Amusement Parks of the United States

Amusement Parks of the United States

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 30, 2014 in Travel

Amusement parks are excellent places to spend time with your family. They can be perfect for a fun getaway for a day, or you can organize an entire vacation around it to really take your time and enjoy the experience. Amusement parks provide fun for people of all ages, but depending on the ages of... Read More ...

Top 5 Alternative Destinations for College Mission Trips

Top 5 Alternative Destinations for College Mission Trips

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 30, 2014 in Travel

Traveling is becoming a growing trend among today’s student population. Most students tend to travel to Western Europe or Australia in order to study abroad in countries that are culturally similar to their homes, but college mission trips offer an exciting alternative to the traditional college student trip. College mission trips take place all over the world similar to study abroad programs. While many missionaries flock to a few typical destinations to work (Haiti and Mexico top many lists for good mission fields), you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to choosing a place to volunteer abroad. If you’re looking for a unique place to lend a hand, consider our top 5 alternative destinations:... Read More ...

Five Tips For Visiting The U.S.

Five Tips For Visiting The U.S.

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on July 29, 2014 in Travel

Traveling to the United States can differ from traveling around your own country, or other places around the world. Like any time you travel, there are things you should consider doing before you leave home, and a few things you’ll want to do when you arrive. Here are a few tips for visiting the USA. ... Read More ...

How To Prepare For Black Water Rafting

How To Prepare For Black Water Rafting

Posted by Jarred Juett on July 29, 2014 in Travel

Invented in the mid 1980’s by White Water rafting enthusiasts from New Zealand, the sport of cave rafting, or black water rafting, has taken the world of spelunking and extreme sports by storm. Whether you’re interested in seeing bioluminescence up close and personal, or simple splashing through quick rapids in the pitch black darkness, black... Read More ...

Snowbird Travel Destinations

Snowbird Travel Destinations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 29, 2014 in Travel

It can be difficult to stay motivated and upbeat during the dreary months of winter. Escaping the freezing temperatures is just one of the many reasons to visit one of these sunny winter travel destinations. Even if you don’t have immediate plans to travel, let your imagination take you on a journey to some of the sunniest winter vacation spots around the world.... Read More ...

Trip Accidents: South America Trip Accidents Infographic

Trip Accidents: South America Trip Accidents Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 29, 2014 in Travel

From the picturesque beaches of Venezuela to the snow-capped summits of Chile, South America holds some of the most beautiful locations in the world and attracts visitors from around the world. Whatever your escapades throughout the continent, whether it’s reading Borges in his hometown of Buenos Aires or racing llamas through Peru, keep in mind that trip accidents may happen. Getting travel insurance can help in the long run if you happen to catch a soccer ball to the face during a Brazil match. This infographic gives you an idea of how much trip accidents abroad could cost you without insurance. Before going south of the equator, check into your insurance options, and try not to get too crazy with your tango moves.... Read More ...

Itinerary for Malaysia: An Asian Adventure Trip

Itinerary for Malaysia: An Asian Adventure Trip

Posted by Jarred Juett on July 24, 2014 in Travel

Known for its iconic blend of three major Asian cultures and vast collection of nature parks, Malaysia offers the perfect destination for your next adventure trip. To help you plan the perfect Asian adventure getaway, we have prepared an itinerary for Malaysia covering the best spots for exploration.... 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 ...

Trip Accidents: Asia Paradise or Peril Infographic

Trip Accidents: Asia Paradise or Peril Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 24, 2014 in Travel

Does your dream trip to Asia include a seven-day hike in the Himalaya Range or a stroll along the Great Wall of China? If your vacation is an adventure or a leisurely journey through paradise, this part of the world can be the perfect place for a vacation. The latest travel hotspots for adventure seekers and loafers are China, Mongolia, Nepal, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. Just be careful, because you never know when mishaps or trip accidents could translate into major medical costs overseas. When you pack your bags, make sure you research international health insurance products such as Atlas Travel® Insurance.... 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 ...

Must-See St. John Beaches

Must-See St. John Beaches

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on July 22, 2014 in Travel

If you’ve read some of my past blogs you know I’m a seasoned St. John visitor. It’s by far my favorite Caribbean destination, in most part because of their legendary beaches. Time is precious on vacations so be sure to make the most of it. Whatever you do, do not leave St. John without experiencing... Read More ...

International Travel Immunizations: An Interactive Guide

International Travel Immunizations: An Interactive Guide

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 21, 2014 in Travel

At HCC Medical Insurance Services, a big part of what we do involves helping international travelers to prepare for their time abroad. One question in particular tends to come up often: What travel immunizations will I need for my trip?... Read More ...

2014 World Cup: The Beautiful Game Returns to Brazil

2014 World Cup: The Beautiful Game Returns to Brazil

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on June 4, 2014 in Travel

The World Cup is returning to Brazil for the first time in 64 years this summer, and with 32 teams playing through a round-robin group and four knockout rounds, there are many games to fit into one month. Because of that, games will be... Read More ...

Amusement Parks Around the World

Amusement Parks Around the World

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 27, 2014 in Travel

The clicking of a rollercoaster as it climbs its way to the top of a towering hill. The delighted screams of children and adults alike as they fly through inverted loops and whip around tight turns. The jolly music streaming from arcade games and fun houses. The sweet smell of cotton candy and caramel corn... Read More ...

Four Awesome Moments in Olympic History

Four Awesome Moments in Olympic History

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 27, 2014 in Travel

Since 1896, the world has seen some pretty awesome moments during the Olympic Games. As countries all over the world gather for friendly competition and rivalry, we all spend a couple weeks, every two years, to celebrate the true athletic greatness that exists around the world. There have been some incredible moments and accomplishments that... Read More ...

Significance and Passing of the Olympic Torch

Significance and Passing of the Olympic Torch

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 27, 2014 in Travel

The significance of the Olympic Torch goes back in history to the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece. According to the old myth, a flame was ignited by the sun and kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games.... Read More ...

Best Parisian Food and Where to Find It

Best Parisian Food and Where to Find It

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on May 9, 2014 in Travel

If you ever get the chance to go to Paris I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the “City of Lights” the second you step onto the sidewalks and are flooded with the delectable smells of French cuisine. That is, if your nose isn’t filled with cigarette smoke first. Let’s be real, you only have a limited amount of time in the city, should you decide to go. So, unless you are moving there and have a lifetime to try every dish in the city, you are going to have to prioritize your meals.... Read More ...

How to Prepare for a Himalayan Base Hike

How to Prepare for a Himalayan Base Hike

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on May 9, 2014 in Travel

Your trip is booked and you’ve bragged to just about everyone you know about your plans to make the hike up to the Annapurna Base Camp. You’re well-informed about where to get the best equipment and you’re anxiously awaiting your journey. However, you must remember that the most valuable equipment... Read More ...

How Your Diet Can Kill Your Backpacking Trip

How Your Diet Can Kill Your Backpacking Trip

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 9, 2014 in Travel

You’re preparing for the trip of a lifetime – backpacking in a third-world country for several weeks. As you plan the logistics of your adventure travel, your friends keep suggesting that you should get travel medical insurance.... Read More ...

Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Caves, Oh My!

Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Caves, Oh My!

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 9, 2014 in Travel

What’s your ideal travel destination? For some, discovering all your home country has to offer is more than enough. Others are content to visit theme parks every opportunity they get. Those who love the outdoors have no shortage of choices. Hiking, rock climbing, skiing – the list goes on and on.... Read More ...

Fun Family Vacation Destinations

Fun Family Vacation Destinations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 22, 2014 in Travel

Summertime means no school, warm weather, and plenty of family time. It also, for many families, means taking a fun family vacation. Of course, not every family vacation turns out as anticipated; we have all been on that trip that just does not go the way we expected, and someone gets upset. But family vacations... Read More ...

How to Sit By the Best Stranger on a Long-Distance Train

How to Sit By the Best Stranger on a Long-Distance Train

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on April 14, 2014 in Travel

Plenty of articles already exist about the types of people you want to avoid on a train. The crying baby, the guy with the small bladder, the hygienically challenged – take your pick. But rather than focus on the people you should stay away from during your ride, consider finding... Read More ...

7 Tips for Overcoming Language Barriers While Traveling

7 Tips for Overcoming Language Barriers While Traveling

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

Traveling around the world can be some of life’s greatest experiences. By visiting new countries and sampling different types of foods and cultures, you gain a greater understanding of our collective global consciousness. In the course of your adventures, it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to occasionally feel intimidated by language and communication barriers. To... 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 ...

How to Prepare for Travel to High-Risk Destinations

How to Prepare for Travel to High-Risk Destinations

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

Travel is an awesome way to meet new people and experience other cultures. Meeting locals in faraway places can give us lasting memories and a new perspective of our own lives. While many destinations are safe and most people aren’t going to take advantage of you, it’s always smart to take safety precautions abroad... Read More ...

How Travel Medical Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

How Travel Medical Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

It’s winter and you’re leaving home for warmer climates. You pack your swimsuit, sunscreen and beach supplies and soon you’re off to a much-needed vacation. Protecting yourself from the risk of illness or injury while you’re abroad is the absolute last thing on your mind. But what would happen to you in the event of... Read More ...

Top 5 International Travel Apps

Top 5 International Travel Apps

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

All travel requires a certain amount of planning. But you want to ensure you’re especially prepared when heading to a different country, where language and cultural barriers may be harder to overcome. Having a full range of mobile tools at your disposal can significantly improve your experience. With smartphones, managing your trip is a more... Read More ...

Top 5 Ladies-Only Trips

Top 5 Ladies-Only Trips

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

You love your family but sometimes you just need to get away and spend time with your girlfriends. Give the kids a hug, your partner a smooch, and head out for one of these 5 re-energizing and rejuvenating ladies-only trips: The Wine Trip – Wineries have popped up all over the world, from Monterey, to... Read More ...

When Using a Travel Agent is Better Than Planning Your Own Trip

When Using a Travel Agent is Better Than Planning Your Own Trip

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

Travel agents once held the keys to the vacation kingdom. But the rise of the internet and the subsequent prevalence of online travel sites has led many to forsake using travel agents altogether. Despite the DIY turn of vacation planning, there are still several occasions when using a travel agent makes sense. Uncertainty: It’s one... Read More ...

U.S. Visa Information

U.S. Visa Information

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on April 4, 2014 in Travel

Visitors come from all over the world to travel in the United States. From short business trips to permanent immigration, most visitors must obtain a visa before entering the U.S. Knowing international travel requirements before embarking on your journey can save valuable time and prevent travel mishaps.... Read More ...

International Golf Travel: Going Beyond Par Infographic

International Golf Travel: Going Beyond Par Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Granted, sometimes you just need to grab your clubs and go; however, you’ve always dreamed of playing in a major tournament. Golf is a tradition of class and skill and you’ve wanted to travel the globe—from South Africa to Scotland to Myrtle Beach N.C., to play the most challenging courses in the world. ... Read More ...

6 Relaxing Holiday Locations to Visit and Do Nothing

6 Relaxing Holiday Locations to Visit and Do Nothing

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Modern living is notoriously demanding. Climbing the corporate ladder can be difficult. Relationships can be complicated. Children can be exhausting. Neighbors are sometimes annoying. Even the traditionally effortless task of watching television can be a chore, with so many channels to choose from and so little time to spend watching them. People deserve a break every now and again, yet even vacations can be stressful and tiring. Provided below is a list of six relaxing holiday locations to visit and do nothing.... Read More ...

Customer Story: The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities – The Eyes of the Boy-King

Customer Story: The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities – The Eyes of the Boy-King

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. This blog post, the second in a series, details her experience in her own words. You can also find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog. If you have traveled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Egypt Travel Story from an Atlas Travel® Insurance Customer | Video

Egypt Travel Story from an Atlas Travel® Insurance Customer | Video

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Allison Carter met with us after her trip to Egypt to share the story of how she fulfilled her dream of participating in a camel ride across the desert. Do you have stories of your summer vacation that you would like to share as well? Post your comments at the bottom of this post.... Read More ...

Exotic Vacation Destinations Infographic

Exotic Vacation Destinations Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

From destinations with the best extreme sports, to cities that host epic parties, this infographic can guide you to your next exotic vacation destination!... Read More ...

Keys to Traveling Abroad with Atlas Travel Insurance

Keys to Traveling Abroad with Atlas Travel Insurance

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

One great opportunity in life is to be able to travel. It gives you a chance to explore distant countries and learn about their histories and cultures. Before you hop on that next plane, consider these Atlas Travel® Insurance keys to traveling abroad:... Read More ...

How to Backpack Around the World

How to Backpack Around the World

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Traveling can be expensive, especially when going abroad. How are you supposed to see the world if you cannot afford renting space in a hotel or resort? The answer is simple if you know how to backpack around the world. Sadly, not many people know of these cost-effective and exciting travel techniques.... Read More ...

Finding the Right Medical Mission Trips for You

Finding the Right Medical Mission Trips for You

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to medical missions trips, there is literally a world of opportunity out there. Surprisingly enough, you don’t necessarily need to be a doctor to travel the world and serve. Whether you’re an accomplished physician, a student in nursing school, or someone with zero medical training, there are plenty of organizations (religious and otherwise)... Read More ...

Mission Trip: Preparing for your Church Group Mission Trip

Mission Trip: Preparing for your Church Group Mission Trip

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Whether you are embarking on your first mission trip or fourth, your trip may only be as successful as the amount of preparatory work you put into planning and organizing. We recently spoke with a former youth pastor and veteran of many international mission trips. He shared these tips on preparing for a group mission trip:... Read More ...

Packing for a Business Trip

Packing for a Business Trip

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Packing for a business trip can quickly become stressful even though few items are usually required for the trip. Forgetting a crucial item such as a tie, heels or a portfolio can cause stress when packing for a business trip.... Read More ...

Packing the Perfect Travel Makeup Kit

Packing the Perfect Travel Makeup Kit

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

When packing for a trip, it’s not uncommon to forget a few things. Your makeup doesn’t have to be one of them. The tips below will help you pack the perfect travel makeup kit.... Read More ...

Say What? Phrases Every International Traveler Should Know

Say What? Phrases Every International Traveler Should Know

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Traveling the world is undoubtedly fun and exciting, but it also can be a little problematic at times. Knowing what, how and when to say a phrase in a foreign language is necessary for avoiding problems, conflicts or hazardous situations that may not be possible to resolve in English. Provided below is a list of five phrases every international traveler should know when they venture abroad.... Read More ...

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 28, 2014 in Travel

If you want to visit the United States, there are several types of tourist visas for the US. For temporary visits, there are three different types of non-immigration visas. There is the visitor visa, the temporary worker visa, and the student/exchange visa. We will look at each type so you can figure out which one is right for your trip to the United States.... Read More ...

Tips For Traveling Internationally With Kids

Tips For Traveling Internationally With Kids

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

One of the best gifts that can be given to children is the opportunity to travel abroad and experience different cultures. Foreign travel affords people of all ages with a view of wider horizons and offers the chance to better understand the conditions and issues that affect the rest of the world. Here are some tips for traveling internationally with kids.... Read More ...

Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance Video

Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance Video

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Sharlene Boodram, Caribbean recording artist, recently met with us to share her story of being sick abroad without travel medical insurance. Have you had a similar experience? Share your story in the comments section below.... 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 ...

Sightseeing in Barcelona: Top Places to See

Sightseeing in Barcelona: Top Places to See

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff Barcelona is a city renowned for its food, people and culture. Sightseeing in Barcelona can mean whatever you want it to mean. The city is rich in architecture and history, but it will also cater to travelers seeking art or music or delicious Spanish cuisine. - See more at: http://www.hccmis.com/blog/page/25/#sthash.G8Hx9bIb.dpuf... Read More ...

Tips on Packing for Travel

Tips on Packing for Travel

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Some people like to pack no more than the bare necessities when they travel. Others like to leave nothing to chance, bringing everything they can carry in case they need it. The best option is somewhere in the middle. When packing for travel, it is important to consider the destination, what it has to offer and then decide what amount of gear is optimal.... Read More ...

 Picture Perfect Vacation: 5 Tips for Better Vacation Photos

Picture Perfect Vacation: 5 Tips for Better Vacation Photos

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Were your vacation photos a little blurry, out of focus, and not so memorable? If so, brush up on your photography skills before taking off on your next adventure. Though your photographs may never grace the pages of a travel magazine, you can get better vacation photos by following these five tips.... Read More ...

Top HCCMIS Blogs for August 2011

Top HCCMIS Blogs for August 2011

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Customer Story: Aswan – Tranquil Temples, “No Hassle” Markets Aswan feels like Africa in a way Cairo does not. The people are darker skinned, the dusty streets are full of buildings painted blue and gold, bony dogs,... Read More ...

 Top Sites for Travel Information

Top Sites for Travel Information

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on March 28, 2014 in Travel

You have blocked the calendar, picked the destination, and purchased the trip. The next step is to learn about where you are going and figure out your daily itinerary. The following sites are great places to kick start your travel information research.... 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 Blogs That Help You Enjoy the World from Your Computer

Travel Blogs That Help You Enjoy the World from Your Computer

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Thanks to the selection of blogs available, there are plenty of temptations to whet a daydreamer’s appetite. Regularly updated travel blogs provide consistent stimulation for those who may wish they were traveling the globe. Whatever the reason for a person’s curiosity, travel blogs can be informative and rich with the flavors found in other parts of the world.... Read More ...

Travel Connections: Utilizing Google Travel Search and the Most Useful Apps

Travel Connections: Utilizing Google Travel Search and the Most Useful Apps

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Recent tech innovations have changed the game when it comes to travel. Now, strangers in a foreign land can be buoyed by a buffet of apps and online resources that help them navigate unfamiliar places – everything from finding the way back to their hotel to finding the cheapest parking or the best hole-in-the-wall restaurant.... Read More ...

Travel Guide for France

Travel Guide for France

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff Traveling in a country like France can be intimidating with all of its world class cuisine, wine, culture, history, and architecture. Where do you even begin planning a trip in such a culturally rich country? We have created this travel guide for France to help you plan your next vacation.... Read More ...

Preparing for Mission Trips to Africa

Preparing for Mission Trips to Africa

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

You’ve just made a huge decision: You’re interested in pursuing potential mission trips to Africa. You know you want to serve, you know you want to experience what Africa has to offer, but where do you begin? There are plenty of ways to go on mission trips to Africa, but you need to stop and think about what you want out of a trip. Use this handy guide to help you get ready for mission work in Africa.... Read More ...

Preparing for Travel: 5 Snowbird Travel Tips

Preparing for Travel: 5 Snowbird Travel Tips

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

As autumn quickly approaches, many snowbirds are preparing for travel to warmer climates to wait out those long, cold winter months. Snowbird travel requires some forethought and planning to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, so we have compiled a few tips to help you travel safely and comfortably on your next snowbird adventure.... 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 ...

Travel Overseas Checklist: 7 Tips for Safe Travel Overseas

Travel Overseas Checklist: 7 Tips for Safe Travel Overseas

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Traveling overseas can be exciting and fun. It also can be filled with problems. As you plan your trip, make sure you are aware of potential problems and add these recommendations to your travel overseas checklist:... Read More ...

Travel Tips for Europe

Travel Tips for Europe

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Whenever you are considering a trip to a new place, it’s always a good idea to do research before you leave home. With that in mind, you are on the hunt for some good travel tips for Europe, and you know that there is a lot of learning ahead of you before you can travel with some idea of what you are doing. We thought we would lend a hand by compiling our own list of easy travel tips for Europe that might help make your European tour more enjoyable and just a little easier to manage.... Read More ...

Traveling Abroad: Four Cultural Customs to Remember

Traveling Abroad: Four Cultural Customs to Remember

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Many a traveler has accidentally committed a faux pas after neglecting to respect an important custom or practice of a particular place or group of people. Respecting traditions abroad shows respect to the people of the country you are visiting. Listed below are four cultural customs from around the world.... Read More ...

Traveling Abroad? Need Help Finding an Agent?

Traveling Abroad? Need Help Finding an Agent?

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Most international health insurance agencies offer services that allow you to get a quote and buy health insurance directly online. HCC Medical Insurance Services (HCCMIS) specializes in international health insurance and was a pioneer in providing these online services to people in need of health insurance while traveling abroad.... Read More ...

Traveling in a Country with a Travel Alert

Traveling in a Country with a Travel Alert

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

What do you do if the U.S. State Department issues a travel alert for a planned travel destination, or a country in which you are already traveling? You will ultimately have to decide whether to cancel your trip, cut it short, or continue it. Here is some information that will help you to make your decision and decrease your risk.... Read More ...

The Benefits of Traveling Spain by Train

The Benefits of Traveling Spain by Train

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

The United Nations World Trade Organization Tourism Highlights study says that Spain is the fourth most popular nation in the world for international tourist arrivals. If you are looking for a way to spice up your travel and try something new, you may want to consider traveling Spain by train on your next vacation.... Read More ...

Working Abroad in Italy

Working Abroad in Italy

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Living and working abroad in Italy is a great experience that can provide both a resume builder and a life-changing experience. It is also becoming a popular destination for professionals to get gainful employment during the recession. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Italy’s unemployment rate was 1% less than that of the United States in 2010,... Read More ...

Warm and Sunny Winter Travel Destinations

Warm and Sunny Winter Travel Destinations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Do you get the winter blues? You may be experiencing the effects of something called Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you suffer from SAD, you are definitely not alone. The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that up to 20% of people in the United States experience at least mild symptoms of SAD. SAD occurs most frequently during winter.... Read More ...

Backpacking in Asia

Backpacking in Asia

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The beautiful countries in Asia offer plenty of opportunities for an incredible backpacking experience. However, for first-time backpackers or backpackers unfamiliar with the area, planning your trip can be daunting. Here are some tips for preparing, suggestions for where to go, and how to save some money while you’re there.... Read More ...

3 Part Checklist for Backpacking Abroad

3 Part Checklist for Backpacking Abroad

Posted by Derrick Braziel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

You are finally going on the backpacking adventure you’ve dreamed about for years. But before you stuff everything into your pack and rush off to the airport, there are a few things you need to take care of. About two or three weeks before you leave, go through this checklist for backpacking abroad, and make... Read More ...

Backpacking Tips and Destinations

Backpacking Tips and Destinations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Where do your trips take you? If you’re more likely to be found rushing down river rapids or climbing bridges than taking guided tours to museums and cafes, you may fall into a special category of traveler: the adventure backpacker.... Read More ...

Best Places to Stay in St. John

Best Places to Stay in St. John

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on March 27, 2014 in Travel

First things first, why go to St. John? I’ve been to my fair share of Caribbean destinations, but St. John wins out every time. I’ve been to Aruba twice, the Cayman Islands, and Mexico, but nothing comes as close to paradise as St. John, USVI. St. John has it all: clear blue water, white sandy... Read More ...

5 Classic Books to Read on Vacation

5 Classic Books to Read on Vacation

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Whether you’ll be spending a lot of time in the passenger seat or you’re just planning to relax over the holidays, you might want a good book to get lost in. My advice: stay away from those paperbacks in the grocery store. Instead, indulge in some lesser-known tales from authors that everyone knows. Here are... Read More ...

Cheap Skiing Deals

Cheap Skiing Deals

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Many people dread the onset of winter. Shorter days, frigid temperatures and frosty windshields can cause people to long for spring. Then there are those who relish winter and all that comes with it. For those people, winter means snow, and snow means hitting the slopes. Winter Sports enthusiast Robbie Williams recently shared with us... 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 ...

City Living and Traveling: Indianapolis

City Living and Traveling: Indianapolis

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Convenience is one major benefit of living in a bigger city like Indianapolis. Shops, convenient stores, and grocers can be found a couple blocks from each other in downtown Indy.  This enables individuals to step out of their front door, turn the corner, and get the ingredients for that amazing balsamic-glazed salmon recipe featured during ... Read More ...

Contract Work Abroad: 5 Cultural Awareness Tips

Contract Work Abroad: 5 Cultural Awareness Tips

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

It’s no secret that creating the most efficient working environment for you and your colleagues takes time and effort. One effective way to improve your experience if you plan to start contract work abroad is by employing a bit of cultural awareness. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you integrate into your new workspace and surroundings if you decide to take up contract work abroad.... Read More ...

Costa Rica, A Honeymoon Haven

Costa Rica, A Honeymoon Haven

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The beautiful country of Costa Rica has been a honeymoon favorite for many years now. With exotic rainforests and pristine beaches, the tropical getaway is a great place to spend those precious first days as newlyweds. There are many cities and resorts in Costa Rica that can provide lasting memories, so be sure to do your research to find your perfect honeymoon location.... 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 ...

Cultural Awareness Tips for Working Abroad

Cultural Awareness Tips for Working Abroad

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Working abroad can be not only a great occupational opportunity, but also a great way to learn about the cultures of other countries. But in order to have a successful overseas working experience, expats must prepare for the possibility of culture shock, or just the challenges that can sometimes accompany living in a new place.... 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 ...

Customer Story: Ramses the Great’s Love Letters

Customer Story: Ramses the Great’s Love Letters

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the fourth in a series, detailing her visit to the temples of Abu Simbel. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and video of Allison describing her ride on a camel in our YouTube Channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Dream Destinations: Iceland

Dream Destinations: Iceland

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to dream destinations, many list grand European cities like Paris or Venice or exotic beach locales like Hawaii or Aruba. Those are great locations, but right now, for me, Iceland tops the list. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen (admittedly from afar) a country as beautiful as this island nation.... Read More ...

Family Travel Abroad

Family Travel Abroad

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The opportunity to experience different cultures and see the world is something that can expand your horizons. Like some great things in life, it can all come to a screeching halt once you have kids. But it doesn’t have to. When looking into family travel abroad, know that your travel style will change, but your... 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 ...

Finding Discounts and Deals on Hotels

Finding Discounts and Deals on Hotels

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Staying in a hotel can be one of the most expensive components of your trip, especially if you don’t know how to take advantage of the many discounts and deals that are out there. Here are some suggestions on how to find the best deals for your hotel stay... Read More ...

Healthy Eating on Vacation

Healthy Eating on Vacation

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

While vacations can provide a much-needed mental break, sometimes they can wreak havoc on our waistlines. It is so easy to indulge in high-calorie foods while relaxing on the beach or walking through the shopping district. We’ve all been there, so here are some tips on how to eat healthily while on vacation.... Read More ...

Hiking in Italy

Hiking in Italy

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The beautiful country of Italy has a plethora of walking and hiking trails for the adventurous traveler. If you’re looking for a great place to get close to nature, consider going to Italy for your next vacation. There are many trails for the amateur, as well as plenty of places for the serious, experienced hikers... Read More ...

Getting Around: A Guide to Transportation in the U.S.

Getting Around: A Guide to Transportation in the U.S.

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

One of the difficulties of traveling to the United States is that getting around once you’re there can be confusing. There are several different types of transportation that are used, and every city is different. Some major cities have excellent subways and trains, while others have extensive bicycle paths. Other cities rely more on personal vehicles and buses. Before you go, it is helpful to know about the different types of transportation that you may encounter. Here are a few of the most common.... Read More ...

Kid Friendly Vacations on a Budget

Kid Friendly Vacations on a Budget

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Planning a family vacation can be difficult process, but planning one on a budget can be even more difficult. However, just because you are planning on a budget does not mean that your vacation cannot be memorable or enjoyable for everyone. Kid-friendly vacations on a budget can be a great experience for your entire family.... Read More ...

Going to Work Abroad? 5 Tips for Meeting New People

Going to Work Abroad? 5 Tips for Meeting New People

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Part of the charm of going to work abroad is getting to know the residents of the country where you decide to work. However, meeting new people when you are working abroad can be challenging. Here are five ways to connect with people while you are employed overseas.... Read More ...

Latest Travel Trends in the U.S.

Latest Travel Trends in the U.S.

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Travel trends change just as quickly as fashion trends, technology trends, and social trends. Just like leather goes in and out of style, our demand in vacation spots, such as Cancun, increases or decreases. One of the most prominent travel trends recognized in history is The Grand tour, which was the traditional trip of the... Read More ...

Great Zoos Around the World

Great Zoos Around the World

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Zoos are a great way to get the family out in the fresh air to have some fun, while enjoying an educational experience at the same time. Although the sizes of zoos vary, most have many kinds of activities to entertain their guests. There are zoos all over the world that offer a fun adventure... Read More ...

Live Local -- It's the Only Way to Travel

Live Local -- It's the Only Way to Travel

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Photo courtesy of Trey Ratcliff. A new service was recently launched in Berlin where travelers can hook up with a local to tour the city and learn how to imbed themselves into the local culture of the German capital. This struck me as one of the greatest travel, and business, ideas I had heard of... Read More ...

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Abu Dhabi has become quite the destination for expats over the last decade. As a beautiful island in the country of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is close to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. Abu Dhabi was once a pearling island and has since grown rapidly as a leading oil foundation in the UAE.... Read More ...

Guide to Events of the Winter Olympics

Guide to Events of the Winter Olympics

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on March 27, 2014 in Travel

There are tons of great events in Sochi at the XXII Winter Olympics. Here are a few events that you may want to watch out for. If you are looking for some great Olympic competition, then look no further than the 2014 ice events. Here is a little more information about the sports. For more... Read More ...

Living Unplugged: Five Worry Free Vacations

Living Unplugged: Five Worry Free Vacations

Posted by Ryan Love on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Rotorua is a city in the north island of New Zealand. It is known for its geothermal activity, most notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa. The Rotorua region has several lakes, and many people spend time fishing, waterskiing, and swimming. Rotorua features several luxury hotels and resorts, as well as several top-of-the-line spas. It has... Read More ...

Packing for Missionary Travel

Packing for Missionary Travel

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Packing for missionary travel is slightly different than packing for a normal vacation. For instance, you might need to pack work clothes and supplies. Depending on where you are traveling to, packing for missionary travel may mean packing clothes that are versatile and made for all types of weather conditions. Check out this list of ... Read More ...

How to Have Fun While Planning a Trip

How to Have Fun While Planning a Trip

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Writer and travel expert Jeanne Ammermuller enlightens us on how planning a trip can be just as fun as the trip itself–if you do it the right way. I planned my first trip in 1982 as a college student heading to a semester abroad. In a pre-internet world, I relied on two resources: and a... Read More ...

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Mission Trips Abroad for Young Adults

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Mission trips are a great way for young adults to have unique experiences in foreign countries while working toward something that matters. Many teenagers go on these trips and have life-changing adventures. So you want to go on a mission trip? But where to start? There’s a few things to consider when thinking about a mission trip.... Read More ...

Packing Tips for Travel

Packing Tips for Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Very few people actually enjoy packing. In fact, most leave that horrible task to the last minute, which can add unwanted stress. Packing tips for travel are all over the Internet, and often these packing tips will provide you will valuable knowledge, but sometimes you have to look at multiple sites to get all the ... 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 Backpack for Travel

How To Pack a Backpack for Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

One of the most difficult parts of backpacking is how to pack a backpack for travel. While that may sound silly, it’s true! It’s tempting to just stuff everything in and hope for the best, but that technique doesn’t work out very well in the long run. Unlike a suitcase, it doesn’t have a nice... 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 ...

Safety and Security During Summer Olympics 2012 in London

Safety and Security During Summer Olympics 2012 in London

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The Olympics take safety and security very seriously. De-Neita Peoples, a student currently studying abroad in London during the 2012 summer Olympics, gives us the inside scoop about the latest news on  security for the Olympics.... 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 ...

The Best 4th of July Fireworks Shows

The Best 4th of July Fireworks Shows

Posted by Ryan Love on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Whether you are preparing to travel to the United States or are already in the U.S., the Fourth of July is a huge time for celebration. The , or Independence Day, is a national holiday in which friends and family gather together in order to celebrate America’s independence. Typically, these gatherings consist of grilling food,... Read More ...

How to “Taste” Napa Valley Without Breaking the Bank

How to “Taste” Napa Valley Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

California’s Napa Valley is known for world-class wines. But the problem is, many wineries charge world-class prices, too. For example, top wineries like Opus One and Far Niente charge $40 – $50 per tasting. Fortunately, there are several ways to save hundreds of dollars (or more) during your time in Napa. As a California native,... Read More ...

The Best Places to Mountain Bike

The Best Places to Mountain Bike

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2014 in Travel

There are many ideal places for mountain biking around the world and, chances are, there is even a trail somewhere close to where you live. However fun this nearby trail might be, is it one of the best trails in the world? The most exciting and enjoyable mountain biking trails feature varying terrain and beautiful scenery. Here are a few of the best places to mountain bike.... Read More ...

The Best Vegetarian Holiday Meals from Around the World

The Best Vegetarian Holiday Meals from Around the World

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

It’s not easy being vegetarian, or feeding a vegetarian, during the holidays. Almost every dish has meat or some animal byproduct. But instead of having just one plate at the Thanksgiving table with a Boca burger, try something new. Here are a few meal ideas to get you started. In India, the holidays Dusshera, which... Read More ...

How To Travel Cheaply

How To Travel Cheaply

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Going on vacation can take a hefty toll on your bank account. However, many travelers don’t know most of the ins and outs to getting the most out of their money. Let’s look at some expensive travel items and ways in which you can get the same luxury experience without the giant price tag.... Read More ...

The Top 5 European Music Festivals

The Top 5 European Music Festivals

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Summer is the most popular time of year for European travel. While many pack their bags to see ancient ruins, gothic castles, and priceless works of art, others make the trek for the opportunity to catch the best in live music.... Read More ...

Tips for Backpacking Abroad

Tips for Backpacking Abroad

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

You are all set to embark upon a thrilling Asian backpacking adventure. You have your tickets and you can’t wait to traverse the exotic terrains of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and India. Before you set out on your trip, there is a lot of preparation to do at home. As important as it is that you ... Read More ...

Tips for Completing the Visa Application Process

Tips for Completing the Visa Application Process

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

So you’ve decided where you’d like to go for your extended stay overseas! You’re excited to start the journey, but you know that there is a lot to do before you board the plane to your destination. Travelling internationally takes careful planning.... Read More ...

Packing Your Backpack for South America

Packing Your Backpack for South America

Posted by Derrick Braziel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

South America is a popular destination for backpackers, and when you consider that the continent is overflowing with rainforests, archeological remains, beautiful scenery, and vibrant cities, it is no surprise. With so much to see and do, adventurous tourists have plenty of unique activities and cultural experiences to choose from. However, preparing for a trip—especially... Read More ...

Sochi Cuisine: Five Foods to Try, Five to Avoid

Sochi Cuisine: Five Foods to Try, Five to Avoid

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling to Sochi, Russia, this year for the Winter Olympics? We’ve got a list of five Russian foods and Sochi cuisine that you’ll definitely want to sample while you are there, along with a list of five foods you should avoid if you’re at all queasy when trying new foods and textures. A Ukrainian beet-based... Read More ...

Planning A Destination Wedding

Planning A Destination Wedding

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Planning a trip to the United States can be very exciting, although the visitor visa process can be daunting. There are a few things that are slightly different when obtaining a visitor visa for U.S. from India, so be sure to read through this process carefully to make sure you follow the directions correctly. ... Read More ...

Top 5 Moments in the U.S. and Russia Rivalry

Top 5 Moments in the U.S. and Russia Rivalry

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

From the Space Race to the Cold War to the Arms Race, Russia and the U.S. have a long history of tension—most notably in politics. But the two nations have also had a fierce rivalry in sports. With this year’s Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia, here’s a quick look at some of the... Read More ...

Planning for Oktoberfest

Planning for Oktoberfest

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Prost! Fall is here and to German traditionalists and beer enthusiasts alike that can only mean one thing: Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a historic and lively 16-day beer festival in Munich, Germany. People travel far and wide to experience Bavaria’s one-of-a-kind celebration, and needless to say, it demands ample preparation. While it is free to attend... Read More ...

Top Destinations for Travel in 2013

Top Destinations for Travel in 2013

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

So it turns out the Mayans were wrong and 2013 will actually happen. Not that we have that squared away, the next question is where to go. Deciding on a destination varies greatly depending on budget, travel experience, travel style and many other factors, but the fact remains that choosing a vacation spot can be... Read More ...

Top Places to Discover in Istanbul, Turkey

Top Places to Discover in Istanbul, Turkey

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on March 27, 2014 in Travel

You might know someone who took a European tour this summer. More often than not, European itineraries consist of the popular few cities: London, Paris, Barcelona, and maybe even Berlin. Why not challenge the “Eurotrip” norm? With one of the world’s largest populations, amazing historical sites, noteworthy shopping, and a lively nightlife, this article should... Read More ...

Sochi Travel Cheat Sheet

Sochi Travel Cheat Sheet

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The Olympics in Sochi, Russia, provide a great opportunity to see one of the most interesting and fun cities in Russia. While you’re there, not only will you be able to enjoy the Olympic Games, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy many experiences unique to Sochi. There’s still time to make last-minute... Read More ...

Preparation for Golf Vacations

Preparation for Golf Vacations

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Golfing with you friends doesn’t always have to be a Friday afternoon routine. Change up your golf routine and try a different course, go with different people, or attend a golfing event.  Marty Muse-an avid golfer and golf fan- has figured out how to keep his golf outings interesting. If you are planning a Friday... Read More ...

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Your bags are packed, flights are booked, and you are ready for vacation. But, before you leave home and start enjoying yourself, have you thought about preparing your home for vacation? You may not have considered it before, but you really do need to take time to prepare your house for your absence.  Below are... Read More ...

Visa Requirements for U.S.A.

Visa Requirements for U.S.A.

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a visitor visa to the United States can be a tricky and confusing process. With these handy tips however, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. While every country’s process is a little different, there are some basic steps that are the same.... Read More ...

Travel to Europe with Kids: Let Her Eat Cake

Travel to Europe with Kids: Let Her Eat Cake

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ~Mark Twain Marty’s Story Travel to Europe with kids can be challenging. But does traveling with your children make you a better parent? One of our customers, Marty Muse, believes it does. ... Read More ...

Travel Together in Europe: An American Serviceman and Wife

Travel Together in Europe: An American Serviceman and Wife

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

After graduating from college, many of John Carroll’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers worked in cubicles. John’s career path was slightly different. He flew F-18s. After 20 years of military service as a Naval Aviator, including flying combat missions in Iraq, John retired from the Marines and secured work in the private sector. But before... Read More ...

Visitor Visa Documents For USA

Visitor Visa Documents For USA

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a visitor visa can be an extremely stressful process: there are rules, restrictions, and regulations regarding almost every step. One area that can be particularly confusing is what documentation you need to bring to your interview. There are two types of documents, the required documents and then the recommended or supporting documents. It can be confusing, but it isn’t as confusing once you know the difference between the two types.... Read More ...

Travel Warning for Burkina Faso Issued

Travel Warning for Burkina Faso Issued

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning for Burkina Faso due to incidents of violence and lawlessness within the country. The Travel Warning states:... Read More ...

Traveling to New Zealand

Traveling to New Zealand

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

One of the best places to visit in the world is New Zealand. An island just southeast of Australia, New Zealand is home to beaches, mountains, lush rainforests, and volcanoes. No matter if you are looking for a relaxing trip or an adventure, traveling to New Zealand will provide you with many opportunities to explore,... 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 ...

Trips for Seniors

Trips for Seniors

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Trips for seniors are in abundance, because the amount of seniors that travel are enough to surprise us. These mature travelers and mature business travelers are what we consider as seniors. It is clear that senior travel is a huge percentage of the U.S. population. Those born before 1946 are referred to as “mature travelers.” ... Read More ...

Work and Study in Indianapolis

Work and Study in Indianapolis

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

While life in Indiana may be cheaper than some other states like New York or California, you will find that work and study in Indiana may still be costly. Whether you need to pay rent, tuition, or other bills; you may find that having a job is a great solution. Not only can you earn ... Read More ...

Types of Missionary Trips

Types of Missionary Trips

Posted by Shelby Walton on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Missionary trips can take you almost anywhere in the world. Before you decide where you want to go for your big service experience, you should consider the kind of work you want to do. Different locations offer different types of experiences. Take a look at these types of missionary trips and find one that is ... Read More ...

Summer Music Festivals

Summer Music Festivals

Posted by Derrick Braziel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

One of the best parts about the summer is enjoying the extra hours of sunlight by hanging out with friends and listening to great music outside. No matter what type of music you enjoy listening to, there is probably a summer music festival out there for you. Festivals happen all over the world and all... Read More ...

Will They Remember Family Trips?

Will They Remember Family Trips?

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

I’m a Dad and I love to travel. My boys are older now (12 & 9) and my wife and I would like to travel with them. That brings up the question parents have been asking for years: If we spend the money for this trip, will they remember family trips?... Read More ...

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Types of Tourist Visas for the US

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

If you want to visit the United States, there are several types of tourist visas for the US. For temporary visits, there are three different types of non-immigration visas. There is the visitor visa, the temporary worker visa, and the student/exchange visa. We will look at each type so you can figure out which one is right for your trip to the United States.... Read More ...

What to Do in London During Summer Olympics 2012

What to Do in London During Summer Olympics 2012

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Massive amounts of people are flooding into London for the summer Olympics of 2012. Many people have tickets to spectate some of the dramatic and eye-catching sports. However, there are still plenty who don’t have tickets and are in town to simply enjoy the energy and bustle of the city during this exciting time. ... Read More ...

Where to Travel in October

Where to Travel in October

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Autumn leaves are frequently looked over when you are traveling through your home town. In order to truly appreciate the beauty of fall and all of the colors that come with it, taking a holiday trip may help you see the wonders of the world with a different perspective. Here are some ideas on where ... 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 ...

Where to Travel in November

Where to Travel in November

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

November is one of the best fall months of the year to travel. Whether you are looking to take your family somewhere for Thanksgiving or simply looking for a weekend retreat, there are plenty of places for you to visit. Many people prefer to take trips over the summer or extended winter breaks, so traveling... Read More ...

Where to Travel in March

Where to Travel in March

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling in March may seem like an odd time to vacation, but in reality there are many unique events that make it a great time to go, especially if the weather in your area is getting you down. From festivals to nature spectacles, as well as off-season bargains, a March vacation can be the experience... Read More ...

What to Pack for Alaska

What to Pack for Alaska

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Taking a trip to Alaska is a great opportunity to explore a new part of the world. Filled with wildlife, natural wonders, and new experiences; Alaska is a world of its own. Whether you enjoy ice fishing, climbing glaciers, or taking a relaxing hike; you are sure to find something worth your time in Alaska.... Read More ...

Where to Travel in January

Where to Travel in January

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

There is a hefty crowd that is tired out from the holidays, but there are also a select few who decide to travel in January. Because of this, you can find some of the best travel deals during this month. You can find airlines selling cheaper tickets just to try and fill the planes. ... Read More ...

Where to Travel in Europe

Where to Travel in Europe

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Traveling to Europe means a lot of new experiences for anyone. No matter how many times you travel in Europe, there is always something new to do and somewhere new to go. Which makes you wonder, “Where should I travel in Europe?” Here are some of the best places to travel in Europe:... Read More ...

Where to Travel in December

Where to Travel in December

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

For some people, snow can bring peace, happiness and joy. For others, it brings the opposite. If you have lived with snow your whole life, it may not even faze you going 40 mph down an icy road. If you ski, you look forward to a fresh layer of powder in the morning. But what... Read More ...

Where to Go for Medical Mission Trips

Where to Go for Medical Mission Trips

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Planning medical mission trips is no small task, and first you’ll have to decide on your destination. There are many options, and narrowing them down can be difficult. Think about which parts of the world you’d like to visit, and the kinds of stressors you can handle. Long work days, unfamiliar living conditions, language barriers,... Read More ...

Featured Customer: London Farewell

Featured Customer: London Farewell

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

De-Neita has done just about everything in London on her “to-do” list, but her main focus right now is her trip to Italy. Starting off in Rome, De-Neita did as much as she could in the time that she had. It is nearly impossible to see all of Rome in a lifetime, let alone a ... 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 ...

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The streets of London are sure to be filled with sports fans from around the world during the Summer Olympic Games of 2012. To help you from getting lost on the streets during the London Olympics, we have put together this short guide for getting around town:... Read More ...

Obtaining a Visitor Visa for U.S. from India

Obtaining a Visitor Visa for U.S. from India

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Planning a trip to the United States can be very exciting, although the visitor visa process can be daunting. There are a few things that are slightly different when obtaining a visitor visa for U.S. from India, so be sure to read through this process carefully to make sure you follow the directions correctly.... Read More ...

Mission Trips to Africa: Where to Go and What to Do There

Mission Trips to Africa: Where to Go and What to Do There

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

One of the most common places for mission trips is Africa. For most of the developed world, mission trips to Africa offer a unique opportunity to experience a foreign culture, encounter strange wildlife, and help communities in great need.... Read More ...

The Top Tools for Travel Groups

The Top Tools for Travel Groups

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Planning a trip for just one person can be a challenge;  however, organizing a trip for travel groups is a considerable undertaking. Besides the organization and logistics, each individual has their preferences – which airline to fly and seat selection, the time of day to travel, taking guided tours rather than planning your own schedule.... Read More ...

Short Term Mission Trips Around the World

Short Term Mission Trips Around the World

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You cannot be away from work, school, or family very long, but you still want to go on a mission trip. That is no problem because many mission trip organizations offer short term mission trips for people just like you!... 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 ...

Tips to Travel Europe on a Budget

Tips to Travel Europe on a Budget

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Traveling can be expensive, and no one likes that. If you are smart about the way you travel, then you can actually save money, which allows you to travel more often or for longer periods of time.... Read More ...

Top 4 Cruise Lines for Couples

Top 4 Cruise Lines for Couples

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 26, 2014 in Travel

It’s wedding season and you’ve narrowed your honeymoon experience down to sailing open waters on a romantic cruise. The next step is to find what cruise lines offer the best cruise for couples. Here are some of the top cruises that will make you fall in love all over again.... Read More ...

Planning a Trip to Europe

Planning a Trip to Europe

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You have decided you want to go to Europe, but there is just one problem: You have no idea how to plan a trip to Europe. You can relax a little bit. Our short guide will give you the stepping-stones that are necessary to turn a huge journey into a manageable checklist.... Read More ...

Planning the Perfect Family Vacations with Toddlers

Planning the Perfect Family Vacations with Toddlers

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Nothing rejuvenates quite like a vacation. The chance to get away from the everyday, relax your mind, and unplug can reinvigorate and refresh your spirit. The opportunity to successfully do so, however, can be a challenge when you have little ones in tow.... Read More ...

U.S. Visitor Visa Application Tips

U.S. Visitor Visa Application Tips

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Applying for a United States visitor visa can be a long and difficult process. Wading through all of the forms and fees only to be rewarded with an intense interview can seem very scary. However, with the help of these handy tips and tricks, you could be breezing through it in no time.... 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 ...

Travel Guide for India: India’s National Parks

Travel Guide for India: India’s National Parks

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

When you think of India, you probably think of deserts, crowded cities, the River Ganges, and a lush bamboo jungle. We have told you about some of the other tourist hotspots of India, in a previous Travel Guide for India post, but did you know that India is home to over 70 national parks?... Read More ...

Travel in Eastern Europe - Finding My Family Roots and Battling Techeniye

Travel in Eastern Europe - Finding My Family Roots and Battling Techeniye

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Last year, Phil headed to Europe. The plan was to visit friends in Italy, then head to Bulgaria and end up in Istanbul, Turkey. Phil ended up in Koper, a small port town in the southwest of Slovenia. Koper is the oldest city in Slovenia and was part of Italy and Yugoslavia before gaining independence in 1991. But none of that was on Phil’s mind as he walked the streets of the city.... 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 ...

Traveling to the 2012 Olympics

Traveling to the 2012 Olympics

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You have watched every Olympic games on your television, but this is the year you want to see the games in person. There is only one small problem. Travel in general is expensive and complicated, and Olympic travel can be even more so.... Read More ...

Where to Travel in February

Where to Travel in February

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The winter months provide great opportunities for you to travel all over the world. Because traditional summer vacation spots are not overly crowded, you can enjoy the beach with far fewer people. However, February is also a great time to go check out those places that get a lot of snow, sit by the fire,... Read More ...

What You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Alaska

What You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Alaska

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The opportunities to experience the state’s natural beauty are seemingly endless. If getting out in nature is your idea of a great vacation, Alaska’s 54 million wild acres, 15 national parks and 6640 miles of coastline has you covered. One of the top sights on the list is the Aurora Borealis, which can be seen very clearly in Alaska.... 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 ...

US State Department Revamps STEP: What it Means to International Travelers

US State Department Revamps STEP: What it Means to International Travelers

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 24, 2014 in Travel

The U.S. State Department has revised its Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to better inform travelers of potential dangers abroad. Provided below is a summary of the updated STEP and what it means to international travelers.... Read More ...

Destinations and Adventures: Unusual Places for Travel

Destinations and Adventures: Unusual Places for Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on February 27, 2014 in Travel

Families pack up their stuff, get the kids in the car, and drive to the obvious travel spots: theme parks, local nature preserves, and other standard destinations. Sure, visiting major cities and tourist attractions is fun, but what about all the other unique destinations and adventures that everyone is missing out on?... Read More ...

After Sochi: Extending Your European Adventure

After Sochi: Extending Your European Adventure

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 17, 2014 in Travel

If you find yourself in Sochi for the Olympic Games, you might as well extend your trip to check out what’s in the area. Here are few places you may want to go if you choose to stick around after the Olympics ends. The financial and political center of Russia, Moscow is one of... Read More ...

Retirement Travel Ideas

Retirement Travel Ideas

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on October 9, 2012 in Travel

Retirement is often called your “golden years,” and they’re called that for a reason: you finally have the time and freedom to do the things you have always wanted to do, and go to the places you have always wanted to see. Traveling as a senior may not seem like it would be much different from any other part of your life, but you may be surprised at some of the differences.... Read More ...

International Travel Accidents Infographic

International Travel Accidents Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on August 15, 2012 in Travel

If you’re planning an international trip, be aware of various potential hazards that exist in some of the top destinations around the world. Whether it’s a case of food poisoning, sports adventure accidents, or any other accident or medical-related emergency, it’s better to be cautious.... Read More ...