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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 ...

Tips for Tourist Visas for the US

Tips for 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 ...