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US Department of State Assistance 15 Apr 2016

Did you know that you can register your international travel plans with the US Department of State free of charge?  Benefits of enrollment include…

  • Receive safety information about the countries to which you are traveling
  • Help the US Embassy contact you in an emergency involving a natural disaster, civil unrest or family emergency
  • Facilitate family and friends getting in touch with you in an emergency

Simply go to https://step.state.gov/step/ and enroll before your next adventure!

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How Much Will Foreign Currency Cost While I Am Traveling? 15 Mar 2016

Plan your cash needs for foreign travel and check what the currency rate is before your travels by going to: http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/ (also available as a smartphone app).  Other helpful apps include GlobeConvert and World Currency Converter.   Your local bank will add a fee so only take enough foreign cash to handle your initial needs. Your best conversion rate is at an ATM machine at your foreign destination.

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How Soon Should a Passport Be Renewed? 15 Feb 2016

The US Department of State is expecting a record number of passport requests this year – new and renewals. Processing time is currently running about six weeks.  Avoid costly expedite fees and submit your renewal in plenty of time.  As a reminder, more and more countries are requiring that passport expiration dates be valid for at least six months beyond your ending travel date.  You can easily renew online at:
US Department of State

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Health Information While Traveling 15 Dec 2015

Looking for a quick source for vaccination and medicine advice while traveling abroad? Or, ever wonder what you should not eat in a foreign country? The Center for Disease Control has developed two free useful apps you may want to download on your smartphone: CDC TravWell and CDC, Can I Eat This? Feel well during your vacation!

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