Archive for Travel Tips
Is Your Passport Ready For Travel? 15 Jul 2014
If you are planning to travel abroad in the next few months or year, take a quick look at your passport to make sure it is adequate for your travel. Does the expiration date and number of blank pages fulfill the visiting country’s requirements? Normal processing time for renewals and new applications is currently taking about 4 to 6 weeks, but expedited services are available through US Passport Processing Centers or designated private courier services. An easy-to-understand guide can be found at uspassporthelpguide.com.
Why Is Travel Insurance Important? 15 Apr 2014
Update On Foreign Currency Conversion Fees 15 Mar 2014
Ever surprised after returning home from your international trip by what your credit card company charges for converting foreign currency to US dollars? This can add up to a hefty sum of money and can be avoided. Some card issuers such as American Express are now waiving this fee for their Platinum cardholders, as well as others like Capital One. A few other banks also waive this fee for their preferred cardholders. It may pay to check your bank’s policy before leaving home.
How Do I Know If I Need A Visa For Travel? 15 Feb 2014
How will the recent American Airlines/US Airways impact your travel? At the present time, they will continue to operate as two separate airlines with two separate mileage or loyalty programs. US Airways will leave Star Alliance on March 30, 2014, however, and join American’s alliance at OneWorld. If you are a US Airways frequent flyer, this may impact which airlines you fly as the partner airlines will change. For more details, you may want to visit their website at http://www.aa.com/i18n/findYourWay/faqs.jsp#8.