Some helpful hints and links that be helpful to you as you travel:
It is the traveler(s) responsibility to obtain the necessary documents required to allow you entry into each foreign country you're visiting. Some links pertain to but not limited to, passports, visas, criminal record/DUI, traveling with a minor, and much more.
+ Security measures and requirements for air travel + First Time Passport Applicants + Learn About your Destination + Traveler's Checklist + Criminal Record Check--Can I Travel Abroad with a Criminal Record? + Embassy and Consulates Directory +Traveler's Check List + Prescription Medicine: It is recommended that all prescription medicines be kept in their original bottles and only enough to be consumed while traveling. A printout from your pharmacy for all prescriptions, stating their use is recommended. + Passport Expiration: Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond your expected return date. + Traveling with a minor: If one or more parents are not traveling with a minor, you should travel with a Consent to Travel' form for that minor. Also, you should travel with a medical authorization form if you do not have parental or guardianship rights to make medical decisions should the situation arise. These can be drafted by an attorney, found online, and must be notarized. +TSA regulations + Real ID & Air Travel Information + You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3 ounces each item. + All shoes, jackets, hats, scarves, hoodies (if over a t-shirt) must come off. All items must come out of your pockets, no exceptions. If traveling with a laptop, it must come out of the case, and put in a bin to go through screening by itself. + You will have immigration and customs forms to fill out upon entering the country and when returning back to your country. These forms will be handed out on the plane, so be sure you have an ink pen readily available to fill these out. + PASSPORTS MUST BE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE! You can be denied boarding if your passport is bent, torn, soiled, stained, etc. It is solely up to the TSA agent who screens your passport to make this decision. We cannot predict what different TSA agents may or may not choose to deem a damaged passport. + Refer to your specific airline for their baggage fees, food costs, beverage costs, priority boarding costs, preferred seating cost, etc. You may get a discount on baggage fees if you pre-pay for them online prior to your departure. It is your traveling First or Business Class on an airline, most of these fees are waived. + Most airlines do not handle cash when flying for the extras such as food and drink. This information is also on the airlines website and should be noted. Most will only accept credit cards, but it will vary. + It is important to know that IF you have transfers included in your package, please locate your representative. Representative information is on your travel documents) and do not accept offers from anyone other than your representative. + If you are travelling to an All-inclusive resort, your food and drinks and your taxes and gratuities are already included. Extra charges you may incur would be for things such as the spa, motorized water equipment specialty food items, vending machines and such. You will need a credit card to check in upon arrival to cover any of these extra charges you may incur. + It is important to travel with a photocopy of your passport in another location than where you keep the original. Be sure all luggage is tagged and labeled with your name and address. + Keep your luggage tag receipts from the airline in case your luggage is lost or delayed. + If you need assistance boarding the aircraft, please see the desk attendant at your gate once you have gone through security. They will give you your pre-boarding pass for assistance. + If you are traveling with a wheelchair or strollers or anything that must be stowed after you board the aircraft, see the gate attendant and get your item tagged for storage once you have boarded the plane. + Credit Cards: Be sure and contact your credit card companies before you leave. Notify them of the countries you will be visiting in order to eliminate your card being declined! + Cell Phone Service: Contact your cell phone company provider to review charges should you use your phone while abroad/out of the country. Some providers have different plans for long distance calling, texting, etc. + Do NOT forget to check-in online with your airline within 24 hours of departure. You can pre-pay bags, confirm your flight times, etc. + Tips to Help Avoid Timeshare and Travel Club Scams 1. Take the material home 2. Typically, prizes or incentives come with fine print. Read it. 3. Read the contract and have it reviewed by an attorney. 4. If the presentation is too high pressure, leave. 5. Do research and educate yourself. 6. Use common sense when considering the discounts offered by companies. Many times these offers are extremely difficult to obtain. 7. To ensure that your vacation time is being enjoyed as much as possible we suggest that you "JUST SAY NO."
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