3 new travel websites give travelers easier access to specials, packages,

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3 new travel websites give travelers easier access to specials, packages, deals

Three new websites give travelers more ways to connect with travel specials and deals.

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Touristlink.com uses social networking to connect travelers with local travel providers

Touristlink.com. a social network connecting travelers with local travel providers, announces new trip planning features set to launch in January of 2013. Travelers will be able to broadcast upcoming trip plans and then receive personalized offers from local travel businesses.

When a traveler publishes his trip plan it will be forwarded to relevant locals who can then pitch the best local travel deals that fit the travelers taste and interests. Travel business owners get a new marketing avenue by being able to pitch discounts on hotels, restaurant coupons, day trips, taxi services and more directly to interested travelers.

It’s easy enough to find hotels online but travelers looking for transport and activities have fewer options. Touristlink aims to solve this problem by bridging the gap between local travel businesses offering these service and the travelers who need them. Simplicity is the key to Touristlink’s new features that enable travelers to post a trip plan in seconds.

To get started travelers are only required to enter a location and a date or range of dates. Once a trip plan is posted local travel businesses are alerted and can contact the traveler personally with enticing offers.

One problem with social trip planning tools is that to be successful they require a certain amount of participation. Visitors don’t want to see empty pages and providers making offers want some positive business response. Although the site launched a year ago the Touristlink team waited for over a year to get sufficient traction before announcing plans to launch this product.

Since the site launched in October 2011 it has signed up over 5,000 local travel businesses, many of whom are offering their own deals on the platform. In addition, according to rankings on Alexa.com the site is now one of the largest social networks for travel.

Touristlink is a social marketplace for travel that lets travelers get to know firsthand the local behind the tour they are planning or the small hotel they want to stay. Travelers tired of generic tour offerings can get unique trip ideas and offers direct from local providers as well as see reviews and recommendations of the same provider from other travelers.

Businesses benefit in that they get additional online exposure and can access a host of tools to help them engage customers on traditional social media platforms. It’s a great resource whether you want to get off the beaten path or just want to plan your own trip. Touristlink is managed by GotripIndia and has versions in both Spanish (es.touristlink.com ) and Portugese (Touristlink.com.br ).

Travelope.com aggregates best vacation deals and packages from around the web

Travelope.com brings the latest deals from around the web to the user with the click of a button. A real-time website aggregator, it provides online customers with convenient access to airline, hotel, and car rental services. Organized by hotel, airfare, vacations, cruises, or rental cars, the site makes it easy for online customers to browse. Online shoppers can also search for the best deals based on price, location, or popularity.

Travelope.com lists all of the hottest and most up-to-date vacation packages, deals, and discounts from today’s most popular daily deal and travel websites including JetSetter.com, Groupon.com, and Bloomspot.com, making it a one stop-shop for online consumers. With an easy-to-navigate interface, the website provides convenient access to airline, hotel, and car rental services. Organized by hotel, airfare, vacations, cruises, or rental cars, the site makes browsing the internet for the best deals with the click of a button.

“Looking through hundreds of travel sites can take hours to find the best deals, and most online shoppers just do not have that extra time to spare. We created Travelope.com as a way to help online shoppers simplify their travel plans by visiting one website,” says Denise Hitch, Vice President of Marketing. “This new website will let online shoppers find and book the best hotel, airfare, or cruise packages whether they are at work, in the car, on the couch, or in their kitchens.”

Some of the best travel deals include:

Trip to sunny Cancun beginning at $93 per night from BookIt.com

Weekend to Las Vegas beginning at $109 from Expedia.com

8-night vacation to Phuket, Thailand beginning at $1,099 from LivingSocial.com

5 night yoga retreat in Hawaii at $759 from Groupon.com

4 star beach stay in Sardinia at $626 from SecretEscapes.com

Travelope.com also offers the Week’s Best in Travel tool where online consumers can sign up for email alerts. This tool helps visitors stay on top of the latest travel deals and offers as well as features our editor’s top travel packages and vacation destinations of the week.

Based in New Jersey and launched in 2012, Travelope.com takes the frustration out of traveling for online consumers. Travelope.com is a traveler’s online companion. With the click of a button, online shoppers can see the week’s hottest travel deals and packages for destinations around the world. For more information about today’s hottest travel deals, visit Travelope.com. Like us on Facebook.com and join the travel conversation on Twitter.com.

TravelFlyers.com launches new discount travel website

Travelers will soon have a new website to search for hotel specials and travel packages.

www.travelflyers.com. launching in February, is a new website where travel trade partners can list travel deals at no monthly cost, which in turn enables travelers to search for travel deals in an easy and simplified way.

Travellers have free use of the website and have the option to search for hotel deals, travel packages, last minute deals and also by means of using a map, displaying the three options available to them based on their geographical location.

“Our goal was to add value to both the traveler and the trade, providing the trade with a sustainable platform to constantly offer deals to travelers.” said Bertus Floor, Managing Director of TravelFlyers.com. “The website took extensive research, planning and development over a period of 5 years and we are glad about the release of the beta website to the trade”, Floor added. The official launch date for the public is set for February 1, 2013.

Travelers can also browse through accommodation for world events, like a Grand Prix or Olympic games, as well as for unique experiences. Once travelers have found the deal they want they can choose their options and securely book online immediately.

With all the travel websites currently available, the developers of TravelFlyers.com said they recognized the need in the market for a classifieds-type ‘specials only’ website that would give travelers the ability to browse both long and short term travel specials.

In the near future, the site has plans to add mobile version of the site, reviews, user galleries and videos.

Representatives of hotels and travel agencies can learn more here: http://www.travelflyers.com/get-listed-on-our-site.html .





16/11/2017

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Travel Insurance to USA: Travelers – Visitors to America Compare Shop

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Buy Travel Insurance to USA

Why US Travel Insurance?

» Prevent financial strain paying for medical bills.

» Cover unexpected medical expenses due to sudden accidents, illness, or tragedy while staying overseas.

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Benefits of travel health insurance in USA

Visitors to USA and non US residents visiting USA are advised to be covered by travel insurance to prevent large bills related to the treatment of unexpected illnesses and injuries. The benefits would include the following:

  • Hospital, Clinical, and Doctor s fees
  • Dental Fees
  • Costs of Prescription Drugs
  • Emergency Medical Need/Ambulance Services
  • Repatriation of Mortal Remains
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

These insurance plans for USA travelers and non-US residents visiting USA can be bought prior to or after the start of travel. They can be bought for a period of time anywhere between five days to three years. Most of our plans for US coverage feature direct payments to certain hospitals and doctors. Many allow you to choose deductibles ranging from $0 to $2500.

Companies offering US travel Insurance

Our plans for US travelers going overseas, and non-US residents visiting America are underwritten by some of the best insurance carriers which have high A.M. ratings; such companies include AIG, Nationwide, and Lloyds. A.M. ratings are provided by A.M. Best, an independent company.

With claims being settled in USA itself, non-US residents and citizens visiting USA have much to benefit by being covered by travel insurance in USA. Our claims and customer support teams also have noteworthy experience servicing visitors.





13/11/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Puerto Rico (U. S. ) –

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Puerto Rico
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.




23/09/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Costa Rica – Traveler view #travel

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Costa Rica, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).

There is no risk of yellow fever in Costa Rica. The government of Costa Rica requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Costa Rica. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





23/09/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Thailand – Traveler view #flights #tickets

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

When traveling in Thailand, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Thailand, see malaria in Thailand.

Although rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Thailand, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends this vaccine only for these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Thailand
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Thailand. The government of Thailand requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Thailand. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





23/09/2017

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Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This

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Priceline.com Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This Thanksgiving And Christmas

NORWALK, Conn. Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans not staying home for the holidays are gladly giving up their traditional seat by the fire for sun and sand, according to the latest data analysis from priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN]. The brand recently looked at thousands of sold airline tickets for the upcoming holidays to see where residents across the country will be headed this season.

The number one out-of-state destination this Thanksgiving and Christmas is Florida. with California coming in as a close second. Travelers on the East Coast are heading south, and Midwest states are heading further west. Additionally, warm weather states are heading for colder weather and cold weather states are heading for warmer weather, such as Floridians flying to New York.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas being two of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Americans will be flying to visit friends and family, or to escape to a tropical resort for the holidays, said Brigit Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Air and Vacation Packages at priceline.com. Priceline.com has airfare deals on last-minute flights to get travelers where they need to be and at savings up to 40% off retail rates.

Here is an overview of where travelers are flying out-of-state for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Thanksgiving : Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Nov. 20 th and Nov. 27 th. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 19 states.
  • Travelers on the East Coast from New York. Vermont. Maine and Massachusetts will be heading down south to Florida .
  • Travelers on the West and Midwest from Washington. Colorado. Arizona and Nebraska will be heading further west to California .

Christmas: Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Dec. 19 th and Dec. 31 st. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 25 states.
  • New York is the most popular destination for residents in only 4 states, including Arizona. Florida. Louisiana and South Carolina. which means that they will be trading in their sandals for snow boots this holiday.
  • New Yorkers are the most international travelers as four of their top destinations include Asia. South America. the Caribbean. and Europe .

For more information on priceline.com, visit www.priceline.com/media/ or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or Express Deals , where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.





06/09/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Belize – Traveler view #travel #to

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Belize, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to Belize
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Belize. The government of Belize requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Belize. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

Although the risk of malaria is low in Belize, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. Some travelers to certain areas who are at higher risk for complications from malaria (such as pregnant women) may need to take extra precautions, like antimalarial medicine. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Belize, see malaria in Belize .





29/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Canada – Traveler view #travel #industry

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




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Health Information for Travelers to Israel, including the West Bank and

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Although rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Israel, including the West Bank and Gaza, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends this vaccine only for these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Israel, including the West Bank and Gaza
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

West Bank and Gaza: Although information on disease risks in these areas is lacking, travelers to these areas should strongly consider getting a typhoid vaccine. You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water. Typhoid vaccine is not necessarily recommended for travelers whose itineraries are limited to Israel.





29/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Spain – Traveler view #flights #cheap

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




28/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Turkey – Traveler view #weather #travel

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Turkey, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to Turkey
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

Although the risk of malaria is low in Turkey, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. Some travelers to certain areas who are at higher risk for complications from malaria (such as pregnant women) may need to take extra precautions, like antimalarial medicine. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Turkey, see malaria in Turkey .





28/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Italy, including Holy See and Vatican

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




28/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Madagascar – Traveler view #hotel #travel

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Madagascar. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

You may need a polio vaccine before your trip to Madagascar.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Madagascar, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to Madagascar
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Madagascar. The government of Madagascar requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Madagascar. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





28/08/2017

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Tips for LGBT Travelers. #travel #south #america

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What You Need to Know to Plan Your Next Getaway

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When planning a trip, some travelers enjoy the flexibility of having a travel guide on-hand to highlight important travel tips and must-see sights. Damron and Spartacus travel guides are our picks for top gay travel resources; both are chock-full of gay-owned or gay-friendly destinations, accommodations, restaurants, bars and more.

Damron. a popular travel source since 1964, publishes the Men’s Travel Guide and Women’s Traveller each year. Damron lists thousands of gay-friendly businesses in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Asia. Accommodations, bars, bookstores, gyms and a calendar of events are just some of the info you’ll find inside these guides. Damron also has a travel app. Gay Scout by Damron is available for travelers who enjoy sightseeing and exploring without carrying extra weight.

The Spartacus International Gay Guide is another annual travel guide for planning your gay getaway. Spartacus, much like Damron, also has other guides that travelers can purchase, including the International Hotel Restaurant Guide. This comprehensive international travel guide is sometimes difficult to find at US bookstores because it’s published by a German company.

Even though we suggest LGBT travelers check Damron and Spartacus travel guides and their websites, we also suggest looking at more familiar brands, such as Frommer’s. Shermans Travel and Lonely Planet. These travel guides offer great general information, but in most cases, also provide insightful travel tips for “friends of Dorothy.” So you really can’t go wrong with picking up a mainstream travel guide.

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23/08/2017

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How to Get a Travel Visa #travelers #visa


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How to Get a Travel Visa

A visa is a stamp or sticker placed in your passport. (Photo: passeport image by Loic LUCIDE from Fotolia.com )

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The United States doesn t require that US citizens have a visa to travel to other countries; however, it may be required by the country to which you are traveling. It s important to check what documents are required before planning any international travel so that you are not deported, and your passport is not confiscated.

Step 1

Research whether or not you need a visa to travel to the country you d like to visit. The US Department of State has a complete list of countries, and the entry/exit documents required for travel. Check the US Department of State s website to view the list. You can also contact the US embassy or consulate for that specific country via phone.

Step 2

Obtain a passport. In order to receive a visa a passport is required. The time you have the passport before a visa is issued varies, depending on the country to which you wish to travel. However, there are numerous countries that require you to have a passport at least six months before a visa is issued.

Step 3

Obtain the information you need to apply for the visa. This information can be obtained by either calling the embassy or consulate, or by visiting the foreign embassy s website. If obtaining the information via the Internet, print the application.

Step 4

Fill out the application and prepare the other items you need. In addition to filling out the visa application, you are required to pay for the visa. Some countries also require a self addressed stamped envelope to be included, so they can mail your visa back to you.

Step 5

Mail or hand deliver the required documents to the appropriate foreign embassy or consulate. The address to mail documentation is located on the embassy or consulate s website. However, some countries require the documentation to be hand delivered, and will not accept applications by mail.

Tip

  • Some countries require the visa application be hand delivered to the embassy. If you can’t do this personally, a travel agency can do it for you.

17/08/2017

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World – s cheapest cities for budget travelers in 2015 –

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130 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2015

We have all heard that some parts of the world are cheap to visit while others are expensive but most people have a hard time quantifying any more precisely. That s why Price of Travel launched our Backpacker Index numbers for cities all over the world in late 2010. Now totally updated in its 5th year, below you ll find all major destinations around the world ranked by price for backpackers.

More specific information can be found by clicking on the regional articles just below, or by clicking on the individual city names in the main list.

There were some major changes on the list this year, mainly due to large swings in currency in much of the world. Compared to the US Dollar, all European currencies weakened, as did the Canadian Dollar, while most Asian currencies hovered around the same level all year. Once again, Asia dominates the cheap part of the list with the first 7 spots, while Europe dominates the expensive part at the bottom.

Detailed information available by region

What the prices below mean

There is a longer explanation of the Backpacker Index on each of the regional pages, but the short version is that we found the price for a group of things for each destination, and then translated that into US dollars in late January 2015. While this data is meant for backpackers and budget travelers, the proportions will be nearly identical, so the list should also be useful to those with more money to spend.

For each city this daily total includes:

  • A dorm bed at a good and cheap hostel
  • 3 budget meals
  • 2 public transportation rides
  • 1 paid cultural attraction
  • 3 cheap beers (as an entertainment fund )

Backpacker Index: 130 global destinations for 2015





16/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Iceland – Traveler view #one #stop

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




08/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Australia – Traveler view #travel #affiliate

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

Depending on what time of year you are traveling, you may need this vaccine if you are visiting certain remote areas of Australia for more than a month, or if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors in those areas during a shorter trip. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in Australia .

Rabies is present in bats in Australia. However, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).

There is no risk of yellow fever in Australia. The government of Australia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Australia. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





05/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to South Africa – Traveler view #london

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

When traveling in South Africa, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in South Africa, see malaria in South Africa.

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in South Africa, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to South Africa
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa. The government of South Africa requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for South Africa. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





05/08/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Mauritius – Traveler view #taiwan #travel

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies is present in bats in Mauritius. However, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).

There is no risk of yellow fever in Mauritius. The government of Mauritius requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Mauritius. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





05/08/2017

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5 Games for the Road: How to Pass the Time With

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5 Games for the Road: How to Pass the Time With Nothing But Your Fellow Travelers for Entertainment

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Bus and train trips, flights, delays in airports and train stations, hostels without TV or much light; the list of situations where a traveler has time to kill is long. That’s right — travel is not always exciting. There will be dull downtimes, and you may not always be able to read a good book. play road trip bingo, do crossword puzzles, or doodle in your journal .

That’s when you need a good repertoire of games to spontaneously play with your fellow travelers. Some will be popular games that you can find online and long-forgotten games from your childhood, and you might be surprised just how necessary they’ll be — and how much fun you’ll have — when you want to fill some of those inevitably empty hours on the road.

A quick confession: I’m a bit of a game geek anyway, and an English teacher to boot, so I’ve been known to start these games even at parties. But I promise that they have all been road tested on a real road, somewhere in Tunisia, Finland, Canada or Germany or any place where I was bored and without a book.

#1 I Spy

You’ve probably all played I Spy a long time ago, but I recommend dredging it back up from your long-term memory. If you can’t, it starts off like this: “I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with A”, and the other players have to guess what object you can see. I’ve played this in hostels (especially those hostel living rooms that have trinkets from all over the world gathering dust there), on train rides and in planes, but it didn’t work too well in the desert. “I spy sand.”

How to play: I like to limit each person to three or four guesses. Otherwise, they’ll exhaust every item in the room that starts with “B” and you’ll soon run out of objects to use. I also like the jet lag variation — play it in a dark room at night when you can’t sleep because your body’s on some other clock, and see if you can actually remember what’s in the room around you.

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#2 Donna’s Alphabet Game

This is not the official name, but it’s the way I like to remember it after my old school friend Donna got a car load of us playing this on a stop-start motorway in southwest England. It’s simple, as long as you’re traveling on a road with signs (and even better, advertising) and these signs use our alphabet. Don’t try it in the western provinces of China, for example.

How to play: Logically, Donna’s Alphabet Game starts with A. Be the first person to spot the letter “A” in a sign and yell out the word: “A is in motorwAy!” Continue with B and get right through to Z. It sounds easy, but there will be a few tricky letters, and if you’re playing in a non-English speaking country then pronouncing the words will be a lot of fun, too. The way we play, there’s no winner — anybody can scream out the next letter when they see it — but natural competitiveness spurs everybody on anyway.

#3 Stadt, Land, Fluss: City, Country, River

This game has a German name because my German friends taught it to me — which is also perhaps why it always strikes me as being a bit intellectual, but still a lot of fun. It’s also a highly appropriate game for travelers to play because their geographical knowledge should be a bit better than average.

How to play: Choose three or four categories like the names of a city, country, river or lake. To be honest, I’m terrible with rivers so I always change the river category to something completely different — often food, because I like to talk about food. Take it in turns to challenge another player to think of a city, country and river all starting with a particular letter. If your friend challenges you with “D”, for example, you can win by getting out Dubai, Denmark and Danube in under sixty seconds — or whatever time limit you and your bored mates decide on.

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#4 Twenty Questions

An oldie but a goodie, and you can make it topical by restricting the choice of “What am I?” to be something related to the region in which you’re traveling. I did have a friend, though, who would choose objects like “pyramid” while traveling through Egypt or “chocolate” in Switzerland, and then we could have made it just two questions rather than twenty.

How to play: Someone chooses an object, and everyone else asks them questions about it, but the only permitted answers are “Yes” or “No”. (Or in my rules, “irrelevant”, if I think saying yes or no will send the guessers along a completely wrong path I like to play fair!). If you’re playing with a group, whoever guesses the item correctly can choose the next word.

#5 For RTW Trippers: Kalgoorlie, Balladonia

I think it was my father who started this game when our family took a driving holiday across Australia. We were gone about two months and my sister and I, being about ten and twelve years old, needed a lot of entertainment.

How to play: This game only works with your traveling companions, and only on long trips. It’s more of a challenge than a game, but it always works for me. Simply start with the name of the town you stayed in first. On our trans-Australia trip, it was the gold mining town of Kalgoorlie. You then try to name every other town you’ve stayed in, in chronological order. My sister and I were experts at this all those years ago, but today I can only remember the first and second stops.

There are tons of other word and guessing games you can play in those bored moments of travel, and you can adapt these games with endless variations, too. And while it might seem like just a way to kill time, playing games like these is something I really love about traveling. It’s almost as if we don’t give ourselves permission to have that kind of fun if we’re at home in our “real lives”.

Anyway, I’m very keen to learn some new games, too, so leave your favorite travel game tips in the comments. I promise to road test them soon.





31/07/2017

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Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This

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Priceline.com Analyzes Airline Tickets To Reveal Where Travelers Are Flying Out-of-State This Thanksgiving And Christmas

NORWALK, Conn. Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Americans not staying home for the holidays are gladly giving up their traditional seat by the fire for sun and sand, according to the latest data analysis from priceline.com, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN]. The brand recently looked at thousands of sold airline tickets for the upcoming holidays to see where residents across the country will be headed this season.

The number one out-of-state destination this Thanksgiving and Christmas is Florida. with California coming in as a close second. Travelers on the East Coast are heading south, and Midwest states are heading further west. Additionally, warm weather states are heading for colder weather and cold weather states are heading for warmer weather, such as Floridians flying to New York.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas being two of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Americans will be flying to visit friends and family, or to escape to a tropical resort for the holidays, said Brigit Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Air and Vacation Packages at priceline.com. Priceline.com has airfare deals on last-minute flights to get travelers where they need to be and at savings up to 40% off retail rates.

Here is an overview of where travelers are flying out-of-state for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

Thanksgiving : Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Nov. 20 th and Nov. 27 th. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 19 states.
  • Travelers on the East Coast from New York. Vermont. Maine and Massachusetts will be heading down south to Florida .
  • Travelers on the West and Midwest from Washington. Colorado. Arizona and Nebraska will be heading further west to California .

Christmas: Represents flights booked on priceline.com departing between Dec. 19 th and Dec. 31 st. 2015.

  • The most popular out-of-state destinations are Florida and California .
  • Florida is the most popular destination for residents in 25 states.
  • New York is the most popular destination for residents in only 4 states, including Arizona. Florida. Louisiana and South Carolina. which means that they will be trading in their sandals for snow boots this holiday.
  • New Yorkers are the most international travelers as four of their top destinations include Asia. South America. the Caribbean. and Europe .

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Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or Express Deals , where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.





30/07/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Canada – Traveler view #taiwan #travel

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




24/07/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Bermuda (U. K. ) – Traveler

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




24/07/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Ecuador, including the Gal – pagos

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

Health recommendation: Yellow fever is a risk in certain parts of Ecuador, so CDC recommends the yellow fever vaccine for travelers 9 months of age or older to these areas.

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Ecuador. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





24/07/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to China – Traveler view #travel #flight

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where you are going in China and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in China or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in China .

You may need a polio vaccine before your trip to China if you are visiting the Xinjiang province, especially if you are working in a health care facility, refugee camp, or humanitarian aid setting. This kind of work might put you in contact with someone with polio.

  • If you were vaccinated against polio as a child but have never had a n polio booster dose as an adult, you should get this booster dose. Adults need only one polio booster in their lives.
  • If you were not completely vaccinated as a child or do not know your vaccination status, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated.

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in China, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to China
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

There is no risk of yellow fever in China. The government of China requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for China. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

When traveling in China, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in China, see malaria in China.





24/07/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to France – Traveler view #discount #travel

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




24/07/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Sri Lanka – Traveler view #travel

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where you are going in Sri Lanka and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in Sri Lanka or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in Sri Lanka .

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Sri Lanka, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to Sri Lanka
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Sri Lanka. The government of Sri Lanka requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Sri Lanka. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





24/07/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Turkey – Traveler view #best #airline

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Turkey, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to Turkey
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

Although the risk of malaria is low in Turkey, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. Some travelers to certain areas who are at higher risk for complications from malaria (such as pregnant women) may need to take extra precautions, like antimalarial medicine. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Turkey, see malaria in Turkey .





24/07/2017

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Nepal: 20 Important Tips for Nepal Travelers #cosco #travel

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Nepal: 20 Important Tips for Nepal Travelers

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20 Things Every Nepal Traveler Needs to Know

The form of greeting in Nepal is “Namaste” performing by joining both palms together. It literally means “the divine in me salutes the divine in you”.

1 – Do not trek alone. There have been numerous disappearances of solo trekkers in recent years. Always hire a guide or trek with other people. There are online forums where  travelers can look for fellow-trekkers. This applies to everyone but especially women that are travelling single – they seem to more vulnerable. Always communicate your travel plans to your next of kin.

2 – Food safety – Avoid water that is not bottled or boiled. Avoid raw vegetables and pre-cut fruit as much as possible.

3 – Even though Nepal is known for its pristine environment and beauty – not the highways and major city streets. They are crowded with traffic, full of smoke and bumpy and dusty. Hence travelling on a bicycle or a motorbike for the most part is not advisable. There are some off-road mountain bike trails that are ok to do.

4 – Do not give money to beggars that you see on the streets. Even though they look pitiful, your giving away of money encourages them only to beg for more. If you really care support one of many charity organizations working in Nepal.

5 – Be sure to exchange back all the Nepalese currencies before you leave. They are not accepted (or even exchanged for that matter) outside of Nepal. Besides, taking currency out of the country is against the law.

6 – Do not touch someone’s head or sit showing the bottom of your feet towards them. It is considered rude.

7 – Do not fully rely on schedules and times that are committed to you whether in verbal or written while you are in Nepal. They may not commence in time as stated or committed and may end up disrupting all your subsequent schedule. Have time buffer as much as you can between your major plans and activities, especially if you have a hard stop date that you need to fly out by.

8 – Always be alert/aware of “Bandhs” (Strikes – where no transportation is allowed) as they can alter all your travel plans substantially.

9 – Do not assume that “ganja” (marijuana) is legal in Nepal. It is not. Even though it is a common weed on hillsides you can get in trouble for picking it and carrying it for consumption purpose.

10 – Do not assume that when a Nepali says “yes” or shakes the head in affirmation that it is a done deal or they agree with you. Re-confirm using simplest of words but being as direct as possible to make sure.

11 – Stay away from dance bars in KTM and PKR. These are tourist traps where they scam you on buying alcohol and food at much inflated prices. Some of these places have a history of intimidation and violence.

12- If you are planning to apply for the Visa at the airport, make sure to have passport size photo available. Plan B is to have your photo taken at the booth at the airport.

13- There are daily scheduled power outages. Have a flashlight handy all the times.

14 – All nightlife pretty much ends by 10 pm with only a few places around the Thamel area that may stay open a little later.

15 – Bring a universal plug and voltage adapter kit for your Electronics. Nepal uses 220V.

16 – Keep in mind that there may be an entrance fee to some of the common temples and public areas applicable only to foreigners ranging anywhere from 250R’s – 700R’s.

17 – Always have some tissue paper and hand sanitizer with you at all times – and note that some of the toilets may require squatting.

18 – Insist for a Running Meter in the Taxi. After 10 PM you do pay double of the meter fare however – that’s the commonly accepted norm.

19 – Avoid displaying food around monkeys around temples, as they are used to snatching it.

20 – Support the NON-Plastic Initiative, please limit your use of plastic items, and help make Nepal a better place.





22/07/2017

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Tips for LGBT Travelers. #travel #services

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What You Need to Know to Plan Your Next Getaway

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When planning a trip, some travelers enjoy the flexibility of having a travel guide on-hand to highlight important travel tips and must-see sights. Damron and Spartacus travel guides are our picks for top gay travel resources; both are chock-full of gay-owned or gay-friendly destinations, accommodations, restaurants, bars and more.

Damron. a popular travel source since 1964, publishes the Men’s Travel Guide and Women’s Traveller each year. Damron lists thousands of gay-friendly businesses in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Asia. Accommodations, bars, bookstores, gyms and a calendar of events are just some of the info you’ll find inside these guides. Damron also has a travel app. Gay Scout by Damron is available for travelers who enjoy sightseeing and exploring without carrying extra weight.

The Spartacus International Gay Guide is another annual travel guide for planning your gay getaway. Spartacus, much like Damron, also has other guides that travelers can purchase, including the International Hotel Restaurant Guide. This comprehensive international travel guide is sometimes difficult to find at US bookstores because it’s published by a German company.

Even though we suggest LGBT travelers check Damron and Spartacus travel guides and their websites, we also suggest looking at more familiar brands, such as Frommer’s. Shermans Travel and Lonely Planet. These travel guides offer great general information, but in most cases, also provide insightful travel tips for “friends of Dorothy.” So you really can’t go wrong with picking up a mainstream travel guide.

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22/07/2017

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River Cruise Discounts for Single Travelers #travel #to #turkey

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Singles Travel

Singles are welcome on every river cruise we offer, though river cruise companies generally require single travelers to pay a single supplement for a private cabin. Some companies help travelers avoid the single supplement with a singles share program, where participants are matched with a roommate of the same gender, or by offering limited-time promotions that reduce or waive the single supplement.

Below are the current offers for singles, followed by a list of each company’s policy regarding single travelers.

Upon request, Abercrombie & Kent will make every effort to arrange shared accommodations for single travelers. If the request cannot be honored, a single supplement will apply.

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Alexander+Roberts (First Class or Deluxe)

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Single travelers pay 150 to 175% of the double occupancy rate, depending on the type of stateroom.

A limited number of single occupancy cabins are available. Alternatively, guests may pay a single supplement of 200% of the published stateroom fare, based on availability.

Avalon Waterways (First Class or Deluxe)

Avalon Waterways will match single travelers with a roommate of the same gender in select cabin categories. The share program is not available on all river cruises. Single travelers who do not wish to share a cabin will pay the single supplement.

Blount offers a limited selection of cabins for single occupancy. Single travelers also have the option of paying a single supplement rate of 175% of the double occupancy rate. A “Willing to Share” program is offered for people willing to be paired with a same-gender traveling companion; if no companion can be found, you will be placed alone in a double occupancy cabin.

Collette (First Class or Deluxe)

Single guests who are willing to share accommodations with another participant must advise Collette at the time of booking. The single supplement is charged initially. If, two weeks prior to the day of departure, another guest is willing to share accommodations, the single supplement will be refunded.

Contiki will match single travelers with a roommate of the same gender. Single travelers who do not wish to share a room will pay the single supplement.

Single travelers pay a single supplement on all vessels except those with single cabins. European Waterways reserves the right to accept a maximum of two cabins for single occupancy for any single cruise.

Most of G Adventures’ trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if you are traveling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another G Adventures traveler of the same sex. Some tours, however, have an optional single supplement or occasionally a mandatory single supplement. You can ask your travel counselor about this when you inquire about the tour you are interested in taking.

Gate 1 Travel (First Class or Deluxe)

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Globus (First Class or Deluxe)

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Insight will match single travelers with a roommate of the same gender. Single travelers who do not wish to share a room will pay the single supplement.

Most Intrepid Travel trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if you are traveling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another traveler of the same sex. Some tours, however, have an optional single supplement or occasionally a mandatory single supplement. You can ask your travel counselor about this when you inquire about the tour you are interested in taking.

Keytours (First Class or Deluxe)

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Monograms (First Class)

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

Single travelers pay a single supplement, as no single share program is available.

SITA Tours (First Class or Deluxe)

A tour member occupying a single room, either by choice or by circumstance, will pay a single supplement. Quoted single room rate does not necessarily mean single occupancy of a double room, as some hotels and riverboats have single-occupancy accommodations.

Tauck (Deluxe)

Reservations are accepted as “single share if possible.” The single supplement is charged initially; upon departure, if another guest is willing to share accommodations, the single supplement will be refunded.

Trafalgar (First Class or Deluxe)

Trafalgar will match single travelers with a roommate of the same gender. Single travelers who do not wish to share a room will pay the single supplement.

Uniworld (First Class or Deluxe)

Uniworld will match single travelers with a roommate of the same gender in select cabin categories. Single travelers who do not wish to share a cabin will pay the single supplement.

Limited single cabins are available at 150% of the per person double occupancy cruise price for the lowest category, and 200% for all other categories.

Single travelers have the option of sharing with a roommate of the same gender. Single travelers who do not wish to share will pay a single supplement. Single travelers are required to share on overnight cruises and rail journeys; in these circumstances, roommates may not be Wendy Wu Tours passengers.





21/07/2017

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RSVP Vacations – Single Travelers #travel #online

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Single Travelers

Traveling Solo

Almost half our guests are single, so if you’re traveling on your own, you are not alone. In fact, with the strong sense of community and camaraderie on our vacations, you’ll never actually be alone unless you want to be.

Our single guests easily meet new friends and make connections with other guys right from the start. Special singles gatherings and dinners provide additional opportunities to mix and mingle. Many of our single guests have found lasting friendships (and even a romance or two!) on our vacations. Many stay in touch and continue to meet up again on future RSVP vacations.

Roommate Share Program

To make it easy and affordable for single travelers to enjoy an RSVP vacation, we have a unique roommate share program.

If you would like to share a room, we will find a roommate for you at no additional charge. Roommates are assigned by smoking preference and shared rooms are available in the categories listed on each program. Additionally, guests selecting the roommate share program must agree to respect the privacy and needs of their roommate.

Cruise staterooms are subject to a 100% surcharge for single occupancy.





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Solo Travel – Inspiring single travelers since 2004 #airline #tickets #and

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Solo Travel Home – Welcome

We are information and inspiration for the solo traveler. Traveling alone is becoming increasingly commonplace these days and no longer a niche style of travel. We have information regarding all aspects of going solo from safety to meeting other solos.

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Solo guide for England and Scotland

England and Scotland, two of the countries that make up the United Kingdom along with Wales and Northern Ireland are awesome places to visit on a solo trip. Occupying a large part of Great Britain. read more about the UK here

Travel health for solos and long term travel

When you travel solo or for a long period of time when it is very important to take your health and well being seriously. Nothing can end a trip as fast as not looking fafter yourself is as important as ever. read more about health for solos on the road

Budget travellers guide to Cambodia and Vietnam

Two of Southeast Asia’a most popular backpacker destinations, the former French Indochina (as well as Laos) countries have much to offer all budgets and are great places for solo travel. Read our guide to Cambodia and Vietnam here.

Solo guide to Burkina Faso and Cameroon

Ok, so these two central African nations might not be on everyone’s bucket list but they represent evergreen opportunities for the intrepid solo backpacker! read more here

Latest Solo Travel News

More and more Americans ars going solo!

Who’d have thought it was ever possible that nearly 50% of Americans would ever consider taking a vacation on their own? Well according to latest statistics more and and more Americans are considering alone.

As in the rest of the world there has been a major shift towards people living on their own. This is particularly true in the Western World. It was considered a European thing but not so anymore as Americans are often finding themselves living alone. So along with solo living arrangements this is being translated into solo activities, like taking a vacation.

Popular Solo Travel Desinations for Americans

As you might expect Americans tend to like nearby destinations and this is no different for solos. Mexico has long been a favourite with U.S. vacationers and solo travelers are also flocking there for the sunshine and Spanish culture. Canada is also growing as a poular solo destination too.

A little further afield and Americans consider countries such as Australia and New Zealand as popular places to visit alone.





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Health Information for Travelers to Switzerland – Traveler view #cheap #tickets

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




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Health Information for Travelers to Kenya – Traveler view #one #way

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

Health recommendation: Yellow fever is a risk in certain parts of Kenya, so CDC recommends the yellow fever vaccine for travelers 9 months of age or older to these areas.

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Kenya. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





15/06/2017

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Health Information for Travelers to Mauritius – Traveler view #travel #advisor.com

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Vaccines and Medicines

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Rabies is present in bats in Mauritius. However, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

  • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).

There is no risk of yellow fever in Mauritius. The government of Mauritius requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Mauritius. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





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Health Information for Travelers to South Africa Healthy Travel Packing List

Pack items for your health and safety.

  • You may not be able to purchase and pack all of these items, and some may not be relevant to you and your travel plans. Talk to your doctor about which items are most important for you.
  • This list is general and may not include all the items you need. Check our Traveler Information Center for more information if you are a traveler with specific health needs, such as travelers who are pregnant, immune compromised, or traveling for a specific purpose like humanitarian aid work.
  • Remember to pack extras of important health supplies in case of travel delays.
  • Your prescriptions
  • Suture/syringe kit
    Kit is for use by local health care provider requires a letter from your doctor on letterhead stationery
  • Altitude sickness medicine
  • Medicine to prevent malaria

    Medical supplies

    • Glasses

    Consider packing spare glasses in case yours are damaged

  • Contact lenses
    Consider packing spare contacts in case yours are damaged
  • Needles or syringes (for diabetes, for example)
    Kit is for use by local health care provider requires a letter from your doctor on letterhead stationery
  • Diabetes testing supplies




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  • Health Information for Travelers to Australia – Traveler view #travel #for

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    Depending on what time of year you are traveling, you may need this vaccine if you are visiting certain remote areas of Australia for more than a month, or if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors in those areas during a shorter trip. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in Australia .

    Rabies is present in bats in Australia. However, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
    • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).

    There is no risk of yellow fever in Australia. The government of Australia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

    For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Australia. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





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    Health Information for Travelers to Japan – Traveler view #hotel #and

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    You may need this vaccine if your trip will last more than a month, depending on where you are going in Japan and what time of year you are traveling. You should also consider this vaccine if you plan to visit rural areas in Japan or will be spending a lot of time outdoors, even for trips shorter than a month. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in Japan .

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
    • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




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    Essential Dallas guide for executive travelers. #travel #discounts

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      The rooftop pool at The Joule juts out over the street below The NYLO Dallas South Side hotel is set in a former Sears warehouse dating to 1911 White Rock Lake has nine miles of paved trails for joggers and bikers Dallas’ art district, spanning several blocks, is the largest art district in the United States

    In D-Town on business and looking for the best places to eat, drink, sleep and squeeze in a bit of play?

    This mini-guide highlights the best of the best.

    Tackle them all and they might just make you an honorary Texan.

    Fastest, most comfortable airport transport

    Whether you’re headed uptown or downtown, Premier Transportation gets you there in style.

    The city’s largest car service, it handles an average of 250 airport drop-offs and pick-ups a day.

    Its fleet of 70-plus late-model sedans, vans and more is always stocked with a newspaper, bottled water and a professional driver.

    Premier has its own smartphone app, which not only lets you make and manage reservations, but also texts you a few minutes prior to your pick-up time with a picture of your driver, the vehicle’s license plate, and the car’s GPS coordinates so you can see in real time exactly how far away it is.

    Premier Transportation . +1 214 351 7000

    Rooms with views

    One of the hippest hotels in town is The Joule, located in a landmark 1920s building refashioned by award-winning designer Adam D. Tihany.

    The hotel opened six years ago, but it’s already undergone a $78 million expansion that’s helping breathe new life into the central business district.

    The view from the rooftop pool — part of which hangs out over the street below — is grand, but the telescope in Room 2001 allows guests a picture-perfect perspective as well.

    Gives new meaning to the phrase “hanging out at the pool.”

    The gift shop, TENOVERSIX, is a great place to pick up a gift for loved ones back home.

    Elsewhere, a Lone Star state-size makeover has reinvigorated the W Dallas-Victory, infusing it with cowboy chic decor and amenities like gadget docking stations and rainforest showers.

    Its 33 stories overlook the American Airlines Center and other Victory Park hotspots, which can best be seen from the six Cool Corner rooms, the five Wow Terrace Suites and the Extreme Wow Suite (which even has a foosball table).

    On the burgeoning South Side, the NYLO Dallas South Side is set in a former Sears warehouse dating to 1911.

    All guestrooms feature artistic details like exposed brick walls, high ceilings and concrete floors.

    For unobstructed views of the Dallas skyline, from the Trinity River to the Texas Star Ferris wheel, you should ask for a Deluxe Double Queen on the north side of the hotel, or any of the 12 suites, particularly the top-floor Lifestyle Suite.

    The Joule . 1530 Main St.; +1 214 748 1300; from $299 pe r night

    W Dallas-Victory . 2440 Victory Park Lane; +1 214 397 4100; from $288 pe r night

    NYLO Dallas South Side . 1325 S. Lamar St.; +1 214 421 1080; from $140 per night

    When thinking of fine dining in Dallas, it’s impossible not to think of Abacus.

    Helmed by four-time James Beard nominee and “Iron Chef America” winner Kent Rathbun, the five-star dining room showcases a melding of Southwestern, Mediterranean and other cuisines in meticulously prepared dishes that are difficult to choose between.





    13/06/2017

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    Backpack Europe on Budget-Backpacking and travel info for travelers. #the #cheapest

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    “The best Web site for backpackers is BackpackEurope.com

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    Definitely the first site you should visit if you plan to ‘pack it’ across Europe.”

    Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Online Daily Newsletter

    Welcome to Backpack Europe on a Budget ! You should find everything you need here to start planning your backpacking or budget trip to Europe. Traveling is my passion and I’m here to share my first-hand travel advice with you.

    Please try to read the different sections of this website because you will find most the answers to your questions right here. The Travel Tips section is particularly helpful!

    We also have an active Forum/Bulletin Board here for you to interact with others, so you can get other opinions and recommendations from other experienced travelers.

    Good luck and Happy Travels,

    Kaaryn Hendrickson

    Backpackeurope.com Website Developer





    11/06/2017

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    Health Information for Travelers to Argentina – Traveler view #airline #tickets

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

    Although rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Argentina, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends this vaccine only for these groups:

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
    • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
    • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Argentina
    • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

    Yellow fever is a risk in certain parts of Argentina, so CDC recommends the yellow fever vaccine for travelers 9 months of age or older to these areas. For more information on this recommendation, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Argentina .Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





    30/05/2017

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    Health Information for Travelers to Germany – Traveler view #sherman #s

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
    • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




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    Health Information for Travelers to Nepal – Traveler view #air #travel

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    When traveling in Nepal, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, depending on your travel plans, such as where you are going, when you are traveling, and if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or sleeping outside. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Nepal, see malaria in Nepal.

    Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Nepal, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
    • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
    • People who are taking long trips or moving to Nepal
    • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

    There is no risk of yellow fever in Nepal. The government of Nepal requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

    For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Nepal. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





    30/05/2017

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    Health Information for Travelers to Kenya – Traveler view #spa #travel

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    Health recommendation: Yellow fever is a risk in certain parts of Kenya, so CDC recommends the yellow fever vaccine for travelers 9 months of age or older to these areas.

    For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Kenya. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.





    11/05/2017

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    Health Information for Travelers to South Africa – Traveler view –

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    Health Information for Travelers to South Africa Healthy Travel Packing List

    Pack items for your health and safety.

    • You may not be able to purchase and pack all of these items, and some may not be relevant to you and your travel plans. Talk to your doctor about which items are most important for you.
    • This list is general and may not include all the items you need. Check our Traveler Information Center for more information if you are a traveler with specific health needs, such as travelers who are pregnant, immune compromised, or traveling for a specific purpose like humanitarian aid work.
    • Remember to pack extras of important health supplies in case of travel delays.
    • Your prescriptions
  • Suture/syringe kit
    Kit is for use by local health care provider requires a letter from your doctor on letterhead stationery
  • Altitude sickness medicine
  • Medicine to prevent malaria

    Medical supplies

    • Glasses

    Consider packing spare glasses in case yours are damaged

  • Contact lenses
    Consider packing spare contacts in case yours are damaged
  • Needles or syringes (for diabetes, for example)
    Kit is for use by local health care provider requires a letter from your doctor on letterhead stationery
  • Diabetes testing supplies




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  • DAN Travel Insurance. DAN has been protecting Travelers for 30 Years

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    Multi-Trip Plans

    A valuable travel insurance and assistance services plan for individual trips.

    Cover multiple trips throughout the year with one plan.

    • Emergency Assistance Transportation
    • Medical Dental Coverage
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment/

    10,000 Medical Evacuations, 40,000+ Emergency Calls

    Health Information for Travelers to Bermuda (U. K. ) – Traveler

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
    • People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).




    21/04/2017

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    Health Information for Travelers to Belize – Traveler view #travel #vacations

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    Vaccines and Medicines

    You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

    Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

    Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

    You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

    Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Belize, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:

    • Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities (such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving) that put them at risk for animal bites.
    • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
    • People who are taking long trips or moving to Belize
    • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.

    There is no risk of yellow fever in Belize. The government of Belize requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission .

    For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Belize. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

    Although the risk of malaria is low in Belize, you should avoid mosquito bites to prevent malaria. Some travelers to certain areas who are at higher risk for complications from malaria (such as pregnant women) may need to take extra precautions, like antimalarial medicine. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling. For more information on malaria in Belize, see malaria in Belize .





    21/04/2017

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