You’re about to set foot on foreign soil. Are you prepared to be there? If you’ve done the following, you’re in good shape: 1. Fill out the emergency information page of your passport. You never knowmore>> Leave the kitchen sink at home. For that matter, leave everything but the essentials at home. When traveling, light is key. You’ll be glad your bag or backpack doesn’t weigh 500lbs. when you’re sprintingmore>> First and foremost, use your common sense. Be aware of your surroundings. Always keep tabs on where you are in relation to your hostel, hotel or other public places. If you’re lost, don’t look the part.more>> International travel usually requires a U.S. passport. We'll show you how to obtain one with ease.
- Applying for a Passport
- Renewing by Mail
- What Does it Cost?
- Replacing Lost or Stolen Passportsmore>>
The available passport application forms are double-sided. Although the second pages require no data from the applicant, they contain important information and official legal statements and are a requiredmore>> Call The National Passport Information Center (NPIC) 1-900-225-5674 1-888-362-8668 (for credit card users with Visa, MasterCard, American Express) The Department of State receives NO income from themore>> How Do I Change My Name on My U.S. Passport? If your name has been legally changed since your passport was issued: Complete form DS-19, Passport Amendment/Validation Application, enclose a certifiedmore>> What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen? 1. Report the loss or theft by applying (in person) for a new passport 2. Complete Application for Passport, Form DS-11 Complete Question #18 as follows: Writemore>> Be sure to check your exchange rates before you leave on your trip!more>> Taxis, housekeeping, concierge and more! more>> These guidelines can help determine appropriate tips for people who make your vacation just a little better.
- Who Gets What?
- Printable Tip Tablemore>>
Use this checklist to help you form your own first-aid kit and emergency phone numbers list.more>> Children need to feel secure and comfortable in their surroundings. With that in mind, it’s best to consider chain hotels or motels for your vacation. more>> Surviving the family road trip can be quite a challenge. Read up to avoid fighting, screaming and cranky kids!
- Before You Go
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- Comfort is Key
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The Eurail Global Pass is the European Rail Passes with the most extensive travel possibilities: practically unlimited travel in Global Pass countries.more>> A complete list of the countries included in the Eurail network, with links to country-by-country information.more>> Most railway systems feature two classes of travel – 1st and 2nd class. As with air travel, First Class is more luxurious, and more expensive. Second class is similar to coach, with comfortable seats more>> If it’s pampering, style and a good night’s sleep you desire, you can’t beat the luxury and comfort of overnight hotel trains. Links to hotel trains: Artesia de Nuit (France, Italy) CityNightLinemore>> If you’re less concerned with speed and more interested in the breathtaking view along the way, scenic trains are the way to go. They offer a more leisurely train ride through some of Europe’s most beautifulmore>> First introduced in France in 1981, Eurail’s high-speed trains travel up to 190 miles per hour on a dedicated track. In other words, you can travel from Paris to Marseille in just over four hours. Hamburgmore>>
The Lone Star tick bite has a strange side effect. (Source: KLTV News staff) One bite from an insect called the Lone Star tick can cause extreme allergies to red meat.more>> One bite from an insect called the Lone Star tick can cause extreme allergies to red meat.more>> A cloud of locusts Clouds of insects slowed traffic Thursday in Madagascar's capitol city of Antananarivo. The island nation has been dealing with locusts for more than two years. The government announcedmore>> While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. Here's what's trending today.more>> SLIDELL, La. (AP) - As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearingmore>> As George Clooney and Sandra Bullock prepare this fall to shoot the political comedy "Our Brand Is Crisis," in New Orleans, producers are looking for locals interested in appearing as extras in the film.more>> Take a trip down memory lane. Pontchartrain Beach Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.more>> Do you remember hot summer days at Pontchartrain Beach? The sandy beach? The Zephyr? The Ragin' Cajun? The Wild Maus?more>> A message for subscribers:
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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.more>> Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.more>> A 4-year-old child was expelled from a Florida school because of a message his mom posted on her Facebook.more>> A 4-year-old child was expelled from a Florida school because of a message his mom posted on her Facebook.more>> For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theymore>> Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.more>> File photo A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.more>> A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.more>> A high-speed police chase ended with gunshots Saturday night when a man suspected in five robberies led police across the Causeway at over 100 mph. According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesmanmore>> 26-year-old Ranell Joseph of Donaldsonville led police on a chase across the northbound side of the Causeway Bridge. Causeway police said Joseph was driving faster than 100 mph.more>>