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New Rules for American Travelers Returning to the U.S. Begin Next Week
Planning international travel? Be aware that the new rules for travel to the United States will take effect on November 8, as the U.S. ends the pandemic travel ban on foreign visitors. In addition to allowing in foreign travelers, the reentry rules to the country will also be changing for U.S. Citizens and permanent residents. […]
13 Travel Totes That Do the Most
A good tote bag is one of the most versatile tools in a traveler’s packing arsenal. Travel totes can hold all your stuff, fit pretty much anywhere, and come in all shapes and sizes to suit your style. Plus, if you need to push the envelope on how big your personal item can be, there’s […]
Where Can Americans Travel Right Now?
If you’re fully vaccinated and ready to take your first vacation in over a year, you might be wondering: “what countries can Americans visit right now?” With vaccine rates on the rise, some countries are slowly beginning to reopen to tourism. Certain nations have tentatively begun to re-accept U.S. passport holders, providing they agree to […]
The 30 Safest Cities in America
Looking for a vacation destination where you can feel at ease? Considering relocating somewhere safer and less stressful? Insurance site AdvisorSmith analyzed FBI crime data to determine the safest cities in America, broken down by city size. AdvisorSmith looked at data for both violent crimes (robbery, assault, rape, and murder) and property crimes (burglary, larceny, […]
This One Simple Trick Just Saved My Upcoming European Trip
After I book a trip to a new destination, I always start following the tourism board on Instagram. Seeing photos of beautiful places and fun things to do amps up my anticipation for the trip, and gives inspiration for my itinerary. However, following your next destination’s tourism board on social media could actually wind up […]
The 10 Most Comfortable Men’s Walking Shoes for Travel
I’ll admit, in the past I was never the kind of guy to care much about footwear: I’d just slap on a pair of Payless favorites and call it a day. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve found that a decent pair of shoes can go a longer way than I thought. Think about it—we’re […]
10 Strategies to Survive Staying with Family Over the Holidays
Staying with family is great in many ways. You have time to catch up and make new memories, and you don’t have to pay for a hotel. But you’ll pay in other ways, such as having to sleep on an air mattress and sacrificing alone time. Here’s how to survive an extended stay with relatives […]
Oprah’s Favorite Things 2021: The 12 Best Picks for Travelers
If it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for you—at least that’s our motto when it comes to gift-giving. Every year, Oprah manages to find the most unique, fun and unexpected presents on the market, and 2021 is no different. This year’s list focuses on small businesses owned by people of color and women—and […]
The 13 Best Tech-Protecting Travel Bags and Cases
Anyone who has had the misfortune of seeing their burst open suitcase come around the bend at baggage claim knows that travel is not always kind to your luggage. While expensive tech is one of the many things you should never pack in a checked bag, you should still take measures to keep your laptops, […]
EU Recommends Reinstating Travel Restrictions on U.S. Tourists
With COVID-19 cases surging across the globe, the European Union (EU) has just officially recommended that all member states reinstate travel restrictions for tourists from six countries, including the United States.
JetBlue Flights to London Now On Sale | Airfarewatchdog
The long wait is over, and you can now book flights to London on JetBlue. Departing from JFK, flights arrive at London Gatwick (LGW). JetBlue has introductory fares starting at $599 nonstop, roundtrip.
JetBlue Takes Away Overhead Bin Access for Blue Basic Fares
Good news and bad news from JetBlue on the carry-on bags front. The airline announced that for Basic Blue fares (JetBlue’s cheapest ticket category), they will be eliminating access to the overhead bins, and ticket-holders will only be allowed to bring on carry-on luggage that will fit underneath the seat in front of them. Read more from the linkin bio.
COVID-19 Travel Options: What You Need to Know
The 2020 coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic, has been a moving target when it comes to travel. Nobody knows how long it will continue, whether and which areas it might hit next, when and where it will plateau and start to ease off, or when the travel world might return to something like normal.
5 Magic Words and Phrases to Know in Every Language
Thanks to improved translation apps and the growing prevalence of English speakers around the globe, it’s easier than ever for English-speaking travelers to get by without cramming a new language into their heads before every trip. But it’s still a good idea to memorize a few basic words and phrases in the local language to […] The post 5 Magic Words and Phrases to Know in Every Language appeared first on SmarterTravel.
9 Surprising Passport Facts You Need to Know | SmarterTravel
Did you know the U.S. government recommends you send your passport application in a special envelope? Or that losing a lot of weight may trigger the need for a renewal? Would you be surprised to find out that some people’s passports are longer than short novels? Here are nine impressive, surprising, and vital facts about U.S. passports. You never know when one might apply to you.
10 Surprising Countries That Are Risky for Travel, According to the State Department
In an overhaul of its travel advisory system, the U.S. Department of State recently assigned every country in the world a travel safety rating. The safest places are ranked Level 1, while the places that Americans are advised to avoid are considered Level 4: