How to Keep Your Passport Safe When Traveling

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Keeping your passport protected should be a top priority no matter where you’re headed. A lost or stolen passport can not only lead to delays in travel, but more importantly, it can put you at risk for identity theft. In fact, if a criminal were to obtain a US passport, they could use it to…

On Call in Action: Passport Snafu at Airport Security

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Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel assistance…

On Call in Action: Throat Infection in the Bahamas

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how…

Tips on Tipping Abroad: A Country-by-Country Guide for Business Travelers

Tipping is one of the most common etiquette challenges we face when traveling in foreign countries. While tipping is pretty much mandatory in the U.S., not all countries play by the same rules. In fact, in some destinations, like Japan, a tip is actually considered an offensive display of wealth and pity—leave a 20% tip…

Popular Travel Visa Destinations – What You Need to Know

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  In the first installment of our travel visa series, we provided a background on travel visas and how to apply for one. Now that you’ve determined whether or not you’ll need a visa in addition to your passport, we thought we’d take a look at some top visa travel destinations and the unique visa…

Travel Visas: What You Need to Know

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If you’re heading overseas, you may think that all you need for a successful trip besides a fully stocked suitcase is a valid passport, but that may not be the case. Many countries require you to obtain a travel visa whether you’re traveling for business, studying abroad or even for a short tourist stay. But…

Keep Your Cool: What to Do If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen While Traveling

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What would you do if your passport was lost or stolen while traveling overseas? The bad news—it could eat up a little bit of your time, money, and patience (and potentially delay your trip). The good news? If you’re prepared and know what to expect, you can actually make things a lot easier on yourself….

Need a Passport ASAP? A Step-by-Step Guide for the Last Minute Traveler

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It happens to the best of us. You’re leaving for your trip soon and you just realized that your passport is about to expire. There is no way you can possibly wait 4-6 weeks for routine service—so now what? On Call members, pick up your phone and we’ll give you a hand—the rest of us?…