Archives for April 2013

Prepare for Life as an Expat: Part 2

In the first part of our expatriate series, we gave you some preparation and planning advice for your big move. So now that your visa application is ready to go and you can say a few things in your destination’s language, here is some advice for expatriates looking to stay healthy during their assignment overseas:…

Prepare for Life as an Expat: Part 1

The number of Americans living abroad has steadily grown over the past decade, as more companies are expanding their global operations and sending employees overseas. According to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, more than 6.32 million Americans live in 160+ countries. A recent study by Mercer found that over 70% of companies expect to…

A Fresh Start: Spring Clean Your Travel Habits

The birds are starting to chirp, the tulips are starting to bloom and there is no forecast of snow anywhere in sight. It’s official; spring has sprung! Saying goodbye to winter often means tackling inevitable spring cleaning tasks, such as scrubbing every window of your home or cleaning the sand and salt remnants from the…

Travel Assistance 101: What to Do When Your Luggage Goes Missing

After a long and uncomfortable flight, you finally arrive at the baggage carousel only to realize that your baggage is nowhere in sight. Great. Besides having a business meeting in less than three hours, you still need to pick up your rental car, check into your hotel room and change into your meeting attire which,…

Less is More: Five Green Tips for Earth-friendly Travel

Fact: The travel industry is responsible for 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions and contributes to 4.6% of global warming. With our consumption of the earth’s natural resources at a rate of 25% greater than our planets’ ability to replenish them, this puts travelers in an interesting conundrum—how can we explore the world while participating…

Popular Travel Visa Destinations – What You Need to Know

  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

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…

Travel Emergency Prep 101: Personal Medical Information Form

We all expect our trips to go off without a hitch, and most times they do. However, if you experience a serious illness or injury away from home, recalling personal medical details during an emergency can be difficult, or in some instances, impossible. That’s why it’s so important to complete a personal medical information form…

Flying With Fido? 6 Things to Consider When Traveling With Your Pet

Planning a fun hiking trip across country that would be perfect for your energetic chocolate lab? Visiting your in-laws, but don’t want to leave your new kitten by herself? If you can’t bear the thought of leaving your four-legged pal while you travel, you’re not alone. According to HomeAway.com, 29.1 million Americans say they traveled…