Archives for September 2013

On Call in Action: Lost Luggage on European Vacation

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…

An Insider’s Guide to Fall Travel

The lazy days of summer have come and gone – along with the busy summer travel season. As temperatures drop and the kids go back to school, a variety of options open up for fall travelers. Before you pack up the car for a long weekend or embark on your next business trip, consider the…

LGBT Travel: Considerations & Resources for Trips Overseas

Attitudes towards LGBT travelers around the world can be very different from those in the United States. And while most LGBT travelers won’t encounter any problems abroad, the better prepared you are, the less likely you are to run into any issues. We hope the following information will help you plan for your next international…

Beat the Clock: Our Best Advice for Fighting Jetlag

Jetlag. It’s a travel reality we can all relate to—you get off a flight in a completely different time zone exhausted, sore and grumpy and all you want to do is go to bed. Instead, you’re committed to a full day of business meetings or jumping into a power-packed vacation. No one likes feeling jetlagged…

Going Against the Grain: Tips for Gluten-Free Travel

A gluten-free lifestyle can be challenging, and gluten-free travel is no exception. Whether you have Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity or follow a gluten-free diet by choice, finding restaurants and grocery stores that cater to your needs can be tricky – and the consequences of unintentionally consuming foods with gluten could pose serious health challenges during…

Senior Citizen Travel: A Guide to Healthier, Safer & Less Hectic Trips

For many, your golden years mean retirement and plenty of time for travel and exploration—in fact, some seniors might say that traveling is their fountain of youth! However, as seniors, you can have a different perspective on travel as well as your own set of health and safety considerations. Luckily, there are some things you…

Know Before You Go: How to Stay Safe During a Travel Alert

Last month, the U.S. Department of State issued a Worldwide Travel Alert warning Americans of the continued potential for terrorist attacks abroad, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or deriving from the Arabian Peninsula. Travel alerts are issued to distribute information about short-term conditions, either trans-national or within a…

Travel Assistance 101: How to Secure Emergency Funds While Traveling Abroad

It could happen to anyone, even the most prepared and cautious travelers. Halfway through your trip to Europe, your wallet – along with your cash, ATM and credit cards – have gone MIA. A wave of panic comes over you—if only you had remembered to pack that stash of cash and an extra credit card…