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The intended purpose of this blog is to serve as a one stop travel resource for our agents, clients, members and visitors just passing through. You can find and read insightful articles about various vacation destinations that give helpful travel tips and provide lists of recommended things to do and places to visit. Amazing travel stories, hauntingly beautiful photos, and off the beaten path itineraries will not only entertain, but also help you travel better, smarter, cheaper and get inspired. Learning about things like local cuisine, cultures, customs, and festivals before you travel helps ensure a successful and enjoyable journey. Plan for safety and security with travel news, passport & visa requirements, outbreak & health alerts, vaccination requirements, as well as travel warnings and safety alerts due to unstable governments, civil war, high levels of crime or violence or terrorist attacks.
Relax, travel smart and enjoy every trip!
In Miami & Atlanta, all of the Consulates as well as the U.S. State Department and Passport Agency Facilities will be closed until further notice. Also, with the airports having to close, FedEx and UPS operations are also suspended until further...read more
Good Morning all. Today marks 16 years since the September 11 terror attacks in the United States. So much is happening around the world and everywhere, including here in our own country, we seem to have become more divided across social, political and...read more
Russia was ordered to close its consulate in San Francisco and reduce the Russian diplomatic staff at the Russian Embassy in Washington DC. This is retaliation for Moscow's ordering the US to cut its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia by more than...read more
Hurricane Irma is now a Category 5 hurricane and is bearing down on the Caribbean. Forecasts give Irma a 70 to 80 percent chance of hitting South Florida. Majority of the airlines have already begun issuing travel waivers for destinations in Irma's...read more
Most Embassies/Consulates as well as the State Department Passport Agencies nationwide will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Labor...read more
Both IAH and Hobby Airports in Houston remain barely operational with only a few flights allowed in and out. Due to this, FedEx and UPS have advised that delivery service for the Houston area will not resume Tuesday, September 5th. Having held onto all...read more
Thus far the Consulates of China, India, and Angola are confirmed open and we expect several others to open soon. The Houston Passport Agency as well as the Consulates of Russia, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia have confirmed they will open early to mid next week.read more
Most weather news sources say Hurricane Harvey will be a major hurricane by the time it hits the Texas coast this weekend and will be dropping a huge amount of rain. Anyone in the storm's path may want to assess risks, costs and strategies for changing...read more
The State Department has issued travel warnings for a number of popular Mexican tourist spots including Cancun, Cozumel and Los Cabos. This is due to a disturbing increase in violent crimes such as homicides, kidnappings, carjackings and robberies in the...read more
Currently one out of every five people living in the U.S. today has some sort of disability. This adds up to roughly 55 million (about 20%) of our nation’s population. For those living with a disability travel may be a bit challenging but far from impossible with a...read more