How to register your overseas trip with the US State Department


Before you head out of the country on your next great vacation, you should take time to register your overseas trip with the U.S. State Department.

Why? There is so much unrest going on in the world as well as hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. When you’re in a foreign land, it’s comforting to know that you can be reached in case of an emergency or if something is happening back home and your family is trying to reach you.

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2 days in Split Croatia

Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and its mix of stunning ruins, a rich history and beautiful landmarks and landscapes, Split is worthy of a visit. Take two days to visit the area and make sure to enjoy these noted attractions:

Diocletian’s Palace and Mausoleum: These Roman-era ruins are one of the most popular attractions in the city.  According to its history, the ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D., where he lived for the last 10 years of his life. Unfortunately, after he died, the city was abandoned. The city was first called Spalatto by the Italians and then later changed by Slavic Croatians to Split. Today, filling the old buildings of the ancient fortress, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, are shops, cafes, restaurants and apartments.

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Currency while traveling abroad

When you’re traveling to foreign countries, you’ll have to learn about their currency. There are euros, dollars, yen, pounds, franc, krone, and baht…all of these names and their values can start to get confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, we have gathered some tips and apps for you to keep track of the currency exchange while you travel.

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5 Destinations for 1st time backpackers

Always wanted to backpack across the country or even around the world, but never actually did it before and not sure where to start? If you’re a backpacking newbie you may want to start out small and build your way up to longer treks and destinations further away. Here are five destinations to get you started:

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Advantages of Traveling Solo

For some, it’s hard to fathom why someone would want to travel solo. After all, isn’t it more fun to share the experience with someone else? Of course traveling with a partner has its own rewards, but hitting the open road or exploring a new destination all by yourself has its benefits too!

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5 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Better

Travel is fun and exciting and definitely can be educational, but can it improve your life? Of course it can. Here are 5 ways that travel makes your life better:

You experience new cultures. Often times, people are raised in one culture and stick with it for the rest of their lives, rarely venturing out to new places. Taking the time to travel to new countries and experience someone else’s culture can be an eye-opening experience. It can help to broaden your perspective sand realize that there are so many different cultures and worlds and people out there and, although they are different, they are all good people. It can also be a refreshing getaway from the everyday life you are used to, and help get you out of a rut.

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Traveling with Disabilities

If you are a slow walker, use a walker or a wheelchair or have some other form of a disability, do not think that you cannot travel. Millions of travelers have some sort of disability and the hospitality industry works hard at making their destinations accessible. Here are 7 things you should know about traveling with a disability:

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