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Time to Make Travel Preparations for Hajj

Apr 10, 2014

As we enter spring, many Muslim Americans are beginning to think about Ramadan and Hajj. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it is considered a religious duty of every able-bodied Muslim to complete the Hajj at least once in his or her lifetime. Of course, the financial burden of taking part in Hajj is quite high for American Muslims, but those people able to do so are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In 2012, over 3 million people took part in the Hajj. It is the…

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Cuba Travel Visas No Longer Available to Americans

Apr 08, 2014

A lot of US travelers are confused about whether or not they're allowed to visit Cuba. And the confusion is merited. For a long time, the United States prohibited citizens from traveling to Cuba except for journalistic, religious, and specific professional purposes. Cuba on the other hand has always allowed US citizens to visit. In other words, over the last few decades, if you wanted to visit Cuba you either needed a hard-to-obtain visa from the US State Department, or you needed to book a flight…

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Getting Travel Visas Isn’t Easy for These Destinations

Apr 06, 2014

We Americans are pretty lucky that we get to travel most of the world with very few restrictions. A US passport is a powerful thing, but it's not always the only thing you'll need to see the world. Fox News recently shared a list of eight countries that aren't exactly welcoming to tourists, including Americans. These countries require visas that can be complicated…

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