As we mentioned last month, the US State Department updated its travel advisory system last year, so now every country always has a rating from Level 1 to Level 4. Level 1 means that you can travel to the country using the standard precautions that you would always use when traveling. Level 2 means ... Read More ›
In this excessively hectic day and age, the chance to take an international trip with your significant other can be something that you look forward to for months or even years.
But big international trips can also be stressful, especially if getting to and around your chosen country is difficult. Language barriers can add stress, as ... Read More ›
Misprints in a US passport can range from an incorrect spelling of a name, missing data on the biographical information page, place of birth, date of birth, and more. When your passport has a mistake on it, there are a few ways to get the problem fixed.
If you aren’t in a hurry
FEE: None, other than ... Read More ›
If you or someone that you know has been convicted of a sex crime that requires registration on a federal and/or local sex offender registry, you may have a lot of questions about what that means with regards to travel outside of the country.
(Please note that this article should not be construed as legal advice. ... Read More ›
Every year, the Henley Passport Index issues a report on the strength of different passports around the world. The “strongest” passport in the world is the one that lets the bearer enter the most countries without obtaining a visa (or a visa on arrival) first. In 2018, the country with the strongest passport was Germany. ... Read More ›
If you’re tired of standing in a long airport security line and enviously watching all the TSA Precheck people fly through security, then it’s time to become one of those people and make other travelers jealous!
You submitted your application through the post office 4 weeks ago, and you expect it to arrive any day now. Low and behold, instead of a passport in your mailbox, there is a letter issued by the Passport Agency alerting you that they need additional documents or information to issue your passport. You know that ... Read More ›
Your semester in China is right around the corner, and all you need is your China student visa! Most Chinese Consulates, including the Chicago Consulate, require students who are staying in China for over 180 to be fingerprinted when they apply for their visa. This means they have to apply in person at a Consulate, ... Read More ›
The everyday traveler can get a lot of benefits from typical travel insurance. But business travelers and frequent international travelers can sometimes require protections that standard coverage doesn’t include.
If you are someone who travels regularly for work, you may want to consider investing in business travel insurance or even travel accident insurance. Let’s take a ... Read More ›