HOME PLANNING THE TRIP ON THE ROAD DESTINATIONS CONTACT

The Journey is the Destination

The Journey is the Destination

HOME PLANNING THE TRIP ON THE ROAD DESTINATIONS CONTACT


Travel Safely with Your Tech: How to Prevent Theft, Loss and Snooping on the Road

Prey ts a free (with upgrade options) tracking software and reporting technology to recover stolen devices. Note: Make sure to include a password-free guest account on your computer

VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS (VPN)

VPNs secure Internet connections and hide online activities from prying eyes.

WiTopia provides secure encrypted access to the Internet from anywhere on the globe through their network.

Astrill protects your privacy and browsing activity. Switch freely to your choice of multiple global VPN server locations.

CyberGhost is a personal VPN service that is mostly available in Europe.

Hotspot Shield uses advanced encryption technology to secure browsing session, detect and block malware, and even bypass geo-restriction.

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs for Travel

Refund.me offers the same service as AirHelp if you think you might be owed money in a delayed or canceled European flight and charges 15% plus tax if you sign over power of attorney within 28 days; 25% anytime after that.

AirHelp fights for your money. They’ll file a claim for you if you have been involuntarily bumped on a domestic flight and take 25% (including taxes) of every successful claim, nothing if you don’t get a cent.


Cranky Concierge can help with rebooking for canceled or missed connections (for a fee) if you’re battling a gazillion people trying to find seats on planes.


DELAYED OR CANCELED FLIGHT?  Get Your Money Back

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

                     

Worldwide Addresses &   Phone Numbers of

U.S. Embassies

A good resource for getting through and between commercial airports. Track a flight arrival or see a terminal map for your airline’s gate. Check ground stop and departure delays. Find that perfect place to eat at your connecting terminal.

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STAYING CONNECTED



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 Wi-Fi Guide

Line2 which works on WiFi is a cloud phone service that adds a second line to mobile phones, tablets and computers with the simplicity of an app.

Zenmate is a Chrome browser plugin that allows access to local TV stations or other online media providers from another country.

9 Hotel Gotchas

Tipping Guidelines

Who Should You Tip?  And How Much?

14 Ways to Be Prepared for Anything While Traveling

What to do About Laundry While Traveling

Top 10 Travel Scams so Look Out For!


11 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling

The No-Nonsense Guide

to Data Security for Travelers


How to Tip Right When you're Traveling


How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Poo, Pills and Parasites:

Around the World Travel Health Tips

An around-the-world traveler’s guide to diarrhea, malaria, altitude sickness, motion sickness, headaches, birth control, eggy burps, cuts, scrapes, and green snot.

HEALTH ISSUES

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Money will always be an issue before and during travel.


                     

MONEY ISSUES

How to Access Money While Traveling Overseas

The Best Way to Carry Money Overseas

When Currency Controls Hit Travelers: Having money to spend but not being able to get to it.

BETWEEN DESTINATIONS - The Layover

Airports that Offer Free City Tours While You Wait

10 Ways to Kill Time in an Airport

8 Banking Tips for Travelers

Travel Banking 101: Protect Your Money

Offers prepaid International data SIM card and mobile WiFi hotspot for GSM phones.  See review here.

Offers a prepaid SIM card, direct dial, text, data convenience,with no roaming fees and contracts in more than 100 countries.

Hpw to save on Value Added Tax in a lot of countries

Private Internet Access protects your privacy with a VPN tunnel.