You’re about to set foot on foreign soil. Are you prepared to be there? If you’ve done the following, you’re in good shape: 1. Fill out the emergency information page of your passport. You never knowMore > Leave the kitchen sink at home. For that matter, leave everything but the essentials at home. When traveling, light is key. You’ll be glad your bag or backpack doesn’t weigh 500lbs. when you’re sprintingMore > First and foremost, use your common sense. Be aware of your surroundings. Always keep tabs on where you are in relation to your hostel, hotel or other public places. If you’re lost, don’t look the part.More > International travel usually requires a U.S. passport. We'll show you how to obtain one with ease.
- Applying for a Passport
- Renewing by Mail
- What Does it Cost?
- Replacing Lost or Stolen PassportsMore >
The available passport application forms are double-sided. Although the second pages require no data from the applicant, they contain important information and official legal statements and are a requiredMore > Call The National Passport Information Center (NPIC) 1-900-225-5674 1-888-362-8668 (for credit card users with Visa, MasterCard, American Express) The Department of State receives NO income from theMore > How Do I Change My Name on My U.S. Passport? If your name has been legally changed since your passport was issued: Complete form DS-19, Passport Amendment/Validation Application, enclose a certifiedMore > What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen? 1. Report the loss or theft by applying (in person) for a new passport 2. Complete Application for Passport, Form DS-11 Complete Question #18 as follows: WriteMore > Be sure to check your exchange rates before you leave on your trip!More > Taxis, housekeeping, concierge and more! More > These guidelines can help determine appropriate tips for people who make your vacation just a little better.
- Who Gets What?
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Use this checklist to help you form your own first-aid kit and emergency phone numbers list.More > Children need to feel secure and comfortable in their surroundings. With that in mind, it’s best to consider chain hotels or motels for your vacation. More > Surviving the family road trip can be quite a challenge. Read up to avoid fighting, screaming and cranky kids!
- Before You Go
- Make the Car Your Castle
- Comfort is Key
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The Eurail Global Pass is the European Rail Passes with the most extensive travel possibilities: practically unlimited travel in Global Pass countries.More > A complete list of the countries included in the Eurail network, with links to country-by-country information.More > Most railway systems feature two classes of travel – 1st and 2nd class. As with air travel, First Class is more luxurious, and more expensive. Second class is similar to coach, with comfortable seats More > If it’s pampering, style and a good night’s sleep you desire, you can’t beat the luxury and comfort of overnight hotel trains. Links to hotel trains: Artesia de Nuit (France, Italy) CityNightLineMore > If you’re less concerned with speed and more interested in the breathtaking view along the way, scenic trains are the way to go. They offer a more leisurely train ride through some of Europe’s most beautifulMore > First introduced in France in 1981, Eurail’s high-speed trains travel up to 190 miles per hour on a dedicated track. In other words, you can travel from Paris to Marseille in just over four hours. HamburgMore >