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~ Before you travel, always check with the US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
~ Keep your passport current. The US Department of State has the information. Pay the extra for the passport card. Consider getting an enhanced driver's license if your state has it. Also, if your city has a local ID, get that also.
~ Consider travel insurance. Each policy varies greatly and you may actually not need it but stuff has been known to happen.
~ If you rent a car, check out your own automobile insurance policy. You might be covered for rentals in certain situations.
~ If you want to drive often out of your own country, think about an international driver permit. Check this out for more information. The US Department of State has partnered with AAA for permits.
~ Tired of long lines at security checkpoints before you board? You can apply to be part of the TSA-Pre-Check program. This is the application.
~ Packing for a trip can be almost as stressful as booking a trip. Our cruise article has info good for any trip.
~ Even if you use a travel agent, know how to use the internet and electronic devices. This knowledge is invaluable. Click here for our article about how to make your own travel plans.
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