Will your driver’s license be accepted by TSA at the airport in 2016?

Beginning sometime in 2016, TSA is expected to require Real ID compliant driver’s licenses or other compliant IDs to board US domestic commercial flights, which many air travelers don’t possess. Ned Levi explores the problem and what to do if your state doesn’t comply.

US Nationals can get home despite ID and passport theft

Despite having their ID’s and Passports lost or stolen US Nationals traveling domestically or internationally will still be able to fly home without too much hassle if they are prepared and follow straightforward procedures.

World’s happiest countries, US mobile passport app, donate unused miles

Get happy in the world’s happiest countries The United Nations declared March 20 as International Day of Happiness. According to a recent World Happiness Report, a lot of the happiest countries are in Scandinavia. The happiest of countries have a robust combination of higher life expectancy, gross domestic product per capita, social support, generosity, freedom […]

Travel theft: smartphones are the #1 target

When we travel, we often take valuable gear to better enjoy our trip, work while away, capture the memories we make in exotic lands and be prepared to handle emergencies. We bring music players, game devices, laptops, tablets, still and video cameras, and, of course, smartphones. In fact, smartphones for travel, especially international travel, have […]

Don’t make financial mistakes which can ruin your vacation, part 1

April arrives later this week. Summer vacations start just a few months from now. Many are actively investigating summer vacation plans, while others are finalizing their travel plans. There are, of course, many ways to lower one’s costs of vacation and increase their enjoyment too, but there are also many important measures vacationers can and […]

TSA Pre✓improved — now open for everyone

Recently there have been major changes in TSA’s Pre✓ program for air travelers. Ned Levi discusses TSA Pre✓ generally and highlights the changes in the program, as well has how to be eligible to use TSA Pre✓ security lines at TSA airport security checkpoints. Also discussed is the combination of TSA Pre✓ with Global Entry for international travelers.