8 tips for preventing identity theft before a trip

Identity theft can and does happen while away from home on vacation or business trips. Ned Levi discusses how to prevent identity theft before you leave home on your upcoming journey.

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

US citizens and residents generally use their state driver’s licenses or state issued non-drivers IDs to board US domestic commercial airline flights. Looming in the near future for air travelers is the Real ID Act of 2005. The law sets requirements for ID cards accepted by the federal government for “official purposes,” including state driver’s […]

Don’t let passport hell ruin your vacation or kill your business trip

Jon renewed his US passport about a decade ago and happily traveled with it across the globe. Last year, planning a great trip to France for the summer, six months away, he glanced at his passport to see it still had eleven months before it expired, so he put it away in his desk. Three […]

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.