Travel Tips

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While travelers love to explore exotic lands, there are certain aspects of foreign cultures that largely remain mysterious to outside visitors. Egypt, for example, is a land rich in history and culture that features a wealth of offerings that must be seen to be properly described. Yet while individuals have written long-winded explanations of proper Egyptian decorum, many travelers remain ignorant on the appropriate tipping etiquette.

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Our friends at MedjetAssist have put together these handy tips for ensuring your trip through airport security goes fast. Don’t forget, transportation security officers have to identify any metal that is detected at the checkpoint. If the metal detector alarms when you pass through, you’ll be required to undergo additional screening -- including hand-wand and pat-down inspections.

Items that might set off the metal detector include:

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Recent years have seen birdwatching emerge as one of the most popular nature travel activities. Yet while some vacationers are eager to catch a glimpse of our feathered friends, simple mistakes can make a birding adventure an exercise in frustration.

Fortunately, there are a few things that amateur birdwatchers should keep in mind whenever they enter the brush in search of an elusive species.

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Heading off on travel adventure is certainly exciting, yet with all of the flurry that comes with planning and preparing for one of these journeys, it's easy to take one's eyes off the prize. How well you pack for nature travel is an important factor for how much you enjoy your trip, and of the many suggestions one can offer for these natural expeditions, the best may be to pack light.

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Whether it's crossing the Serengeti on a Kenya and Tanzania safari or flying through the canopy on a zip line tour of Costa Rica, travelers visiting exotic natural environments are going to want to take a few snapshots to help them remember their journey. Yet while booking nature travel is simple, getting a toco toucan to pose for a photo can be exceedingly difficult.

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How many times has it happened to you? You are trying to make it through the security line at the airport, when you encounter a flyer that delays the security screening line due to an unbelievable packing job on her carry-on bag. From bottles of water to her laptop at the bottom of her carry-on, it seemed to never end.

Here are some tips from the experts at MedjetAssist and the TSA to make getting through the line faster and easier.

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As we are seeing this week, winter travel can be less than pleasant. And, whether you are a road warrior or an occasional family vacationer, when you are stuck in an airport you are stuck in an airport.

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Why is your travel planner asking for your passport number to make reservations? And why do they care about your birthday? If it's been a while since you last traveled, you may not be familiar with the TSA's Secure Flight requirements.

November 12, 2010

Quick Photo Tips

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One of the best ways to preserve memories of your International Expeditions journey is with great photos! So we asked some of our favorite photographers for tips to get the best possible shots. If you are going to be shooting from an open jeep or vehicle,  there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the sharpest pictures.

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