Rule of Travel #1: Respect Locals and the Way They Live

Whenever we travel away from home, it’s likely that we’re going to encounter people who live, think and act differently than we do. This applies not only to when we visit foreign countries, but could also be the case when we travel a just a few towns away. Recognizing that fact, it seems to automatically …

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Travelocity’s Travel Protection Plan (BerkelyCare) Trip Cancellation: It works!

About a month ago, I had to cancel a trip to St. Croix due to illness. I had booked the vacation package (flight + hotel) through Travelocity.com so I called them to cancel my trip less than 24 hours before my scheduled departure.  After deducting non-refundable fees (imposed by the airline and the hotel), they …

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Trip to St. Croix: Cancelled :(

Rats! I had to cancel my trip to St. Croix because I got sick (just like everyone else around here).  Luckily it’s nothing serious so everything should be back to normal soon.  I am a bit sad about it not getting to visit a new island just yet, but I have hopes that I’ll get …

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Will My Cell Phone Work While Traveling Abroad?

When I travel away from home, I like to make sure that I am still reachable by my family and close friends in case of emergency. For that reason, before I leave, I try to do some research about whether my US-based cell phone will work at my destination, what extra charges I may incur …

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