Everything You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season

Written by Lori Zaino @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Pack right, register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and make sure to book your trip with a credit card that offers trip cancellation/interruption insurance when traveling during the Atlantic hurricane season. If you couldn’t resist those low fares to Cancun in July or have already booked a family trip to Florida in August, …

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The Best Places to Travel in June

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Schools are beginning to let out for the summer, the weather is warming up and it’s time for that sunshine-filled vacation. (Just the thought of sand between our toes and the salty smell of the ocean is giving us major wanderlust!) Luckily, June is one of the best months to travel — especially to Europe …

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How to Avoid Travel Scams When Traveling Abroad

Written by Lori Zaino @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: To avoid travel scams when traveling abroad, take photos and videos of your rental vehicles, be wary of anyone who approaches you and work directly with your hotel or a reputable tour company to organize your transport and excursions. Always listen to your intuition. Brian, a savvy traveler and veteran backpacker thought he’d …

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You Could Be Denied Entry to a Foreign Country With a Valid US Passport

Written by Lori Zaino @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Make sure to monitor your passport’s expiration date and renew nine full months ahead of time so you won’t be turned away from entering countries that have a six- or three-month passport validity rule. Ken and Silvia were heading to Italy for their honeymoon. Everything on the two-week escape to the Mediterranean paradise …

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The Best Places to Travel in May

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

With summer in sight, your wanderlust may be heating up along with the temperatures. Luckily, May is the perfect month to travel, as it’s shoulder season in many places around the world. A number of destinations have beautiful, sunny weather that’s not too hot yet and are less inundated with tourists. In fact, May’s the …

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12 Unusual Safaris You Can Try Around the World

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

The word safari may conjure images of vast grasslands and Jeeps rolling over dirt roads in Kenya in search of Africa’s Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and buffalo. And while this kind of rugged adventure is certainly a wonderful experience, wildlife safaris have become way more diverse. The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes the word safari …

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Travelers Convicted of Domestic Violence Can No Longer Enter Australia

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Australia has a notoriously strict policy on bringing specific things like food, plants or animal items in. But the country’s government is now cracking down on travelers themselves, recently amending its visa rules so that no one with domestic violence convictions will be allowed in. As it stands, US citizens — in addition to citizens …

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The Best Places to Travel in April

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

April often feels like a transition month, but that’s what makes it the perfect time to travel. Some dates are still considered off-peak for airline award tickets and spring temperatures in many destinations are mild and inviting. Tourism tapers off in destinations like the Caribbean, while travel to Europe still hasn’t quite picked up, so …

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You Can Get Global Entry Upon Arrival at These 49 Airports

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Getting Global Entry is a fairly simple process, but you may encounter delays (weeks or even months) when it comes to scheduling an interview. The Enrollment on Arrival service, which is rapidly expanding, may be the perfect alternative to long interview waits. The service allows you to complete your Global Entry interview as part of the immigration process when arriving …

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A New Coral Reef Was Just Discovered Off the Coast of Italy

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

For travelers, southern Italy just got even more appealing: The country’s first coral reef has been discovered off the coast of Puglia, near the seaside town of Monopoli. Researchers at the University of Bari, led by department director Giuseppe Corriero, discovered the extremely rare mesophotic (meaning it can exist in low light) coral reef, which reportedly …

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