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04/27

Nepal Earthquake: Travel Repercussions
Rescue and recovery operations continue in Nepal in the wake of an extremely powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu early April 25. 

04/23

The Smartest Ways to Travel Solo With Your Toddler
The first time I traveled alone with my son was to visit Barcelona, Spain. At the time, he was not even 2 years old. It was risky venturing so far, but I longed to travel, and I wanted to prove to myself that I could handle travel with a baby.

04/23

China, UK, Australia issue travel warnings for SA
China has become the latest country to issue a travel advisory for South Africa over the xenophobic violence, which started more than two weeks ago.

04/21

Two airports now require you to put your dogs and cats through the X-ray machine with your shoes and luggage
Go ahead and send your shoes through the airport X-ray machine. And your backpack and your overcoat. Oh, and your dog.

04/14

ASSIST AMERICA CASE FILE: Infections in Florida
Jay* traveled to Florida for a visit with his mother. Shortly after arriving, he began to complain of pain in his leg and shortness of breath. His symptoms worsened over the next few days and finally his mother convinced him to go to the emergency room to be evaluated. While he was with the doctor, his mother called Assist America.

04/10

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again
Scott Keyes will be traveling to 13 countries and over 20,000 miles on his next trip, all for free.

04/08

With Runway Repair, Skies Above JFK Could Get Crowded
The closure of a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport could create a traffic jam in the skies above New York City this summer.

04/01

Egypt Introducing New Visa Requirements
Citing security concerns, Egypt’s government is introducing tougher restrictions on foreign visitors, requiring independent travelers to obtain visas at embassies before traveling instead of paying for them on arrival.

03/31

The Traveler March 2015
An informational bulletin on security, medical and travel-related issues

03/25

Natural Disaster Preparedness
Although they are rare, natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, tornadoes, or earthquakes could occur while you are traveling. Natural disasters can seriously injure large numbers of people, contribute to the spread of some diseases, disrupt sanitation, and interrupt normal public services. Travelers should be familiar with risks for natural disasters at their destinations and local warning systems, evacuation routes, and shelters. 

03/20

12 Travel scams to watch for in 2015 and how to avoid them
Travel scams come and go. These are the ones to watch for in 2015.

03/06

ASSIST AMERICA CASE FILE: Fractures in Ireland
Ruby* was enjoying a summer program in Ireland.  After an evening at the local pub with some classmates, however, she fell down the stairs in her dorm, fracturing her knee and elbow.

01/30

Travel to Cuba might be changing.
But at Assist America its business as usual.

01/15

ASSIST AMERICA CASE FILE: Broken Foot in Hong Kong
Areva* was finishing up a teaching assignment at a university in Hong Kong. After a thrilling semester abroad, she was a looking forward to returning to the familiarity of her home in Thailand.

12/22

The Traveler December 2014
An informational bulletin on security, medical and travel-related issues

12/19

25 Years of Excellence: More Travel Tips 3
To kickoff our 25th anniversary celebration, we hope you enjoy “25” travel tips (today through Friday) and find them useful during holiday travels and upcoming trips in 2015.

12/18

25 Years of Excellence: More Travel Tips 2
To kickoff our 25th anniversary celebration, we hope you enjoy “25” travel tips (today through Friday) and find them useful during holiday travels and upcoming trips in 2015.

12/17

25 Years of Excellence: More Travel Tips
To kickoff our 25th anniversary celebration, we hope you enjoy “25” travel tips (today through Friday) and find them useful during holiday travels and upcoming trips in 2015.

12/16

25 Years of Excellence
To kickoff our 25th anniversary celebration, we hope you enjoy “25” travel tips (today through Friday) and find them useful during holiday travels and upcoming trips in 2015.

12/11

10 Must-Have Free Travel Apps
Besides the Assist America Mobile App, of course!