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05/26

6 reasons to sign up for TSA PreCheck ASAP
There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the TSA is tightening restrictions on its PreCheck program, which allows pre-screened, low-risk fliers to pass through an expedited security line without needing to remove shoes, belts, light outwear and jackets, laptops and liquids.

05/21

Road Rage: Expedia Reveals the Worst Drivers
Though road trips are one of the best things about summer, the experience can also come with some seriously annoying driving behavior (especially if there’s traffic). Expedia released the results of its 2015 Road Rage Report analyzing driving etiquette.

05/20

5 Reasons to Stop Overpacking
It's the biggest mistake you can make as a traveler: trying to pack for every eventuality and ending up with so much stuff in your backpack you can barely walk from your hostel to the bus station.

05/15

After Amtrak Crash We Ask: Do Trains Need Seat Belts?
The commuter train, traveling from Washington DC to New York, left the tracks after taking a bend too fast, in one of Amtrak’s deadliest accidents to date. New reports suggest that the train took a 50 mph  at over 100 mph, twice the suggested limit, causing the engine and all seven cars to completely jump the tracks. 

05/14

5 Gorgeous Places Americans Can Visit Without a Passport
Americans have a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to travel, with only just over a third of citizens holding a US passport. The good news is that this number is steadily increasing.

05/13

In the wake of last night’s Amtrak train derailment, we are reminded of the importance of first responders.
Assist America supports your needs with our medically certified Operations Center staff, including doctors, nurses and EMT’s, available 24/7 to help during your travel emergencies.

05/12

Selfies Are Changing the Fundamental Reasons Why We Travel
The rise of social media is creating a new breed of travelers for whom the ability to instantly publicize their trip is as important as the experience itself.

05/08

#5: San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica – experiencing the different cultures at small community museums in towns like San Vincente, Nicoya; at the National Museum (Museo Nacional de Costa Rica) in San Jose.

05/07

#4: Bloomington, Minnesota
Besides shopping at the Mall of America, dining around town, there is also Nickelodeon University, country’s largest indoor amusement park, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, with Valleyfair and Water Park of America.

05/05

#2: Brooklyn, New York
It is more affordable and less hectic than Manhattan. Spend the day at Brooklyn Museum or the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Take a stroll through the Botanic Garden and enjoy a picnic at Coney island.

05/04

#1: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
This 3 western Caribbean islands has a ton of things to offer families. Swimming amongst the stingrays at Stingray City, or petting and touching the 362 turtles at Cayman Turtle Farm.

05/01

Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America
National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2-10, 2015. It’s an annual tradition that was established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first celebrated the following year.

04/30

Tourists told to take hard cash to Greece
Travelers heading to Greece are being advised to take their euros in notes and coins in case the escalating debt crisis prompts the country's banks to switch off their cash machines.

04/28

7 Steps That Could One Day Save Your Life — And Your Family's, Too
No one plans for bad things to happen — but when a medical emergency occurs, you’ll be glad you were prepared.

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.