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Employing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Abroad +

If you are planning on traveling to a location with a different culture from that of your home country, it is important to understand how they differ and to act accordingly. Being aware and sensitive to these differences can ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip and prevent any undesirable outcomes, such as offending locals, detention in a foreign prison, paying substantial fines, or deportation. Click to read more...

Establishing a Communication Plan when Traveling Abroad +

When traveling abroad, it is essential that you establish a thorough communication plan with your family, friends, or colleagues before you depart. Establishing a thorough communication plan will ensure that you remain connected in the event of an emergency at home or while you are abroad. Click to read more...

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Measles Outbreaks Around the World +

Since the beginning of the year, several health warnings have been issued regarding measles outbreaks in various locations around the world, especially in parts of Europe including France, Italy, Ukraine, Greece and Portugal. Other affected destinations include the Philippines, Venezuela and Northern Africa. A high number of cases have also been reported in the United States since January 2018. If you plan on traveling to one of these countries, you should be aware of the symptoms and risks and know how to protect yourself and your family. Click to read more...

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13 Tips for Traveling with Teenagers +

Traveling with your teenage children can be quite a rewarding experience, but it also comes with many challenges – not the same challenges you faced when they were younger. The tips below will help you make the most of vacationing with your children and ensure that everyone in the family has a wonderful time! Click to read more...

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