Articles written by: Wendy VanHatten

Understanding Travel Alerts
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Understanding Travel Alerts

Understanding Travel Alerts by Wendy VanHatten The Department of State has launched new Travel Advisories and Alerts to make it easier for U.S. citizens to access clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information about every country in the world. You can find out more by visiting https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/about-our-new-products.html. I always […]

Passports and You
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Passports and You

I have posted something similar to this a while ago. Recently some people we know were not allowed to leave on a trip to Europe due to their passport expiration dates. This is a good reminder for all travelers. First, know when your passport expires. Many countries require the expiration […]

Traveling With Prescriptions
Health & Wellness / Travel

Traveling With Prescriptions

Did you realize some popular prescription and over-the-counter drugs are illegal in some countries? Things like pain relief, better sleep, allergies and even the common cold medicines. The United Arab Emirates and Japan, for example, are among the most restrictive nations. However, other countries ban or restrict importing narcotics, sedatives, […]

Happy Presidents’ Day
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Happy Presidents’ Day

Here are some facts about one of our iconic landmarks…Mount Rushmore. Did you know…? The idea of creating a sculpture in the Black Hills was dreamed up in 1923 by South Dakota historian Doane Robinson. He wanted to find a way to attract tourists to the state. Nearly three million […]

La Cite du Vin – More than a Museum
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La Cite du Vin – More than a Museum

If you are planning a trip to Bordeaux, France…don’t miss a visit to La Cite du Vin. This is more than a museum. It’s a side trip worthy of an entire day.   Exhibits are always changing throughout the museum. Of course, many areas stay the same. Impressive…see for yourself. […]