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Laptop Ban on Airline Flights

Air travel to the United States soon could become much more inconvenient if an expected expansion of the ban on laptop computers goes into effect. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security are meeting to discuss banning all laptop computers and larger electronic devices from carry-on baggage for any flight departing from Europe to the United States. Here’s what you…

Alternative Spring Break

With spring break upon us, many college students are looking forward to a week of relaxation, sunshine, and partying. But that isn’t always the case. Many others have chosen to dedicate their vacation time to a more meaningful cause, and are instead preparing to embark on a life-changing alternative spring break trip. What is an alternative spring break trip? An…

It’s “Dry January.” If you are actively observing or avoiding this semi-popular wellness activity, you know that Dry January is the trend whereby people give up alcohol for the month of January as a way to recover from holiday indulgences. And whether I believe in it or not, I am participating for the second year in a row. In addition to…

International home swapping is a unique approach to vacationing that can lead to the experience of a lifetime. Unlike booking a hotel and participating in the standard sight-seeing tours with the other tourists, you’ll be living alongside the locals and immersing yourself in their culture. It gives you the experience of living in a home away from home. It can…

Lost in Translation You’ve spent hours making lists of what you need to pack. You’ve obsessively checked weather forecasts for your travel dates. You’ve booked your flight and hotel rooms months in advance. But did you spend any time thinking about communicating with the people you’ll meet during your travels? If not, fear not! Below are essential phrases and their…

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