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Travel Loans Wish you had enough money to take an overseas vacation? Or travel to an exotic place of your choice? Now you can leave all your worries and enjoy a perfect vacation with Travel Loan.
U.S. Passports A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue or verify United States passports.
For more information on obtaining or renewing your passport vist U.S. Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
International Travel and Health Insurance You don't expect to cancel your trip or to have a medical emergency while traveling, but it happens. We suggest that each traveler consider travel insurance. You can find more information on travel insurance on the web or www.travelex-insurance.com and www.travelinsure.com. Many companies require people with pre-existing medical conditions or wishing trip cancellation coverage to purchase insurance within 10-15 day of the first payment on your trip. If you do not have a pre-existing medical condition, most companies will allow medical insurance purchases up to 24 hour prior to your trip.
International Vaccines This site is designed to assist US travelers in determining what precautions and vaccinations may be considered when traveling outside the United States. www.travelersvaccines.com
Exchange Rate Before you leave for your trip, check out the exchange rate for the countries on your. Tip... It no fun shopping while checking the exchnage rate! Plan Your spending money in the currency of the country that you are visiting before leaving home. In other words, it you are visting Europe, plan to take 1,000 euro instead of $1,480 (based on 1.48 exchang rate). Check the current excahnge rate www.x-rates.com/calculator.html.
Weather or Not A girl need to know what to wear! Find daily weather averages for most major cities in the world. Click on the MSN Weather link, enter a city and country under "Find Weather For", on next page click on "Averages", then click on a "Month" of the year for the daily averages.. MSN Weather
Talk the Talk You met an international cutie...now what? Limited english is spoken and understood in many counties. But you can only go go far on Ciao (goodbye) and bagno (bathroom)! Learning basic language for the country you are visiting will come in handy. Two great programs are Rosetta Stone (www.rosettastone.com) and Earwoms Learning (www.earwormslearning.com).
You can also download the ITune player ( iTunes.Tune-Player.com) and download free Italian lesson podcasts. One of our favorites is "My Daily Phrase Italian".
Many local colleges and high school adult programs also offer affordable language classes. If you learn better by doing or would like to practice your Italian, we suggest joining a Language "Meetup" (www.meetup.com) in your city.
For Palm or Blackberry owner, you can download Talking Phrase Book at www.hnhsoft.com/ftgpbook. Don't forget to check out their European Languages Pack (www.hnhsoft.com/eupbooks).
Foot Loose Never get lost again in Paris or while roaming Rome! TOM-TOM NAVIGATOR 6 - Voice GPS Software, maps, GPS receiver for Palms and other SmartPhones. Portable: Easy to take with you whether you travel by car (using the TomTom in-car Holder), by bike or on foot. Learn more ** (make sure your home country is slected in the country pull down menu) If you are visiting another region or country but do not have the map pre-installed on your TomTom device simply get an additional map and you're set to go. Download Maps
BG Phone Home We all love something for nothing. All you need is your laptop and headphones with a mic and you call call home (computer to computer) for FREE! With Skype's free software -- by the way, it works seamlessly with your internet connection -- you can chat away with free Skype-to-Skype calls and never worry about cost, time or distance. Share the love and get your friends to download Skype before you leave so you can talk, chat or make video calls for nothing. You can also make international calls to land and cell phones at great low rates. www.skype.com
World Cell Phones Prepaid SIM Card and Unlocked GSM Cell Phone packages are perfect for first time buyers as well as seasoned travelers in need of International cellular communication. The CellularAbroad.com package deals will save you money and time while giving you everything you need to make and receive cell phone calls in many overseas destinations. Each package includes an unlocked gsm cell phone, a SIM card, a worldwide charger and outlet adapters. Order Your Phone