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Real ID Requirements: What You Need to Know

Take a look at your driver’s license. Go ahead, we’ll wait while you fish it out of your wallet. If your driver’s license doesn’t have a star in the upper corner of the card, then your license is not Real ID compliant. And if you’re planning to take a domestic commercial flight any time after Oct 1, 2020, you’ll need …

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5 Must-Have Travel Gadgets for 2019

When traveling, having your needs met is of the utmost importance. Certain gizmos and gadgets can be the difference-maker when these moments arise. From portable wifi and water filtration to knowing where your keys and wallet are, this list has what you need. Check out five of our top choices for traveling tech in 2019. 1. Skyroam Global Hotspot To …

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Making Your Connection

When Robert Herbst’s nonstop flight from New York to Raleigh, North Carolina, turned into a one-stop, he got worried. When American Airlines assured him he could make a connection at Washington’s Reagan National Airport in just 30 minutes, he got very worried. Herbst, a wellness expert from Westchester, New York, is one of a growing number of minimum connection time …

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Back Taxes Can Jeopardize Your Passport

The IRS has reiterated its warning that taxpayers may not be able to renew their passports or get a new one if they owe $52,000 or more in federal taxes. In January of last year, the IRS began implementing new procedures for individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” The change in the law came in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation …

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Staying Fit While Traveling

It’s a new year and if you made any new year’s resolutions that likely means getting back to the gym. But finding time can be tough, between work, travel and making time for friends and family. Don’t sweat it!  Teplis Travel has some helpful tips and resources that can keep you on the right track regardless of your hectic schedule. …

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The Gift of Travel

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Nothing says “I Love You” better than a week at the beach! Or maybe that bucket list trip to Europe, or an African safari? Or how about a cruise for the entire family… The best thing about Teplis Travel Gift Certificates is that you can gift any amount you like (over $100) and you …

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Report Names Most Dangerous Countries for Travel in 2019

An interactive Travel Risk Map for 2019 has been released and it shows the most dangerous countries on earth. The map was launched by medical and security specialists International SOS and Control Risks. It calculates risk according to road safety, security, and medical issues. Each country is given a color based on their risk rating that ranges from insignificant to extreme. According …

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Tips for Thanksgiving Travelers

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is expecting another record Thanksgiving holiday travel season this year, with more than 25 million people forecasted to travel between Nov. 16-26, a nearly seven percent increase over 2017. “The busiest travel days will still be the Tuesday and Wednesday leading up to Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Sunday after Thanksgiving is projected …

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The Japan Rail Pass: A Guide

Are you going to Japan? Eligible for the tourist visa? Want to travel all around the country? If your answer is a big ‘Yes’ to all of those questions then you must have heard about getting a Japan Rail Pass (JR Rail Pass). The Japan Rail Pass can save you a lot of money if you plan on extensive travel …

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TSA Shares Tips for Travelers with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, and who use medical devices should not think of a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint as a barrier to travel. It’s okay to bring along a CPAP machine or a breast pump. Yes, passengers can travel with an insulin pump or an ostomy pouch. If an individual has a temporary medical condition, perhaps a …