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Europe Tips & Tech

Athens Metro • Visiting The Acropolis From Piraeus

Visiting the Acropolis from the port of Piraeus Greece An easy trip from the port of Piraeus into Athens for a visit to the Acropolis is inexpensive and takes about forty minutes each way. The main Piraeus Metro station is located at the back of the port itself and is a fifteen to twenty minute […]

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Emergency Travel Kits

We’re getting back to traveling and we’re heading to Europe in just a few days, so it’s time to pull out our travel packs and take inventory. Our trips are usually about two weeks to over a month and we always carry our emergency kits. Often the contents can seem trivial but experience has taught […]

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Cruising Tips & Tech

Considering International Travel Insurance

A recent incident and a conversation with a traveling friend highlighted the confusion and importance of international travel insurance. To begin most people consider travel insurance too expensive and on top of that they see it as very confusing and there’s truth in those beliefs. Please note that this is written with a focus on […]

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Odds n' Ends Tips & Tech

How To Beat Jet Lag

Jet Lag – The Curse Of Traveling In the last dozen or two years we have made a number of international trips. There have been times when we hardly experienced jet lag at all, but a few trips took days to recover. Our experience has taught us a few things including what causes the worst […]

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Some Flying Health Advice

Keeping Safe While Flying Note: In the times of the Covid pandemic there is actually a bit of good news for air travelers. First, people are much more aware of the risks of contagion when flying and the airlines are taking more precautions. Also with all the emphasis on mask wearing you will no longer […]

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Useful Apps For International Travel

Ten Great Travel Apps You Should Consider Where would we be without our phones? Every day we use them to navigate, take photos, send and receive email, play music, surf the web and who knows what else. They’re cluttered with dozens and dozens of apps and often we cringe when some store, restaurant or bank […]

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What’s In Your Wallet? Emergency ID?

A Small Price To Pay For Peace Of Mind If you travel, especially internationally, you really need to carry an Emergency Information ID Card. This handy series of ID cards provides space for emergency contact information, details on medications, allergies, medical conditions and doctors contact number. Oddly, none of that information is found on your […]

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Europe Tips & Tech

Getting Around Rome – Trains, Planes &…

A Guide To Rome’s Regional Transportation Options Getting Into Rome From The Airport Having often traveled between Rome, its airport, the cruise port of Civitavecchia and a number of cities in Italy we’ve made a few mistakes but have also had some fun traveling by train. Here is some basic information on travel centered on […]

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An Urgent Concern In International Travel

Traveling around the world there is one challenge that seems to regularly show up and that’s where to go? I don’t mean as in travel but really go. When at home it’s something we take for granted. Americans believe it is a public right and resent any effort to place a charge on access. Elsewhere […]

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International Cell Phone Service 2022

Keeping up with options for cellular international calling requires constant attention to services and available plan options. U.S. based cell service is usually a costly option when traveling outside of America and, from experience, we’ve found it is often not the most reliable option*. Before you leave on a trip, contact your carrier to find […]