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Cheaper Travel ID Options For Kids At Certain Borders

As many families already know, since January 23, 2007, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) has required all U.S.As many families already know, since January 23, 2007, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) has required all U.S. citizens, of any age, traveling by air between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean,...

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Air Travel For U.S. Citizens: Necessary Documents For WHTI Countries

Read on to see if your family can save money on required identification papers when crossing borders between the US and WHTI countries.These regulations concern the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) as it affects Air Travel for U.S. Citizens and are excerpted from the U.S. Customs and...

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10 New Air Travel Regulations You Need To Know

Family Travel Forum urges families flying to the U.S. to prepare for new security regulations in place at international airports around the world. Since Northwest Flight 253 was threatened on December 25, 2009 by a passenger carrying explosives, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and many international governments have imposed...

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Ten Travel Tragedies Of 2009

It could happen to any traveler... Here is a roundup of 2009's travel mishaps, disasters and tragedies. And you were worried about your lost luggage.It could happen to any traveler... Here is a roundup of 2009's travel mishaps, disasters and tragedies. And you were worried about your lost luggage. It is a fact of life: sometimes bad things happen to those who travel.  Usually...

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Greening Your Family Travels

Needless to say, we love traveling, but we also love the Earth, and present this guide to cutting down on the carbon emissions produced in your travels... and other tips to living green. I haven’t traveled extensively, but enough to feel the burning guilt that followed reading a report on green traveling by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). As an aspiring...

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Negotiating Family Airline Travel in the 21st Century

Here are 10 tips on what to bring to make family airline flights fly by Airline travel may be down this year, but there’s still the risk of H1N1 and the added airline expenses associated with checking baggage and getting snacks and meals on board. Fortunately, well-prepared parents can avoid most travel traumas. 1....

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Keeping Allergies And Asthma in Check

Here are some medically proven allergy prevention tips, designed to help you identify and overcome travel situations likely to aggravate asthma or allergies, and cause problems that can ruin a vacation. Did you know that more than 50 million Americans -- more than 20% of the population -- suffer from some type of allergic disease? In fact, researchers have found that 70% of people with asthma also...

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Pickpockets: Where To Find Them And How To Avoid Them

Thanks to the popular hotel review site, TripAdvisor, we have some fresh thoughts on how to avoid pickpockets, the bane of every traveler's existence. Well, some would say that airport security is the bane of every air traveler's existence, but pickpockets do affect families, too. Thanks to the popular hotel review site, TripAdvisor,...

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Parents Away on Business Travel

How do kids feel and what do they do differently when parents travel without them? Find out the stats, plus some tips from road warriors on easing the pain of separation, courtesy of Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Why bother lugging the kids abroad on vacation? Statistics released by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (from a poll conducted on AOL of 300 business travelers and...

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The Long View: Coping With Carry-On Regulations

FTF's cruising expert examines carry-on regulations and how family sailors can cope with leaving the liquids and gels behind.I haven't willingly checked a bag in 10 years, even for a weeklong cruise. With some strategic packing in my regulation wheelie suitcase and an oversized tote that I pretend is a purse, I haven't had to. My motto is that most fellow cruisers are more interested in...

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