Hitting the road this Fourth of July? Or maybe the weekend before the holiday? We don’t create travel charts for midweek holidays, but whether you’re driving on our highways or taking one of our ferries, you should still plan for extra travel time during the weekend and the holiday itself. Change mailing addresses. When your moving date is a month to six weeks away, start changing your mailing address for memberships, subscriptions, financial institutions, etc. You can call your mail service at any time to have them send your mail to wherever is convenient for you.
Luang Prabang is a great place to buy textiles, local handicrafts, artwork, and jewelry. There are a number of gift shops that cater to tourists, and you can find great local shops in the Old Chinese Quarter. If you want to try fresh local food, try the Phosi Market. The most famous market, however, is the Night Market.
If you’re travelling as a family together, rather than sort out all your holiday insurance individually, it makes sense to pick a policy that can protect you all. That’s even more important if you have little ones with you. The right travel insurance can help to protect you and your kids on holiday – and ours includes children under 18 for free.
I purchased a new Kindle Paperwhite to take with me on an international trip and it was one of the best travel gifts I ever bought for myself. It’s small and lightweight – lighter and more comfortable to hold than a paperback – and you can read one-handed. And a single charge can last up to eight weeks, depending on usage. This model features better contrast, a new Page Flip feature, a processor that’s 25% faster. I loaded mine up with books before our trip and was able to read comfortably even in bright sunlight on the beach during the extra days we stayed in Jamaica as a vacation. I kept it in my purse and was able to choose from a wide selection of books whenever and wherever I wanted to. Even my father-in-law, who loves reading but hates technology, has fallen in love with the Kindle Paperwhite that my mother-in-law gave him last Christmas. And my twenty-something nephew loves his just as much.
In addition to a passport, some countries require a visa to enter. If you’re traveling to the U.S. for a stay less than 90 days, the Department of Homeland Security requires eligible travelers to use the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), as part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). You can submit your application any time before you travel, but we suggest you apply for authorization when you start planning your trip to the U.S. In most cases, ESTA will provide an immediate determination of eligibility for the VWP.
This was helpful. We are collecting all the information we can as we will be moving into an RV/fifth wheel in our approaching retirement. 2 years, 8 months and 11 days, who’s counting, right. We are heading to Grand Canyon and Sequoia National park we think. May be looking for a retiree job. My husband has a degree in Wildlife Biology, he has never used.