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January 2017
Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Protect Yourself from Foodborne Illness

1/27/2017

One of the best things about traveling to another country is trying local, authentic cuisine. However, it pays to know a few basic rules so you don’t become one of the 10 million overseas travelers to suffer a bout of traveler’s diarrhea or other foodborne illnesses each year. Luckily, you can protect yourself from foodborne health problems (and spending half your trip visiting restrooms) with these easy-to-follow tips:

Considering a Bleisure Trip This Winter? Here Are 5 Unique Destinations:

1/27/2017

Thanks to the rising trend of bleisure travel, professionals are finding creative ways to enhance their business trips. Looking to spend a few extra days in the sun the next time you travel for work? Here are 5 unique destinations where you may want to turn your business trip into a “bleisure trip” this winter.

Keep Your Cool: What to Do If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen While Traveling

1/26/2017

What would you do if your passport was lost or stolen while traveling overseas? The bad news—it could eat up a little bit of your time, money, and patience (and potentially delay your trip). The good news? If you’re prepared and know what to expect, you can actually make things a lot easier on yourself. While Good Sam TravelAssist members can rest assured that we can assist them through the process, here’s what you should know (and do) if your passport is lost or stolen while traveling abroad:

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 7 Essential Tips for Safe Winter Travel

1/2/2017

Here are 7 tips for safer and less stressful winter travels. 1) Check the weather early (and often): Many travelers will wait until a storm hits to start making other provisions, but, why wait? If you can manage to stay ahead of a major weather system, you can start to get your contingency plans in place. Believe it or not, winter weather forecasting is pretty reliable and storms can usually be predicted at least 48-72 hours ahead of time (in the summer it’s a little trickier since thundercloud formation can occur fairly quickly).

Animal Vaccines—Protecting Your Pet Before Hitting the Road

1/2/2017

Animal vaccines — what you need to know. When we go RVing with our pets, we expose them to diseases that don’t exist back at home. Give your dog or cat the protection they deserve by brushing up on these vaccine basics for traveling pets.