Author: Therese Iknoian

The ultimate travel planner: International trips

Reading Time: 2 minutes International travel is a lot of fun, but it takes a bit of trip planning — visas, passport, airline tickets, hotels, and more need to be confirmed often several months in advance of your planned departure, which is where our ultimate travel planner for international travel comes in.

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Travel hacks for fighting germs in public spaces – updated March 2020

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fighting germs when you are traveling is an ongoing battle. Who wants to get sick and have to stay in a hotel room, or worse, end up in a hospital when traveling? That makes fighting germs (like the new coronavirus) No. 1 on your to-do list when traveling since you can’t avoid public places! Here are our top travel hacks for fighing germs in planes, trains, public bathrooms, hotel rooms, and more.

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Is Morocco safe? Insider’s guide to travel safety in Morocco

Reading Time: 6 minutes Is Morocco safe to travel in? Many people wonder. We talked with Open Doors Morocco to get traveling tips on travel safety in Morocco. Morocco is an African country with French roots, a conservative culture and Muslim religion, and it intrigues travelers with its culture and landscape certainly, but travelers still wonder about safety. We can tell you that Morocco is very safe if you travel smart.

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Stasi sights in Berlin not to miss

Reading Time: 3 minutes No visit to Berlin should be without a closer look at history – specifically the horrific history of East Germany’s former secret police, the Stasi. These Stasi sights in Berlin should find a place on your to-do list.

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Open-air exhibit traces fall of the Berlin wall

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a part of the developing “Campus for Democracy” at the former headquarters of East Germany’s state security or Stasi in Berlin, an open-air exhibit details the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution Berlin that helped bring about German unity.

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Packing light for summer travel: 10 easy packing tips

Reading Time: 4 minutes Every time I hear somebody say what a struggle it is to take only one piece of luggage on a trip, I wince. Really, packing light is not hard, especially if you are packing light for summer travel. Packing so your luggage is lighter and smaller just takes a little change in mindset. Here are 10 easy packing tips.

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Newseum: must-see D.C. museum for news, politics & history buffs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Whether you are a history enthusiast, news and politics buff, or a student or fan of media and first-amendment rights, the Newseum is a must-go museum in Washington, D.C. Even though the spectacular Newseum is not free, it offers an insider look at all things news, current events, past history and First Amendment. There is something for everyone, not to mention great lessons for students visiting Washington, D.C.

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Author: Therese Iknoian