Travel Tip: Why You Should Get a New Passport in the Fall
The modern passport traces its origins to Louis XIV, the Sun King, of France (reigned 1641–1715). The King issued letters to his favorites in the court, planning on travelling. These letters requested safe passage for the bearer through the ports, in French “passe port.” By the start of the nineteenth century, virtually every country in…
What to do before travelling abroad for the first time
So you've saved up and you're finally going to put your passport to use and take that trip you've been dreaming about! It's exciting (yay for adventure!), but if it's your first time travelling abroad, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you plan your travels, from booking flights and accommodation to applying for visas, packing for your holiday and navigating a new country. There's also a free checklist to print out and help you plan your trip!