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Visas and Vaccination Requirements: Are You Prepared?

May 30th, 2014
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Did you know that some vaccinations are required for certain destinations and travel visas?  Consult with a travel clinic to make sure you're prepared! Vaccination Requirements for Travel The most commonly required vaccination is for yellow fever.   Yellow fever is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes; it kills about 30,000 people each year. Because it has the potential to cause serious and deadly epidemics, some countries require travelers to present proof that they have been vaccinated for the disease, either when they arrive or with their visa application. No vaccine means you get turned around at the airport or you don't get your visa. Depending on your destination and your travel history, other vaccinations may be required as well. Which Vaccines Do You Need? Other


The 2014 Winter Olympics: What You Need to Know

October 15th, 2013
Want to see the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? Here are 5 things you need to know: How to Get Tickets Before you can begin planning your trip, you need tickets. is the only official ticket reseller for US residents. If you buy tickets anywhere else, you are likely to get scammed.  On the Cosport website, you can purchase individual tickets or get a package that includes hotel booking and/or access to the Cosport Hospitality Center. When buying tickets for individual events, allow two to three hours in between events- it may take that long to get from one venue to the next. Spectator Passes You cannot gain entrance to the 2014 Winter Olympics with just a ticket alone. You must also obtain a "spectator pass" involving a background check by the Russian government.


Get a Tanzanian Visa to Watch Wildlife in Luxury

July 3rd, 2011
If you've always wanted to go on safari but were a little bit put off by the idea of "roughing it" in the wilds of Africa, you'll be pleased to note that a new, luxury camp has opened in the Serengeti. (via Gadling.) Lamai Serengeti Camp, run by Nomad Tanzania, is situated in an isolated part of the park, close to the Mara River. It's the perfect place to view the creatures of the African savanna without having to give up your own creature comforts. The camp's location also gives you front-row seats to the Great Migration- specifically, that "Trials of Life" moment when the wildebeest cross the river. The camp is subdivided into two smaller camps, each with its own facilities, including a bar, a swimming hole, a dining hall and a library. The tents have indoor plumbing and flushable toi


Laos Visa Requirements to Visit Kong Lo Cave

June 13th, 2011
f you're looking to get off the beaten path in Laos, Matador Travel has an excellent recommendation: a visit to Kong Lo Cave in Phu Hin Bun National Park. About 7 hours away from Vientiane if you're lucky, Kong Lo Cave was carved from the surrounding rock by an underground river. For a fee, you can tour the cave by boat, descending into the bowels of the earth and coming out the other side about 7 kilometers later. This video shows the end of one such boat ride. Matador describes the ride into the cave as "like entering a mouth — stalactites like teeth, and the feeling that you’re going inside, riding inside, the body of the earth, organs frozen rock-hard. My torch casts a feeble glow into the black; mist rises from the water like ghosts." On the other side, if you're so inclined,


Get a Russian Visa to Explore the Land of the Cossacks

May 21st, 2011
Highly skilled cavalrymen with a strong independent streak, Russia's Cossacks are an interesting people with a rich history. Initially swearing allegiance to no one, they nonetheless had a profound impact on Russian, Polish and Ukrainian history. For centuries, the Cossacks formed a military society and organized themselves into nations called "Hosts." Raiders and pirates, their pursuit of plunder either caused or contributed to several military conflicts between Poland, Russia and the Ottoman Empire. Yet, their independence and adherence to the "Cossack traditions" (kind of like the Pirates' Code for Cossacks) has made them the stuff of legend. Get a Russian visa, and you can tour part of the historic homeland of the Black Sea Cossack Host in South Russia. There are two main sites


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