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Travel Visas for the Tour d’Afrique

February 9th, 2011
The Tour de France? That's nothing! Try riding across the entire African continent on a bicycle! Since 2003, a hardy bunch of cyclists has been doing just that, as part of the Tour d'Afrique. The Tour d'Afrique crosses the entire African continent, from Egypt to South Africa, approximately 7,500 miles. While some participants are there to race, many others are just there for the experience and travel at their own pace, so people of all ages are welcome as long as you are in good shape and like to ride. The Tour d'Afrique takes a good four months to complete, and like most epic-level travel experiences, it's not cheap. The full tour will set you back €8,900, not including your bike, supplies for your bike, food on rest days, flights or visas. Fortunately, you can also sign on to just


Travel Visa Requirements for the “Banana Pancake Trail”

December 19th, 2010
If you've considered a trip to Asia, particularly a long-term backpacking trip, you've probably heard the term "banana pancake trail" thrown about. You might have thought to yourself, "Hey, I like pancakes. I like bananas. Where do I sign up?" It's not really that simple-the banana pancake trail doesn't really have a beginning, end or set route. It's not a backpacking trail per se, though you'll certainly meet lots of backpackers on it. The term "banana pancake trail" is simply used to designate areas of Asia that get a lot of young Western tourists, usually backpackers. The name comes from the banana pancakes that are often served at guesthouses serving this clientele. That said, there are definitely cities and towns that are indisputably part of the banana pancake trail. Whether yo


Travel Visa Requirements for Discovery Adventures Newest Destinations

October 22nd, 2010
Guided tours can be a wonderful, relatively stress-free way to see some amazing destinations-but you have to make sure you book with a good group. With their Discovery Adventure packages, the Discovery Channel is attempting to help take the uncertainty out of booking a guided tour. The website promises that "Each trip boasts carefully chosen and exhilarating activities so you can experience your chosen destination to the fullest." The Discovery Channel's latest destination (h/t Gadling) is Indochina, with a 15-day "Indochina Cultural Journey" package that offers time in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. For $2899 per person, not including airfare, the tour promises to allow you to "Explore the cultural best of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Encounter history, both ancient and modern,


Israel Passport Stamps and Travel Visas

September 24th, 2010
Israel is one of the most popular countries in the Middle East for American tourists. US citizens do not need to apply for a travel visa in advance to visit Israel-all you need is a passport valid for at least the next 6 months and you're good to go. However, having an Israeli stamp in your passport can make it difficult to get travel visas for certain other countries. For example, if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport, the following countries will not issue you a travel visa or allow you to enter the country: Libya Sudan Lebanon Syria Saudi Arabia Kuwait Yemen Iran For this reason, most travel guides recommend making Israel the last stop on your Middle East tour. You can also ask the Israel customs officials to stamp a detachable sheet of paper inside of yo


Travel Visas To Travel the Silk Road

July 11th, 2010
The Silk Road-even the name sounds romantic, doesn't it? The Silk Road connected China with the West and provided a vital distribution route for ideas, culture and materials goods like silk.  Even today, many of the major stops along the Silk Road are vibrant and interesting tourist destinations. If you want to tour the Silk Road, the first step is determining which route to follow. There were actually two main land routes. The northern one led from China to the western boundary of the Roman Empire or to Iraq. The southern route led from China to the Levant in Syria or to Alexandria in Egypt. After you decide on a route and book your travel, the next step is to secure the necessary travel documents. To help you out, here's a list of countries that you might travel as part of a Silk