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All aboard – A comprehensive guide to traveling with disabilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL7T9lb2eu4 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates accessibility and equal treatment for disabled travelers.  It’s the law in the USA.  A lawsuit recently settled which brings the importance of compliance to the forefront.  The U.S. Department of Justice charged Greyhound Lines with failing to comply with the ADA.  They claimed Greyhound did not [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Quick Guide: boosting your mental health while abroad

Let’s face it - traveling is stressful!  It opens up a whole spectrum of new experiences.  Some induce anxiety, others cause eating and sleeping disorders.  Some may even lead to risky behaviors with alcohol or drugs. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns, “Overall, mental health issues are among the leading causes of ill health among [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

J-Term study abroad

Why, where and how! If you’re a student preparing for your first winter J-term trip abroad, you may be about to embark on an amazing opportunity. J-Term, or January Term, is that chunk of three to four weeks between a college student’s first and second semesters. Many students focus their efforts on one or two [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on J-Term study abroad

Three lurking beach dangers

The words “a day at the beach” bring images of white, warm sand between our toes, the sound of waves rolling in as seagulls chirp in the sky, fruity drinks with umbrellas, sun and much needed rest and relaxation.  When people say, “It’s no day at the beach”, they generally mean “No fun!” Oceans, and [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Three lurking beach dangers

Depart Smart advocate and supporter – Carol Giuliani

My husband and I decided to attend a Depart Smart fundraiser because it was at a brewery and looked like fun!  Not only did we thoroughly enjoy the people and food, we learned what a valuable service Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart provides to families who are sending their kids abroad.  Since our son was [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Depart Smart advocate and supporter – Carol Giuliani

Trouble in Turkey

The United States Department of State updated a travel warning for Turkey on Oct. 29, 2016 stating in part, “U.S. citizens should avoid travel to southeast Turkey and carefully consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. The U.S. Department of State is updating this Travel Warning to reflect the October 29, 2016, [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Trouble in Turkey

Quick guide: Vacation and travel safety toolbox

Keeping abreast of health, safety and security events overseas is challenging. Most news comes in a 24-hour cycle.  The news may or may not align with what you need or want to know to make informed decisions about traveling abroad. Google alerts can be useful, sometimes. The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a resource [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Quick guide: Vacation and travel safety toolbox

#GivingTuesday – Altruistic giving extends your life and saves lives

Sheryl Hill, Founder and Executive Director Passionate about travel, cultural diversity, peace, and safety? Is your goal to advance a global cause, serve family and friends and engage in the betterment of society? Then please, give to Depart Smart on #GivingTuesday. Depart Smart Saves Lives Travel is an exotic enticement in a $7.8 trillion industry [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on #GivingTuesday – Altruistic giving extends your life and saves lives

Keep yourself safe online abroad – IFFY MIFI WIFI

  Your internet presence is an extension of yourself. If you’ve got a smartphone, you might be banking, working, communicating and sharing exclusively on the web and on the go. Just as you need to keep yourself safe abroad, you need to keep your internet presence safe, too. When you’re traveling, moving around so often [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Keep yourself safe online abroad – IFFY MIFI WIFI