Monthly Archives: March 2023

Malta, Valletta and the Knights of Malta

Malta isn’t on most travelers’ radar, but it should be. This small island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, located south of Italy and north of Africa, is rich in history that dates back to prehistoric times and has been ruled by various civilizations over the centuries, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and the British. ……

By |2023-03-27T11:28:39-07:00March 27th, 2023|

Do I really need travel insurance?

“The Unvarnished Traveler” by Brian Raymond Have you never purchased travel insurance for a vacation? Have you wondered whether you should? Here are some thoughts for you to consider. Traveling can be a great way to explore and experience new things, but it also comes with a certain level of risk. Unexpected events, such as illness, injury, car or bus accidents, slips and falls, and natural disasters, can happen anytime. That’s why it’s essential to make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality with travel insurance. ……

By |2023-03-09T09:28:26-07:00March 9th, 2023|

New European entry authorization requirement (ETIAS) pushed back to 2024

UPDATED: March 7, 2023, to reflect new implementation date - 2024 Europe is one of the top tourist destinations for American travelers in part because of our history and heritage ties, but also because of the ease of travel. There are no complicated and time-consuming visa requirements for U.S. citizens to visit Europe. However, starting sometime in 2024, things will change just a bit. The start date has been pushed back several times. No exact start date has been set. ETIAS - Travel Authorization Requirement ETIAS, the new travel authorization is not a visa as it has incorrectly been ......

By |2023-03-08T10:41:52-07:00March 7th, 2023|

European Union will require new travel authorizations beginning in November 2023

​Update: March 7, 2023 ETIAS REQUIREMENTS STARTS SOMETIME IN 2024 Originally the ETIAS system was planned to start on January 1, 2021. It has been delayed several times and now is slated to start sometime in 2024, although no specific date has been set yet.   THE EU IS NOT REQUIRING VISAS FOR U.S. CITIZENS There has been a bit of confusion this week over whether the European Union (EU) is imposing a new visa requirement for United States citizens. Currently, U.S. citizens holding a valid US passport can enter Schengen Zone countries and stay for up to 90 days ......

By |2023-03-08T10:41:23-07:00March 7th, 2023|
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