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How to Navigate New Airline Carry-On Rules

It’s the first year that United Airlines will be offering “basic economy” fares — the lowest prices on a particular flight, but with notable restrictions such as: You don’t receive a seat assignment until check-in (and sitting next to your traveling companions is not guaranteed); you’re the last to board; and you’re not allowed to bring on a full-size carry-on bag (which means no use of the overhead bins).

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January 23, 2017 |

New Requirements for Passport and Visa Photos

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos.

Applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their glasses for their application photos. This change will help eliminate glares and shadows that can lead to delays in processing visa and passport applications. Applicants may wear glasses only in rare circumstances of documented medical necessity during urgent travel. Read more

January 21, 2017 |

How to Stay Hydrated While Traveling

SOURCE: By Nikkitha Bakshani 

Lugging around a bottle of water is not the only way to keep yourself hydrated on the go. 

Lots of walking, hours spent outside in the sun… traveling can be exhausting. Being 36,000 miles in the sky for seemingly endless stretches of time doesn’t improve dehydration too much either, but there are still ways to stay healthy during long airplane rides. While carrying a water bottle around with you is highly recommended, we understand that it can be heavy and burdensome. But don’t worry; there are other methods for beating the heat.
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January 19, 2017 |

A Gathering of Giants

Story and Photographs by Tony Wu

Witness to a phenomenon few have ever seen before, I slipped beneath the ocean’s surface to find myself submerged alongside hundreds, maybe thousands, of sperm whales — one of the largest and most magnificent cetaceans of the sea — engaged in a dramatic frenzy of physical contact and biosonar communication. Read more

January 17, 2017 |

Diving The Great Blue Hole in Belize

 by Amy Myers

SCUBA divers from around the world recognize the iconic photos of the Blue Hole in Belize, a “bucket list” dive for experienced and novice divers alike.

The Great Blue Hole, as it is often called, is part of the Lighthouse Reef and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recommended for advance certified and experienced divers due to the depths of the dives. Read more

January 15, 2017 |

Submerge and Soar at Wakatobi

For many guests, an added attraction of a stay at Wakatobi is the ability to blend world-class diving with water sports, beach time, fine dining and simple relaxation in one of the world’s must beautiful settings. Now, there’s yet another activity that resort guests can enjoy during surface intervals. When seasonal trade winds arrive, Wakatobi becomes an aquatic playground for kite boarders. This sport blends the poetry of flight with the exhilaration of surfing, as riders harness the wind to skim the waves. Read more

January 13, 2017 |
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