Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vacation Tips

Preparing for your yearly summer vacation? Stop by the Library and browse our large array of travel guides. Books and DVDs on travel to all parts of the world are available for checkout. Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask a librarian for help accessing eBooks, books at other libraries, or recommending books to be added to our collection.
Once you’ve chosen your travel destination it’s time to prepare for the logistics of travel. Here are a few tips and tricks you may find helpful:
Mail stacking up is a good indicator to people that nobody is home. To be on the safe side, have your mail held at the post office until you return.
Check for travel alerts / warnings for your destination from the State Department. The world can be unstable, and sometimes dangerous for visitors in certain places. Make sure the risks are minimal wherever you are going.
Consider applying for a passport card instead of a traditional passport book. A passport card is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. It can be used for non-air travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.
Be careful online. Announcing your vacation via social media channels also tells people you aren’t home, and makes your house vulnerable.

Now you are all set for a fun, yet safe, summer vacation. Have fun!

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