Monthly Archives: September 2015

The REAL ID Difficulty Continues

I told you so.


More on the Problem  

On September 19th, I wrote about REAL ID, enhanced driver’s licenses/IDs and how they could affect your ability to go through TSA security for domestic flights.

At the bottom of this posting is a sampling of the many recent articles about how many travelers will not be able to use their driver’s license next year to go through TSA security.

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Travel and REAL ID

Will your driver’s license still be an acceptable form of ID for airport security? 


Strictly speaking, this topic only touches upon international travel. It is about travel and the documents required to get through TSA airport security.

The majority of people use their state issued driver’s license when they go through airport security.  As of January 1, 2016, many of you will no longer be able to use your driver’s license.  Here is why.

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What to do if you’re arrested in another country

Better to prepare and not need it than to need it and not be prepared


Before You Go    

Most likely you will have a great trip that is a lot of fun and results in many happy memories and exotic souvenirs. Most likely you will not have any problems. But what do you do IF you are arrested in another country.

I am not trying to scare people away from traveling but it is important to talk about the possibility of arrest in a foreign country.

It doesn’t matter whether you did something wrong, it was a misunderstanding, or it is a corrupt police shakedown. Getting arrested in another country can be very scary, confusing and disorienting.  It can be more difficult because you are in unfamiliar surroundings, and may not know the local language, customs, or legal system.

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Study Abroad and University Duty of Care

What universities must do to protect their students

The blog, Dialogues on Duty of Care has a very good piece entitled “Caring for Students, One Trip at a Time.”  The article talks about what universities must do to meet their duty of care obligation to protect students while on study abroad activities.

The writer says universities need, at a minimum to provide three kinds of support to avoid negligence. They are to provide insurance coverage, have a global assistance provider that can be reached 24/7/365, and a combination of individual traveler tracking, global emergency action plans and travel risk training for key staff.

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