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INDEX - Travel JUMP TABLE

WEATHER | TRAFFIC | CLOSINGS | 411 - Free Phone Directory via your phone | 4x4 | 4x4 vs AWD| Acronyms / Terminology - TRAVEL | AFRICA | AFRICAN SAFARI PLANNING | Africa Travelers Health | AIRFARE - get the LOWEST PRICED (Thanks Karen) | Airline Flight DELAYS | Airlines (not A.A.) | Airlines, American [the company] | American Airlines AIRPORT HUBs (AIRPORTS) WEATHER (DFW, O'HARE) | Airlines - Discounts | AIRLINE FEES (extra / hidden / additional / surcharge) | Airline FLIGHT TRACKING | Airplane Seating Diagrams | AIRPORTS |
AREA CODES - Look up | Articles | Ashville, North Carolina, USA | Automobile Information | AWD vs 4x4 | BED SIZES | BINOCULARS - SAFARI, Howto Buy | BINOCULARS - RECOMMENDED SAFARI | Biodegradable Diesel Fuel | BRANSON, Missouri | BEAVERTON, Oregon | Calculations & Conversion Tools | California King Bed size | Cameras - Digital Camera Reviews Cameras for Safaris | Camera RENTAL | Car RENTALS | Carry-on Luggage - AA |
CDMA Phones | CELL PHONES | Cell Phones - for AFRICA & LONDON | CHEAP Cell Phone Plans recommended by my Friends Cell Phones - International | Cell Phones - JAILBREAK | Cell Phones - REFLASH | Cell Phone UNLOCKED| Chinese, Learning | CLOSINGS | COLD WEATHER & TIRE PRESSURE | COMPLAINTS | Country Calling Codes |
CPAP and Battery powered CPAP/APAP | Cruise Cabins - Picking | CRUISE Information | Cruise Lines | CRUISE - Man Overboard, Other Incidents | Cruise Ship SIZES | Cruise Web Sites | CURRENCY Converters | Date Calculator | Daylight Saving Time | DEET | DEET Sellers of | Digital Camera Reviews Discount Vacations for Airline Employees | Discount Travel (so they say) | Doxycycline | Double Bed | Driving | Driving in ICE & SNOW | E10 | E15 | Eastern King Bed size |
Electrical ADAPTERS | Electrical Connections / Plug Types / Voltage | EMBRAER RJ 135 (Regional Jet luggage size)| EMBRAER RJ 140 (Regional Jet luggage size)| Extra Long Twin Bed size | FLEX-FUEL / ETHANOL Fuel Mixtures | FLIGHT PATHS | FLIGHT TRACKING | Flight DELAYS | Foreign Visitors (NON-USA Citizens) Driving in the U.S. | FUEL - Compute your trip cost | FUEL ECONOMY | Full Size size | GPS | GSM Phones | HATS, SAFARI | Health, Travel | Hoaxes | HOTELS / MOTELS | (Some) Hotel Electronic Door Locks are easily Defeated Hotel Room SAFES NOT secure? | House Swapping / Trading - Vacation | Information to Use while Traveling | International Drivers Permit | Internet, at Hotels | JAILBREAK Cell Phones | JAMAICA - Electricity & Adapters | KENYA | LABEL - New FDA Mandated Sunscreen Label 6/14/2011 | LANGUAGE Converters | LAZY 5 RANCH, Moorseville, North Carolina, USA | LIGERS - T.I.G.E.R.S, near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA | LIQUIDS and GELs |
LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS | LUGGAGE - UNDER AIRLINE SEAT DIMENSIONS | Malaria | Malarone | MAPS | Mefloquine | Metofluthrin | MONEY POUCHES / SAFES (to wear) / Traveling with Money | Mosquitos | Mosquito BITES - Treating | Mosquito Netting | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA | Myths | Netting | NON-USA Citizens (Foreign Visitors) Driving in the U.S. | North Carolina | North Carolina, Misc. | North Carolina ROAD Projects | North Carolina, TOURISM | OFF Clip-on mosquito protection | Other Resources | PASSPORTS | PASSPORTS with RFID| Periprel | Permethrin | PETS - Hotel Chain Policies | Phone Books (online) | PICTURES - 30-day AFRICA SAFARI | PILLS - Tanning | PORTLAND, Oregon | Queen Bed size | R-UIM cards | Raleigh, RTP, Durham & Cary, North Carolina, USA | Rental CARS |
RDU, NC FLIGHTS - Current Arrival and Departures at RDU - DELAYS / ON TIME REFLASH Cell Phones | Rental CARS | RID insect repellent | Room SAFES NOT secure? | R-UIM cards | SAFARI PICTURES - AFRICA | SAFARIS | SAFETY TIPS for TRAVELERS | Shipping & Mailing | SIM cards | SOUTH AFRICA | South Carolina | SPEED TRAPS - NATIONAL LOCATION OF| SPRING BREAK - WHEN IS IT? | Spokane, Washington | Standard King Bed size | Sunglasses - What they should do | SUNSCREEN - Complete Information | SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS - CHECK THEM | T-Mobile | TIME - What time is it there, now? | TIME / TIME ZONES | Tire Information | Tokyo Sightseeing Information | Tracfone | TRAFFIC | Travel, General | Travel INSURANCE | Travel SUPPLIES | TRAVEL WARNINGS - US Dept of Transporation | TripAdvisor - EXCELLENT TRAVEL SITE | TripAdvisor - FORUMS | TripleTred - Highest Rated Ice, Snow, Wet & Dry Tire | Twin Bed size | UNLOCKED Cell Phones | UVP | VISAs | VISAs - Companies that get your | Volt-Amps | VONAGE | Water Resistant Sunscreen | WEATHER | West Nile Virus | Western King Bed size | ZIP CODES - Look up |
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AIRFARE - How to Get the CHEAPEST

WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY GET THE LOWEST AIRFARE? - Stephanie Rosenbloom - NYTimes

AIRLINE/AIRPORT LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS & MORE

This may NOT be up-to-date. Contact your airline for restrictions and charges. LATEST US GOVERMENT AIR TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TSA: Prohibited Items AIRLINE BAGGAGE REGULATIONS - Changes in Latitude Travel Store American Airlines Carry-on Baggage Allowance Information On AA.com "How Much Can I Carry On? Dimensional Inches Diagram You can carry on one bag plus one personal item per passenger as long as the carry-on bag fits in the sizer and does not exceed overall dimensions of: 45 inches (length + width + height). The maximum dimensions cannot exceed any of the following measurements: 22" long x 14" wide x 9" tall or 114cm (56 x 35 x 23 cm). WEIGHT LIMIT OF 40 POUNDS FOR YOUR AA CARRY ON. All carry-on items should be stowed in an overhead bin." - AA - 9/10/2012 BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA): British Airways - CHECKED BAGGAGE Checked baggage 50 lb (8/3/2010) 90cm x 75cm x 43cm (35.5ins x 29.5ins x 16ins), including the handle, pockets and wheels. British Airways - HAND BAGGAGE (Carry On) You are allowed one piece of hand baggage plus a laptop or handbag. Please see below for sizes. 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in), including the handle, pockets and wheels. # Your laptop or handbag is up to the dimensions 45cm x 36cm x 20cm (18in x 14in x 8in), including the handle and pockets. # Your laptop or handbag must fit under the seat in front of you. Carrier Flight numbers Aircraft Class of travel Hand bag allowance (max) Comair BA6200 - 6449 All All 7kg (15lbs) Sunair of Scandinavia BA8200 - 8299 All All 6kg (13lbs) The aircraft used by these airlines are smaller than those used by British Airways and so the maximum baggage weight and size allowances are smaller. KENYA AIRWAYS: Baggage Fees and Policy - SeatGuru " Each passenger is allowed to carry on one bag as long as it adheres to the following requirements: * Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 44 linear in/112 cm (56 cm X 36 cm X 20 cm) * Maximum Weight of Carry-on Luggage: 22 lb/10 kg In addition to the one carry on item, the following items may be carried free of charge by all passengers (except infants): * Overcoat, wrap or blanket * Umbrella or walking stick * Ladies handbag * A reasonable amount of reading material * Small camera * Small laptop * Collapsible baggage trolley * Crutches and/or braces/prosthetic devices, which the passenger is dependent on * Briefcase or laptop-sized bag Kenya Airways Carry-on baggage must be stowed underneath the seat in front of the passenger or in the overhead compartment. REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing. Kenya Airways Checked baggage allowance - London to Johannesburg = TWO (2) pieces, (some other routes allow only ONE 66 Pound Checked Bag) 50 lb/23 kg per piece. CARRY ON One (1) 10 kg = 22 pounds Cabin Baggage Max size of Carry-on Luggage: 44 linear inches/112 cm (56 cm X 36 cm X 20 cm) Max size: Total 112cm (56cm X 36cm X 20cm) 23 kg = 50 pounds CHECKED BAGGAGE - Maximum Dimensions: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height) 30 kg = 66 pounds Liquids and Gels - Information Summary Of Checked Bag Charges - American Airlines Carry-On Bags: The Ultimate Guide - PDF - June 24, 2009 - smartertravel.com TSA Holiday 3-1-1 Tips - November, 2006 Has It Been A While Since You've Flown? - Be Prepared TSA - Am I wearing the right shoes? TSA - Transportation Security Administration TSA Approved Luggage Locks - What TSA says about approved luggage locks Official Luggage Policies Luggage Information Carry-on luggage restrictions - Airline regulations Kenya Airways: Baggage Fees and Policy - SeatGuru Checked baggage allowance - London to Johannesburg = TWO (2) pieces, 50 lb/23 kg per piece CARRY ON One (1) 10 kg = 22 pounds Cabin Baggage Max size of Carry-on Luggage: 44 linear inches/112 cm (56 cm X 36 cm X 20 cm) Max size: Total 112cm (56cm X 36cm X 20cm) 23 kg = 50 pounds CHECKED BAGGAGE - Maximum Dimensions: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height) 30 kg = 66 pounds

UNDER AIRLINE SEAT LUGGAGE DIMENSIONS

Courtesy of American Airlines. Information provide as a courtesy. Neither I nor American Airlines are responsible for any errors. ATR 42 Turboprop - ATR Underseat 16" 12" 11" Overhead bin 48" 14" 8" British Aerospace Jetstream 41 Turboprop - J41 Underseat 17" 8" 12" British Aerospace Jetstream 31 Turboprop - J31 Underseat 12" 8" 12" Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-700 - CRJ/CR7 Underseat 33" 16.5" 10.5" Overhead bin 52.5" 14" 9.5" Embraer Regional Jet (RJ) 135 - ER3 37 Passengers Under 1 seat side 11.5" 13.5" 9.5" Under 2 seat side 30.25" 13.5" 9.5" Overhead bin 45.5" 15" 9" Embrarer Regional Jets are used on some American Airlines Eagle flights Embrarer Regional Jets - RJ135, RJ140 & RJ145 - Wikipedia Embraer Regional Jet (RJ) 140 - ERD 44 Passengers. 93 ft 4 inches in length. Maximum range is 1,250 nmi (nautical miles). Under 1 seat side 16" 12" 9" Under 2 seat side 17" 12" 9" Overhead bin 45.5" 15" 9" There are only two good seat for a tall person - 1A and 12B. Embraer Regional Jet (RJ) 145 - ER4/ERJ Under 1 seat side 16" 12" 9" Under 2 seat side 17" 12" 9" Overhead bin 45.5" 15" 9" Saab Scania AB - SAAB 340B Turboprop - SF3 Underseat 16" 14" 9" Overhead Bin 46" 17" 8" Super ATR Turboprop - AT7 Underseat 16" 12" 11" Overhead bin 48" 14" 8"

TRAFFIC

SPEED of traffic On The Back Roads - Google Maps Now Show WRAL-TV's (RTP, NC) TRAFFIC PAGE - 137 ? CAMERAS plus Warnings NC Traffic CAMs - Click on Spyglass, Mouse-over desired Camera - NCDOT CA highway live congestion site Virgina DOT Home Page
SPEEDTRAP ORG TripleTred - Highest Rated Ice, Snow, Wet & Dry Tire - 2004/2005

CLOSINGS

RTP SCHOOL/BUSINESS CLOSINGS LIST TripleTred - Highest Rated Ice, Snow, Wet & Dry Tire - 2004/2005 North Carolina Traffic Information South Carolina Road Closings Virginia Road Closings National Traffic & Road Closure Information

ACRONYMS / TERMINOLOGY - TRAVEL

al-fresco dining = In the fresh air; outdoors: B/B = Bed and Breakfast "Big Five" = (Water) Buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros, black. Called the "Big Five" because if a hunter wounds one of them, the animal will hunt down and kill the hunter, if possible. The Big Five are more numerous in Kenya, than in any other country. B,L,D = (Breakfast, Lunch & Diner). Plus other variations (B,D),... INCLUDED MEALS B/O = Bed Only Bongo = antelope. See also Antelopes. CBD - Central Business District (Johannesburg) AVOID IT Cherry, Stuk or Goose = All three mean girlfriend (South African slang) eGoli = Johannesburg (South Africa) Ensuite = yours alone and connected to the room. F/B = Full board. it is providing three meals/day/person But you have to watch out: 1-it does (usually)not come with alcohol. 2- it is usually a set menu, so you can not change your meal. that's the big catch!! your travel agent should state clearly what kind of full board he is offering! Is alcohol included? is it a buffet style or a set menu? H/B = Half board, it is breakfast and lunch or dinner jabs = shots. See also: VACCINATIONS for KENYA (for US citizens) Jbg = Johannesburg, South Africa Jo'burg = Johannesburg (South Africa) Joburg = Johannesburg (South Africa) Jozi = Johannesburg (South Africa) Kiswahili = Swahili is known as "Kiswahili", in the Swahili language. Little Five = The Buffalo Weaver, The Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and the Rhino Beetle - The Little Five - south-african-lodges mozzies - mosquitoes. See also: Complete Mosquito Repellent & Insecticide Information and Complete Malaria Information for Kenya and South Africa. OBX - Outer banks - generaic name for the islands off the shore and the shore areas of North Carolina, USA Includes: DUCK SOUTHERN SHORES KITTY HAWK KILL DEVIL HILLS NAGS HEAD ROANOKE ISLAND HATTERAS ISLAND DARE MAINLAND Petrol - gasoline (or perhaps, even Diesel Fuel) PPS = Per person Sharing room - based on a minimum of two persons together. Private = yours alone but you have to leave your room to access it. robot - South African S L A N G U A G E ... Robot = Traffic light RTW - Round The World STS = Single Traveler Supplement - additional cost to One person in an accommodations for PPS. SRS = STS ? = Single Room Supplement Alpha Dictionary - free travel dictionary Travel Terminology Travel Dictionary Glossary of Travel Terms Abbreviations and Terms - Travel Links Dierctory Airline & Airport Terminology Glossary 102 Glossary of rail terminology - Wikipedia France: Train Travel Terminology - TripAdvisor Germany: Train Travel Terminology - TripAdvisor Italy: Train Travel Terminology - TripAdvisor Train travel in Kenya | Nairobi - Mombasa, Nairobi - Kisumu Train travel in South Africa... All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vs 4x4

AIRLINE FLIGHT DELAYS

I don't know how well they work - I call the airline or use their web site

FLIGHT EXPLORER Flight Aware FLIGHT DELAY LISTINGS FlightArrivals.com Real Time International Airline Flight Tracker Flight Tracker / Airport Tracker

AIRLINES,... DISCOUNTS

So they say

FareCompare - Cheap Flights, Travel Deals, Cheap Tickets, Airline ... Smarter Travel 1travel.com saves travelers up to 70% on flights, hotels, cruises and more. Orbitz ** FareChase Cheap Tickets Dot Com Expedia Travel, Microsoft Air Fare Watchdog Farecast Hotwire Lowest Fare Booking Buddy Kay AK dot com Pass Bureau. Airline Employee and Non Rev All Inclusive Interline hotel discounts. PriceLine A. B. Sea Interline Tours and Cruises Smarter Travel Travelocity - airline, car and hotel booking at one-stop.

AIRLINE FEES (additional, extra, surcharges, hidden,...)

Airline Fee Chart - 9/21/2009 - Expedia THESE ARE UPDATED "REGULARLY" (it's better to check with the Airline): Airline Fees: The Ultimate Guide - PDF - updated September 15, 2009 - smartertravel.com Carry-On Bags: The Ultimate Guide - PDF - June 24, 2009 - smartertravel.com Frequent Flyer Fees: the Ultimate Guide - PDF - smartertravel.com Obviously, these can change in the blink of an eye.

COMPLAINTS

FAA - Report Travel Problems, Concerns & Complaints SEE ALSO: COMPLAINTS

DISCOUNT TRAVEL for AIRLINE EMPLOYEES

Vacations to Go RESX - Nationwide hospitality Inc

AIRLINES (not AA)

AIRLINE Review Found Here Aviation Home - ALL AIRPORTS... Airline Fees TSA: Prohibited Items TSA: Air Travel New airline passenger rules - air travelers will be asked their birth date & gender ANIMALS - Transporting Aviation Home - "ALL" Airlines... The Aviation Home Page Aviation Home - North American Airlines Delta SkyLinks Home Page Fatal Events Since 1970 for South African Airways Hawaiian Airlines SAFTY RECORDS of Airlines -I am NOT seeing this currently listed - I've asked them about it The SABRE Group US Airways

AMERICAN AIRLINES

American Airlines - Home Page Liquids and Gels - Information A. B. Sea Interline Tours and Cruises American Airlines (www.aa.com) NationalCredit Union Administration T.I.S.S. - Rethink Travel

AMERICAN AIRLINE's AIRPORT HUB WEATHER - DFW, O'HARE,...

CHICAGO's O'HARE (ORD) AIRPORT WEATHER

ORD Airport - CHICAGO, IL (Zip: 60666)*** TEN DAY - ORD Airport - CHICAGO, IL (Zip: 60666)*** HOURLY for Three DAYs - ORD Airport - CHICAGO, IL (Zip: 60666)*** Known Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) Flight Delays Chicago Flight Information

DALLAS-FORT-WORTH (DFW) TX, AIRPORT WEATHER

DFW Airport - DALLAS, TX (Zip: 75261)*** TEN DAY - DFW Airport - DALLAS, TX (Zip: 75261)*** HOURLY for Three DAYs - DFW Airport - DALLAS, TX (Zip: 75261)***

Airplane Seating Diagrams

SeatGuru - view seat descriptions and comments

AIRPORTS

FLIGHT EXPLORER Aviation Home Page - "ALL" Airlines & Airports... BEST & WORST Airports to Make a Connection CNN Airport Information Airport Delay Tracker CHICAGO O'HARE International Airport Information CHICAGO Illinois WEATHER Information DALLAS/FORT WORTH International Airport Information DALLAS/FORT WORTH WEATHER Information Airports in GARNER, NC 27529 RDU Airport Information RALEIGH/DURHAM WEATHER Information

ARTICLES about TRAVEL

51% of air travelers say they'd rather fly while infected with the flu than pay a $150 flight change fee TSA: Prohibited Items TSA: Air Travel New airline passenger rules - air travelers will be asked their birth date & gender Passports may take over 12 weeks for processing - pay for expedited service You can call this number for your passport status, or go online

BED SIZES

Twin Bed = 39 x 75 inches LONG (or 99 x 190 cm) Extra Long Twin = 39 x 80 inches LONG (99 x 203 cm) Double Bed = FULL Size Bed - 54 x 75 inches LONG (137 x 190 cm) in our opinions, NOT suitable for normal sized people Queen Bed = 60 x 80 inches LONG (or 153 x 203 cm) Standard King = Eastern King = (the "normal" king-sized bed) 76" wide & 80" LONG - Width per person: 38" Western King = California King - 72" wide x 84" long - Width per person: 36" 4 inches Longer and 4 inches more narrow than an Eastern King 12" wider than a Queen and 4" longer than a Queen PERSONALLY, I can't understand why all couples don't use this one (if they have the space in the bedroom) Note: Some bed manufacturers change the definition of "standard" sizes by a few inches - about.com Guide to Bed Sizes - about.com King Size Beds Can Be Confusing - about.com If you are getting a new Digital camera for the trip, I (and some safari Pros) highly recommend the Canon EOS Rebel T2i (called the 550D in Europe) with the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS telephoto Lens - it was fantastic and only this one $700 (now $600) lens is (almost all that is) ever needed (11x stabilized, optical zoom). Note that this lens is effectively a 320 mm zoom (for Canon, multiply by 1.6, so we have 200 x 1.6 = 320 mm).

African pictures w/ Canon T2i & EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

I have about 160 pictures that I took, with the Canon EOS REBEL T2i DSLR and the Highly acclaimed Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS telephoto Lens, while spending 30 days in 6 African countries (Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The Canon EF-S 18-200mm (effective 28.8 to 320 mm) f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens has been highly praised by ALL professional photographers that have reviewed it. These are un-retouched pictures, saved as low resolution. Click on one of the four African Photo Safari Album links, below then click on the first picture then click on the forward arrow, on the right-hand side of the picture, to see the next picture in the "Album". African Safaris - Volume One - the most interesting African Safari Pictures - Volume TWO African Safari Pictures - Volume THREE African Safari Pictures - Volume FOUR You do NOT have to be a member of Face Book, nor do you have to sign in, to view these pictures. HOW I RESCUE ENDANGERED WILD ANIMALS - YOU CAN DO IT TOO With Canon's multiplier of 1.6, the 18-200 mm lens becomes an effective 28.8mm-320mm. Some serious amateurs believe that the effective 320mm may not be enough (for distant animals or birds on safari). There was only once that I wanted more zoom, but you certainly don't want to miss a good picture, so perhaps more is better, if the lens quality is as good as the Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens. Oh FOO! the T2i was just superceded with the T3i - never fails to happen. Essentially, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR is identical to the T2i. I have read that there are really only three differences between the new Canon EOS Rebel T3i and the T2i: 1] An articulated LCD display is now used in the T3i 2] A wireless remote trigger capability (instead of Infared) 3] An change in how digital noise is handled for fast ISO speeds. The T2i has a better noise control at at an ISO of 800 The T3i has better noise control at an ISO of 1600 The cameras are pretty much even at all other ISO settings. The Canon T4i is now rated the best entry level Prosumer DLSR (by many Pros). The Canon EOS T2i also won the 2010 Light-weight DSLR Safari Camera and Lens Award. Besides shooting full HD, it can shoot either 6x9 or 3x4 inch formats. It (the Canon T2i and Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS telephoto Lens) will set you back about $ 1,800 USD, plus any Chips and extra batteries. Extremely good battery life (your milage may vary). Very bright 3 inch LCD display, although I usually did not use it. I used High Speed Class 10 Flash Cards for this camera, so that it could handle HD video (1080P at 30 frames per second). It uses SDHC, SD and SDXC and Wireless SD cards. For a good quality Video / Still camera with 20x optical, I chose the Canon HF-R100 - about $500, less Chips and spare batteries / battery chargers. This camera did an excellent job, and has a low light capability for video. It uses SD/SDHC flash memory cards. It comes in three models, depending on built-in storage. I thought that built-in storage was silly, harder to backup, what if it fails? How fast is the internal storage? All three models allow the use of Flash cards. I used Class 6 Flash Cards for this camera. Neeeding a backup camera in London, I bought a Nikon Coolpix L22 (3.7x optical) - it did a very good job for a pocket camera. There are better ones out there now. Paid about $120 USD in London. Excellent battery life on standard 'AA' alkaline cells. "In general a good focal length to take on safari would be 300mm. Bear in mind that compact digital cameras with 20x magnification would only offer optical magnification of the subject up until about 10x (if that), and from there on in the image is zoomed in on digitally (which causes terrible pixilation). (New Digicam models can do 25x OPTICALLY - DRW). I have two cameras - a Canon Digital SLR with a 300mm lens, and a Panasonic Lumix. The new Lumix cameras offer an incredible optical zoom of 12x: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10. While this is not 12x what you see as the human eye is approximately the equivalent of a 50mm lens with peripheral vision, it would still be 12 x the minimum focal length of the camera which is 25mm. This equates to a 250mm which should be adequate. The big bonus is that the camera is very compact, allows you to take video and is packed with features. To give you an idea of the photos possible, our entire Okavango Product Test in April was shot on our Lumix (which is older and only has a 10x optical zoom): Safari Clothing Product Test, Botswana If you require any further advice please do let me know." Steve@thesafaristore.co.uk The Safari Store (UK) Best Digital Camera for Safari = Travel Digital Camera Reviews Photo Advice for Travelers on Safari in Africa by Jon Hill 10 Tips to Photograph An African Safari But which camera or camcorder is best for an African safari? - eyesonafrica.net African Safari Photography & Safari Photography Tips - eyesonafrica.net Safari Camera - PhotographyBLOG Forums "Try the Canon Powershot SX210 IS and the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10". Camcorders vs cameras for safari memories - fodors Safari Photography Equipment & Binoculars - porini The Best Digital Video Camera For Safari Shooting - Jun 30, 2010 - brighthub Wildlife Camera - The Best For Safari Photography What's the Best Digital Camera for Wildlife Photos?: Photography - eHow YouTube - Battle at Kruger Planet's Best: Night Safari : Video : Animal Planet Safaritalk: The African Safari Forum. Wildlife - Environment ... Panasonic FZ38 Review, the Best Digital Camera for Safari?

CAR RENTALS

Simply Wheelz - New rental car service for budget travelers I have removed "Simply Wheelz" as it does not have a valid security SSL certificate (But the site might be fine - I just can't trust the site). Alamo Avis Avis is now non-smoking - charging $250 cleaning fee if you smoke - 9/14/2009. Budget Avis is now non-smoking - charging $250 cleaning fee if you smoke - 9/14/2009. Dollar Enterprise Unfortunately, Enterprise not banning smoking - 9/14/2009. Hertz National Thrifty I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THESE CAR RENTAL COMPANIES: CarRentals.com Expedia car rental HotWire Orbitz Car Rentals PriceLine - car rental Rental Car Discounts and Codes - rentalcarmomma.com

CELL PHONES

FREE 411 Directory Lookup 1 - 800 GOOG-411 (Google's free 411) FREE 411 Directory Lookup 1 - 800 BING-411 (Microsoft's free 411) Cell Phones - CHEAPEST PLANS (opinions) | STRONGLY CONSIDER A GSM PHONE, Rather than a CDMA Phone, if you intend to travel outside of the USA. We are the "only" country in the world that uses CDMA. If you pick GSM, ensure that your carrier has a GSM network. GSM phone do require the use of a SIM card, (Subscriber Identity Module) which would normally come with your purchased phone. CDMA phone are now starting to use R-UIM cards, to accomplish the same thing as a GSM SIM card. GSM World Coverage Map - GSM Country List by frequency bands Dual, Tri, or Quad Band GSM Phone? GSM Phones in Africa GSM Phones - Complete Information Cheap cell phone plans - Clark Howard What is CDMA? Definition of CDMA: Cell Phone Glossary What is GSM? Definition of GSM: Cell Phone Glossary Comparison of mobile phone standards Wireless Phone Protocols

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CELLS PHONES - INTERNATIONAL - RENT OR BUY

I know nothing about these companies.

A lot of these phones seem to come with a USA or UK phone number

Making all African calls TO your cell Long Distance???

Clark Howard suggested getting your SIM card from "GoSIM.com" or "Telestial" GoSIM.com GoSIM World Phone (LG KG275 handset) with a Global SIM The Passport International SIM Card - Telestial Cell Phone Rental - Telestial Cell Phone Purchase - Telestial Using your GSM cell phone overseas - $5 - thetravelinsider.info Get Code to UNLOCK your own GSM phone - Tips On Buying versus Renting a GSM Cell Phone - National Geographic Pre-paid Satellite Phone Rentals World-Wide Cell Phones - Rent or Buy - airgorilla Mobal (YES, MOBAL) GSM World Phone - works in 180 countries - a UK phone number - HOW USELESS (for us) Including England, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe. Cellular Abroad - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - U.S. & U.K.-based phone numbers World Cell - 185 countries "Your first stop on any trip to South Africa is likely to be OR Tambo Airport, ... A mobile phone will be useful because public phones are not as widely ... The country has four mobile operators: MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Virgin Mobile." Country Calling Codes List of GSM cell phone frequencies in use by country Cell Phones - for use in AFRICA & London - Click HERE

CELL PHONES - JAILBREAK (ipods,...)

Jailbreak phones have been modified so that you can run applications that were NOT sold by the vendor, I.E, the Apple App Store. Click HERE for more information about JAILBREAK PHONES

Cell Phones - REFLASH

CDMA cell phones withOUT SIM nor R-UIM cards (most current 2010 CDMA phones), contain their vital information (your phone number, cell carrier info,..) in FLASH MEMORY. This Flash memory can be REFLASHED, to remove the carrier specific information, allowing the phone to be used on on other CDMA networks (NOT always possible). see also: Reflash, jailbreak, or unlock your cell phone

UNLOCKED CELL PHONES

Unlocked cell phones may be used on any (compatible) carrier's network, and are not restricted to a specific vendor (Sprint, Verizon,...) Unlocked cell phones usually cost nearly full retail price. What are Unlocked Cell Phones? Do All Carriers Support Unlocked Cell Phones?

CRUISE INFORMATION

Generally, we prefer Royal Caribbean or Norwegian Cruise Lines, although they keep geting bigger and bigger (as do they all). I do NOT LIKE LARGE CRUISE SHIPS - I would try to get on the smallest ship feasible, as when you get to port, you may have to (be somewhat pushy, and pre-plan knowing where to get off the ship) wait for 5,999 other people to get off first. "They" will then buy all of the souvenirs that you want, fill all of the shops and cafes, take all of the good tours that only get booked onshore (you can typically pre-book a lot of land tours through the Cruise line). I WOULD, PERSONALLY (my opinion), AVOID DISNEY (Carnival) CRUISES (unless you are going with kids) - too many kids and kids are more likely to be sick than adults. Don't get me wrong, Carnival is a good cruise line - I don't want to be around other people's kids on my holiday. Being married, I also avoid any "singles" cruises.

CRUISE CABINS

Choosing a Cabin on a Cruise Ship - about Choosing a Cruise Ship Cabin - Cabin Location - about Cruise Diva's Cruise Planner Choosing a Cabin - Cruises - Cruise Critic

CRUISE LINES

The best ships for romance, families, singles, nightlife, luxury, staterooms, watersports, romance. Best cruise lines - rated by travel authority Howard Hillman Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2010: The Best Cruise Lines MY SUGGESTIONS: 1] Avoid Disney (Carnival) Cruises (unless you are taking kids) Plus, probably because of all the kids, they seem more prone to viruses (based on news reports).

CRUISE SITES - Our Recommendations

Vacactions to Go dot Com They also have Automobile Club (AAA.COM) and Senior Discounts.

CRUISE INCIDENTS, ACCIDENTS, PEOPLE OVERBOARD Information

The Cruise Bruise Cruise Ship Bruising Report EVENTS AT SEA "All the Things that Can Go Wrong On A Cruise" Cruise Ship Accidents - LoveToKnow Cruises Man Overboard List - Other Cruise Related Info - CruisePage.com Cruise Ship & Ferry Accidents Lawsuit Information Cruise ship accidents prompt questions: How do people fall off ...

CURRENCY Converters

Currency - then select it Universal Currency Converter The Currency $ite World Currency Exchange Rates World Currency Abbreviations Bloomberg Currencies, Currency Rates MONEY POUCHES / SAFES (to wear)

DRIVING

ICE and SNOW - Tips for Driving in

Tips for safe driving in snow and ice Driving Safety Tips - Driving in Snow and Ice - weather.com How To: Drive in the Snow - Edmunds Driving in the Snow and on Icy Roads: 10 Winter Safety Tips - Edmunds WSDOT - Ice and Snow - Take it Slow AAA Chicago Offers Tips for Driving on Ice and Snow Safe Winter Driving Preparing for Winter Driving - How to Drive in Snow and Ice Welcome to the Bridgestone Winter Driving School SPEEDTRAP ORG In time for Labor Day: Where the speed traps are - USAtoday CA highway live congestion site

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

Most of the world (except the USA & most of North America [110-125 VAC]) runs on 220 to 240 Volts Alternating Current (VAC). Therefore, unless your electronic device states that it is dual voltage (110-240) volts, You will need a either a step-down transformer (these are heavy, but can run anything within their current capacity [watts or amps]), or a Voltage Converter, which can NOT run everything within it's current capacity). All modern battery operated devices have dual-voltage power supplies and will run on 110-250 VAC 50 to 60 Htz (but do check the label). There are may different electrical socket types used throughout the world, very few of them are shaped like the electric outlet sockets that we use here in the USA. NOTE that many of our USA appliances are NOT dual voltage (120 VAC & 240 VAC), so your adapter must both: 1] Convert from 240 VAC to 120 VAC and 2] To the appropriate foreign country electrical socket type. Most modern devices that run on batteries have dual-voltage chargers. Most of the world also uses a 50 Hertz frequency, rather than the 60 Hertz used here in the USA. This means, that if you step down the foreign 240 volts to our 120 volts, and attempt to use any kind of a USA motor (clock, razer, etc), the your appliance will run 5/6ths as fast as normal. this will not hurt your motor, but it may take longer to accomplish your task. It will make most electric USA clocks run too slow. Electric Plugs, Sockets, Voltages and Frequencies - GOOD INFO My own month-long Safari experience showed this information regarding outlets in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe to be WRONG - I ALMOST ALWAYS needed the Type M Adapter in these countries. You will ONLY find the type M adapter in some African countries - NO where else in the world, and if it's not a type M, it will NOT work in 99% of South Africa nor in Botswana. You will NEVER find the Type M included in a Universal Adapter kit. Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Outlets, Electrical Plugs, Adapter Plugs - electricaloutlet.org International Electricity Schuko Plug types - Wikipedia AC power plugs and sockets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Guide to Worldwide Plug/Socket Patterns & Power Mains (single phase) ELECTRICAL UNIT CONVERSIONS - Watts, Volts, Volt-Amps, Amps,... See also GFI - Ground Fault Interrrupters

ELECTICAL ADAPTERS - Convert Foreign Outlet Shapes

TRAVEL PLUG ADAPTERS - ALL - adaptelec.com Adapters - adaptelec.com All-In-One Surge Protector - REQUIRES A GROUNDED CONNECTION Adapter Plugs International Electricity

ELECTRIC CONVERTERS

Converters can either step voltages from 120 to 240 or vice-versa

Converters can not handle large current loads

You will need a transformer to handle large current / wattages

For 120 VAC appliances to be run on 240-250 VAC, you will need a Step DOWN Transformer OR a step-down Voltage Converter. For 220 VAC appliances to be run on 120 VAC, you will need a Step UP Transformer OR a step-up Voltage Converter. Voltage Converters convert one voltage to another voltage, for example, 240 VAC to 120 VAC or 120 VAC to 240 VAC, electronically (they use electronic parts to accomplish the voltage change). Most converters can convert a voltage either UP or DOWN (but you need to check). Voltage Converters can handle small current loads (usually 50 WATTs or less), while for over 50 WATTS, appliances that need high current (heavy-duty hair dryers), or that require a more stable voltage (doesn't fluctate as much), you should use a step-down transformer (they are heavy, and contain magnets, just do you know). Voltage converts convert one voltage to another voltage, for example, 240 VAC to 120 VAC. Voltage Converters - 110220volts.com

STEP-DOWN TRANSFORMERS - Convert 220-240 VAC to 120 VAC

If you are trying to run your 120 VAC piece of electronics in a country that uses a higher voltage, between 220-250 VAC, you MAY need what is called a STEP-DOWN TRANSFORMER. A lot of electric devices made these days, are what is called dual-voltage - they can run on either 110-125 VAC or 220-250 VAC. In fact, many of these devices will automatically switch to the correct voltage. NOTE that some dual-voltage devices REQUIRE you to manually change a setting on a switch before you can use the other voltage - be careful here, as you can damage you electric appliance by running it at the wrong voltage. Todd Systems SD-17G 220V to 110V Stepdown Autotransformer (150 Watt Capacity) 300 Watt step down transformer - adaptelec WA-10L Travel Plug Adapter for South Africa ("Type M" Large 15 amp BS 546) Electrical Receptacles, Electrical Outlets, Electrical Plugs, Adapter Plugs - electricaloutlet.org Voltage Converters - 110220volts.com Adapter Plugs and Converters Amazon Marketplace Franzus Voltage Converter / Transformers World-Import.com Plugs Adapters - World-Import.com Lencore - Step-Down Transformers

STEP-UP TRANSFORMER

If you are trying to run your 220-250 VAC piece of electronics in a country that uses a lower voltage, between 110-125 VAC, you MAY need what is called a STEP-UP TRANSFORMER. A Step-up transformer converts the lower voltage of a countries electrical wall outlet into the higher (220-250 VAC) voltage needed by your electric appliance. A lot of electric devices made these days, are what is called dual-voltage - they can run on either 110-125 VAC or 220-250 VAC. In fact, many of these devices will automatically switch to the correct voltage. NOTE that some dual-voltage devices REQUIRE you to manually change a setting on a switch before you can use the other voltage - be careful here, as you can damage you electric appliance by running it at the wrong voltage.

ELECTRIC ADAPTERS FOR Some FOREIGN COUNTRIES

JAMAICA ELECTRICITY BOTSWANA ELECTRICITY KENYA ELECTRICITY NAMIBIA ELECTRICITY SOUTH AFRICA ELECTRICITY ZAMBIA ELECTRICITY ZIMBABWE ELECTRICITY

FLIGHT PATHS

Flight Paths

HEALTH, Travel

Trip Preparation (World Wide Travel Health) Disabilities or Medical Conditions? - TSA

HOTELS

Hotel and Motel Rates & Information - Worldwide Hotel / Motel /Internet Access Information - Click Here

International Drivers Permit - IDP (License)

IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE AN IDP WHEN ABROAD, FOR ADDITIONAL IDENTIFICATION, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE. An IDP REQUIRES a valid driver's license from your home country. Can NOT be issued more than SIX MONTHS PRIOR to your trip. NOW only good for ONE YEAR (my old one was good for 5 years). (Apparently you can get 5 and 10 year IDPs, but not via AAA - I'm wondering if the greater than 5 year license is really still legal? - I'm beginniing to think it is NOT legal for more than one year) May take 4-6 weeks for delivery, if by mail and not expedited. US State Department Road Safety Overseas When traveling overseas, carry an International Driving Permit - AAA Actual IDP Form for use with AAA - LISTS COUNTRIES WHERE IT'S VALID IDP from National Automoibile Club (NAC) - OK FOR NON-MEMBERS idl-international - says a 5 Year IDP costs $54.13 (US) TRANSLATES your Drivers License to another language - This is NOT an IDP - I would use AAA or NAC

Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S.A

Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S.A

LANGUAGE Converters

Translators Translators, Systran *** Language Identifier, CMU Content Analysis - Language Identifier - lexicool.com

CHINESE, Learning

Chinese Words, Dictionaries Learn

MAPS Press HERE

MONEY

Currency Converters MONEY POUCHES / SAFES (to wear)

NORTH CAROLINA, MISC

Please click here for North & South Carolina Travel Information

MOSQUITOES - Complete Mosquito Repellent & Insecticide Information - CLICK HERE

NC ROAD PROJECTS MAPS

Traffic - WRAL Get more views
NC DOT Home Page NORTH CAROLINA TRAVEL/ATTRACTIONS CALL 1-800-VISIT-NC and order your free literature CALL '511' for local Travel Information from State. Outer Banks Raleigh, Durham, RTP,...

PASSPORTS - USA

Passports - US Citizens - US Department of State Passports may take over 12 weeks for processing - pay for expedited service You can call this number for your passport status, or go online U.S. Passport Application Information Application for U.S. Passport Renewable by Mail: DS-82 - RENEWALS ONLY Add PASSPORT Pages: DS-4085 - US Government FROM THEIR WEBPAGE NOTE: We strongly encourage applicants to use a mail service which provides delivery confirmation when mailing a passport application or any additional documentation to the Department of State. If You Wish to Expedite Your Passport Application (or request for pages): * Include a check or money order for $60.00 made payable to the U.S. Department of State (See Passport Fees). * Clearly mark "EXPEDITE" on the outside of the envelope. * We recommend using an overnight delivery service for delivery to and from the Passport Agency.

PASSPORTS with RFID CHIPS Have Been HACKED

The U.S. Government has started to start issue U.S. Passports with embedded RFID chips. The intent is to make it harder to forge passports. Unfortunately, the RFID chips used in some other country's passports have already been hacked (defeated), and that person's identity can then be stolen. These passport hacks leave unsaid an even bigger security problem - RFID chips used to denote the contents of packages going through Customs would, in mine and other people's opinions, have become useless for tracking the real contents of items going through Customs. In Europe, many Credit Cards use RFID chips. Banks in the USA will probably switch to using RFID. Is your Identity Information safe? Your secrets not so safe with RFID-enabled passports - Engadget RFID Passport Mail Hacking Schneier on Security: RFID Passports Schneier on Security: RFID Passport Security Revisited German hackers clone RFID e-passports Feds Rethinking RFID Passport (but the link is dead) US issues first RFID passports - Engadget How to block/kill RFID chips Technologists object to U.S. RFID passports - Jul. 13, 2006 RFID passports take off | CNET News.com RFID passports arrive for Americans | CNET News.com RFID Passport Shield Failure Demo - Flexilis - YouTube American Passports to Get Chipped - was a WIRED.com page Cracked it! | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited Bruce Schneier - The ID Chip You Don't Want in Your Passport Irish passports go RFID, and naked | The Register US gets RFID passports | The Register UK RFID Passports Cracked Already - Techdirt RFID passport logo (or "mark of the beast"?) An RFID Passport to Trouble The whole passport design is totally brain damaged - WAS at p2pnet.net Spychips RFID Blog: The New RFID Passport Security: Hacker Cracks, Clones RFID Passport - Technology News US RFID passports now a reality - RFIDbuzz.com Biometric passport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ACLU Issues Warning on RFID Passports State Dept Revising RFID Passport Plans - WAS a btnmag.com article In the UK they're testing RFID license plates that broadcast - Techdirt RFID passports and VeriChip security podcast Wired 14.05: The RFID Hacking Underground

SAFARIs - Our 30-day African Photo Safari Itineraries

KENYA Photo Safaris - Ours - Itineraries Kenya Safari for the Woodsmall Group SOUTH AFRICA (Mostly Kruger) Photo Safaris - OUR Itineray ZIMBABWE / Victoria Falls / Botswana Photo Safaris - Ours We added lots of short tours wherever we went. OUR PHOTOS OF 30-day AFRICAN SAFARIS

SAFETY TIPS for TRAVELERS

The Safe Traveler - LOTS OF SAFETY TIPS Good camera security tips, about half way through the video Corporate Travel Safety MAGELLAN'S travel Supplies

SPRING BREAK - WHEN IS IT?

SPRING BREAK (WHEN are the airplanes full) - Click HERE UNC (NC) University calendar The Official Website for Panama City Beach Spring Break 2013

SUNGLASSES - Complete Information - Click HERE

SUNSCREEN - Complete Information, Ingredients, Products & Resources - Click HERE

TOKYO Sightseeing Information

Tokyo Sightseeing Information

TRACK AIRLINE FLIGHTS, LIVE

Quick Track - Track Airline Flights Live - fboweb

TIME - What time is it currently, THERE

Botswana current local time KENYA current local time from WorldTimeServer.com LONDON (Add SIX HOURS TO EDT) current local time from WorldTimeServer.com

TRAVEL, GENERAL - Resources, Information, Advice & Help

CDC Home Travel Information Page CDC Disease Outbreaks, Locations/Types) CDC Disease CDC Geographic Health Recommendations (SHOTS, outbreaks,...) CDC Additional Info - How to Avoid, What is,... Trip (Abroad) Preparation, LOTS of Good Info Trip (Abroad) Preparation, RELATED SITES

INFORMATION to Use WHILE TRAVELING

www.TheNextExit.com - What will you find at the next exit?

TRAVEL INSURANCE

I don't know who owns travelinsurancereview.net

Articles, Reviews & Links to Help You Buy Travel Insurance - travelinsurancereview Insure My Trip - recommended by Clark Howard Comparison web sites - Travel Insurance - SquareMouth.com Comparison web sites - Travel Insurance - SquareMouth.com - UK

TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES

We checked out all of these companies

Access America CSA Travel Protection Direct Travel Insurance - UK Global Alert Global Underwriters HTH Worldwide M.H.Ross Ins. Services Seven Corners Travel Guard Travel Insurance Services Travel Insured International Travelex Travelsafe After a lot of research, we chose "Travel Guard" for both coverage and cost. Since we had no problems, I can not tell you how well they handle problems. You may prefer some other company. I should have added READ THE EXCLUSIONS - there are usually a lot of those. The cost also depends on the cost of your trip (as the insurance may have to reimburse you for the cost), so be accurate when giving your cost and the trip length (you will probably have to provide proof of the length of the trip - as I remember, I had to send copies of flight tickets [I believe]). Note that for a lot of my safaris and more adventurous excursions, I had to present proof of my HEALTH insurance before they would take us (at other places, they did not ask). We have also considered "medi-vac"insurance, that will pay to helicopter you out of your deep bush location to a hospital. It is cheap in some areas and non-existant in other locations.

TRAVEL SUPPLIES - Things you really need

Corporate Travel Safety MAGELLAN'S travel Supplies I Prefer the Electric Socket ADAPTERS from ADAPTELEC.COM (next Link): ALL The receptacle end of the adaptelec.com adapters can accept ANY STANDARD HOUSEHOLD plug type from any country, except the "Type M" South African SABS1661 (Old British BS-546 "Large")." TRAVEL PLUG ADAPTERS - ALL - adaptelec.com "Travel plug adapters are simple, passive devices that change the shape of a plug so that it can fit into a different kind of outlet. Plug adapters are sometimes referred to as "travel adapters" and "adapter plugs"... it's all the same. Plug adapters do not change the electrical voltage being supplied by the outlet, so whatever you're plugging in must already be compatible with the outlet's voltage." For more information about travel voltage conversion and outlet shapes, click here Safari Clothing List The Safari Store - UK Walkabout Travel Gear, Travel Tips,... Travel Essentials Complete Insect Repellent & Insecticide Information Permethrin Repellents | Ultrathon | Picaridin | Travel Medicine ... Diabetes Travel Supplies, Medication Tips, Shots, and More CABELIS - World's Formost Outfitter ORVIS BASS PRO SHOP REI - Gear, Equipment and Clothing for an Outdoor Life

TRAVEL WARNINGS - US State Department

Current US Travel Warnings Kenya WARNING ISSUED: 07/24/2009 Somalia WARNING ISSUED: 12/31/2009 Sudan WARNING ISSUED: 12/31/2009 US Department of State: Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets US State Department, Bureau of Consular Affairs Preparing for a Trip Abroad?: Sign Up for Email Travel Warnings

VISAs - US Citizens

Travel.State.Gov VISAs - Travel.State.Gov

VISAs - Companies that will get your Visas for you

Rates & Requirments are here only as a courtesy - they may change

at any time, or be incorrect - CHECK WITH THE COMPANY & EMBASSY

TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYSTEMS (TDS) - Expedited Visas, Visa Applications, Rush Passport Cover Letter and Credit Card Authorization form for TDS EXCELLENT SPEED AND SERVICE - I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM Applications are usually processed in approx. 5 business days. Accepts major credit cards - this will pay ALL your fees Paperwork for more than one person may be sent to TDS and returned in one package - This means a SINGLE RETURN CHARGE of $26 for postage. TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYSTEMS (TDS) Washington DC Office M-F 9-5:30 PM 925 Fifteenth Street N.W. Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20005 Voice: 1-800-874-5100 Local: 202-638-3800 Fax: 202-638-4674 support@traveldocs.com KENYA Visa Info - TDS REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS TO ENTER KENYA - TDS REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS TO OBTAIN VISA TO ENTER KENYA - Washington D.C. - <<< READ This AUTHORIZATION Letter to allow the Kenay Embassy to return your passport to TDS - REQUIRED ONE VISA APPLICATION with TWO PICTURES TDS Service Fee: $50.00 Per visa - Regular issue in 5-7 business days $75.00 Per visa - Emergency issue in 2-3 business days Consular Fee: $ 25.00 Per Visa Single Entry Stay up to 90 days $50.00 Multiple Entries valid 6 mos for stay up to 90 days $ 20.00 Per Visa - Additional embassy fee for issuance in 2-3 days hours Return Postage - Continental USA Only - $23.00 FedEx (Next Business Day - up to 3 passports) $26.00 FedEx (Next Business Day - 4 or more passports) $39.00 FedEx (Saturday Delivery) ZIMBABWE Visa Info - TDS Zimbabwe Entry Requirements - TDS Visa Requirements/Validity/Costs - Zimbabwe - TDS Print Visa Application (Washington D.C. Embassy ONLY) - Zimbabwe - TDS TWO VISA APPLICATIONS with ONE PICTURE STAPLED to EACH APPLICATION (2 pictures, total) Include credit card authorization (form, on website, credit card authorization form) TDS Service Fee (Zimbabwe): $50.00 Per Visa issued in 5 business days $75.00 Per Visa issued in 1-2 business days. Consular Fee (Zimbabwe): $60.00 Per Visa - Single Entry valid for stay up to Three Months $75.00 per visa - Double Entry valid for stay up to Three Months $95.00 per visa - Multiple Entries valid 6 months from issue date for stay up to 3 months. Add $20.00 Per Visa to Consular fee for 1-2 day rush processing. Return Postage - Continental USA Only - $23.00 FedEx (Next Business Day - up to 3 passports) $26.00 FedEx (Next Business Day - 4 or more passports) $39.00 FedEx (Saturday Delivery) REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. PASSPORT ADDITIONAL VISA PAGES - TDS REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. PASSPORT ADDITIONAL VISA PAGES 1. Completed passport amendment application form, DS-4085. You should complete and print the application form online below. Print DS-4085: Application Form 2. Your valid U.S. passport 3. Completed Cover Page and Credit Card Authorization forms (print from browser) 4. Letter of Authorization. Click here to print the Authorization Letter. You must complete and include a Letter "Attn: U.S Passport Agency" stating: "I, (applicant name), hereby authorize Travel Document Systems to pick up my passport, and to discuss the status of my application with the Passport Services staff." 5.Proof of Departure: Copy of itinerary of air tickets showing departure date from the U.S. or letter from employer stating immediate international travel is required. Fees: Government Expedite Fee: $60.00 TDS Fees to Hand Carry Application: (6/20/2010) $195.00 1-3 Days Emergency Processing (Appointment required) $130.00 if issue is required in 3 - 6 business days $ 85.00 if issue is required in 8 - 10 business days << GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR AFRICAN TRIP PAPERWORK FOR TDS, KENYA & ZIMBABWE 1. Use "Not Applicable" for all questions that do not apply 2. Use only a BLACK PEN 3. CAREFULLY (do not make indentations, do not use ink that smears) SIGN the back of the pictures. PRACTICE FIRST SIGNATURES NEEDED ONLY FOR KENYA, BUT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA FOR ZIMBABWE REQUIREMENTS FOR A VISA TO ENTER ZIMBABWE 0. Copies of Tickets and Itinerary are NOT needed 1. Completed Zimbabwean visa application forms (2) - TWO FORMS PER PERSON You may photocopy visa application form (form is available online at http://zimbabwe-embassy.us/consular.html) 2. Passport photos (2) - staple one photo to each form 3. Valid passport 4. Fees (Consular): Double Entry Visa per person $75.00 <<< ADD THIS TO MONEY PAID TO: TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYSTEMS (TDS). REQUIREMENTS FOR A VISA TO ENTER KENYA 1. Valid Passport 2. Completed (Filled in) Application Form duly signed. YOU MUST FILL THIS FORM IN ONELINE, THEN YOU CAN PRINT IT https://www.kenyaembassy.com/services/appforvisaonline.aspx 3. Copy of flight Itinerary/Letter from travel agent on 4. Company letterhead confirming booking (PAID BILL) 5. Two Passport size photos PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE CAREFULLY SIGNED ON THE BACK. DO NOT MAKE INDENTATIONS. DO NOT USE FOUNTAIN PENS (ink that may run) 6. Visa Fees: (Money order/Cashier's Cheque Only Payable to Embassy of The Republic of Kenya) US $50.00 For Multiple Entries (Tourist/Visitor/Business). INSTEAD, INCLUDE THIS AMOUNT IN YOUR CREDIT CARD PAYMENT TO "TDS" TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYSTEMS (TDS) - PAPERWORK 1. Cover Letter / Order sheet - you can also put your spouse on this form. 2. Include the Credit Card portion of the above form, if using a credit card 3. FRAN has to fill out form authorizing the Government to return her passport to TDS CIBT - Obtain Your Travel Visa and Process Your US Passport With CIBT US Passport Service - US Passport Renewal - PassportAndVisas BRIGGS - Expedite Passport and International Travel Visa Services - A Briggs 24 Hour US Passport and Travel Visa Express Service TRAVISA My PERSONAL Opinion - they seem more expensive than TDS TRAVISA Washington DC 1731 21st. St. NW Washington, DC 20009 Tel (202) 463-6166 Fax (202) 293-1112 KENYA VISA INFO & APPLICATION - TRAVISA PASSPORT PAGES - TRAVISA Welcome to Visas International - DALLAS, TX THIS IS LOCATED 1,100 MILES FROM US This one, just below this line, seems to be a different company and is in BURBANK, CA Welcome to Visas International - NOW called: Adams Passports and Visas - BURBANK, CA THIS IS LOCATED 3,000 MILES FROM US Prices that I was given for Kenya, Zimbabwe and extra Passport Pages, were all HIGHER than TDS - 6/21/2010. Adams Passports and Visas 3005 W. Victory Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 Toll Free: (800) 638 - 1517 Phone: (818) 859 - 7101 Fax: (818) 859 - 7103 Email: sandraadamspassportsandvisas@yahoo.com

WEATHER

Complete Weather and Time Zone Information - USA & Worldwide Weather HISTORY - what is the expected weather - any location - wunderground Weather HISTORY anywhere in the World - weather.org

JUMP TABLE

WEATHER - Complete | TRAFFIC | CLOSINGS | 411 - Free Phone Directory via your phone | Acronyms / Terminology - TRAVEL | AFRICA | AFRICA SAFARI OPERATORS THAT WE USED AFRICAN SAFARI PLANNING | Africa Travelers Health | Airline Flight DELAYS | Airlines - Discounts | AIRLINE FEES (extras) | Airlines (not A.A.) | Airlines, American [the company] | American Airlines HUBs (AIRPORTS) WEATHER (DFW, O'HARE) | Airline FLIGHT TRACKING | Airplane Seating Diagrams | Airports |
APAP AREA CODES - Look up | Ashville, North Carolina, USA | BARBADOS | BEAVERTON, Oregon | BED SIZES | BELIZE Blog - Barry and Emily retire in San Pedro, Belize | BINOCULARS - SAFARI, Howto Buy | BINOCULARS - RECOMMENDED SAFARI | Biodegradable Diesel Fuel | BITES - Treating & Identifying BLUE LIGHT may cause Macular Degeneration BRANSON, Missouri | California King Bed size | Cameras for Safaris | Camera RENTAL | Car RENTALS | Carry-on Luggage - AA | CDMA Phones | CELL PHONES | Cell Phones - for AFRICA & LONDON | CHEAP Cell Phone Plans recommended by my Friends Cell Phones - International | Cell Phones - JAILBREAK | Cell Phones - REFLASH | Cell Phones - UNLOCKED | Chinese, Learning |
CLOTHES & SAFARI GEAR | Clothes - TREAT WITH INSECTICIDE (Permethrin) CLOTHING - Sunscreen effectiveness of Clothing | CLOTHES - INCREASING the SPF| CLOTHES - WITH a High SPF| CLOTHES you can TAN THROUGH | CLOSINGS | COLD WEATHER & TIRE PRESSURE | COMPLAINTS | Complete MONEY PROTECTION while Traveling | Conversion Tools | Country Calling Codes | CPAP machines, including for Travel | Cruise Cabins - Picking | CRUISE Information | Cruise Lines | CRUISE - Man Overboard, Other Incidents | Cruise Ship SIZES | Cruise Web Sites | CURRENCY Converters | Date Calculator | Daylight Saving Time | DEET | DEET Sellers of | Digital Camera Reviews Discount Vacations for Airline Employees | Airlines - Discounts | Discount Travel (so they say) | Double Bed | Doxycycline | Driving | Driving in ICE & SNOW | E10 | E15 |
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