What are your resolutions for 2018? Everyone makes the one about eating better and exercising. How about some resolutions to make travel easier or plan a new adventure?
Here are some ideas for making travel resolutions

Develop a savings plan
Beginning in January, start a travel fund and add to it weekly or monthly as you can. At the end of each quarter look at how much you’ve managed to save and find ways to save even more. The reward is a vacation you can take without putting extra stress on your budget.

Don’t let your passport expire
Check your passport often enough that you know when the expiration date is. If you need help renewing, talk to us and we can get your passport in as little as 24 hours.

Challenge yourself to travel light
On your next trip, instead of packing everything you “might” need, consider packing only what you will actually need. You know you’re pretty much going to be the same pair of shoes for exploring your destination in the day.

Get your International driver’s permit
Why be at the mercy of the bus or taxi schedules? Get an IDP and you can see the country you’re visiting on your own terms. There is no driving test required. If you’re interested in getting your own IDP, talk to us, we can assist you.

Scour travel deal sites
Sites like Expedia, Orbitz, and other deal sites are great for finding bargains on travel, including rental cars, and hotels. Once you get some money socked back, sign up to receive emails with deals. You might get a last-minute deal to Mexico or another exotic locale for a song.

Those are just a few ideas, what are your travel resolutions for 2018?

 

One of the best things about visiting a city around the globe is sampling the local cuisine. Street food is a great way to dive in to local treats and learn the culture of a city.


1. Tokyo, Japan
Did you know Japan has more Michelin starred restaurants than any other country? Getting a great meal isn’t a problem, narrowing down choices is. While you’re out sightseeing, grab something to munch on.


2. Hanoi, Vietnam
Eat like a local and hit the streets for freshly prepared pho, the national soup of Vietnam. You cannot leave without sampling a Bahn Mi. A baguette filled with cucumber, herbs, crispy onions, pork, and among other toppings, fish sauce for one delicious bite.


3. London, UK
People make jokes about English food being bland. In truth, there’s a lot of deliciousness to be found. There are pop-ups and street food to explore.


4. Jaipur, India
Love barbeque and chargrilled food? You will love Jaipur’s food. The traditional cuisine of the Rajputs, the warrior princes that ruled this area, are highlighted in many dishes here.


5. Mendoza, Argentina
Want a large, perfectly cooked steak? Your dream destination will be found in Mendoza. This area of Argentina is surrounded by wine estates and some of the best food in the country.

You will need a valid U.S. passport to experience these delicious destinations, book your trip and talk to us about expediting your U.S. passport and visa (if needed). Safe travels and happy eating!

Not having your birth certificate when you need it is frustrating. If that’s happening to you or someone you know right now, we are here to help.

You can order a certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate online and receive the hard copy in the mail in a just a few days for most states. Each state sets their own processing time and fees for issuing birth certificates.

If you have any questions, call us at 713-874-1420!

Tanzania is a country we process travel visas for on a regular basis. There are many things to do when you visit, we chose five to review that according to Trip Advisor candid reviews, are rated as quality experiences by travelers.


1. Mount Kilimanjaro
This is one of those adventures everyone should try to do at least once. There are numerous tours that will assist you as you go up the mountain. Along with comfortable camping and providing meals if you book a tour to climb the summit at a leisurely pace.


2. Ngorongoro Crater
This is the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera. It was formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself. Around the crater area is a national park where visitors can see elephants, cheetahs, and even the occasional rhino. A must-see for a photography safari.


3. Isimila Stone Age Site
History buffs will appreciate a tour at the Isimila Stone Age Site. This place is sometimes referred to as the Grand Canyon of Tanzania. There are pillars over 30-meters in height and the tools used by humans for carving are thought to be between 60,000 and 100,000 years old.


4. Mtoni Palace Ruins
There is both narration and song at this stop. Be sure to indulge in the intimate and traditional coffee ceremony for a true taste of Tanzanian history.


5. Food and Spices Tour Including Traditional Swahili Lunch
If you’re a foodie, this will be your favorite thing in Tanzania. A 4-hour tour of the exotic spices and foods along with a traditional lunch.

U.S. citizens traveling to Tanzania require both a valid U.S. passport and a travel visa for entry. There are strict guidelines that must be met to obtain your visa, talk to us and we’ll do the work for you! Call us today at 713-874-1420

The beautiful State of Gujarat is located on the west side of India. Locals refer to it as the true heart of India. There are many things to see and do, with that in mind, we chose the top five places to explore in Gujarat.

1. Mahatma Gandhi’s Home Sabarmati Ashram
This is a great destination for any history buff. The home of the Father of a Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The place is well kept and has a serene vibe to it.

2. Auto World Vintage Car Museum
This is a huge museum of vintage automobiles with hundreds of cars to see. American, European, and other vehicles are represented here.
Take in the Rolls Royces, Bentleys, even the original Ford T model; large spacious limousines and small elegant two-seater sports cars of yesterday.

3. Akshardham Temple
This serene place is a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon or evening. Tour the temple grounds, enjoy the food, and if you go after dark, the laser light show is not to be missed.

4. Sabarmati Riverfront
This is a well-maintained, clean and fun place to bring the family for a relaxing afternoon of enjoying nature, cycling, visit the flower garden. This is the place for anyone that loves to drop selfies on their Instagram.

5.Unlocked
This is a fun way to challenge everyone on your trip to use their skills. You are .locked in a room and you have to solve puzzles and work your way out of it. Definitely one of the more unusual things to do in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

U.S. citizens traveling to India require both a valid U.S. passport and a travel visa for entry. There are strict guidelines that must be met to obtain your visa, talk to us and we’ll do the work for you! Call us today at 713-874-1420

There are numerous reasons for needing a certified copy of your birth certificate. School from elementary to college will need them for registration. Applying for a driver’s license, US passport, or travel visa may require a certificate of birth. We can process orders for any state.

We offer two types of service, regular and rush. Both types of service come with an expediting fee.

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Once your order is placed, our team goes to work and obtains a certified copy of your birth certificate and it will be delivered to the address of your choosing.

Before you order, look at the information for the state you were born in and review the fees charged by the state. Each state is allowed to set their own pricing for the replacement of birth certificates.

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Ghana is a beautiful African country that requires both a valid U.S. passport and travel visa to enter. Once you’re there – make a beeline for the beaches!


Labadi Beach
Located in Accra, this beautiful beach has not only a great view but parties around bonfires, horseback riding, street food, live music, and dancing.


Anomabo Beach Resort
The Anomabo Beach Resort located in the Central Region boasts some of the cleanest sands in Ghana for guests and enjoy the seafood – freshly caught and served daily.


Busua Beach Resort
The Busua Beach Resort in the Western Region is a place for both business travelers and tourists. It’s an escape from the city and has a quiet elegance.


Bojo Beach
This is a beautiful destination for relations, a wedding, or just chilling by the ocean. It’s just 3 miles from the center of Accra and even more fun to travel to on horseback!

It’s December 1st and it’s time look ahead to 2018. We put together five destinations that are proving to be popular this coming year.

Angra dos Reis, Brazil
In 2016, Brazil hosted the Summer Olympics and the influx of people visiting for the games turned into travel into outlying cities. The tourism board of Brazil is hoping to bring back the waiver to encourage another boom in tourism. A place well worth checking out is Angra dos Reis. This popular destination is where many of the country’s elite go to escape the crowds and own beach villas in the area. There are plans to open a 54-suite luxury hotel in the area as well as a golf course, more restaurants, and a marina.

Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade has been steadily growing since the end of the Yugoslav wars. The areas once covered in damage from fighting and graffiti has become restaurants and bars. The nightlife is vibrant and there are numerous night markets to take advantage of the local street foods. One of the biggest draws for tourists is the growing craft-beer brewing that has been showing no signs of slowing down.

Bermuda
Bermuda hasn’t been on any travel lists for a few years due to a financial crisis that left their tourism in a stagnant state. Bermuda has been shaking off the dive their tourism industry took and has been working on rebuilding and attracting travelers back to their island nation. Along with an improved economy, Bermuda is performing a 100-million dollar overhaul of the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club, the islands 132-year old grand attraction for guests to stay in. Other luxury hotels are also getting modern makeovers to ensure the tourist industry gets back on its feet and stays strong.

Cambodian Coast
Want to do something off the beaten path that is also beautiful?
Cambodia has some of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing islands to visit, but getting to them has been difficult involving hours of travel. Now direct flights are being arranged from Ho Chi Minh City. Luxury spas are among the jewels you can find on Krabey Island and on Koh Russey, you can dine on traditional Khmer cuisine.

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Many travelers go through Guayaquil on their way to the Galápagos, but it is worth exploring on its own. New luxury hotels have opened to entice travelers to stay a little longer and enjoy what this country has to offer. There is also a wildlife sanctuary set on a former cacao plantation. The capital city has been modernized with playgrounds, galleries, museums, gardens, and even a Ferris wheel.

Search around at sites like Kayak for deals on international travel fares. For many of these destinations you will need a valid passport only, no travel visa required. If you aren’t sure, talk to us and we can tell you what documentation you’ll need for your destination country.