Before traveling abroad, travelers always tell family and friends that they will be hard to reach because their phones will be spending the trip on airplane mode. While some do this to maximize their vacation experience, most do it to avoid exorbitant data roaming charges. For those looking for a peaceful, communication free, trip that is totally fine. But it is entirely unnecessary for those who are trying to save money. Every major US cell phone carrier has international phone plans that are either included in the basic phone plan, or can be added for an additional fee. Despite the additional fee, they are 100% worth it. Not only do they save money when communication is necessary, but they also make traveling internationally safer. Here are the international phone plans for T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Every traveler should consider contacting their cell provider to make sure their phones will work while abroad.
Global Entry makes travel, both within the United States and outside of it, easier. With expedited security through TSA Precheck as well as shorter and easier customs lines, Global Entry practically pays for itself by removing a lot of the stress and hassle from frequent travelers’ trips.
Nothing slows a business traveler down at the airport as much as waiting for security. Even the most prepared traveler who shows up with shoes, jacket, and laptop removed can’t escape the inevitable wait for other passengers who were less prepared. Luckily, over 150 airports and 12 airlines have adopted TSA precheck for those who are eligible. For many, it isn’t always clear what TSA precheck is and even if it is clear, whether or not it’s worth it. Here are answers to frequently asked questions regarding TSA precheck and a couple tips to help business travelers make sure they are picking the best expedited security program for them.