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What is the process for travelling on a World Passport like?

An answer to one of today's popular questions (here) mentions the existence of the "World Passport". This is a passport which is not issued by any nation state, but by an organization that wants to ...
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Peacock feather a prohibited item?

I'm spending the summer in London and recently took a trip to Kew to visit the botanical gardens. While there I found a beautiful peacock feather that a friend of mine back in the US would love. ...
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How much clothing should I wear to keep warm in Hong Kong?

I have checked the weather in Hong Kong for November to December, it appears to be around the range of 16-20 degrees. I haven't been to cold weather countries, and I live in a relatively hot country. ...
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How to insure professional equipment while traveling

What are my options, as a U.S. citizen, for insuring professional equipment (camera and laptop, specifically) while traveling outside of the U.S.? Most of the traveler's insurance policies I've found ...
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Access airport lounge with Gold/Premier credit card

Travelling soon with a 6 hour connection flight in Zurich International airport, I was wondering if I could have an access to a good lounge where I can relax with a Gold or Premier card? To ...
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Schengen visa for Thai wife residing in the UK with her British citizen husband

Apologies if this has been answered already but I couldn't quite find it. I am a UK citizen, my wife is a Thai citizen. We were married a year and a half ago in London, UK and she has a valid ...
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Is it viable to move around Iceland using public transport?

I started gathering some information about Iceland reading Travel.SE (what else?) and I was quite surprised I didn't find a single question about moving around Iceland using public transport, a car ...
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What are the best seat places to choose inside an international flight for economy class?

Considering that I can choose any seat on any seat row on a Boeing 777-300ER for an international flight, I have most of 400 seat places to choose from the forefront to the last row of this airplane. ...
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Can I bring an anti-religious book into Saudi Arabia?

Could I bring books like The God Delusion from Richard Dawkins to Saudi Arabia? What will happen if they saw this book in my hand during the check-in or somewhere else in Saudi Arabia? What about ...
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Can I travel to Singapore on a visa with old passport number?

I am an Indian citizen. I have lost my passport in india and i have applied new passport & get it.. My Singapore visa mentioned the old passport number. Is there any problem on traveling to ...
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Can I carry milk on board for a toddler on a flight from Toronto to Saudi Airline?

I was reading the contents of the website (Saudi Airline) that we could carry milk up to 1 litre in a transparent bag for babies. My wife tried formula for my 2 year old kid but he's refusing to take ...
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Do I need to have an electrical converter for small devices when traveling from the US to São Paulo?

Am traveling from USA to São Paulo. Will it be possible to use cell phone charger, razor, etc without some sort of electrical converter and/or outlet adapter?
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Taking dried food into another country through customs

I'm due to visit Canada to see an old friend who used to live in the UK. He wants me to take a favourite snack (Pot Noodle (really!)) for him. Is this likely to be a problem taking it through ...
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What is the most affordable tropical getaway from Seattle?

I'm looking to plan a 4-5 day trip at the end of March to get away from the cold and relax. I've just moved to Seattle from the East Coast where there are a ton of options for this sort of excursion, ...
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Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket

I recently heard that some airlines refuse to let you fly to Japan (from Europe), if you don't have a return ticket. Since it is possible to buy one-way tickets, I guess this is utter nonsense, but ...
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5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?

I'm flying Seattle, USA (SEA) -> San Francisco, USA (SFO) -> Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) -> Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). In San Francisco Airport I have a 5.5 layover. Is it advisable to leave the ...
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Door stopper for hotel room

It's been a few times that I read that on helpful item for personal security is a door stopper which stops people from crashing through a hotel room door. I know this is not a concern in all places ...
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How friendly is the Netherlands to vagabonds?

I have a friend who likes to walk, bike, camp and exercise the freedom to be wherever she is as long as it's not disruptive of others. For her it's a spiritual need and a philosophical/political ...
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Do you have to use a body scanner in TSA Pre Check lines?

Do any of you TSA Pre-Check approved people know if Pre Check allows you to skip the full body scanner in some or most airports?
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Are restrictions on batteries when flying common in first-world countries?

In Australia, there's recently been a restriction on certain types of batteries - they're not allowed in checked luggage of aircraft. Is this ban common in first-world countries, or is it not the case ...
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Are US citizens allowed to fly anywhere outside the 50 states without a passport?

For US citizens, are there any locations outside the 50 US states that don't require a passport to fly to and from?
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What is the connecting time to consider for International to International Transfers in US Airports?

There is a question on "the minimum time to consider with a connecting flight in the USA". In one answer it is said that "international to domestic transfers are always terrible and should be avoided ...
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Can I use Korean airlines mileage for Delta domestic flights?

I am considering an airline credit card. I currently live in the U.S. and frequently fly domestic, say once a month. I also annually fly to Korea. If I use The Korean Airlines' mileage program and ...
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Questions about personal interview for Dutch Schengen visa

I'd applied for a Schengen visa from the Dutch embassy. The travel itinerary that I submitted was as follows: Amsterdam - 3 days Antwerp - 1 day Bulgaria - 3 days Amsterdam - 1 day I have been ...
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Adding the name of a passenger on an Indian Railways ticket

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - her age is less than 1 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, ...
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Headphone adapter

Have any of you traveled on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner? Does the onboard radio/TV connect with an adapter with two 3.5 mm jacks as in the picture below or does it have a conventional adapter?
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Multiple visits to USA

I have visited Los Angeles, USA on 3 long stays using the ESTA programme, purely as a visitor. I have a British Citizen passport. The stays began in September 2012 and I left the last time in August ...
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Is it possible to legally visit uninhabited islands in the Pacific for a couple of days/weeks like Robinson Crusoe

Do you know any way how can I visit uninhabited islands in the Pacific (French Polynesia, Micronesia etc.) and stay there for a couple of days or weeks? The only condition, these island (or islands) ...
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Do you have a GPS signal on board of a plane?

Does anybody know if there is a GPS signal available on board of a plane with a common and normal GPS receiver?
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What's the quickest Schengen consulate to issue a visa in London?

What's the quickest Schengen consulate to issue a Visa in London? Basically I want to travel as fast as possible to France, and since any Schengen visa will work, I want to go to the consulate with ...
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Tool like Google Maps Engine

I'm planning a trip to Iceland which involves a lot of research to gather information from different sources (mainly blogs, but also travel guides and other). The problem with Iceland is that almost ...
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Why is the train between Barcelona and Madrid so expensive?

A one way ticket from Barcelona to Madrid is more than 100 euros, which is much more expensive than in the rest of Western Europe. It is even more expensive than the Eurostar, which required to dig a ...
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US citizen travelling to UK with expired US passport for a minor and valid UK passport

Help! My 21 year old daughter is leaving the US tomorrow for London and her US passport is out of date. As her expired passport was issued as a minor she has to apply as a first time applicant for a ...
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Which embassy will most likely provide a multiple entry Schengen visa?

I have already travelled to schengen area once on a single entry Schengen visa. I am now trying to apply for a schengen visa with the intention of making several short trips to the schengen area. My ...
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What happens with checked luggage with an airport change?

I'm considering two Miami - Zürich flights, which connect at New York. Both start MIA - JFK, but one continues with JFK - ZRH and the other with LGA - ZRH. If I check my luggage at Miami, and take a ...
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How to go about paying bills at home during an overseas trip?

So let's say I was going overseas for a month, be it personal or for work or whatever. In that time I'm going to inevitably get bills and my question is... how do people normally deal with that? If ...
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Schengen visa for Pakistani national married to British citizen wife

I am a Pakistani citizen holding a Pakistani passport, my wife is dual national meaning Pakistani and British citizen and lives with me in Pakistan; We have been married for 7 years and I have ...
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Why is flying to England so expensive this June/July?

I am trying to plan a trip to England and I am shocked by the outrageous prices being asked. I have to be there from June 29th to July 5th, and the minimum price being asked for any trip with those ...
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Is this a realistic backpacking trip in Europe?

I'm trying to plan a backpacking trip in Europe but I'm not really sure where to start. We'll be flying from the US into most likely London. Our budget is about 2,000 USD (per person) not including ...
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What is the purpose of check-in before flying?

A few years ago, to do the check in, we would go to the airport and do it directly at the counter. I always thought the function of the check-in for the air-line company would be to tell the company ...
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The percentage of “missed flights”

What is the percentage of “missed flights”, on international flights, due to late passengers arrival at their designated hour to the airport?
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How does data roaming work with prepaid SIM cards in Europe?

I am traveling in Europe with my unlocked phone. I bought a prepaid SIM with 1GB of data in Belgium. I didn't use more than a third of that, and I don't expect to be back in that country for at least ...
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Where to eat cheap authentic laksa in Kuala Lumpur?

One of my favourite foods is laksa. In Australia it's often served in Thai restaurants or noodle bars, but apparently it's actually from Singapore and Malaysia. So now I'm in KL and I want to indulge ...
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Can a car rental company shut off my car when I cross state lines? (USA)

I am renting a car and am told that if I take it out of the state that they will know and shut off the car. Is this possible?
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No confirmation email from Ryanair - how to get a response?

I postponed a Ryanair flight by one week from 2013-01-28 to 2013-02-04 CET. This cost 50 EUR plus price difference, which I can see online on my credit card bill. However, the Ryanair booking system ...
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Am I entitled to a free premium economy upgrade on BA with AA Exec Platinum status?

I have AA Executive Platinum status, and regularly fly both AA and BA. AA allow me free access to their new-ish Main Cabin Extra seating (which I believe is basically their equivalent of Premium ...
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Is it allowed to bathe at Grjótagjá?

I have contradictory information. Some places say that bathing is forbidden, while others say that there are no signs and locals bathe there. What's the truth?
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Bringing cooked meat to Germany?

I know it is prohibited to bring meat or dairy products to Germany, but I wonder if bringing cooked meat would also be a problem? It is part of our curries and other material in the curry are beans ...
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Transiting in Frankfurt - Canadian visa expires on transit, but have a US B1/B2 - enough?

I am an Indian citizen and have a valid Canadian visa until April 16 and I am boarding Lufthansa the same day; so while I'm in transit on April 17th, my Canadian visa is not legal. I do have a valid ...
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Is there Wi-Fi in the ICE trains in Germany?

I will travel from Frankfurt to Berlin by ICE and I wanted to ask if there is Wi-Fi in the trains and how much does it cost?