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Can I put new wrist watch in checked or carry-on bag?

My parents are flying from India to China. They have a newly purchased wrist watch to carry. Is it allowed to put the watch in either checked-in or carry-on baggage?
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In which places is a cruise a viable travel option for independent travelers?

Most independent travelers are down on cruises, placing them somewhere between package tours and a Turkish prison on the list of ways they would spend their vacation. "Treated like cattle", "only see ...
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Is 55 minutes enough time for a connecting flight at LAX?

I have a flight with Emirates to LAX and then a flight with United. If I arrive at 1:55 pm at LAX and my next flight is at 2:50 pm, is there enough time? Both flights are international.
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Do I not need to supply passport details when booking through websites?

I've booked international air tickets from a variety of sources and I've always needed to supply passport details, e.g. airline websites, travel agents. However I've just booked a flight with Expedia ...
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Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel [closed]

In a few months, I'm heading to Australia with a working holiday visa. I am planning to stay for around 12-15 months where I'll be visiting different parts of Australia, New Zealand and backpacking ...
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Have I invalidated my own ESTA and if I fly to Mexico does that mean I will not be allowed back into the States?

The ESTA that I entered the States on back in October was due to expire on January 8th. As I wished to stay a little longer (an extra couple of weeks) I searched the internet to see how this was ...
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What might be the cheapest ferry connection from near Athens to anywhere in Turkey?

Soon I'm heading from Albania to Turkey to Georgia. The obvious way is to go through Thessaloniki which is a great city and I'd like to go back. But I'm considering an alternative plan of going via ...
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How to visit India, Nepal and Sri Lanka on a single trip

On my upcoming trip to India, I also would like to visit the neighboring countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka. Assuming I am flying into India (and out again) this means I need to get a multiple entry ...
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How trustworthy are government travel advice sites? Are there alternatives?

In How do I know if it's safe to travel to a country at a specific time? , the main suggestion for determining the safety of travel to a certain country are travel advice agencies run by ...
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Services to help disabled travelers when travelling, eg with accommodation in Canary Islands and travel from Russia

I'm disabled, from Russia. And I'm planning to travel in the future as much as I can. I'm seeking companies, services, which can to help me with accommodation, because I'm a wheelchair user. Maybe ...
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Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?

Is Timatic the only database that airlines use to check documentation requirements for passengers?
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What is the minimum age for serving alcohol on an international Delta Airlnes flight?

I will be travelling from Dublin to New York (JFK) using Delta Airlines. I'm 20 and have been served alcohol on a summer flight without identification but that was Ethiopian Airlines and I have read ...
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US immigration mix-up: will it cause problems on my next visit?

On my last visit to the US, there was some kind of mix up at the immigration. I was with my niece at that time (a GC holder.) Apparently, when they scanned her passport my picture came up with her ...
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Where can I buy a “roaming” or “international” SIM card — one with attached phone numbers in multiple countries?

In the past I have found two companies that offered one sim card with multiple (international) numbers attached to it. The first one, of which I forgot the name, offered one sim card with the ...
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Possible ways to find sponsor for world tour / adventure type trip around world

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but... I was wondering what are possible ways to find sponsors for one's world tour or adventurous trip, I have seen sometimes people do ...
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What (if any) countries are either open to or have set definitive plans to allow international tourism?

Around mid-March 2020, most countries entered some form of lock down in an effort to contain outbreaks of the novel coronavirus (nCov-19). As part of these lock downs, most forms of tourism were ...
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What is Two-Way Open Jaw?

I know well what we mean by Origin Open Jaw, Turn Around Open Jaw, Double Open Jaw and One Way Open Jaw. I want to know what we mean by Two-Way Open Jaw.
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Following in the footsteps of Jason Bourne

I'm not as traditional a pilgrim as many of Travel SE's distinguished members. I've visited a couple of film studios, however I thought it might be interesting to plan a trip following the shooting ...
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Does the 24-hour grace period on U.S. air travel work on international itineraries?

I understand that airlines in the U.S. are legally required to offer free cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Does this apply to all itineraries that have either departure or arrival in the U.S....
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Is there such a thing as an international mobile wireless provider?

After searching for a short time, the only promising lead I've found is global gig, which claims to stay connected in the USA, UK, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark. Which doesn't ...
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How do I go about traveling with extracted DNA?

I am traveling from Fairbanks, Alaska to Vienna, Austria in six weeks and need to bring 10 very small (~50 ul) samples of extracted arctic ground squirrel DNA with me. I need to travel with these on ...
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How to book this complex multi carrier roundtrip flight I found on ITA?

I am trying to book a roundtrip ticket from Chicago O'hare (ORD) to Mumbai, India (BOM). Traveling on Aug 9th and returning on Aug 24th. Now, I've been looking for several days (almost 10days!) for ...
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As a US citizen programmer, what kinds of visas can I get to work abroad remotely for my US employer? [closed]

I am a programmer working for an employer in the US who is willing to let me work remotely from another country. I would like to travel abroad and visit different countries with my wife and kids. ...
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What is the purpose of going on a modern cruise ship? [closed]

Recently, I've been watching a lot of in-depth video tours of these objectively gigantic modern cruise ships, which are all more or less the same. Basically, they are like floating cities, but ...
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How do I get around Istanbul-Atatürk airport when flying to Izmir?

I'm making my first ever international trip in December. I'm flying from LAX (Los Angeles California) to Izmir Turkey..I have a layover in Istanbul it looks like my layover is an hour and a half long. ...
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Possible to Travel to A Quiet Place?

Assuming you want to take a several months long vacation from the noise of the city, are there cities, towns, countries even with laws that are enforced to keep things quiet? (i.e., no construction, ...
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I wasn't allowed to travel internationally because of Transit Visa. Is it a legit reason for not using my tickets?

On November 28th, 2014, in Moscow, the airport Domodedovo, I had my valid ticket to the U.S. going through Moscow-Frankfurt => Frankfurt-Toronto => Toronto-Minneapolis, MN. I hold a F-1 U.S. visa, ...
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Assistance with luggage at Canberra airport for a woman travelling with children

My wife and I will be travelling from Canberra to Doha on Qatar Airways with our two kids (aged 1 and 3). I will be returning to Canberra before her. My research tells me that that there are no porter ...
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Do Italy and Canada share travel and citizenship information of dual citizens?

I recently received dual citizenship (born Canadian and acquired Italian). I am currently in Canada and last entered the country on my Canadian passport. If I decide to leave Canada on my Italian ...
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Can I bring vacuum sealed coffee to the USA?

I have a package of great coffee that I haven't opened yet. I'm moving to the USA from Germany in a few days. Can I take 8 Oz (227g) of vacuum sealed coffee to the USA in my checked luggage?
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Leaving the Singapore airport during airline transit without using Singapore tours

I am an Indian national traveling from the USA to India. I have a long layover in Singapore (12 + hours from 7 PM to 7 AM next morning). I have a US visa and a passport so I can avail the Singapore ...
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Luggage transfer between unrelated airlines

I think it's better if I tell a short example: I plan on going from country A to country B, and I find out that it is cheaper if I pass by country X. However, the flights from A to X and then from X ...
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How does the urgent processing service work at Canadian passport offices?

My girlfriend is in need of urgent (24-hr) processing for her passport application, so we'll be needing to make a trip to the Mississauga passport office. I've been trying to find information on how ...
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Inter-country one-way car rental in Europe?

I'd like to rent a car in Germany, drive to Hungary, and return the car there. Do any car rental agencies allow such a thing (without an enormous fee)? I'd consider a fee less than 1-2 days ...
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Issues with booking 2x round-trip tickets (with a 'fake' layover) instead of a multi-city ticket?

We're planning a short multi-city trip within Europe next month. Here's the basic trip, with a few days spent in Prague and Zurich: WARSAW, PL --> PRAGUE, CZ --> ZURICH, CH --> WARSAW, PL ...
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Getting a Chinese visa in the US as a Canadian citizen

I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, though I am currently doing a 4-month internship in the United States on a TN1 Visa. My internship ends at the end of August, and I am scheduled to ...
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How to buy duty free other than at the airport?

Everybody knows you can buy things duty free at airports if you are leaving for or coming from another country. (You can also buy on airplanes and I think I've seen on some international ferries and ...
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Can I cross the Albania/Greece border on foot?

I intend to cross from Albania to Greece at the Konispol/Sagiada border crossing. I will be hitchhiking so I will sometimes be in a car, and sometimes on foot. Now I did walk across the Montenegro/...
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Cheap travel to Toronto from California

I'm coming from Sacramento/San Francisco and I'd like to travel to Toronto, and then back a week later. So far I've found round-trip flight tickets for $600. But a round-trip between SFO and BOS (...
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Why are USA to Europe round-trip airfares more expensive than Europe to USA round-trip airfares?

I travel to Milan about three times a year from San Francisco. I have never understood why the round trip flights are almost double if you originate in the US? For example, Milan-SFO-Milan in June ...
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Round trip flight for me with wife sharing return flight only

I'm planning to go back to my country next year (probably by Feb) and come back again to the US. I want to bring my wife with me back to the US. So for me it's round trip but for her it's single trip. ...
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Resources to find overseas volunteer opportunities with technical skills?

I'm a software engineer, and I want to volunteer my abilities in a foreign country for a month or two, preferably for a charitable organization. I previously did some work for the Grameen Foundation ...
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I am a US citizen and want to travel to Mexico but only have my Mexican passport

I am Mexican and only have a Mexican passport, but I am also an American citizen. I was wondering if I needed to have an American passport to travel from Austin to Guadalajara (roundtrip) or is ok ...
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Number of hours before the departure, that is safe be at an airport for an international flight

Generally airlines suggest that you be at the airport around 3 hours from the time of departure. Flying from the US, I've often found this to be unnecessary and I generally end up waiting and getting ...
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What's the preferable option to book a flight?

I am very inexperienced traveler. I have a very basic question regarding booking flights. On the Internet there are a few online agencies like Expedia, Kayak, Orbit. I don't really know what the ...
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Meaning of the “Have you ever been refused entry or deported from any country, including Singapore?” question

I was denied a visitor visa for Singapore (reason unknown). Now when asked: Have you ever been refused entry or deported from any country, including Singapore? do I check Yes? In other words, ...
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Brownsville Texas: will cabs take you over the Mexico border?

Are there cab companies in Brownsville, TX that make drop offs and pick ups of passengers across the border in Matamoros?
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Can you get a gate pass at LAX to help someone who doesn't speak English?

My mother-in-law is Chinese and doesn't speak more than a couple words of English. We're planning on dropping her off at LAX to fly China Air to China. I don't know anything about international ...
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Can I get vaccinated for Japanese Encephalitis in India?

I'm traveling to India, and am planning on departing in 2 weeks. The only vaccine I haven't received yet is the one for Japanese Encephalitis, which requires 2 doses that are 28 days apart. I'll be ...
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Activities in Montreal for a Bachelor party

I'm currently planning a bachelor party for a friend, and plan on holding it in Montreal next month. There a some people in our group who have a passing familiarity with the area, but mostly only know ...

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