Tag Archives: International Travel

What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance During a Pandemic

As a frequent traveller, you already know the importance of getting travel insurance. Most travel insurance covers trip cancellations due to unforeseen events such as unexpected illness, accidents, or the death of a family member. In light of these definitions, what can travel insurance do for you during a pandemic? For most policies, your insurance will only cover cancelling your trip if you or the person you are travelling with has the virus. That means if you want to cancel your trip for f ... read more

It’s Time to Visit Barcelona in 2020

Whether you have been to Barcelona or always wanted to go, 2020 is the year to visit this wonderful city! Culturally rich and a bustling nightlife make this a wonderful place for every generation. Here’s our pick of the top things to do while visiting. 1. Tour the Sagrada Familia, or the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family. This basilica has become the symbol of the city of Barcelona and is a must see attraction. Construction of the basilica has lasted 144 years, and it scheduled t ... read more

Do You Have Your Travel Documents In Order?

Safety while travelling is on everyone’s mind these days, which is a good thing. But often, we think we know the rules of international flights and don’t make sure all is well with our plans. Don’t let new rules prevent you from reaching your work or holiday destination this year. We have a few tips that will help you prepare your travel documents. 1. Visit the Destination’s Government Website Always visit the government’s website of the county you will visit to check their pass ... read more

Why You Need to Visit Norway This Fall!

Norway is not known for over the top warm weather. Instead, the temperatures stay cool most of the year. So, if you enjoy dressing warm and wearing fall sweaters, Norway is the perfect place for you to spend your Autumn. Need more reasons to holiday in Norway this fall? Read on for three reasons you need to visit Norway! 1. Autumn Colors Most people think of pine trees when considering Norway for viewing fall colors. Truth is, there are a lot of deciduous trees too. Not only do they tur ... read more

Three Rules for International Travel

Travelling for work is challenging. Travelling internationally for the first time on business can be a nightmare if you are not prepared. Don’t get caught in a difficult situation. Instead follow our three rules for international travel. Rule #1 for International Travel Research the visa requirements and process before travelling and follow the guidelines. One of the hardest mistakes to correct is being denied entrance into a country because your visa is not processed in time or at all. ... read more

Dressing for Winter in Finland

When you think of Finland’s winter months, thoughts turn towards reindeer, winter wonderlands, and Santa Claus. When planning to visit this amazing country during these colder months, one asks, what should I pack to stay warm? Well, we have a list of the basic items every visitor should bring to winter in Finland. 1. Forget the synthetic blends and opt for natural fibres. While synthetics take up less room in your travel bags, they do not keep you as warm. Choose clothes made of natural fib ... read more

Teach English in the Nordics

It is easy to see why many people visit Nordic countries and fall in love with the sights, sounds, people, and food! A common question is how can one live and work once in these amazing countries? We suggest you teach English if you are looking to stay. Two Ways to Get Certified to Teach English 1. If you are in the Nordics and want to stay, find the local on-site certification course. You can get your certification which never expires while you are vacationing. Sometimes, you can find ... read more

Learn How to Haggle Like a Local

Haggling is expected in many cultures. In Europe, they expect you to negotiate prices at markets, shops, and street vendors. This is just common practice among the locals and visitors must do the same. But, many tourists are unfamiliar with the art of haggling. While common to hear the friendly banter of high and low ball pricing in the streets, never use this tactic at modern stores or shopping malls. You can bargain for goods, but food and outdoor produce markets do not haggle. They offer ... read more

RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is the place to go if shopping is your passion. From high end apparel to regional fare, this city delivers over 35,000 shops to spend your days and money. We recommend beginning your shopping trip at the famous 5 km shopping line. This wonderland of couture starts at the top of Ramblas through Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia and winding up Avenue Diagonal. Most streets are for pedestrians only, so meander in and out of stores and throught the crowds of well-dressed s ... read more

Seven Safety Tips for Female Travelers

Being alone while travelling does not need to mean you are a target. In fact, many women feel safer travelling solo because they stay conscious of their environs. You can travel solo and enjoy your experience without fear if you follow these safety tips and your natural instincts. [Note: Most of these tips are for men and women alike.] 1. Always follow your intuition. If something doesn’t seem right then follow your gut. It is better to annoy someone than to be miserable later. 2. Ke ... read more