Ned Levi has been writing about different types of cruises. This week Ned discusses expedition cruising, and describes a day in his recent Arctic expedition cruise which went to Svalbard and Greenland, to give you a feel for what it’s like on these types of cruises.
The Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, has made a new ruling concerning searches and seizures of passenger belongings at the border of the US, stating that CBP agents need to recognize there is an expectation of privacy and can’t do a search without a reason. Ned Levi discusses the new ruling and what its effect might be for international travelers.
Are you a US citizen thinking about taking a Caribbean cruise without having a US Passport as identification and proof of citizenship? Ned Levi suggests that would be a mistake, and that you should get a passport, even for a short WHTI country exclusive cruise.
Many people who haven’t cruised, or have had a bad experience on an early cruised, have written off cruising as a viable travel choice. Ned Levi discusses some potential alternatives to mainstream cruising, which may be worth considering by travelers who’ve decided, to date, to never consider cruising.
Ned Levi has tested thousands of travel apps for both Android and iOS based smartphones. Here’s a list of his current top general travel apps for smartphones.
Norovirus is very contagious. You can get it from an infected person, contaminated food, water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Despite its contagiousness, even when some cruise passengers become ill from it, most on the ship do not, and most cruises are norovirus free. Ned Levi discusses the precautions cruisers can take to help prevent becoming infected with norovirus.
More and more often, travelers are taking helicopter tours at their destinations for spectacular views, amazing photographic opportunities, and a chance to visit venues unreachable by other means. Ned Levi has advice for taking helicopter tours, and photographing the panorama of scenery you’ll see while inflight.
Many travelers are already hitting the road to see countries up-close. Renting a car may seem straight-forward at first, but there are many issues to consider before you rent a vehicle for your next journey. Ned Levi has 6 tips to consider before you make a reservation for your next car rental.