Retirees love to travel.  For many of us, retirement affords the time and opportunity to finally visit all those places we’ve dreamed of seeing.  We can finally reward ourselves by traveling to foreign lands after leaving busy work lives behind.  Yet, whether on vacation or at home, accidents happen; sudden illnesses crop up.  That truth raises an important question.  Do we have health insurance to cover an emergency or sudden illness when we travel outside the United States?

If you wish to travel to another country for a vacation, you may need a tourist visa. Visas are documents added to your passport giving you permission to visit another country. Each country has its own laws about what prospective visitors need to do to apply for a tourist visa, how long visitors can visit for, and that could depend on the country of your passport. This article only focuses on people with a United States passport. The article first summarizes some countries where tourist visas are needed, countries where Americans can visit without a visa, and general tips on finding information about countries not mentioned here.

Foreign travel can be a fun and exciting experience however; bad things can happen when you travel to a country with different: laws, legal system, and views on personal rights. While we all hope to avoid legal problems, here is some information if you are arrested or detained in a foreign country.

Traveling anywhere outside the United States requires a valid passport.  That wasn’t always the case.  When I was younger, we thought nothing of crossing the border into Mexico for shopping or social events.  We once attended a wedding in Nogales, returning to Arizona by taxi, and the only ID required at the border was a driver’s license.  Those days are long gone.  Border crossings are heavily scrutinized, and you will need a passport to get back into the United States.  You also need a passport to travel to Canada.

These days most of us use our WI-FI devices while traveling.  We use them in hotels, airports, RV parks, and coffee shops. While surfing the web in public has become part of our daily lives, we must always be aware that public networks pose serious security risks.  We need to be aware of the dangers and know how to protect against them.

In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act, which was designed to set minimum security requirements for identifications used in airports, Federal Agencies, and nuclear power plants.  The Act was based on recommendations by the 9/11 Commission that the Federal Government set standards for sources of identification like drivers licenses.  On December 20, 2013, The Department of Homeland Security announced a phased enforcement plan for the Real ID law that allowed the states time to develop a new identification card that meets Federal requirements.

Foreign travel can provide exciting vacations, great educational opportunities and satisfying business trips.  But bad things can happen when you travel to a foreign country with different laws, a different legal system, and different views on personal rights.  While we all hope to avoid legal problems, becoming victims of crime, and medical emergencies when we travel, we also need to know what to do if disaster strikes.  This article will help you prepare for the worst while you hope for the best.

Arizona has a variety of laws and ordinances that surround how and when you can use and open flame; each application is identified to offer you a better understanding of how these rules keep people safe from harmful toxins and out of control fires.

Your advancing years could result in some savings. As a senior - sometimes as young as 50 - you can now travel, eat out, go to the movies and even visit national monuments at a cut-rate price. Just ask for the senior discount and, in many cases, you will get one.

This website has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Also, the law may vary from state-to-state or county-to-county, so that some information in this website may not be correct for your situation. Finally, the information contained on this website is not guaranteed to be up to date. Therefore, the information contained in this website cannot replace the advice of competent legal counsel licensed in your jurisdiction.