Helpful tips

How do I become a smart traveler?

How do I become a smart traveler?

Become A Smart Traveler: Use These 15 Awesome Travel Hacks

  1. Clear your browser’s cookies.
  2. Track your airfare.
  3. Fly Red-Eye.
  4. Pack your luggage “Russian Nesting Doll” style.
  5. Wear your extra luggage.
  6. Make your luggage stand out – in a good way.
  7. Choose your security line.
  8. Go through priority lines anyway.

What is the Smart Traveler app?

Smart Traveler, the official State Department app for U.S. travelers, invites you to see the world with easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel advisories, U.S. embassy locations, and more.

Should I register with State Department for travel?

Registration is voluntary and costs nothing, but it should be a big part of your travel planning and security. I recommend that all Americans traveling abroad spend a few minutes informing the State Department of their travel plans and itinerary, before leaving the country.

Should I enroll in step?

Enrolling in the U.S. State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) when traveling abroad is an excellent tool and should be considered a best practice in helping minimize risk by registering American travelers directly with consulate resources along their itinerary.

What is the State Department step program?

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service that allows American citizens and nationals who are traveling to, or living in a foreign country to provide travel registration information electronically via the Internet.

What should I know before I travel?

Here are the 24 things you should do BEFORE you travel:

  • Buy travel insurance.
  • Get an international driver’s license.
  • Pick up extra passport pages.
  • Get the right visas.
  • Get shots.
  • Pre-book one night’s accommodation.
  • Print copies of your accommodation reservation.
  • Print copies of your tickets.

What is step for international travel?

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program is a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.