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Tips For Applying For Minors Passports

October 6, 2014

Steve Gempeler and Peter Gulas of Allied Passport & Visa are back with their expert knowledge of all things visa and passports. Today, they guide you through the process of applying for a child’s passport. You may have heard the stories and, yes, sometimes they can be true, but acquiring a passport for your child really isn’t as […]

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12 Crazy Forms of ID To Get Through Airport Security

September 24, 2014

If you’ve ever arrived at the airport only to realize you’ve forgotten your driver’s license or passport – or worse, had either lost or stolen during your travels – there may be no reason for panic. As it turns out, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) actually allows some flexibility when it comes to alternate forms of identification to green-light you through security. […]

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Tips For Traveling to Countries Offering Visas Upon Arrival

September 9, 2014

Steve Gempeler and Peter Gulas of Allied Passport & Visa are back with their expert knowledge of all things visas and passports. Today, they will be tackling the topic of visas available on arrival and a few countries you may want to reconsider. For the sake of simplicity, travel visas can be categorized two ways, visas which need […]

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Five Countries You Can Only Visit Through Government Sanctioned Tours

July 29, 2014

 Steve Gempeler and Peter Gulas of Allied Passport & Visa are back with their expert knowledge of all things visa and passports. Today, they’re tackling the complicated topic of traveling to countries that only allow Americans through government sanctioned tours. Read on for everything you need to know about traveling to these countries and obtaining the appropriate visa. […]

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Useful Tips For Traveling To Myanmar

July 29, 2014

TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen recently returned from a round-the-world trip where one of his stops was a week-long journey around Myanmar. Here are his tips for traveling to and around this fascinating Southeast Asian destination. Check out Eric’s other posts from his Asia adventure: Flying a Round the World Award Using US Airways Miles, What To Do […]

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Flying a Round the World Award Using US Airways Miles

July 7, 2014

TPG special contributor Eric Rosen recently used his US Airways miles to book a round-trip business class award…that instead let him fly round the world. Here’s how he did it. The sweet spots in US Airways’ award chart combined with its lax routing rules make it possible to fly around the world for the same […]

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Ask the Visa & Passports Experts- Why Do Visa Applications Cost What They Do?

June 17, 2014

I’m happy to present a new TPG series “Ask the Visa & Passport Experts” to demystify the visa and passport application process. Meet Peter Gulas and Steve Gempeler, owners of Allied Passport & Visa. Today, they’ll explore why applying for a visa to various countries costs what it does. Most seasoned travelers have applied for a travel visa to a foreign country at least […]

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A Reminder on Passport and Visa Requirements for International Travel

April 20, 2014

TPG reader Adam wants to make sure I – and you all, as well – know something important about passports: “@thepointsguy: Are you aware that if your passport is set to expire within three months of your return date from a trip, you won’t be allowed entry to EU countries? The answer is yes, absolutely! And […]

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Turkey Will No Longer Issue Visas on Arrival After April 10, 2014

February 5, 2014

Our friends over at Allied Passport let us know about a change coming to Turkey’s visa up on arrival process. Right now you can simply fly to Turkey, deplane and queue up at the visa window on the way to customs and immigration and buy a visa upon arrival for $20 in cash for a […]

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Allied Visa & Passport Now Offering A Free Visa Service To China, Kenya And Tanzania, Now Through January 10, 2014

December 4, 2013

Keeping with the season of giving, Allied Passport & Visa are waiving their fees on visas to China, Tanzania and Kenya now through January 10, 2014 – just in time to plan your big trips in the new year. Normally TPG readers receive a $5 discount from Allied on any order but pay Allied’s service […]

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Do You Need A Valid Passport At The Time Of An Award Booking Or Just By The Travel Day?

November 3, 2013

TPG reader Jake asked: “Do you need a valid passport at the time of an award booking or just at the travel day?” To put it simply, you don’t need a passport at the time of an award booking, however you do need it by the time you travel and I would strongly advise that […]

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Amazing Deal Alert: Philadelphia to Beijing for $441 Total Roundtrip

October 3, 2013

Per Paul5795 on Flyertalk, American and US Airways are offering incredible round-trip fares from Philadelphia to Beijing for $441 starting January 7 and going through March 7th, though there may be even more dates after that. This is a great way to bank tons of miles and visit a great country. You’re looking at 14,516 miles for […]

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How To Get A Second Passport

September 24, 2013

If you’re like me and constantly traveling, one of the issues you might run into is that your passport gets filled up pretty quickly – especially if you travel to countries that require visas that take up an entire page. Although it will be valid for a few more years, my passport is pretty much […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Award Trip – And How To Avoid Them

June 11, 2013

We at TPG are a knowledgeable bunch of award travelers, but as TPG contributor Jason Steele relates, everyone makes mistakes – and some of them can keep your trip from getting off the ground. Here are some of the top mistakes that award (and revenue) travelers can make as well as his tips on how […]

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Cheap Flights to Moscow: From $357 TOTAL Roundtrip from Baltimore, NY from $452

December 4, 2012

Delta and their SkyTeam partners are running some incredible fares to Russia. There are plenty of dates Baltimore to Moscow (via JFK) on Delta for $357.84 total roundtrip, including all taxes and fees! The trip nets 10,322 Medallion Qualifying Miles, or just about 3.5 cents a piece, which is definitely mileage run worthy. However, Russia […]

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Family Travel Series: How to Get a Passport for Your Child

May 16, 2012

This is part of the Family Travel Series on Choosing a Cruise by TPG Director of Operations, Danielle. Other posts include: Choosing a Cruise While Maximizing Points, Is the Disney Credit Card Worth It For A Cruise?, How to Choose a Cruise Based on Points, Using Frequent Flyer Miles for Cruise Flights, How to Get a Passport for Your […]

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