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Traveling Abroad

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Several folks are planning to travel outside the United States this coming summer or fall, and so they need to be aware of the electrical arrangements in those countries. Here in the United States, no problem, everyone uses 110V. But overseas in Europe, South America, or just about any other place except U. S. they have a different voltage. So, what do you do?

You go down to Best Buy or one of those tech stores and ask them for a converter. It converts the voltage they use to the US standard. You would also need an adapter. That is a device that has different plugs than those found in the U. S. One side of the device has the U. S. receptor that will accept your plug, the other side plugs into the electrical socket used in the other country.

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Travel Alert And Healthy

Travel Alert And Healthy

A couple of months ago I made reference to a good travel information site titled “traveltruth”, written and produced by a well-respected travel agent in the United States, Richard Turen. My background is in coaching and as such, we were always borrowing successful plays and defenses that worked for other coaches....'course it worked real well if we had similar personnel!!! Naturally I've carried over that practice in the travel business and I recently read a couple of travel questions that were answered on their site, and thought I would inform my listeners and readers of their responses with some of my twists.

One question had to do with the safety of traveling to Mexico or Europe or Central America or to some of the other so-called danger destinations. Someone did some interesting research and cited:

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