Thursday, October 6, 2022

The Trouble with Carrying 2 American Passports

Disclaimer: I get paid if you use my affiliate link VisaHQ. 2 Passports is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. How a paper book is still the way to get in and out of...

Detained in Israel? Check The Back of Your Passport

I have a separate category on my blog called Travel Nightmares. It's where I recount everything that can go wrong or has gone wrong in my travels, whether it was self-inflicted or not. Visas...

“You Leave Only with Passport!” Detained in Tel Aviv Again

I will start my post by showing you a photo of what I arrived with in Warsaw. You'll notice that these are not my carry on bags. So what happened?

Detained in Tel Aviv: A Most Unwelcome Welcome

I had a great nap aboard Iberia from MAD-TLV. Rested, I was ready for a night out in Tel Aviv. Instead of going straight to the bar, I found myself playing twenty questions with Israel's Immigration.

Zimbabwe Visa On Arrival: Make Sure It’s Kaza!

Zimbabwe has visa on arrival for Americans. This avoids the visa hassles I've discussed in the past. Fl

In Transit? You Don’t Need a Visa for Brazil

Disclaimer: If you need a visa, please use my VisaHQ link. I get paid if you do.  I'm a visa buffoon. I mess it up all the time (see all my visa blunders here including...

Faster Entry Through The UK Border

I woke up to this spam subject line: 'Faster Entry Through The UK Border'. It came from the sender donotreply. Curious, I opened it to find that it was a legitimate email detailing how those...

The Russian Visa: A Country’s Cover Charge

There are certain things I hate paying for. These include annual fees for credit cards, valet parking, and visas. Trying to avoid both the payment and the process of sending in my passport is...

The Russian Visa: What An Experience

So you want to go to Russia eh? TPOL has been planning this trip for years. I managed to keep the same Park Hyatt DSU confirmation for three years. It was only after this...

China 144-hour Visa-Free Transit: It Worked the 1st Time

This post is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New Zealand Hong Kong Island Tokyo,...
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