March 22: Midday Fix - Spring Break Travel Tips

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Spring Break Travel Tips

Before you go -- get in the know. Follow the news from Twitter to TV.

If you plan on traveling abroad, sign up for STEP, monitor advisories.

In another country? Be familiar with their laws -- you are subject to them!

Cash is NOT king: a safer, smarter way to spend is to use a prepaid card

Getting around: Just because a man is waiting outside the airport or your hotel saying "taxi, taxi" does not mean he is a licensed cab driver. Never get into an unmarked cab! Special spring break shuttle services: Ride The Bus On Us, 1-800-Free-Rides

For safety reasons -- always travel with your cell phone. Contact your service provider to find out how to obtain coverage in other countries.

Forget bulky guide books -- take advantage of free apps like foursquare.

Binge on this: the one drink you should always have in your hand is bottled water

For more information:

www.travel.state.gov

www.foursquare.com/explore

www.airbnb.com

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