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    Getting a visa without a return ticket?

    Meredith, not my area of expertise, but if I was in your shoes... because it's a bit complicated I'd suggest applying for a visa through a consulate is the best option. You'll be able to explain things better. It'd be dreadful to get to US immigration and get turned around! The 8 months in Canada - are you staying with anyone, could they give you a letter stating the dates they've agreed on? Or is there a job, a wedding, anything? about 3 hours ago

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    If I recently ended a road trip but it was more than 2 months ago, can I still apply for the writing travel scholarship?

    The current writing scholarship closes on May 15th. Get busy with your entry. http://scholarships.worldnomads.com/ Phil about 4 hours ago

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    I am an Australian going to Cuba then through to the states. Can I bring Cuban cigars into the states on my way home?

    Nope. They're illegal. The best Cuban cigars are good, but most are not very good. Get your cigars from Dominican Republic or Honduras instead. No importation problems either. In addition to cigar tips, I can help you with travel safety tips too http://safety.worldnomads.com/cuba Phil at the safety hub about 4 hours ago

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    Health Concerns Traveling in Peru & Equidor

    Most of what you need to know is here: http://safety.worldnomads.com/Worldwide/54790/Travel-Immunizations-What-You-Really-Need-in-South-America#axzz2zZRVwr6N We also have lots of other safety tips to make the most of your fabulous trip (so jealous!). Altitude sickness is a major one - we're getting a lot of claims lately. http://safety.worldnomads.com/peru and http://safety.worldnomads.com/ecuador and one for the Galapagos http://safety.worldnomads.com/Ecuador/66829/Galapagos-Islands-Safety-Guide Don't forget to get travel insurance Phil at the safety hub about 4 hours ago

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    We are travelling from Australia to Canada and will be hiring car. Do we need an international drivers licence or just. Australia one.

    An International Driver's Permit (IDP) doesn't require a test, just some cash. It is a document that translates your home license into different languages and also verifies that you are authorised to drive the class of vehicle you're claiming you're allowed to. Go to the NRMA/RAC in your city. Check out a few other Canada tips here: http://safety.worldnomads.com/canada Phil from the safety Hub about 4 hours ago

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    Getting a visa without a return ticket?

    They'll be looking for proof that you intend to leave, so a return airline ticket is the best indicator (because it's expensive and therefore unlikely you're not serious about it). But a cheap bus ticket to Canada will probably do (it doesn't have to be an airline ticket). Also, a letter from your employer stating your intended date of return, or similar from a landlord... basically anything that strongly indicates you do intend to leave. about 4 hours ago

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    What is the weather on Belgium coast last 2 weeks of May

    This might help. http://safety.worldnomads.com/Belgium/71721/Belgium-Weather-Warning#axzz2yQmKemLz 13 days ago

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    Question about Australia and New Zealnd

    Sunrise over Bondi Beach (Sydney). Sunset over Cottesloe Beach (Perth) - these places are a couple of thousand kilometers apart, so not on the same day. The sunrise will involve interacting with the people of a city as it wakes up, does coffee and exercise then prepares for a busy day. The sunset means you meet people as they wind down and begin enjoying their extraordinary lifestyle. 13 days ago