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New Drivers License Requirements Are Coming to Airports
New drivers requirements are coming this January. Not all states are fully prepared, and you could be effected. Click here to learn more. 


New Luggage Scanners Could Be Coming
Testing has just been approved for a new, and more effective luggage scanning device. Click here to learn how these scanners work, and why they would slash airport security lines. 


Assist Alert: Mexico Once Again Hit by a Dramatic Earthquake
A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred this afternoon shortly after 1:00 pm near Mexico City. Severe damage to several buildings, infrastructure and MEX airport are reported. Primary reports also indicate dozens of people killed and more injured. 


Vital Medications Left Behind During Emergency Irma Evacuation
Last week, the Caribbean Islands and South Florida suffered severe damage as Hurricane Irma passed over the region. An estimated 6.3 million Florida residents followed evacuation orders and found refuge in northern states. Over the course of this crisis, Assist America was fully staffed and closely monitoring the situation to assist members in need of travel or medical support.  


Transformed by Travel: Transformational Travel Takes Off
In the last couple of years, there’s been an increasing amount of buzz about something called “transformational travel.”  This movement, or travel trend, is defined by The Transformational Travel Council as any travel experience that empowers people to make meaningful, lasting changes in their life.


Assist Alert: A String of Natural Disasters Shatters the Caribbean Islands, Southern U.S. States and Mexico
Since the last couple of weeks, several natural disasters have hit southern states, Mexico and the Caribbeans. With all these weather events happening in such close timeframe, it is hard to keep up with the news. Here, we review the situation for each event and assess how it affects travelers.


Assist Alert: Hurricane Irma, Most Powerful Atlantic Ocean Hurricane in Recorded History
Category-5 Hurricane Irma has made landfall late last night, hitting several Caribbean islands. The eye of the storm passed over Barbuda, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy islands and is now pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.


Cruise Lines Forced To Change Routes Due to Approaching Irma Hurricane
Multiple cruise lines are altering their sailings as Hurricane Irma approaches the Caribbean. The current forecast predicts that the hurricane will reach Anguilla on Wednesday at Category Four, with sustained winds of 125 knots and gusts to 150 knots.


Frankfurt to Evacuate 70,000 Residents After British WW2 Bomb Found Near City Center
German police will evacuate about 70,000 people from their homes on Sunday after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in Frankfurt.


Last Americans Rush to North Korea Ahead of Travel Ban
Follwing the suspicious death of U.S. student Otto Warmbier, U.S. citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea beginning September 1. This ban  has prompted some daring American globetrotters to fast-track their vacations to North Korea.


Assist Alert: Catastrophic Flooding in Texas Following Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey developed last week over the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall in Texas and parts of Louisiana last Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. Since then, Harvey was re-classified as a tropical storm which heavy rainfalls have caused dramatic damages to some of Texas’ most populous cities.


Assist Alert: The U.S. Department of State Issues a New Warning Regarding Travels to Mexico
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of State issued a new travel warning regarding the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas. 


18 Easiest Ways to Have a Better Flight
Here are 18 tips on how to make your flight as enjoyable as possible. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have!


The Traveler: August 2017
Welcome to the new edition of The Traveler, an enhanced version of our quarterly newsletter. While continuing to bring you thoughtful content regarding security, travel, and health-related subjects, we have also worked on improving our readers' experience. 


Elon Musk's Plan for High Speed Travel Could Change Everything
Musk's revolutionary Hyperloop train could have the potential to get travelers from New York to Washington D.C. in 29 minutes! He is looking to install these trains between major cities all across America. If he gets the necessary approval, travelers could notice unprecedented decreases in travel time in the coming years. 


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Its Not too Late to Plan an Awesome Affordable Vacation
From the Swiss Apls to beaches in Hawaii, a U.S. News report provides ideas on how you can still have a great time traveling this summer, without breaking the bank. 


One of the Best Resort Designers Shares His Inspiring Philosophy
Bill Bensley is one of the best luxury resort designers in the world. Click here to learn more about his amazing work, and the philosophies he puts into his practice. 


How Far in Advance Should You Book an Airline Ticket to Get The Best Price?
Analysts at CheapAir.com have created a useful diagram to help travelers optimize the price they will pay for airline tickets going to specific regions. Any prospective traveler should check it out, to find out how far in advance they should buy their ticket if they want the best price.  


Ever Get Bored on Business Trip Flights?
One frequent flying business woman found the perfect way to turn something tedious into her new favorite hobby. Click the title to see some of her stunning work, and learn more.