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Entry requirements for the USA - effective Jan 12,2009

Effective from 12 January, 2009, the US Department of Homeland Security will introduce new immigration procedures for all passengers intending to enter the USA.  Under the new procedures, travellers wishing to visit the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme which includes passport holders from Australia and New Zealand will be required to pre-register their intention to enter America at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure.

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Electrical plugs and electrical adaptors by country

Around the world there are numerous different power sockets and electrical plugs. Click here for a list and pictures of different power plugs around the world.

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Downloadable activities for kids, colouring in, art, craft, mazes
Car rides, waiting in airports, flights or passing the time in a hotel room can be so much more fun when the kids are busy.  Why not download some fantastic Disney colouring in's before you go or download and print our fun mazes. All your kids favourites including "The Incredibles", "Winnie the Pooh", "Mickey Mouse", "Snow White", the "Little Mermaid" are available along with plenty more Disney characters.
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Visa requirements - Do I need a Visa?

A visa is a stamp or form placed in your passport when you enter, and sometimes when you leave, a foreign country. 

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Langauge translator - get some cheat sheets before you go!

Heading overseas? Want to learn some simple phrases before you go? Or is there paticular foods you dont like? Why not use our translator to write down messages on cards to hand to hotels or restaurants.

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Weather report - Whats the weather like in...?

Its true that the weather can be the difference between a good holiday and a great holiday.  To check the weather in your home town or your destination use our weather checker.

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World Time Converter - Whats the time in ...?
So you're heading of on holiday or have a destination in mind... why not check out what time it is there.  Or you are on holidays and want to call friends and relatives use our time converter so you dont wake them in the middle of the night.
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Cash Passport - the new innovation in holiday money

Consider getting a Travelex Cash Passport next time you go on holiday.  You credit your cash passport with your spending money then use it at ATM's to get your funds.  The beauty is its not linked to your accounts so if you lose it noone can go wild with your credit card or access your bank accounts.

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ATM Locators - dont get stuck without cash!

ATM's are now reasonably easy to find in most countries now.  However sometimes before you leave its a good idea to just double check ATM locations at your destination.  Use our handy locators below.

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Currency convertor - whats our dollar worth
Know what your dollar is worth. Use our easy currency converter to compare currencies from around the world
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Travel and family links

The world wide web is such a fantastic resource for travellers.  Its like having a library of travel guides and information right at your finger tips. 

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passport requirements - Do I need a passport?

Below is some information on how to apply for a passport, adults and kids requirements and costings.  You should be aware that different countries require different passport validity requirements for permitting entry.

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beach safety - swim between the flags

Understanding the ocean is very important - the more you know about how waves, wind and tides affect conditions in the water, the better able you are to keep yourself safe, or even rescue others, from danger.

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Travel tips - portable cots, ear plugs, id bracelets and more

Planning a family holiday?  Looking for some advice or tips on ear plugs for flying or id bracelets?  If you have a travel tip please share it with us so we can add to BYOkids

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