Paul Conolly is American and Irish. He’s also lucky: Dual citizenship — and second passport — may be the most coveted travel accessories for 2021. And he has them.
“Both of my parents are from Ireland, and most of my extended family is in Ireland,” says Conolly, a vice president for an IT services company in Rochester, N.Y. “I’m proud of my Irish heritage. Having an Irish passport is a tangible reminder of all that my parents gave me.”
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What are the travel dangers for 2021? Ask someone like Walt Meyer, and he’ll tell you he’s afraid of getting sick when he travels.
Too many people aren’t taking COVID-19 seriously, he says. He’d travel again this year if he could be sure that his fellow passengers were virus-free.
“If they could require everyone to arrive an hour early, get tested, then wait for test results before boarding a flight or entering a resort, it would eliminate some of the risks,” says Meyer, an author and professional speaker from San Diego.
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Call it the one-way car rental problem.
If you rent a vehicle and return it to the same location, you can usually find a competitive rate. But rent the car in one place and return it somewhere else — a one-way rental — and you’ll pay a hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars more.
Why? Car rental companies charge hefty dropoff fees to give drivers an incentive to return the vehicle to their original location.
But what if there was a way around that?
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Rodolfo Soca has a visa problem on American Airlines. He says he had the right paperwork. Who messed up — and who should have to pay for it?
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Alex Martin blows through a toll booth in Ireland and gets a charge on his Enterprise bill. But his credit card rejects the charge, leading to a misadventure and $82 in expenses. Can I make this Enterprise toll charge go away?
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