Category Archives: MJST Prep School

  • Best Exchange Rates

    Posted on June 28, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Exchange rates vary greatly based on a number of factors such as location, type of currency and commission rates. Monetary value fluctuates often and getting the best rates requires preparation. Keep track of these fluctuations by using a currency converter. ┬áThe best rate is the interbank exchange rate that is negotiated between financial institutions. This […]

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  • International Souvenir Responsibility

    Posted on June 21, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Souvenirs are an integral part of travel that majority of travelers purchase to commemorate their trip. And most travelers attempt to bring home souvenirs that are unique in nature. But, some of these unique souvenirs may be illegal. The obvious illegal items include illegal drugs, exotic animals, ancient relics/artifacts and products made from endangered animals. […]

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  • Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

    Posted on June 14, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    The STEP program is a free service that allows US citizens and nationals to enroll their trip with the nearest US Embassy or consulate in their destination. Once enrolled, travelers receive important information from the local embassy about safety conditions, etc in the destination country. Enrolling also helps the US Embassy contact travelers in an […]

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  • Safety at Large-Scale Events

    Posted on June 7, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Attending large-scale events such as the Olympics or the World Cup can be exciting and often a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most travelers. But unfortunately, these events can also attract less desirable people or situations that can ruin your trip if you are not careful. Cities hosting large-scale events are often more than adequately prepared for […]

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  • Standard vs. Luxury Cruises

    Posted on June 1, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    A cruise is a cruise, right? Wrong! All cruises are not made equal and here are the basic differences between standard and luxury cruising. Standard cruises generally offer small inside cabins, buffet food with lemonade, ice tea and water and large scale Vegas-style entertainment. Often not included are specialty restaurants, beverages (sodas, juices and alcohol), […]

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  • Boutique Hotels

    Posted on May 26, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    The term Boutique Hotel has been growing in common vernacular in recent years however they have been around since the 1980s. Popular in North America and the UK, it usually refers to hotels with 10-100 rooms. They often contain luxury facilities in exclusive or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Unlike large chain hotels, boutique […]

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  • Differences between Same-Brand/Chain Hotels

    Posted on May 11, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Many consumers assume hotels under the same brand/chain are all equal however this is not the case. Most hotel brands/chains have multiple hotel levels within their collections. These levels are based on the designated clientele being catered to, offering varying star level and amenities offered for each. These differing hotel types typically include luxury, economy, […]

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  • Choosing the Right Airline for Long Haul Flights

    Posted on April 26, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    Choosing the cheapest flight for shorter flights are ok but long haul flights are a different story. There are three major things you should consider when choosing your airline for such flights. The first is food. Most airlines provide a decent quantity of food but the quality varies greatly. If you have specific dietary needs […]

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  • River Cruising vs. Ocean Cruising

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    River cruising has been growing fast in popularity leading many to question the difference between the two and which is better. Here is a quick breakdown of the main differences between river and ocean cruising. Determining which is better depends on your personal vacation style. ┬áRiver Cruises are smaller and more intimate making it possible […]

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  • Choosing the Right Vacation Supplier

    Posted on April 13, 2014 by in MJST Prep School

    As long as a supplier offers options where you want to go, its okay, right? Wrong! Choosing the right supplier is paramount to getting the vacation you desire. All vacation suppliers specialize in certain areas based on destination (i.e., Caribbean vs. Western Europe) and type (land vs. cruise), allowing them to focus the majority of […]

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