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Travel Prep FAQs
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What documents do I need to join a trip?

You must have a passport to join any of our international trips. Also, your passport MUST be valid for six months after your trip date.


For certain destinations, additional documentation or permissions are required. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.


How much luggage can I bring?

Pack light! We generally recommend bringing a medium size bag (some people might even get away with a carry-on). At times you will have to navigate cobblestone streets with your bag in tow. Because we try to use locally-owned accommodations, some boutique hotels have no elevator. For space and comfort reasons, travelers are allowed only one piece of luggage plus a personal item like a backpack or tote bag - you'll thank us later.

Also, when packing, be sure to leave a little extra room for treasures you find along the way!

Do I need Trip Insurance?

YesEveryone on the trip is required to purchase trip insurance. Depending on the company you use, it covers everything from emergency medical care and trip cancellation to baggage loss or delay (i.e. if your bag gets lost and you don't get it for 3 days, trip insurance will reimburse you for new clothes, toiletries, etc.)


We will send several travel insurance options in your booking confirmation email. Whoever you use, you must have a minimum coverage of $200,000 that covers personal accident, death, medical expenses, loss of or damage to luggage, emergency evacuation and personal liability.


We recommend purchasing your trip insurance as soon as you book your trip. You must email us proof of insurance at least one week prior to departure.

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