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The TQ offices are simply abuzz today as we are less than two weeks away from another incredible aurora viewing trip in Iceland and five weeks away from three simultaneous tours to Africa to view the total solar eclipse of 2013. From finalizing the details and checking off our to-do lists, every moment is an exciting one as we prepare for the adventures of a lifetime with our loyal guests and first-time travelers. But while the anticipation mounts and the adrenaline gets flowing, it’s sometimes just as easy for anxiety to occur when you are organizing to depart on an international journey.

Fortunately for TQ guests, we are here every step of the way to provide you with packing lists, travel information and everything you need to get off the ground in an efficient and effective manner. Whether you are gearing up for these trips, or your own, here are a few of our favorite resources to utilize for travel this fall:

Currency Exchange Converter: Understanding the value of your dollar in your destination country can really make a big difference in budgeting ahead of time and saving yourself some headache during the trip. We like to use the XE Currency Converter to receive live rates from around the globe.

International Immunizations: Getting sick is a swift way to ruin a beautiful trip. Be prepared ahead of time and review the most up-to-date inoculations for traveling abroad. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a handy list for travelers and clinicians organized by country to explain the risk factors and key vaccines to keep you protected while away.

Electrical Information: Electrical outlets are perhaps one of the most common perils for international travelers. Know what you need before you go with this handy resource guide that provides voltage, frequency and plug types by country.

All this and more helpful information can be found in our TQ Toolbox. You can also chat with fellow travelers in our online forum where guests and guides are there to talk about your upcoming adventures. Click here to get started!

Photo credit: Sprengben [why not get a friend] / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

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