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California to Divide Into Three States?

If you want to travel to California in the future, you might have to decide which one, as a ballot initiative to give all Californians the opportunity to vote to divide California into three separate states was approved by the Office of Elections of the state of California last week for inclusion on the statewide election in November of 2018.

Once approved by voters…

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Travel Alert June 2018: Earthquake in Japan

At least four fatalities were reported; a minimum of 300 people were injured; and others are reported missing as a result of a major earthquake which rocked central Japan late in the evening yesterday, Sunday, June 17, 2018 and measured on the Richter scale as a magnitude of 5.5 — although some reports claim that the magnitude was as high as 6.1.

The earthquake occurred…

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Travel Alert June 2018: Tropical Storm Bud to Affect Western Mexico

If southern portions of the peninsula of Baja California Sur and western Mexico are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Tropical Storm Bud.

Maximum sustained winds of this storm…

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Travel Alert June 2018: Volcanic Activity in Guatemala

At least 65 fatalities were reported as a result of the unexpected eruption of Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala just prior to noon on Sunday, June 3, 2018, which destroyed villages with hot rock fragments and mud; and a cloud of volcanic ash rose as high as 33,000 feet into the sky, causing daylight to darken enough to resemble nighttime.

The main problem is that…

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Travel Alert May 2018: Tropical Storm Alberto to Affect Northern Gulf Coast of the United States

The official start of hurricane season is June 1 of every year — but that has not stopped Tropical Storm Alberto from forming in the Gulf of Mexico a few days early and becoming the first named tropical system of 2018; and as the characteristics of the storm are expected to become more tropical in nature, the storm should be designated as a tropical storm.

If the northern Gulf Coast of the United States is in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects from Tropical Storm Alberto.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to…

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Travel Alert May 2018: National Strike of Air Traffic Controllers in France

Here we go again.

A national call for labor strikes has been issued by several unions of air traffic controllers in France for Tuesday, May 22, 2018; and although Air France is now offering options to rebook your flights at no extra cost no matter which fare you purchased, the possible impacts of this industrial action is still too soon to evaluate.

According to this notice which…

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Travel Alert May 2018: Managua in Nicaragua

If you are traveling to, from or through Managua in Nicaragua over the next few days, be aware that civil action — which has been occurring in recent weeks and is still ongoing — in and around that city may disrupt your travel plans.

According to…

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Warning and Aviation Code Red Alert Issued For Hawaii

An aviation code red alert was issued by the United States Geological Survey earlier today, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — as well as an official warning — for Kilauea Volcano Summit in Hawaii, as an ash cloud rises from its crater.

Red is the highest level of alert to aviation, meaning that…

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Update May 2018: No End to Hawaii Volcanic Activity; More Travel Waivers Issued by Airlines — But Travel Should Be Safe

The eruptions continue as a result of the unstable activity of Kilauea volcano on the eastern half of what is known as the Big Island of Hawaii; but although no end is currently in sight and travel waivers from several airlines are in effect, travel to or from the western half of the Big Island — as well as the remaining islands in the state — should remain safe.

The latest official alert from the County of Hawaii — as of earlier today, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — is as follows…

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Travel Alert May 2018: Italy Air Traffic Control Strike

The main air traffic controllers unions in Italy have called for a national strike for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 10:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening; and it could potentially cause disruptions for anyone traveling to, from or within Italy.

The industrial action in Italy only serves to…

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