Travel Homework Assignment

By November 12, 2010Strictly Business Blog
© Kevin Lock

© Kevin Lock

When traveling abroad, I suggest that you do your homework.  Don’t assume the airline or anyone else will do it for you.  I recently spent a month traveling via Jet Blue’s “All You Can Jet” promotion.  I was on the road photographing places that I had never been.  I visited 4 countries and spent time in 11 cities.  I would have visited 5 countries if I had done my homework.  The last country on my itinerary was Bermuda.  When I landed and attempted to pass thru the Bermudian Customs and Immigration, I was pulled into secondary.  There I was informed that I could not enter their country without a reservation (hotel). After my 3 and a half hour visit to the Bermuda International Airport, I was put on a flight back to the lovely United States.  Lucky for me US Customs did not require a reservation.