Avoiding a Traveling Violation
Traveling is the movement of individuals between distant geographic locations. Travel can take place by air, bike, car, train, boat, plane, truck, bicycle or any other mode, with or without personal luggage, and is one way or another a means of transporting people or belongings. With travel there is a lot more flexibility in scheduling and choosing the time and place for departure. It is also less formal than other forms of transportation.
One type of traveling that is growing in popularity is called songlines. Songlines are maps that show the route from one place to another through a number of songlines or threads. A songline is a route of a town or city through various songlines or threads. For example, if you live in Boston and want to take a trip to Toronto, you would use the words “Warehouse near West Roxbury” as a starting point in a songline. You can follow this route to other destinations in Toronto and other parts of Canada by following the threads until you arrive where you want to go. This makes it very easy for the short vacationer, or someone who is not sure exactly where they want to go or what they want to do, to find a route that will take them from point A to point B without too much trouble or hassle.
Traveling by foot has been around for thousands of years. Today, however, many people use vehicles and other modes of transportation, including planes, trains, and automobiles, to get from where they are to where they want to go. For those who like to travel by foot, an external links or home exchange is a convenient way to make short trips on foot. Home exchange programs are very popular with families on vacation, or with anyone who just needs to get from Point A to Point B while traveling.
One thing to remember when using a European-step is that you must be within seven miles of another functioning European-step. Therefore, if you are traveling from Portugal to Italy, you could be in either Portugal or Italy, depending on if your European-step passes through Lisbon or Paris. If you decide to change these ports, you can expect to be fined heavily. In addition, this type of infraction may cause a possible customs inspection at the port of destination. If caught, this infraction could lead to further fines and even loss of your passport. The last thing you want is to lose your passport when traveling between Europe and the United States because you did not pay enough attention to the traffic signs or did not read the signs carefully.
When traveling between Canada and the United States, or between many European countries and the United States, it is important to be aware that you are crossing borders. Therefore, you should expect to see signs indicating that you are approaching a border, or to see a customs checkpoint or lookout post. When crossing a border, especially a populated one such as the United States Mexicos or Texas-Mexicans, you should: be ready to show proof of identification (including your U.S. driver’s license), prove that you are over the age of 16, and that you have all of your proper identification documents.
These are just a few common sense tips for avoiding a traveling violation. If you follow these general rules, you will have a much more safe and enjoyable traveling experience. And, best of all, you won’t be breaking any laws or regulations while you are traveling abroad.