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Chapter 7. Working with Fonts > Using the Example File

Using the Example File

For creating the examples in this and the following chapter, you'll be working with a new example file, traveltips.html, a page of international travel tips. You'll find this file with the other example files for this book, if you've downloaded the example files from this book's web site and extracted them to your working folder. You can also type in the example HTML file yourself, if you wish:

Listing 7.1. TRAVELTIPS.HTML—International Travel Planning Tips

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

<title>International Travel Planning Tips</title>
<style type="text/css">


<h1>International Travel Planning Tips</h1>
<p>Being prepared and anticipating needs and requirements can make all the
difference when it comes to ensuring that your trip abroad will be an enjoyable
one, instead of disappointing or unpleasant. The following are some tips to help
you plan your next trip abroad.</p>

<h2>Get Any Required Vaccinations and Immunizations</h2>
<p>You may be required to get various vaccinations or immunizations when
traveling to various parts of the world. You can find out about vaccinations or
immunizations that may be required for travel to or from different countries at
your county or state health department.</p>

<h2>Passport and Visas</h2>
<p>A visa may be required to gain entrance to many countries.
Many foreign countries require the obtaining of a visa to gain entry. It is your
responsibility to obtain any visas that may be required. Some foreign countries
waive the requirement for a visa for short stays by tourists, for instance; this
is the case in most Western European countries.</p>
<h3>Protect Your Passport</h3>
<p>Make a photocopy of your passport's page with your photo and identification
details, request a duplicate copy of your birth certificate, and have two
additional passport photos printed. Having these with you can help expedite
getting a replacement, in case your passport is lost or stolen.</p>

<h2>Check Your Coverages</h2>
<p>Check to see if your medical insurance policy will cover you while traveling
abroad. If not, medical insurance is available to cover you during your trip.
Also, you may want to consider getting insurance providing for emergency medical
evacuation, if such should be necessary, especially if the area you'll be
traveling to lacks top-flight medical facilities and personnel. Ask your travel
agent for details.</p>
<p>If you take required medications, have your doctor write new prescriptions for
you using generic drug names, since brand names for drugs may vary from country
to country.</p>

<h2>Take Care of Your Money</h2>
<p>Don't risk having your passport, travelers' checks, credit cards, cash, and
other important items lost or stolen. Carrying these in pockets or handbags is
begging for them to be stolen. Get a good money belt so you can keep your
valuables where thieves or pickpockets can't easily get to them.</p>
<p>Travelers' checks are better than cash, since they can be replaced, while cash
can't. Also take your credit card, but check with your bank or provider to make
sure it'll be accepted where you're going. Before leaving, learn what the current currency-exchange rate is, as well as what the usual
currency-exchange fees are.
Be sure to carry a small calculator.</p>

<h2>Don't Overpack!</h2>
<p>International flights may have more restrictive weight and different size
allowances for baggage than is the case for domestic flights. If you can manage
it, restrict yourself to one checked bag and one carry-on bag. For added
versatility and ease in carrying, consider making your carry-on a backpack; you
can also then use it for day excursions once you get to your destination.
Especially if you'll have a long flight, make sure you've placed anything you'll
need during your flight in your carry-on bag. Don't take more clothing than
you'll realistically need—get laundry done at your hotel, rather than carry
extra clothes. Remember, there are only two kinds of travelers: those who packed
light and those who wish they had.</p>

<h2>Take the Right Converters and Adapters</h2>
<p>The electrical current used in Europe and many other countries is 220 volts,
instead of 110 volts as in the United States. If you don't have the right
converter or adapter, you won't be able to use your electric shaver or hair
dryer, for instance. Most laptops have built in adapters, but be sure to check
your documentation.</p>

<h2>Do Not Carry Packages for Others</h2>
<p>Do not carry packages, money, or messages for anyone else from one country to
another, unless you've received specific authorization to do so from the
countries involved. When at the airport, do not leave your bags unattended, even
for a moment.</p>

<h2>Travel Resources</h2>
<p>Here are some travel resources that are available online:
<li><a href="http://travel.state.gov/travel.cfm">Travel and Living Abroad</a>
from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Passport and visa
info, travel warnings, country background notes, and more.
<li><a href="http://www.x-rates.com/">Exchange Rates</a> for many foreign
currencies, provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
<li><a href="http://travel.state.gov/olderamericans.html">Travel Tips for Older
Americans</a> from the U.S. Department of State.
<li><a href="http://www.disabled-traveler.com/">Disabled-
Traveler.com</a> - Travel resources for the disabled traveler.
<li><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/travel/">Traveler's Health</a> from the CDC
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Check here for health information
and required vaccinations/immunizations required for the country or area you'll
be visiting.

Priscilla Lewis<br>
E-Mail: <a
URL: <a href="http://www.TheNewTraveler.com/">http://www.TheNewTraveler.com/</a>





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