You’ve seen the signs at the airport and watched with envy as other travelers sped through security and/or passport control, but what exactly are these programs so many travelers use to breeze in and out of airports, and how do they differ?
Available in more than 200 airports in the United States, TSA’s PreCheck program is a pre-screening process that allows you to bypass the long lines at the standard security checkpoints in airports. PreCheck members don’t need to unpack their luggage, or remove electronics or shoes when going through security. Travelers must apply at one of the designated airports in the United States where they undergo a security screening and background check. The fee for the program is $85, which covers five years of membership.
Global Entry applies to travelers coming back into the United States from abroad and is operated by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in 50 U.S. airports. The membership also lasts five years with a fee of $100 and can be granted after a background check followed by an in-person interview. If you are approved for Global Entry, the approval also includes membership for TSA PreCheck, which allows travelers to knock out two membership approvals in one swoop.
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Forget about skis — have you ever tried racing down the side of a mountain on top of a shovel? If not, Angel Fire Resort’s World Championship Shovel Race is the best place to try it. Each year the annual event showcases dozens of racers attempting to outrace each other on a pretty unique ride. Watching people turn your childhood makeshift sled into a competitive sporting event is a surprisingly thrilling event.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts festival. With more than 57,000 performances and 3,500 shows, it’s billed as the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom. Held annually in Scotland’s capital city during the month of August, the festival is a celebration of art in all its forms, from dance performances and live music to stand-up comedy and art exhibitions.
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