Tag Archives: International Travel

Karissa Wikert

Nov 02 2016

Friends Club Spotlight: Reflections of an African Sundowner


South African Safari

It’s 5 p.m., our first evening in the African bush, and the three open Jeeps of 15 Iowans take a slight turn off the beaten path, leading us to a pair of male elephants shaking a tree and pulling at the …
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Karissa Wikert

May 11 2016

Friends Club Spotlight: A Trace of History and Beauty – Portugal and Spain


Spain and Portugal Friends Club Trip

Did you know Portugal accounts for approximately half of cork produced annually worldwide, and that it takes 9 years for the bark on the oak tree to grow before it can be harvested? I bought a cork purse while visiting …
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Karissa Wikert

Mar 02 2016

Friends Club’s Recent Trip to Cuba


Cuba, Our Neighbor Cuba is more than cigars, rum, and coffee—it is an underdeveloped country filled with friendly, welcoming, and optimistic locals who embrace all travelers—especially Americans. Recently, the Hills Bank Friends Club took two groups to Cuba for an educational …
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Karissa Wikert

Nov 03 2015

Tips for Packing Your Suitcase


Tips for packing your suitcase

Watch Karissa’s video on tips for packing your suitcase for your next trip on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYAFyS2ZCbw

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Todd Shaull

Jul 09 2014

6 Tips for Summer Travel


6 Tips for Summer Vacation Travel

If you are like most people, you look forward to summer vacation with family and friends. Don’t let what should be a fun time of memories in the making turn into an opportunity for thieves. If you are planning a …
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Deb Guinn

Mar 19 2014

5 Travel Tips for Your Next Vacation Abroad


Traveling Abroad

Don’t let fraud, pickpockets, identity theft, or a lost purse or wallet ruin your next vacation. The following tips will help protect your wallet, valuables, identity, and financial information while traveling.

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