Travel Tips

  • Arrested Abroad: While in a foreign country, a citizena are subject to that country's laws and regulations, which sometimes differ significantly from... More
  • Disabilties: Traveling through foreign lands gives you a unique opportunity to observe a rich variety of cultures and customs. This is... More
  • Drinking and Drugs: When traveling overseas, it is important to obey the laws and regulations of the country you're visiting, especially those pertaining... More
  • Driving Abroad: If you choose to drive abroad, this is one time you want to make sure you stay "on the beaten... More
  • Road Safety: Keep the following road safety and security factors in mind when preparing for a foreign trip, depending on your specific... More
  • Local Laws: Obey the local laws of the country you’re visiting. An arrest or accident during a trip abroad can result in... More
  • Evacuations and Natural Disasters: You may need to leave the country prior to your scheduled departure because of a political upheaval or a natural... More
  • Emergencies: Earthquakes, hurricanes, political upheavals, and acts of terrorism are only some of the events threatening the safety of travelers abroad.... More
  • Vaccinations: How important is it to do your research about vaccinations? It might just save your life! Make yourself aware of... More
  • Insurance: When traveling far from home, protect yourself and your stuff. You've packed your MP3 player, new clothes, and even extra... More
  • Medical Insurance: Uninsured travelers who encounter medical emergencies overseas often face extreme difficulties. Most medical insurance plans do not include coverage outside... More
  • Health Emergency: If one becomes seriously ill or injured abroad, a local embassy or consular officer may be able to assist in... More
  • Mental Health: Traveling or studying overseas is not a cure for health conditions such as depression or attention deficit disorder. Sometimes going... More
  • Prescriptions: While you’re abroad is not the time to suddenly realize you ran out of your prescription! If you have a condition... More
  • Staying Healthy: Checking out other countries doesn’t mean ignoring the health habits you practice at home. In fact, you’ll need to pay... More
  • Packing: Here are some essential packing tips from the obvious, to the not-so-obvious. Before you start daydreaming about all the great outfits... More
  • Packing List: Packing List Carry-on Passport and any necessary visas Airline tickets Currency; and traveler’s checks (preferably worn under your clothing in a pouch or money... More
  • Passports: A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies your identity and nationality. A valid passport is required to... More
  • Smart Traveler Enrollment (STEP): Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to... More
  • Passport Cards: The passport card is a wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at land... More
  • Preparation List: Plan Ahead Obtain your Passport or any required visas as soon as possible. Investigate the local conditions, laws, legal system, political landscape,... More
  • Spring Break: Avoid underage and excessive alcohol consumption "Overdoing it," leads to the majority of arrests, accidents, violent crimes, rapes, and deaths suffered... More
  • Travel Resources: US State Department
  • Your Hotel: Choices abound when deciding what type of accommodation to choose. Regardless of where you decide to stay, one thing is... More
  • Women Travelers: Citizens traveling abroad should research safety and local customs, but women should be especially attentive in order to stay safe. Traveling... More
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