These links are provided to help in planning your next adventure abroad. Please let us know if you've found a site that is particularly useful that is NOT listed below or if you find a site listed below that is no longer posted.
Check these sites to learn about the latest travel warnings.
U.S. Department of State travel advisories (202/647-5225, http://travel.state.gov) provides updated information on danger areas as well as visa, passport and health info. Trip-planning publications also are available.
British government travel advisories
Canadian government travel advisories
U.S. Customs Service alerts (provides guidelines for what travelers can/can't bring in/out of the U.S.)
Check for required/suggested immunizations and health warnings
CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
High-altitude acclimatization and illness info
Passport and Visa Requirements
Passport Services and Information (online forms & info for passport applications/renewal)
Foreign travel entry requirements
Embassies and Tourism Offices
U.S. embassies around the world
Electricity, money, metric measurements and time
World electricity guide + International dialing codes
Create a currency conversion "cheat sheet" to take along on your next trip
Metric conversion calculator
Current time anywhere in the world
ATM locations abroad
Find ATM locations for cards using Visa and Plus systems
ATM locations for cards using MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus systems
Guide to airline seats and in-flight amenities
Info on airport facilities, terminals and parking around the world
Maps of locations worldwide (including driving directions for European destinations)
Weather forecasts around the world
UNESCO World Heritage Sites list
Internet café locations worldwide
Listing of festivals around the world
Tour-operator/travel-agent problems — Contact the American Society of Travel Agents (703/739-2782, www.asta.org) or the US Tour Operators Association (212/599-6599, www.ustoa.com). Also, contact the BBB in the city in which the company is located.
Health — The Centers for Disease Control provide an International Traveler’s Hotline offering recorded messages or faxes on current health risks, suggested immunizations and food/water precautions; call 800/232-4636 or visit www.cdc.gov/travel.
IAMAT — Travelers can become members of the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, or IAMAT (1623 Military Rd., Ste. 279, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1745; 716/754-4883, www.iamat.org), and receive a list of English-speaking doctors worldwide plus info on malaria, immunizations and climate overseas.
Weather, Road Conditions — For info on weather and road conditions in cities in the US and worldwide, contact The Weather Channel Interactive, Inc. (900/932-8437 [calls cost 95¢ per minute], www.weather.com).