Tools For Travelers

Tools For TravelersBy E. Brown

Traveling? I have found that there are many local and Federal agencies on the Internet that are informative places to go before heading off onto most excursions. Below is list of sites I frequent, and I thought you might find useful too.

www.cdc.gov/travel/index.html
Information about vaccinations and country specific health related topics from the Center for Disease Control.

travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
State Department travel warnings for most every country.

www.bts.gov/virtualib
Various links from the Department of Transportation statistics for airlines, airports, railways, etc.

travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
Information on applying for a passport and a downloadable application form. Very helpful since current approval times have stretched due to National Security.

www.tsa.gov/travelers/index.shtm
Information and tips about travel with carry-on’s, children, and more.

waittime.tsa.dhs.gov/index.html
Information about the security wait time at many U.S. airports so you do not miss a flight.

usembassy.state.gov/
Links to many U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/
Regulations from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for residents returning to the United States.

I hope you have found these helpful. There are numerous other sites for other modes of travel. One such site worth mentioning is for those of you going on a cruise. Cruise Diva is a must visit with all kinds of tips and hints to make your cruising experience top notch.

Have fun!

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