International Safety Information
Database full of contact information for embassies worldwide, including U.S. embassies in all countries as well as foreign embassies in the U.S. This site also has information on a host of other topics ranging from calling cards to eco-adventures. This site offers a wide variety of reliable information of safety abroad.
Center for Disease Control
This site has information on outbreaks throughout the world, diseases that can affect travelers, vaccinations, safe food & water, and special needs.
U.S. State Department Travel Warnings
Passport Services & Information
The U.S. Department of State requirements for securing a passport and online application
Official government website for U.S. Customs information, including a link for air travelers.
Drugs Travel Warnings
From the U.S. State Department – details the penalties for drug possession and what the U.S. consular officers can and cannot do for you in the event you are arrested.
For the Ladies:
Culturally Correct Clothing Advice:
Simply click on the first letter of the country you’re traveling to and you’ll get “what-to-wear” tips.
An on-line newsletter devoted to travel resources for women.
Google “currency converter” for various options for exchange rates.
Google “currency converter app” to find free and inexpensive currency converter apps for iPhone and Android phones.