The Ultimate Travel Guide for US Citizens

Travel is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the world. In 2008, the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries estimated that more than 40 million Americans traveled by air to international regions, including Canada and Mexico. In the same year, close to 50 million visitors from all over the world traveled to the United States by air. It’s no wonder because traveling offers a great opportunity for people to get away from their daily routines and experience another culture or adventure. In order to enjoy a carefree holiday, it’s extremely important to be prepared as fully as possible. It’s always best to know what to do when a passport is lost or a flight is delayed. The rest of the article will cover traveling tips, travel safety, travel warnings, emergency information, safety abroad, and more.

National Travel Traveling Tips
  • Carry-On Baggage: The Federal Aviation Administration provides tips to help travelers pack their carry-on baggage efficiently.
  • Packing Tips: The Transportation Security Administration offers advice for packing carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
  • The Universal Packing List: The page allows users to generate a packing list according to the details of the trip.
  • Tourist Destinations: The site offers links to find tourist destinations in all 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
  • Travelling in the U.S.: The Department of Homeland Security provides vital information for traveling in the country including travel news, travel advisories, clearing CBP, and more.
  • US Airport Security: The Transportation Security Administration offers information on the screening experience, dressing the part, prohibited items, special items, travel tips, and so on.
  • Safe Travel Tips: The U.S. Department of Transportation provides useful travel tips to help you get to your destination safely and quickly.
  • U.S. Maps: Come here to get printable maps of every state with great details.
Travel Safety
  • What Can Go Wrong: The site offers information on things that can go wrong while traveling in the United States.
  • National Weather Service: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service web page with warnings & forecasts, graphical forecasts, national maps, and more.
  • The Weather Channel: Visitors can enter a city, place or zip to get a current weather report.
  • Child Abduction: The U.S. Customs & Border Protection offers information on how to report a possible case of child abduction in the country.
International Travel Travel Warnings & Alerts
  • International Travel Alerts: The Department of Homeland Security provides the latest travel alerts for US citizens.
  • Health & Travel Alerts: Click on a country or region to receive the latest health and travel information.
  • Travel Updates: The Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada offers country travel reports, global issues, and upcoming elections.
  • Travel Alerts: The Government of New Zealand offers travel advisories by destination as well as the latest travel alerts.
Emergency Information for Crisis Abroad
  • Foreign Disasters: Disaster Assistance offers help to U.S. citizens in foreign countries in the event of a crisis.
  • Emergency Abroad: The U.S. Department of State provides help for all kinds of crisis including lost/stolen passports, financial assistance, arrest/incarceration, medical emergencies, death, and more.
  • Emergency Travel: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provide information on how to apply for an emergency travel document in the event that your passport is lost or stolen.
  • U.S. Embassies: A complete listing of all the U.S. Embassies in the world.
Passport and Customs Information
  • Passport Forms: The official site to get all the forms necessary for passport application.
  • Overseas Information: The U.S. Department of State outlines all the necessary documents required for overseas travel.
  • Doing Business Abroad: The site provides tips and advice for Americans who are doing business in a foreign country.
  • Know Before You Go: The ultimate resource to learn about travel tips, duty-free exemption, what you must declare, paying duty, prohibited and restricted items, gifts, and more.
  • International Travel Tips: The U.S. Commercial Service provides essential information for American travelers.
  • Wireless World Travel: The Federal Communications Commission offers vital information for U.S. travelers who wish to bring along their mobile phones.
Safety Abroad
  • Safety Abroad: The University of Toronto introduces some safety abroad tips with a manual, guide, database, and more.
  • Safety Tips: The article by Sara E. Savage provides safety tips for female students who are studying abroad.
  • Travel Safety: The Police Department of UCLA offers some safety tips for travelers who are going abroad.
  • Kidnappings: The page provides information on the kidnapping of Americans in foreign countries with a list of high risk countries.
  • International Parental Child Abduction: The site provides a checklist, prevention measures, and other information on child abduction in a foreign country.
Travel & Health
  • International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy: The site provides important tips to help International travelers stay healthy.
  • Traveler's Health: The resource center by Medline Plus for all travelers.
  • Immunization: The site provides vaccination information for international travelers.
  • International Travel & Health: The World Health Organization reports on health risks for international travelers.
  • Advice for Travelers: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on disease risks, injuries, and environmental risks associated with natural disasters, as well as air pollution, water pollution, and radiation associated with environmental hazards.
  • Altitude Sickness: The page provides information on the forms of altitude sickness and prevention measures.
  • Dealing with Heat: The site provides tips to deal with heat and humidity.
  • Sunburn: The page provides information on sunburn including symptoms, prevention, remedies, and more.
  • Driving Abroad: The site offers information on driving abroad, including what to do in the event of an accident.
  • Food Safety: Clemson University provides tips on food and beverage safety for international travelers.
  • Traveler's Diarrhea: The University of Maryland offers some advice on diarrhea for travelers who are going to developing countries.
  • Hepatitis A: The page provides information on hepatitis A.
  • Typhus & Malaria: The Department of Energy provides concise information on the diseases.
Traveling Tips by Country/Continent
  • Canada: The page offers a lot of tips for Americans who are traveling to Canada.
  • Mexico: The Department of State offers essential tips for Americans who are traveling to Mexico.
  • Middle East: The page provides information on traveling to the Middle East.
  • South Asia: The page provides travel tips to South Asia covering countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, and more.
  • Italy: The site offers some tips for people who are traveling to Italy.
  • International Travel Tips: The Air University provides a resource page to help international travelers find information on international travel including tips to the Caribbean, Central & South America, Russia, Africa, and more.

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