Travel Resources and Warnings

Before you go, be sure to read the State Department’s summary of travel to and its accompanying risks here: Stay safe and be sure to take any and all precautionary measures while you’re overseas. Once you are settled in be sure to register with the U.S. Embassy to receive updated information on travel and security within whatever country you are in.

The Must Have Travel App

Traveling with an iphone makes everything SO much easier. Now you can get all information you need on travel warnings, crime activity to be aware of, and the locations and contact information for local U.S. embassies, all in one app, but together by the U.S. Department of State. Packed with tons of useful information on countries around the world the Smart Traveler iPhone app is available for free download from the iTunes store.

World Nomads Travel and Health Insurance

Buy, extend and claim online even after you’ve left home. Recommended by Lonely Planet, World Nomads is available to people from over 150 countries and covers overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and adventurous activities such as skiing and snowboarding. You can also set up your own travel e-journal on their site for free. World Nomads is also an excellent resource for practical travel and safety information on countries and locations around the world.

Custom Travel Guides

Visit Budget Travel online – and click “custom content” on the right hand side to create customized travel information according to your destination and your travel interests. Their destination choices are a bit limited, but if they do have the city you’re looking for the customized information is a cheap and easy way to put together your own travel guide.