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Useful Travel Websites

U.S. State Department
Register your travel through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

World Factbook
Information on history, people, government, economy, etc.

Etiquette Guides searchable by destination
Information on etiquette and cultural norms. Also includes country information and other helpful links.

Her Own Way
Information for women ranging from intercultural issues to overseas relationships, courtesy of our friends to the north.

Lots of good general travel tips and packing hints.  Our favorite section ... "What should she wear, where?"

Sara's Wish transportation issues

Safeti Clearinghouse

Let's talk about health:

HTH Health Insurance
Research local doctors, ERs, hospitals, pharmacies

Travel Clinics in Massachusetts
Information about vaccines and contact information to set up an appointment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Safety in the skies:

TSA Guidelines
Travelers with disabilities, medications, etc.

Airline Information and Regulations
Boston Logan Airport's homepage, links to airlines, visit their homepages to search for keyword "baggage" to find airline-specific details, baggage fees, restrictions and FAQ's

Travel Alerts & Warnings


*This list is provided to highlight recent travel alerts, but does not represent all alerts or warnings. For a complete list, visit