Related Links - Travel Tips & Information

From security precautions to time conversion, this page will provide links to useful information for your travel plans. If you know of another useful source, please contact us.

Embassy and Consulate Finder
Find complete listing of US embassies and consulates worldwide with maps and contact information on this site. You can also find foreign embassies and consulates in the United States.

Elecronic Visa Application System
Effective April 10-11, 2014, new visa requirements will be in place for foreign travelers visiting Turkey. Up to this date, visitors to Turkey could obtain a visa for tourism or trade purposes upon their arrival in Turkey. Under the new rules, however, that practice will be discontinued, and travelers will need to obtain their visa prior to their departure for Turkey.

The Turkish Embassies in Washington and Ottawa have advised that foreign travelers should visit the e-visa application system to apply for an e-visa electronically in advance of their trip. The recommendation from the embassy is that travelers submit their application at least one week prior to their departure. Your passport must be at least 6 months old before travel to Turkey.

U.S. Department of State - Travel.State.Gov
Passport Services Office

Find information and services on how to obtain, replace or change a passport.
Current Travel Warnings
A list of countries that the State Department recommends that Americans avoid.
Current Public Announcements
Short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to Americans.
Consular Information Sheets
Information on such matters as the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability, and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country.

TSA/Transportation Security Administration
If you need information on the latest travel requirements or restrictions, this is an excellent site. TSA is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and responsible for screening airports, rail cars and subways. Their 43,000 employees include security officers, inspectors, directors and air marshals.

The Emergency Email & Wireless Network
Subscribe to this site and you will be notified of local, regional, national and international emergencies or natural disasters via email, cell phone or pager.

Global Incident Map
This site, which reloads every 300 seconds, displays terrorism events and other suspicious activity on a map of the world. There is a search function which allows you to search by type of event and and country.

Global Security
If you want current information on what is happening in the world that might affect your security, be sure to bookmark this site. Topics include Military, WMD, Homeland Security and Space, just to name a few. Each week it posts satellite imagery of an area in the world that is news worthy.

"Compare Hundreds of Travel Sites At Once"
The software for this site uses hundreds of travel sites to help book airfare, cruises, hotels and car rental. It has the capability of searching the far corners of the world that other travel sites may miss.

Search and book airfare, hotels and car rental on this comprehensive site. Users typically check three suppliers to get the lowest price. This site offers up seven sites at once when checking for airfare. "Compare and save - search made simple!"

"The traveler's search engine"
SideStep is an excellent travel service from, offering flights, hotels, cars, vacation packages, activities and travel guides. It will help you find the best bargain from multiple travel sites with one search.

Airline Tickets
"Making Sense of Discount Airline Tickets."
This is a site with lots of advice and tips on finding the lowest fares possible.

Travel Insured International
This company offers a variety of comprehensive coverage plans including Trip Cancellation & Interruption Plan, Travel Medical Plan, Group Travel Protection, Airline Ticket Protection.
Any time is a good time to find low gasoline prices. This site allows you to search by state, province and US zip code. It also provides a "Gas Price Temperature Map" which displays gas prices around the US and Canada.

Google Earth - A 3D interface to the planet
Want to know more about a specific location? Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Fly from space to your neighborhood. Type in an address and zoom right in. Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings.
On this site you have the ability to discover the time by Country, Time Zone or Capitals just to mention a few of the options. They also offer a time zone converted, duration between two dates or the ability to print your own calendar by country. It is fun and very handy. Perfect site for the anal retentive.

Metric Conversion
If you need to convert temperature, length and distance, area, volume or weight, this is the site for you.

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