Travel Tips From The US Department of State (And Better World Club)
If you are traveling abroad here are the top 10 tips you need to make your trip easier:
1. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport! Please note, that even if you're a full-grown adult, there is no shame in naming your
mother as your emergency contact. OK, not much shame.
2. Read the Consular Information Sheets (and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings, if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit. Look for key words or phrases that could indicate the country isn't safe (e.g., "Civil Unrest",
"Kidnapping", "Annual Polka Festival").