Tips & Helpful Information

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Day of Departure

Traffic Conditions:  Traffic conditions in cities around the world

Airport Parking:  Click on link, parking information under ground transportation.

Travel Weather Guide:  Weather, highway conditions, travel outlook, etc.

Global Flight Tracker:  Flight status, airport delays, airline stats, etc.

Regulations & Security

e-Travel Alerts:  Up to date worldwide travel alerts.

US State Department:  Passport & Visa Information, International per diem rates for meals, and tips for Traveling Abroad

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP):  A free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate

TSA:  Traveler information such as acceptable forms of identification, prohibited items, liquids rule, and food or gifts.

Travel Tools

Currency Converter:  Exchange rates, travel expense calculator, etc.

Google Translate:  Translate test to and from multiple languages

World Time Saver:  Current time and date of every time zone in the world

Safety Tips

Traveler's Health:  CDC's travel health guide

Passenger Safety Tips:  FAA's tips for aircraft passengers

Travel Safety Guide:  Over 130 pages of travel safety tips