Government Travel Assistance
Passports | US Department of State
The Passport Services Office provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace, change or renew a passport.
Security | TSA Transportation Security Administration
The TSA offers information about what you can and cannot carry onboard an aircraft as well as the opportunity to sign up for TSA Pre-check.
Health | Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC has set up an easy to navigate site where you can choose the country to which you are traveling and it will give you an easy to read summary of concerns in the area as well as suggested vaccinations that you may wish to have before traveling. The also offer great tips on how to stay healthy on vacation.
Flight Delays | Federal Aviation Administration
Concerned about flight schedules? You will find any delayed airport listings here.
Customs | US Customs & Border Protection
Know what it takes to re-enter the United States upon your return. Bringing back souvenirs? Customs regulations are listed here including what you can and can't bring back.
Currency | Oanda
Oanda is a Canadian-based company that offer the most current currency exchange rates. This site is for information only and not actual exchanges. Most Caribbean countries accept US$ for payment but if you choose to buy local currency, I recommend using AAA or your bank to complete the transaction.
Time | Time Zone Converter
Simple site that allows you to type in the desired city or country and get the local time. No ads!
Weather | Weather.org
One of the few websites to offer Caribbean radar
Language | Free Translation
Choose whatever you need to have translated and pick the language you need to be able to read it in.
Helpful Travel Info
Birth Certificates | VitalChek
Great company that offers the opportunity to purchase copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Especially helpful when the records are located in another state from which you reside.
Wiki | Wikitravel
Admittedly, we love wikis and if you do too, you'll find a ton of great information here - and maybe feel compelled to add your own!
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