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"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."

--Francis Bacon.


Tourist Information


International Travel

    U.S. State Department Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
    Travel Warnings are issued by the U.S. Department of State to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country. Consular Information Sheets are available on every country in the world and include information such as the location of the U.S. embassy or consulate, health conditions, unusual currency and entry regulations, and other important information. The State Department also provides on-line information on obtaining Passports and dealing with emergencies while traveling overseas. Pamphlets of practical travel tips can be ordered from the Travel Tips and Information page at minimal costs.
    Country Studies/Area Handbooks
    From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, each of these books looks at a particular foreign country.
    The 2000 CIA World Fact Book
    Information on every country in the world, prepared by the U.S. Government for use by U.S. Government officials. Sources include (among others) the CIA, Department of State, and the Foreign Broadcast Information Service.
    U.S. Information Agency
    Educational and cultural exchanges, including the Fulbright program.