for smart & safe travel including etiquette and protocol while
overseas, current travel warnings, travel scams, foreign
phrases and dictionaries, worldwide newspapers, holidays and festivals,
health and vaccine information, global issues, and exchange rates:
If you're traveling on business, count on Executive
Planet.com as your guide to business
etiquette and international culture in top U.S. trading partner
nations. Get help with business protocol, gift-giving, business
entertaining, cross-cultural communication and much more.
Be a savvy, polite traveler --
look up stuff in over 230 different languages,
and also find plenty more word play like grammar and vocabulary aids,
thesauri, linguistic fun, word of the day, 30+ multi-lingual dictionaries and
more at this highly regarded site.
Are you a frequent traveler? Make your reservation for
of Seat Backs and Elbow Room.
If there's a foreign dignitary whose name you can't pronounce --
but would like to -- the Voice of America offers a helpful pronunciation guide to
help with what could be an embarrassing flub.
When your plane touches down, will
you be landing during a national or religious celebration? Be
prepared, and check with the Worldwide Holiday and Festival site.
No need to be taken by surprise. Browse newspapers from around the globe
and find out what’s happening
before you get to your destination in North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and South America.
So how far is it – as the crow
flies? Check the distance between cities
around the world.
Air Routing International maintains data on airports and airways
around the world, including time
and distance calculations. Now you can utilize the time and
distance calculator, too.
Traveling out of the country? Here's a currency converter with a graph for some quick exchange
rates for foreign currency in over 30 nations.
Plus, travelers or investors looking for the latest foreign exchange rate
can check these excellent currency converters --
only a click away and multi-lingual.
Whether you’re just curious, or
need to know how to dress for your trip, check this information-packed weather site
which includes satellite imagery,
over 700 live weather cams, the National Hurricane Center, ski weather,
Don't wait until the last minute to renew your passport.
even do it by mail. The U.S. State Department offers instructions and mailing
The U.S. State
Department issues travel warnings to recommend that
Americans avoid travel to a certain country. Consular sheets include
locations of U.S. Embassies or Consulates, unusual immigration practices,
minor political disturbances, crime and security info, etc. Public
announcements disseminate information about terrorist threats
and other significant risks to American travelers.
Before you leave home, check out Medical
Advice for the Traveler by Kevin M. Cahill, MD. Site includes
diseases, insects, climatic extremes, cautions and preventive health
measures for travelers.
Plus, the CDC's
Travelers' Health site is
outstanding, and packed with helpful information on everything from safe food
and water, cruise ship and air travel, to outbreak alerts, what you need
to know before you go, vaccinations, immunizations, travelers with
children, pets or special needs, and more.
Traveling with kids? Here's your Kids'
Travel Survival Kit: Stuff to Amuse Kids on Long Trips.
information for travelers including current travel warnings, customs
information, tips on
tipping, vaccine recommendations for
international travel, map of world time zone, and travel scams, say
thank you to infoplease.com.
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