<== Site of the Week for 2009-03-23 ==>
When traveling abroad, one should research the area in advance. It is wise to learn local customs, a bit of the local language and to learn about any local tensions or hostilities to the United States.
The Travel section of the State Depart has the scoop on passports, visas and any travel alerts pertinent to US citizens traveling abroad.
US Embassies lists Embassies, Consulates, & Diplomatic Missions of the United States government.
These massive sites provide a wealth of information about the intricacies of foreign relations.