Travel Tip of the Day: Check Foreign Travel Advisories, as Well

Bangkok-Thailand-Marriott-Executive-Apartments-Sukhumvit-Park-Jan-2011-62Check Foreign Travel Advisories, as Well
Yesterday’s tip was about checking both the US State Department’s and the local embassy’s websites to find safety information and warnings relating to your destination(s). Well, it’s always smart to cross-reference foreign travel advisories, as well—especially those of , and the , as they are our allies and write their information in English. They could have different information, including handy advice. Some people believe the US sometimes lists a country as dangerous for political reasons, and it’s always beneficial to use more than one source, so dig a little deeper when you’re doing your travel research.

FYI: The photo above was taken from the Marriott Executive Apartments in Bangkok.



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2 Comments on "Travel Tip of the Day: Check Foreign Travel Advisories, as Well"

  1. I love hearing you on Leo Laport, KFI Radio and enjoy your email newsletters. My daughter is traveling to Hanoi to join a wedding party for a friend. Is there any specific advice you can give her. She has never been to Viet Nam but has traveled enough to be cautious. The wedding party will be staying at the Golden Silk Boutique Hotel in the old section. Is there a way to check out the tour guides who are reputable? Should she have a travel belt for her passport to be on her when not in hotel?

    • Hi E,

      Thanks for the kind words. Sadly, I’ve never been to Vietnam (It’s at the top of my bucket list). But there’s plenty of reputable tour guides (usually a good hotel will have some but they take a cut. Also, it’s can’t hurt to have a belt or a vest like Scottevest (one of my sponsor’s) to keep and hide belongings on you.

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