Travel and Immigration

U.S. Passports and International Travel 
This site covers applying for a passport, a requirement for traveling out of the country. Other links include travel checklists and U.S.-issued travel alerts and warnings.

U.S. Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) 
STEP is a free service for U.S. citizens to be registered with nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate while traveling abroad. This allows the Embassy or Consulate to alert you about local safety issues while abroad and to facilitate communications in the case of an emergency.

Obtaining citizenship through naturalization 
This page covers how to become a U.S. citizen, including through military service or marriage.

Better Business Bureau

This site can be searched by company name, phone number, or web address to find out whether a travel operator has a good or bad rating.

CDC Travel

This Center for Disease Control travel site gives travel health-related information by destination on vaccines, health threats, etc. There are resources for yellow fever vaccination clinics and private travel clinics. There are links to all the state health departments and guidelines for safe food and water and mosquito and tick protection.

Flight Arrivals

This site gives arrivals and departures for all commercial flights over the United States and Canada. There is also flight delay and schedule change information.

Insure My Trip

There are 100 travel insurance plans from 16 leading companies listed with price quotes. The site also has current travel warnings, consular information sheets, packing tips, atm locations, currency conversion, and traveler’s health information.


Offers driving directions in the United States and Europe as well as maps for the United States and abroad. There is a subscription service that lets you download information into your mobile phone.


Gives conversions for 164 major currencies around the world, plus a printable currency cheat sheet.

Seat Guru

This site has information on airline seating, in-flight amenities, and airline information. It contains detailed seat map graphics with in-depth seat specific comments denoting seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, and mis-aligned windows.

Time and Date

This site has a world site that gives current time in cities all over the world. There are international calling codes, a sunrise and sunset calculator, a distance calculator for figuring out the distance between two cities, current and past daylight savings time around the world and a time zone converter.

Transportation Security Adminstration

This site provides tips on safe traveling and contains lists of permitted and prohibited items allowed on planes. There is information on what to expect from the screening procedure and tips for packing and traveling with children.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This site contains rules for bringing items back from your trip for U.S. citizens. There are answers to frequently asked questions posed by U.S. residents who travel outside the United States and travel advisories.

Web Flyer

This site covers the ins and outs of frequent flyer miles and includes details on every major hotel and airline program. There are articles on such topics as miles and airline bankruptcies. There is a mileage converter that shows you how to convert miles or points between frequent flyer programs.