Driving Safely Abroad

A message from the UK FCO’s ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign in the style of a classic 1950/60′s Public Information Broadcast.

Innocent activities that can get you arrested abroad

Playing bingo, snacking while sitting on a monument or feeding pigeons may seem innocent enough; but each of these activities is illegal in some countries or cities.

Read about unusual laws and where they apply.

Vacations and Holidays in Turkey – how to avoid delays at border control.

Traditionally tourists to Turkey have bought a visa “sticker” at border control. If more than one plane landed at the “same” time the lines for the “visa” desk” could be horrendous.

You can now apply for an e-Visa online …

18 to 35 year old holiday-makers, alcohol, and falls from balconies.

With the summer season just starting, there have already been 13 incidents of injury (3 deaths) as a result of British holiday makers falling from balconies.

Over 55s and Holiday Insurance – information from the UK Foreign Office

The FCO has identified that many over 55′s travelling abroad do not have holiday insurance or fail to declare medical conditions.

If you didn’t disclose that you are taking tablets for blood pressure or cholesterol and have a stroke or heart attack abroad your medical costs may not be covered (in the USA these could reach £100,000).

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New York Vacation Diary – a Brit’s view.

First time in the USA. A diary of a short vacation in New York – the good and bad.

Now with added Customs Rules and Visa Requirements

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Cruises From Southern US – Galveston(Houston) and New Orleans

Baltimore Harbor (image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, author:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Iracaz

Because of its proximity to the central and western Caribbean as well as Mexico and the Panama Canal, Galveston is the perfect jump-off point for vacationers wanting to take a relaxing cruise in and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Cruises from Baltimore, Norfolk and Charleston

Baltimore Harbor (image licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, author:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Iracaz

Baltimore is well situated for those who are living on the eastern seaboard and are interested in taking a cruise to Bermuda, the Bahamas or certain destinations in the northern and eastern Caribbean.