1. Monitor the U.S. State Department advisories on violence. These are the most authoritative reports on the subject. Popular resorts that cater to foreigners appear to be safer than cities near the U.S. border. For the latest information, see: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html 2. Update your vaccinations. Hepatitis A vaccine, for example, was recently added to […]
Tens of thousands of American teenagers travel to resorts throughout Mexico over Spring Break each year, says the U.S. State Department. While the vast majority enjoys their vacation without incident, several may die, hundreds will be arrested, and still more will make mistakes that could affect them for the rest of their lives. Here are […]
A vacation at sea offers families the best of all worlds: seeing foreign countries without the hassle of constant packing; supervised age-appropriate activities, lots of other children and, should you need it, “in-house” medical facilities. Here’s what you have to know: 1. Bring your children’s medications: A leading reason for passengers visiting ships’ infirmaries is […]
On Caribbean islands (Bermuda and the Bahamas included), travel-related illnesses are relatively minor, generally predictable, and largely preventable, making the islands comfortable places for family vacations. The exception to this is Hispaniola, where the Dominican Republic and Haiti are (see below).