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New York Travel warnings

US Gulf States - Hurricane Isaac

A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico is intensifying and is expected to be named as Hurricane Isaac some time today, almost exactly 7 years after Katrina devastated New Orleans. Forecasters are warning Isaac, a categ

Is The US Violent?

According to a comprehensive study of crime, homicide, gun possession, incarceration rates and police numbers – the US is more ‘peaceful’ now than at any time in the past 20 years. The US Peace Index conducted by

Tips & Trouble in the USA

Hard to believe, but failing to tip properly in the USA could be a safety issue. Arguments over bad tips have been known to come to blows, especially New York’s taxi drivers. Many Americans work for next-to-nothing a

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Recommended vaccinations for New York

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Is it safe for an american to travel around europe in a few weeks in light of the worldwide travel alert?

Freutmich said it all really. Lisa F is right too, the current warnings are not targeted at Europe. Plus, there's pretty much always a worldwide alert, but i... read more »
almost 4 years ago

Should a first time visitor stay downtown for easy access to most attractions as well as safety and convenience ?

The bad ‘hoods are on the west and south sides, but well away from the tourist haunts. The Loop, Gold Coast and the Magnificent Mile shopping strip on Michig... read more »
about 4 years ago

Are there areas which are safe for our children? We have two girls 7 and 9 and live in the USA.

It would be helpful if you could be more specific about where you're intending to travel, when and in what circumstances. I'm sure the community would love t... read more »
about 4 years ago

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