As researched January 2008 by Millie Ball, travel editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Where to begin planning a foreign vacation -- or even to figure out
where to go? Here are some places to look for foreign travel
information. Taken from a number of sources, it's not all-inclusive by
any means, but it's a place to start.
For a list of countries that have an embassy, consulate or tourist
office in the United States (with addresses, phone numbers and Web
sites), go to www.intltravelnews.com/Tourist__offices.htm. Note that Web sites and phone numbers change frequently.
U.S. State Department: www.state.gov.
Click to the bottom for links to passport information; (877) 487-2778
for a recording about passports, travel warnings, and a list of
Caribbean Tourism Organization: www.caribbeantravel.com.
Links to islands and countries in the Caribbean. (212) 635-9530
(includes Bermuda and the Bahamas, even though they're in the Atlantic,
not the Caribbean)