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It’s not often we give Spanish lessons here at Travel Off Path, but travelers will most certainly need to learn the phrase “una botella de agua por favor.” The U.S. State Department has active warnings for popular countries regarding water quality. There’s nothing worse than taking a nice vacation only to get sick from contaminated …

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On Thursday, October 19, 2023, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide caution alert, advising U.S. citizens all over the world to exercise increased caution “due to increased tensions in various locations around the world.” This prompted millions of travelers to either alter or completely abandon their plans, all while leaving an air of uncertainty …

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Ecuador is known for being an attractive destination for U.S. tourists. Offering natural and modern wonders — varying from the Amazonian rainforests and the Galapagos Islands to Otavalo’s bustling markets and Quito’s many shopping malls — the nation provides diverse experiences for all walks of life. Another plus side is that the nation promotes long-term …

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A wave of violent protests and police mobilizations radiating from Paris have left many travelers wondering if it’s still safe to visit the popular City of Light. On June 29, the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France issued a security alert in response to potentially dangerous protests following the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Nahel Merzouk …

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The Dominican Republic (DR) is one of the most popular beach destinations for Americans going abroad, famous for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and luxurious resorts lining the coast, but it’s also notoriously made headlines for its political instability and higher crime rates. Sadly, the situation outside development zones does not seem to be getting …

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We’ve all been there – hours to spare at the airport and no juice left in your phone, or out sightseeing and watching the phone battery drain to single digits as you try to navigate to a restaurant. Conveniently, public places including airports, shopping centers, hotels, and museums are installing free charging stations making a …

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Having remained open for tourism throughout the health crisis and often portrayed as one of the most welcoming countries in South America, Brazil left American travelers dismayed at the decision to reimpose visa requirements that had been lifted in 2019. From October, U.S. citizens, as well as Canadians — will no longer enjoy visa-free access …

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The U.S. State Department has issued multiple travel advisories for Mexico, including an alert specific to spring break travelers in March 2023. But despite the State Department’s warnings, Americans continue to flock to Mexico in record-breaking numbers. Here’s why Mexico remains the most popular destination for American travelers in spite of numerous safety warnings and …

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While American travelers are enjoying or getting ready for spring break travel, the government of the United States has just issued a travel warning for one of the top destinations this season: Mexico.  The U.S. State Department shared on Monday an official travel warning addressing multiple concerns, recognizing safety threats, and sharing advice related to …

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The U.S. is considered a safe country to visit, boasting a high quality of life and good infrastructure, but it’s easy to forget crime rates in certain states can be just as alarming as those of underdeveloped nations in the Global South — if not higher. In fact, tourists should make sure they take extra …

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Eastern Europe is one of the most underrated, yet fascinating regions to explore as a tourist. Sadly, misinformation regarding safety levels, and the notion that Eastern countries are a hotbed of wars, with weak democracies, and where pickpockets run amok have certainly not helped their cause – but to which extent are these beliefs true? …

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This week, numerous protests erupted across Peru over an apparent democratic backsliding, leading to the removal of the sitting President, widespread civil unrest – including the storming of airports and cancellation of flights – and a 30-day state of emergency. With this in mind, many travelers are now wondering: is it time to cancel their …

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