Don’t immediately strike out a travel destination you’ve had your heart set on based on what’s written in the U.S. Travel Advisory! Read the whole advisory to understand what areas are safe and what areas are not safe. Sometimes, it’s only a region that is unsafe and potentially a region you would have been far from anyway (you know, this is especially true for all those Mexico advisories!). Also, cross-check your research with advisories from other countries like the U.K., Canada, and Australia to see if they have issued similar warnings.
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