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A Few Important Tips

As you plan for your Mountain Travel Sobek adventure, you will most likely have a gazillion of questions such as ... What's the time in Lhasa? Can I use my visa card in Kumasi? What's the currency in Chile? Where do I buy a wicking T-shirt? We hope the below sites will give you answers to some (if not all) of your questions.

Passport and Embassy Information
Everything you need to know about passports, plus a list of embassies worldwide

  • The US State Department (Passports)
    The US State Department site with everything you need to know about passports and the overseas services this agency offers travelers.

  • Embassies
    A list of all embassies in Washington D.C.

Visa Services
Need a visa?

  • Zierer Visa Services
    Zierer Visa Services has offices in San Francisco, New York, Houston, Miami, Washington DC, and Florida (call center).

Destination Information
U.S. State Department information and other sites that provide an "a to z" on countries everywhere.

  • The US State Department
    The US State Department site with current travel warnings, public announcements, and consular information sheets.
  • The CIA Factbook
    The CIA Factbook is an encyclopedic summary of every country's key statistics and details (geography, politics, climate, economy, demographics, communications, etc.)
  • Geographia
    Published by Interknowledge, this site contains concise profiles of major countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America.
  • Country Watch
    Country Watch is an information provider for individuals who need up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world.
  • World Time Server
    Find out what time it is, just about anywhere on the planet.

Money Matters
Sites to help you convert currencies and locate automated teller machines (ATM's) worldwide.

  • Currency Converter
    Universal Currency Conveter for just about every currency in the world.
  • Visa
    Locations of Visa Card ATM's worldwide.
  • MasterCard
    Locations of Mastercard ATM's worldwide.

Health Information
Information on vaccines and advice on how to stay healthy while traveling.

  • Center for Disease Control
    Travel health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes reference material, recommendations by geographic region, and much more.
  • High Altitude Medicine
    The High Altitude Medicine Guide provides current medical information on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of altitude illness, as well as other health issues affecting travellers to high mountainous regions of the world.
  • Travel Health Online
    This site will help you have a safe, healthy adventure. Loads of useful information organized into three categories: Destination Information; Traveler Information; and Travel Medicine Providers.

News & Weather
The latest world and national news plus weather conditions worldwide.

Clothing & Gear
Happy shopping!

  • Patagonia
    Patagonia is world famous for its quality clothing and gear. Visit their online store, read thought provoking articles, gaze at some fabulous photos.
  • The NorthFace
    The North Face provides an extensive line of performance clothing, equipment and footwear.
  • ExOfficio
    Ex Officio’s adventure travel and urban travel clothing collections are designed to play an active role in your comfort when traveling. The perfect blend of function, low maintenance and multi-climate comfort for everything from hiking, rafting, fly-fishing, safaris and cultural tours.
  • Altrec
    The number one source for all your favorite outdoor adventure brands including Mountain Hardwear, Arc'Teryx, Nike ACG, Mountainsmith, Oakley, Marmot and many more! Unparalleled customer service, exceptional delivery and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee are just a few of the reasons why Altrec.com remains among the leaders in online shopping..
  • Salomonsports.com
    Salomon Boots is the official hiking boot of Mountain Travel Sobek. Find out why our boots are the best in the business.
  • Teva Footwear
    Teva Footwear. Buy your Tevas direct from Teva.com. Select from over 100 models.
  • Dana Design
    At Dana Design, we seek comfort for those who travel far. It's why serious trekkers aren't just partial to Dana Design. They're devoted.
  • EagleCreek
    Eagle Creek offers the most comprehensive selection of packs, wheeled luggage, duffels, packing, and travel accessories.
  • Kelty
    Manufacturer of quality outdoor apparel, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, travel gear and child carriers.

Books & Maps
Getting to know the destination and prepare for your adventure is (almost) as fun as being there.

  • Longitude Books
    Longitude books has expert book and map recommendations, featuring hard-to-find maps, field guides, classic accounts of exploration, travel narratives, books on art and archaeology, novels, and essays.
  • Lonely Planet
    With content sections labeled The Thorn Tree, World Guide, On the Road, and The Scoop, you know Lonely Planet's site is much more than just their terrifc guidebooks.
  • Time Out
    If you like shopping, dining out, sightseeing, and exploring the different neighborhoods in some of the world's most exciting cities, rely on the excellent Time Out city guides.
  • Frommer's
    Explore your travel destinations the way locals do. The Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks.
  • Maps
    An online World Atlas which covers 7 continents, 12 regions, 190 countries, and 50 US States. Maps, flags, statistics, and more.

Travel Partners

  • Marriott International
    Marriott International, Inc. is a leading worldwide hospitality company. Its heritage can be traced to a small root beer stand opened in Washington, D.C., in 1927 by J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott. Today, Marriott International has nearly 2,100 lodging properties located in 50 states and 59 countries.
  • Riversearch
    Mountain Travel Sobek is a member of Riversearch, a first-rate group of whitewater rafting companies that operate rafting trips on some of the most exotic rivers in the world.

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