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2 Ways to Avoid Tourist Travel Tip

A very disagreeable and difficult ex Vietnam Vet gave me some great advice on how to avoid tourist.

Never live within three hours of a major airport.

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Saturday, May 15, 2010
By Andy Graham of


The road from Guatemala City airport to Lake Atitlan is improving in a couple of years this city may be inundated with tourist and be similar to Antigua.

Travel Insurance Voided Countries

When the governments of the world issue travel warnings, then insurance companies often cancel coverage.

2010 - May 15 List

Note: Thailand is presently being listed on list because of violence and tourism is dropping off the charts.

Found at a link that often breaks because the Web Designers are idiots:
If that link is broken, search in for "current travel warnings."

Cote d'Ivoire 05/12/2010
Niger 05/11/2010
Mexico 05/06/2010
Georgia 05/03/2010
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 04/21/2010
Kyrgyz Republic 04/20/2010
Philippines 04/02/2010
Algeria 04/02/2010
Lebanon 03/29/2010
Iran 03/23/2010
Kenya 03/16/2010
Haiti 03/15/2010
Colombia 03/05/2010
Eritrea 03/02/2010
Central African Republic 02/26/2010
Yemen 02/25/2010
Iraq 02/25/2010
Saudi Arabia 02/18/2010
Pakistan 01/07/2010
Sudan 12/31/2009
Somalia 12/31/2009
Mauritania 12/02/2009
Chad 11/23/2009
Mali 11/19/2009
Sri Lanka 11/19/2009
Nepal 11/19/2009
Guinea 10/17/2009
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza 08/14/2009
Afghanistan 07/23/2009
Burundi 07/22/2009
Nigeria 07/17/2009
Uzbekistan 06/16/2009

Of course, you need to consult your insurance company and hope they have a clue.

However, in my opinion this would be my short list of most interesting countries to visit on the planet.

2 Ways to Avoid Tourist Travel Tip