Some Odd Things the U.S. Wants Travelers to Know About Other Countries

PHOTO: Potential visitors should "view with skepticism any unsolicited invitations to travel to Ireland to collect winnings or an inheritance" according to the U.S. government.

Any time you travel outside the U.S., check out the State Department's site because it is loaded with practical information.

There's important stuff, scary stuff and even fun stuff, all rolled up in a nice and neat country-by-country listing. Did you know, for instance, that riding a bicycle under the influence in Poland can land you in jail?

That's one thing they warn you about but there's plenty more. Just to be fair, next week I'll tell you what tourists heading to the U.S. get warned about. But for let's see what they say on Travel.State.Gov.

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