The U.S. State Department threw a Y2K one-two punch over the last
week that should have travelers thinking twice and then twice more
about their New Year's travel plans.
The first jab came on Saturday, when the State Department issued
a "worldwide caution," warning American roadies that they could be
sitting ducks for terrorists over the December-January holiday
Next came yesterday's follow-up announcement, which asks
travelers to come up with backup plans to cope with any and all Y2K
The second announcement goes into great detail about how to keep
Y2Kalamities from spoiling a good time: Register with U.S.
embassies abroad; keep an eye on embassy and consulate Internet
home pages; attend town meetings held by the embassies of countries
you will be visiting; check the expiration dates on your documents;
on and on it goes.
They left one out: Stay home.