Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) - do you use this - you should
Does anyone register their trips to international destinations with the Department of State - you should!
Since we travel frequently to Latin America, we have been in the habit of registering our trips with the State Department just in case something happens. It did come in handy when we were in Ecuador in 2001 and there just happened to be a mini revolution while we were in Quito - we actually had a state department rep call us at our Quito hotel to make sure we were OK.
Registration is easy and they have all kinds of useful information on their web site