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Safety Tips

8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that -- yours. But with such freedom also comes great responsibility.

6 Things You Need To Know About Whale Watching

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green

There's a right way to go whale watching and there's a wrong way to go whale watching. If your tour boat bumps into a whale in the open ocean and the ...

9 Summer Safety Tips For All Your Ocean Adventures

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

After the polar vortex practically wrecked our winter months and even tried to creep into spring, we all deserve a warm and fun-filled summer. But ...

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Not every child abduction can be prevented. There are, however, ways to help keep your child safer. Here are five tips to ensure safer practices with your children.

This Holiday Season, Commit to Being a Smart Driver

Julie Lee | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.

How to Avoid Apartment Rental Scams

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

For travelers craving a unique and personal place to stay, vacation rentals can provide the ultimate experience. Whether you're a first-timer nervous to ditch traditional lodging or an experienced host or guest, these tips will help you avoid scams and make the most of your stay.

Rules Of Thumb To Traveling Safely, From Seth Kugel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

How can you gauge whether a travel destination is safe for American tourists? Frugal Traveler columnist for The New York Times Seth Kugel gave me some...

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Guarantee You'll Get Food Poisoning This Summer, Probably

Foodbeast | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Foodbeast

it might come in handy to take a quick primer before you accidentally poison yourself and all your Fourth of July guests.

The Idiot's Guide To Fighting Mountain Lions

Posted 05.29.2013 | Comedy

Safety is important, especially when dealing with mountain lions. Via Pleated Jeans...

U.S. Embassy Warns Tourists Of Armed Robberies In Bahamas

AP | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas is warning about the threat of armed robbery in the capital of the island chain off Florida's...

Avoid This Back to School Danger

Kate Carr | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just a simple conversation or practicing the walk to school with younger kids can ensure that when back to school comes, no parent is crying for the wrong reasons.

PHOTOS: 9 Great Travel Survival Tips

Doug Lansky | Posted 02.11.2012 | Travel
Doug Lansky

Travel is delightfully (and frustratingly) unpredictable. Foreign correspondents and international aid workers often get special survival training. The next best thing is this back-pocket travel survival instruction manual.

Red River Rising: How to Survive the Floods of 2009

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

Believe it or not, flooding is the #1 cause of weather-related fatalities in this country. Sure, tornadoes and hurricanes get a lot of attention, but flooding kills the most.