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15 Experts Share Their Best Travel Advice

Valerie Joy Wilson | Posted 11.14.2016 | Travel
Valerie Joy Wilson

15 of the world's top travel experts have come together to sound off on their best travel hacks, solo travel, and staying safe while abroad. Here's what they had to say:

4 Dangers Of Traveling & How To Deal With Them

Shannon Ullman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Travel
Shannon Ullman

Traveling is an experience that I would recommend to anyone I meet. However, there are parts of it that are not so glamorous and sometimes, even dangerous.

7 Questions To Ask About An Upcoming Trip After Tragedy Strikes

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel

If you're a traveler heading out on a trip soon after a tragedy, disaster, or outbreak occurs, you may feel understandably concerned about your upcomi...

What I'd do Differently as a New Traveller

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 05.08.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn't it? Everything is so abundantly clear and simple when you have the opportunity to reflect on something with the ...

Madame, Your Chariot Didn't Arrive

She's Fit To Lead | Posted 04.19.2017 | Impact
She's Fit To Lead

This article previously appeared in and appears courtesy of She's Fit to Lead. It was written by Zara Puskuldjian, a She's Fit to Lead contributor. ...

The 5 Common Reasons for Travel Failure

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.20.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Travel is a life aspiration of so many people. They dream of happy and fulfilling experiences that create equally happy and fulfilling memories. And ...

10 Tips to Travel Safely Through Latin America

Sandra Shakespeare | Posted 03.01.2017 | Travel
Sandra Shakespeare

Latin America still has a bad reputation when it comes to safety whilst traveling. As much as one still needs to practice caution, it is much safer t...

Security Expert Shows How Hotel Safes Are Not As Secure As We Think

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel

Room safes are really the only option for protecting your valuables when you're staying at a hotel. But if you thought those safes were a sure way to ...

Getting on the List, or Not

Dane Steele Green | Posted 09.03.2016 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Throw in the fact that we are bombarded with opinions and personal takes and tweets and carefully edited YouTube videos presented as fact and it is a wonder anybody leaves the house, much less goes on vacation.

How To Use Airbnb Safely

George Hobica | Posted 08.31.2016 | Travel
George Hobica

The well-publicized Airbnb horror story of a young man who says he was held captive and sexually molested by his host in Spain this past July raises t...

A Picked Pocket: A Piqued Perspective

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Tamar Honig

I feel a forceful tugging at my hand and before I have time to register the shock of being robbed, the pickpocket hastily disappears into the crowds and I am dashing right after him. I can hear myself shouting, alternating in Spanish and English, pleading for someone to stop him.

A New Call for Car Seats on Planes

Corinne McDermott | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Just before Christmas 2012, six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq died in a plane crash. When the Perimeter Aviation twin engine turbo prop aircraft he was onboard overran the runway, little Isaac was the only fatality.

Camino De Santiago Pilgrims Warned After American Woman Goes Missing

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion

One of the world’s oldest Christian pilgrimage routes has become the site of a desperate search for a missing American woman. Forty-one-year-old...

4 Essential Tips For Staying Safe While Traveling

Dave Austin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Dave Austin

By taking time to prepare before leaving, you can significantly diminish your risk and focus on enjoying your hard-earned trip.

20 Ways To Keep Your Money Safe While Traveling

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

More than "middle seat," "lost reservation" or "canceled flight," the two words that have the power to rattle even the most intrepid traveler are, "Stop, thief!"

9 Ways To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Feeling stressed about a trip? Follow these expert tips for easing your fear of flying. If you become an anxious mess every time you board a plane, you're not alone. "It's a fear that's particularly difficult to tackle because we need repetition to overcome our fears," says Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Venezuela Vacation, Part 2: Surviving Caracas After a Coup Attempt

Mark Chesnut | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

On Saturday morning, the local Caracas TV stations captured our attention with footage of a daring escape by a rebel pilot, who ejected from his plane seconds before a fiery crash at La Carlota military airport.

Accidental Traveler: My Vacation During a Coup Attempt in Venezuela

Mark Chesnut | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

As a matter of security, the announcer now explained, the government had suspended many basic civil liberties. What rights had we lost during our ill-fated vacation?

The 5 Safest Cities In The World

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.14.2015 | Travel

We care about staying safe during our travels, especially when we take our epic adventures solo. There's no reason for travel disasters when you can p...

Global Travel Needs to Be Part of the Solution

Christopher J. Nassetta | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Christopher J. Nassetta

Our world is ready for this. It might be easy to say "not now," but shouldn't we be looking for the moonshot idea that will make travel more secure and more accessible?

Emergency Stopover in Porte De Clignancourt

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

My two children and I had been driving in France in the region northeast of Paris all morning. Clignancourt wasn't our destination, but, as we approached the Porte de Clignancourt exit on the ring road, I urged my daughter, who was driving, to take it.

Thanksgiving Travel Turns Into Tragedy

Deborah Hersman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Deborah Hersman

If our everyday lives are hectic, then the holidays are doubly so. How many times have you stayed up late cleaning, packing or worse -- driving through the night to get to your destination to "start your vacation?"

3 Basic Safety Rules for Using Uber and Lyft

Shermans Travel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

These car services are becoming more and more ubiquitous, and they're often the most convenient way to get from place to place in a new city. But we've heard a few strange stories recently that inspired us to share a few basic safety reminders.

Why Following the Rules of Air Travel Matters

Kara Mulder | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Kara Mulder

There are dangers to not listening to the flight attendant; dangers to your safety, and the safety of other passengers as well as the crew. Some act as if the only reason a flight attendant enforces the rules is due to a need to feel superior.

Packable Items That Can Save Your Life in a Disaster

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel

Earthquakes. Fires. Tsunamis. Hurricanes. Most of us don't think about these things as we're packing, but when we visit destinations vulnerable to certain types of disasters, we take on the real risk of an emergency.