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Travel Safety

A Picked Pocket: A Piqued Perspective

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.27.2015 | 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 07.08.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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
SmarterTravel

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.

Best Apps to Prevent Travel Disasters

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.20.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Despite your best intentions and most thorough preparation, disaster can strike, whether it's as small as a rental-car fender bender or as serious as a hurricane. Thankfully, technology can help.

Advice If Your Child Is Traveling On Their Own

David Latt | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel
David Latt

Over the years I developed a to-do list for them so they are ready to get the best out of the experience. The to-do list helps me as well. I want to know they are having a good time and that they are safe and know how to navigate their travel environment.

5 Mobile Apps for Safer Travel

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Talking about safer travel is something I take to heart; I'm discussing five real situations I have personally been in or have friends who were in, and an easy way to have reduced the risk of said situation with a mobile app.

Turbulence in the Air: What Does it Mean for You?

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

While all these situations sound terrifying, it doesn't mean it's time to turn in your frequent flyer mile card.

It's Fabulous to Be Single: 7 Advantages of Traveling Solo

Barbara McNally | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Barbara McNally

Divorced after 20 years of marriage, I find traveling as a single woman a doorway to self-discovery. Without having to compromise, I'm free to live life on my own terms. Despite loneliness at times, I am pleased to have found a whole new world and a whole new me.

27 Travel Tips to Help You Become a Master Traveler

Matt Kepnes | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

Below are my 27 golden rules for travel. If you follow them, you'll be a master traveler, able to travel the world with swashbuckling zeal and expert ninja-like knowledge... all without breaking the bank so you can keep cutting a path forward through the world for longer

5 Ways to Keep Your Passport Safe

Adam Levin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Travel
Adam Levin

As highlighted by the recent news that two stolen passports were used by passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, your passport might well have as much, if not more, value to criminals here and abroad precisely because they are so difficult to obtain and increasingly hard to counterfeit.

#StopMuploads -- Stop Posting Live Updates and Checking in on Social Media

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

How to Say Safe Online and Why You Don't Realize It's a Problem. This message isn't just for travel bloggers, bloggers, journalists, and models. It's...

6 Travel Scams to Look Out For

Budget Travel | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Vacationers have always been targets for enterprising crooks, and the farther you get from home, the easier it is to fall for popular vacation scams. But these days, you are at risk for more than just some lost bills. Watch out for these scams from around the world that can put your personal safety -- and even your very identity -- at risk.

How to Stay Safe While Traveling Solo

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Traveling alone, especially as a woman, will test your intuition, confidence, taste for adventure, and sense of self. The people you meet along the way will be a mirror to how you present yourself in that moment.