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Thanksgiving Travel Turns Into Tragedy

Deborah Hersman | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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.

Dodging Muggers, Bandit Ambushes and Tribal Warfare in Papua New Guinea: Travel Troubles on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.29.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I first realised this was not a run-of-the-mill trip when the driver taking me from the airport to the Kavieng Club hotel drove smartly past the front...

Dear Hotel Manager: Are Your Rooms Booomer-Proofed?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The boomer generation (now between 49 and 67 years) is one of the most coveted markets in the travel industry: Many of us have a lust for travel, tend to be more adventurous travelers, and have deeper pockets than the generations before and after us.

How to Stay Safe Abroad in Uncertain Times

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

While I'm no counterterrorism expert, I think I'm in a position to suggest a few smart things that travelers headed to uncertain areas can do, say, carry, and wear. I'm headed to Morocco myself in November. Go ahead and travel. Just be smart about it. How? Read on.

How to Make Solo Travel Less Solo (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

Solo travel is one of the most transformative experiences we can plan in life. It leads us to new truths, helps form a resilient sense of self and can be wildly fulfilling.

What Does a Government Travel Warning Mean for Your Trip?

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

A travel warning doesn't actually prohibit anyone from traveling. It's just meant to make the traveler more aware. What these advisories fail to tell us is the reality of being on the ground. Tourism boards, national airlines and hotels will often provide current, relevant tips for travelers.

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...

World's Safest Airlines (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Travelers can find plenty of reasons to complain about airlines -- except when it comes to safety.

As the Confederations Cup Kicks Off in Brazil, Safety is Worth Considering

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Here are a few points to keep in mind, as they specifically relate to Brazil and the areas where the Confederations Cup matches will take place.

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...

8 Simple Steps To Guard Against Identity Theft When You Travel

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.05.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Most people don't realize that when you travel, your risk of identity theft increases. Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself while you're away.

Surprising, Smart Secrets Of Top Travel Pros

Laura Manske | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Laura Manske

How to find more joy on your journey? I've interviewed dozens of on-the-go, globetrotting gurus to bring you practical and inspirational travel stra...