25 Travel Tips to Survive Holiday Travel

November 18, 2019

Thanksgiving travel—and everything that can go wrong with it—brings to mind the John Hughes’ 1987 film, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Unlikely travel companions Neal Page and Del Griffith may never get home for Thanksgiving. They get bumped. They get delayed. They’re robbed of all cash and forced to use plastic to pay their travel expenses—until...

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What Travelers Should Know About Entering the United States

May 16, 2017

Before 2008 crossing the border into the United States was easy peasy. In fact, all a Canadian needed was to show a driver’s license as proof of citizenship! To tighten border security the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative was passed and travelers had to have a valid passport to enter the United States regardless of where... 

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How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation – Part 3

May 02, 2017

This is our final part in our 3 part series on How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation. In part 1 we focused on what to do if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t feel safe. Part 2 covered travel safety tips while using a cab, bus or train. We’ll finish off... 

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How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation – Part 2

April 18, 2017

It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll take a cab, bus or train, at least once while on vacation. Whether it’s from the airport to the hotel or taking a bus tour while sightseeing. In part 1 of our series on How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation, we covered what to be aware of while traveling... 

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How to Travel Safe When Using Ground Transportation – Part 1

April 04, 2017

The last thing you may be thinking about when you are relaxing on vacation is your travel safety. Those moments when you are distracted searching for a bus stop or trying to hail a cab are the moments you are most vulnerable. In part 1 of this 3 part series, you’ll learn what to be... 

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Survival Tips Every Traveler Ought to Know

March 07, 2017

Sometimes when you’re an urban traveler in foreign countries, you can end up in a ‘bit of a pickle’ if you don’t do proper planning and preparation.  So…to keep you ‘out of the brine’….following are a few situations that may arise, together with survival tips on how you can plan ahead in order to keep...

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How to Make Your Own Travel First Aid Kit

February 22, 2017

If you have ever had the misfortune of becoming ill, or hurting yourself in some way while you’re traveling, you know how much discomfort this can cause.  Even something as seemingly minor as a tiny scratch can soon become a major problem, depending on the cleanliness of your surroundings, and the medical supplies at hand.... 

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10 Travel Safety tips for traveling in Mexico and the Caribbean

February 14, 2017

Travel safety is an extremely important issue wherever you may roam in this big, beautiful world.  At times there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent a dangerous situation from occurring.  Unfortunately, you do hear of tourists who were minding their own business, and yet they end up being in ‘the wrong place at... 

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How to Spot and Avoid a Travel Scam

January 10, 2017

If only ours was the world that can be seen through ‘rose-colored glasses’.  Alas…it is not… and, there are shysters, rip-off artists, pickpockets, con men and women, and outright thieves all over this beautiful earth who want to take what you have and will stop at nothing to get it!  Would you be able to spot... 

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A Travel Safety Checklist – How to Prepare and Stay Safe on Your Vacation

January 03, 2017

Your goals when traveling likely include, among other things, having fun, spending time with family and/or friends, taking in the sights, perhaps learning about a new culture, shopping, and tempting your taste buds with tantalizing flavors and exotic dishes. Another major goal of every vacationer these days is travel safety. While there occasionally are circumstances... 

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6 Travel Safety Apps Essential for the Solo Traveler

December 13, 2016

Ever find yourself on vacation…wishing you could ditch your travel companion? She is controlling, dogmatic, and says you don’t spend enough. He is passive-aggressive and humorless, going along with what you’d like to do but giving you the silent treatment the whole time. Solo travel means you can thank your lucky stars that you’re free... 

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How to Avoid Being Pickpocketed When You Travel

November 08, 2016

There are people who have made a very lucrative career out of pickpocketing unsuspecting ‘marks’.  A ‘mark’ is a victim specially chosen by a pickpocket (or group of pickpockets) that is viewed as an easy target or mark.  They have mastered their craft and are exceptionally good at emptying your pockets without your knowledge.  You...

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