How to Keep Your Passport Safe and What To Do If You Lose It

October 25, 2016

Do you know where your passport is right now?  Are you certain?  Go ahead and check….you know you want to It’s just where it should be? Good! But…what if it isn’t?  What if it were stolen or lost either while you’re at home in the U.S. or, worse when you are traveling in a...

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How to Handle and Avoid a Travel Crisis

September 27, 2016

The rigors of travel can be exhausting!  From lineups at the airport to flight delays, air travel definitely isn’t the ‘walk in the park’ it was a few decades ago.  What you don’t need to add to your stress, is having your credit card, wallet, or passport stolen when you’re traveling.  To have this happen... 

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How to Keep You and Your Valuables Safe While Traveling

July 27, 2016

Having your luggage stolen, getting pickpocketed, and facing the uncertain behaviors of strangers are always possibilities when you travel. Whether you’re flying to a third world country or taking the train to see a friend five hours away in your state, you should follow current events and research your destination for crime statistics that could...

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5 Great Places for a Safe Solo Vacation

May 24, 2016

What are the safest destinations for solo travelers? Asian and European countries tend to be lowest on crime worldwide, according to the 2015 Legatum Safety & Security Index. The Index rates each country on several quality-of-life factors: economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, governance, education, health, security and safety, personal freedom, and social capital. Below is a...

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How to Travel Solo and Stay Safe

March 01, 2016

Comedian Larry David once said, “I don’t like talking to people I know, but strangers I have no problem with.” Larry David must be a solo traveler. Some of the best trips are the ones you take alone.  Solo travel can teach you to be more resourceful and comfortable in your own skin. Plus, traveling...

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How to Travel Safely and Not Look Like a Tourist

January 19, 2016

The ability to camouflage in order to blend in and ward off predators is a survival skill used by every species—from butterflies to humans. National Geographic says, “Organisms use camouflage to mask their location, identity, and movement. This allows prey to avoid predators, and for predators to sneak up on prey.” Travel calls upon the... 

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Just Because It’s A Luxury Hotel Doesn’t Mean Your Room Is Clean

October 20, 2015

If hotel room walls could talk, there’d be no shortage of juicy material for a best seller; ask a housekeeper sometime. Hotels are full of history. They’re also full of the “stranger” element.  And there’s something creepy about that.  Movie makers know this and have long exploited it, with the infamous Bates Motel in Psycho... 

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How to Be A Smart Traveler and Keep Your Luggage Safe

October 06, 2015

The holiday travel season is coming, and airports will be teeming with heavier crowds. If only there were a way to transport your body Star Trek style– to get someplace in a flash—and bypass airport security, lines, delays, cramped planes, cabin crew members who think they’re Grace Kelly or seatmates you wish were riding in... 

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Must-Have RFID Travel Gear That Will Help Protect You When You Travel

September 22, 2015

What is RFID? A radio frequency identification device (RFID) is like an electronic homing pigeon.  Used in everything from passports to pets, RFIDs are smaller than a grain of rice yet mighty locating devices.  Originally used to track military aircraft in the 1950s, RFIDs were tracking livestock by the 1980s, and, by the 1990s, RFIDs... 

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What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance and When it’s Smart to Get it

August 11, 2015

Your European River cruise is canceled because rivers are flooded. Your parent is hospitalized after a stroke, and you must cancel your Peruvian tour. You break your leg while adventure traveling in a remote Brazilian jungle far away from medical help. Travel Insurance typically covers such things as the cost of lost baggage and canceled... 

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Why Flying Economy Could be a Health Risk and What You Can do About It

May 21, 2015

If you’re planning on flying domestically via economy class this summer, the last thing you want to worry about is your health. With those darned shrinking seats, air travel is becoming a legitimate health risk–especially for certain travelers.  What types of travel gear can help protect your health and safety? And what about those darned... 

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What You Should Know About Cash and Currency Before You Travel

April 16, 2015

“To Exchange or Not To Exchange….That IS the Question” You’ve scrimped and saved and are finally able to make that long-dreamed about trip to Europe!  Good for you!  Now, you need to decide how you will pay your expenses as you travel: Traveler’s checks?  – They have pretty much gone the way of the dodo...

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