33 Hotel Safety Tips Every Traveler Should Know

September 20, 2016

When you book a hotel while traveling near home or far abroad, it’s reasonable to expect hotels to look out for your safety. Unfortunately, not all do, and you should expect to be your own security guard in certain ways.  Valuables can be placed in hotel safes; you can’t fit into a safe, and even... 

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12 Travel Tips to Get Around an Airport in Europe

August 26, 2016

From tiny terminals to longer lines and beefed-up security, you may be in for a bit of culture shock when using European airports, especially if you’re using a lower-cost carrier.  Just as in America, Europe has its share of good, bad and ugly airports, where good (if not great) might be the Helsinki Airport in... 

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10 Travel Etiquette Tips When Renting an Airbnb or VRBO

August 16, 2016

AirBnBs and VRBO vacation rental properties are a hot ticket item right now for many travelers.  They offer the advantage of being ensconced in an area inhabited by locals rather than in a hotel inhabited with other travelers.  Sometimes the homeowners will be there during your stay; at others, you may be there on your... 

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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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Travel Safety Tips Every Traveler Should Know

April 26, 2016

Nowadays criminals can be anyone, and they only get shrewder with time. Crimes of opportunity and crimes against property are a constant wherever you may be going. Whether you’re at home, across the country, or on another continent, no one is immune to crime. The following travel safety tips and travel gear won’t make you... 

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Get Through the Airport Faster with These Travel Tips

March 07, 2016

It doesn’t matter where we are going over the holidays we want to get there as fast and as smooth as we can. The last thing we want is to be held up in airport security because of something silly we did (or didn’t) do. 4 Tips for Packing Your Carry-on Use a clear plastic bag... 

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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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How to be a Good Passenger By Following These 10 Rules of Airline Etiquette

December 08, 2015

Written early in the last century, Emily Post’s Etiquette covered decorum and manners to be demonstrated in all sorts of everyday situations as well as etiquette to be displayed when attending a special event such as a wedding.  Emily’s ideas were written before airlines existed in the numbers they now do,  and before air travel...

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14 Travel Gift Ideas for the ‘Hard to Buy For’ Traveler

November 26, 2015

I give up…You are the most difficult person to buy a present for! Stumped with what to buy for that discerning traveler in your life this Christmas? Before you consult a Magic 8 ball, we’ve researched and found 14 travel gifts that may be among those the recipient actually uses…again and again. Gifts for the Traveler Who...

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Survive the Thanksgiving Holidays with these Travel Tips

November 18, 2015

In the kitchen, you hear crashing sounds and smell burning onions as your nervous brother and sister-in-law host their first Thanksgiving dinner. Grandma stands in pearl-clutching horror as she observes the latest tattoos of the younger generations. Grandpa, still too stubborn to get hearing aids, complains that everyone mumbles. Your mother runs around the house... 

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