State Department travel advisories can be confusing. We help to clear up the questions about travel risk, and talk with a travel security expert at Global Rescue. No matter which countries are on your travel agenda in the coming weeks, months or years, be sure you are a smart traveler and know what to do to minimize your travel safety risks.
Category: Safety & Security
By following our travel safety tips and traveling security advice, you will help protect yourself and your luggage and secure your digital identity so that while you are traveling to somewhere new it will be a safe, fun, and memorable vacation for all the right reasons.
These days, traveling safety and the travel security gear you use should be top of mind. We’re experts on travel safety and share the travel safety gear we use and rely on – including anti-theft bags and RFID wallets from Sea to Summit, Eagle Creek, Pacsafe, and more.
(This story was updated on July 13, 2017) When we first heard about the electronics ban the week of March 21, 2017, we were already confirmed to fly Turkish Airlines. Although there would be no problem flying to our destination via Istanbul, coming home in mid-April was shaping up to be a bit more complicated. As travel journalists, we typically carry a number of electronics that were not now going to be allowed in our carryons – computers, tablets, cameras, video equipment, and other electronic camera gear. Of course, this was a perfect opportunity to test the process and learn first-hand how this electronics ban would be affecting travelers.
Knowing how to keep your valuables safe when traveling should be top of mind for every tourist, traveler and adventurer. Here are 9 traveling tips smart travelers use to keep valuables safe when traveling.
No matter which side of the political spectrum you are on, 2017 and beyond may mean U.S. citizens will need to take a few added precautions abroad to stay safe when traveling. But this advice doesn’t mean you should rethink traveling. Just the opposite in fact. Now, perhaps more than ever before, travel is essential to demonstrate to the world that American citizens as a whole are good people.
Digital security is hard to maintain at home. Add the variables of traveling, protecting your digital world becomes more challenging. Here are 10 traveling tips to ensuring your digital security when on the road.
How to blend in as a traveler is the wish of many, but how to achieve that traveler’s nirvana can be baffling. There you are, standing in line at a store in a different country thinking you look just like the locals, then the cashier takes one look at you, and addresses you in English. What?!?
As a woman, traveling alone or with another female companion can be a very rewarding and exciting venture. To maximize the positive side of the outing and minimize the hazards, consider the following travel safety tips for women.