It would be nice to travel without a thought to safety and security, but these days, safety and the travel security gear you use to stay safe should be top of mind.read more
Category: Safety & Security
Not to be forgotten in all the travel enthusiasm is safety and security when traveling. No matter where you go in the world, this section’s travel safety tips will help keep you and your gear safe and secure. Our most recent posts are below.
(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.read more
Knowing how to keep your valuables safe when traveling should be top of mind for every tourist, traveler and adventurer. Our 9 travel tips will guide you.read more
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.read more
Then …BOOM!!!… The unmistakable sound of an explosion or other impact came from the cockpit. Immediately the plane began to shake and, within seconds, we were executing a very tight turn and initiating a steep descent heading back toward Salt Lake City … and, I hoped, for the airport. She looked at me with very wide eyes. “You have an explanation for that, right?”read more
When traveling, protecting your digital world becomes even more challenging. Public Wi-Fi networks, crowded hotel and airport lobbies, popular shopping areas, favorite eateries and bank ATMs are some spots viewed as target-rich environments for criminals seeking to abscond with your personal data – important passwords, bank accounts, and even your identity.read more
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?!?read more
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.read more
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