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Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams
Travel Safety / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams

Travel scams are as old as, well, travel itself. But you can beat some of these scammers at their own game, if you’re prepared. One of the oldest tricks is… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare for Earthquakes When You Travel
Natural Disasters / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare for Earthquakes When You Travel

When we travel, we often forget to take the same precautions we would at home. But if a natural disaster—like an earthquake—strikes an unfamiliar place, it can make an unexpected… Read More…

The JetBlue Emergency Landing: A Pilot’s Perspective
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Safety

The JetBlue Emergency Landing: A Pilot’s Perspective

On September 18, JetBlue Flight 1416, a twin engine Airbus A320, departed from the Long Beach, California airport on schedule, but then suddenly returned to make an emergency landing back… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Take a Tour of an Active Volcano
Australia & New Zealand / Hawaii / Natural Disasters / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Take a Tour of an Active Volcano

Recently, we’ve seen some major volcano activity in places like Iceland and Papua New Guinea. For some of you, that may have sparked an interest in exploring this kind of… Read More…

Politicians Booted Off Plane by Passengers
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Safety

Politicians Booted Off Plane by Passengers

There’s air rage. Then, there’s what happened in Pakistan earlier this week. First, a little background. Pakistan International Airways (PIA), the national airline of Pakistan, has a long-running reputation of some… Read More…

What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season
Caribbean / Natural Disasters / Travel Insurance

What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season

With the peak of hurricane season around the corner, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t travel to hurricane-prone areas. It just means you need the proper information, a plan B,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Use These Boating Apps Out on the Water
Apps & Technology / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Use These Boating Apps Out on the Water

Boating safety is serious business, and there are some tools you definitely want to have with you. One of them is your cell phone! Here’s why. Most mobile phones now… Read More…

How To Check The Weather Before Your Flight
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

How To Check The Weather Before Your Flight

If you’re a regular traveler, you know that weather can have a big impact on your flight. Events such as storms and lightning can cause turbulence, but the truth is… Read More…

No-Fly List Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge
Airlines & Airports / Terrorism / Travel News

No-Fly List Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown ruled the no-fly list to be unconstitutional, as international air travel is a “sacred” right protected by the U.S. constitution. The no-fly… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Can You Survive in a Plane Wheel Well?
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: Can You Survive in a Plane Wheel Well?

On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy defied all logic—not to mention the medical limits of physical endurance—by surviving a flight inside the plane wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Will MH370 Change Airline Flight Tracking?
Plane Crashes / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel News / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: Will MH370 Change Airline Flight Tracking?

The latest on MH370 is that we may well be going into a long, quiet period of no new developments. The sad story here is that we may never know what… Read More…