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Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Some of the Craziest Items Seized by the TSA

Most air travelers remain concerned about which items they can carry on the plane that won’t violate security rules. This includes everything from pocket knives, scissors, nail clippers, and even… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Visiting Istanbul After Nightclub Shooting
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: Visiting Istanbul After Nightclub Shooting

Over the weekend, just a few days after the shooting, I stopped at the makeshift memorial in front of the Reina nightclub. It was just a few days after the… Read More…

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Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What are the Real Threats When You’re Traveling Abroad?

What are the real threats to your safety when you vacation? Shark attack? Getting hit by lightning? Disease? The answers might surprise you. The U.S. State Department tracks the number… Read More…

Travel Tip: Issues with Posting Photos During Your Vacation
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Issues with Posting Photos During Your Vacation

If you’re like most travelers, you can’t resist posting photos of yourself in different destinations every time you take a trip. When you post a photo from your phone on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Often Do You Watch the Inflight Safety Video?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Often Do You Watch the Inflight Safety Video?

When was the last time you paid attention to the inflight safety video, or read the placard placed in the seat-back in front of you? Chances are high that both… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise
Destinations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise

In a world of global uncertainty and conflict, travelers may be changing their destination choices. Research organization Forward Keys reports that more and more people are seeking out destinations that… Read More…

The Importance of Following Emergency Landing Procedure
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Travel Safety

The Importance of Following Emergency Landing Procedure

Flying is arguably the safest way to travel, but when it comes to runway emergencies and safe airplane evacuations, there are still challenges and real risks. Two Southwest jets made emergency landings… Read More…

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks
France & Belgium / Restaurants / Terrorism

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks

One year after terrorists killed 130 people at multiple targets in Paris last November, armed soldiers still patrol the streets and tourism has yet to regain full strength. But despite… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling to Other Countries
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling to Other Countries

Before you take your next trip overseas, try to remind yourself that the U.S. Constitution only protects you as a U.S. citizen in this country. Once you’re abroad, local customs… Read More…

Travel Tip: Getting to a U.S. Embassy Overseas
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Getting to a U.S. Embassy Overseas

For most of us a trip overseas is fun, inspiring, and usually includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But what happens if you get into trouble overseas? You might lose your money, you… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Travelers Need to Remember This Important Safety Rule
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Travelers Need to Remember This Important Safety Rule

You may have seen pictures of it on the news. An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed in Dubai. Luckily, no one died. But the evacuation of the passengers demonstrated an… Read More…

Travel Tip: Proposal Suggests Mental Health Exams for European Pilots
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Proposal Suggests Mental Health Exams for European Pilots

When it comes to airline safety, there’s a lot of good news to report. For nearly 15 years, we’ve enjoyed some remarkable safety statistics. In 2015, there were only 8… Read More…

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Travel Safety / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Countries Release Travel Advisories for the U.S.

For nearly 30 years, U.S. travelers know all about State Department travel advisories, warnings, and even travel bans. But in recent years a number of foreign countries are now returning… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Should Read the Policies on Travel Insurance Plans
Travel Insurance / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Read the Policies on Travel Insurance Plans

There’s been a surge in travel insurance sales in the wake of terrorism, disease, and extreme weather. In 2008 Americans spent over $1.5 billion in travel insurance. Last year it… Read More…