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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…

What Happens When Lightning Strikes an Airplane?
Airlines & Airports / Natural Disasters

What Happens When Lightning Strikes an Airplane?

Last week in San Francisco, six airplanes were struck by lightning within an hour. Sounds scary, right? Turns out, nearly every U.S. commercial airplane is struck by lightning as least… Read More…

The Travel Detective Update on Malaysia Airlines Crash
Plane Crashes / Travel News / Travel Safety

The Travel Detective Update on Malaysia Airlines Crash

With each passing hour, the mystery surrounding the disappearance and presumed loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 gets more strange…and speculation is rampant. The Vietnamese Navy is reporting that the… Read More…

Do You Know the Most Dangerous Airports in the US?
Plane Crashes

Do You Know the Most Dangerous Airports in the US?

Did you watch the devastating footage of the jet crash at Aspen-Pitkin County yesterday?  The airport captivated national attention after a private plane crash landed, flipped over and was soon… Read More…

25 Years After Pan Am Flight 103, Questions Linger
CBS News / Plane Crashes / Terrorism / Travel News / Travel Safety

25 Years After Pan Am Flight 103, Questions Linger

It seems impossible to think 25 years have passed since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded and crashed in the tiny town of Lockerbie, Scotland. It was… Read More…

Travel Tip: Personal Safety in Hotels
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Personal Safety in Hotels

Many travelers let their guard down on the road, but don’t leave your common sense in the lobby. Protect yourself with these hotel safety tips. Personal safety in hotels starts… Read More…

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Terrorism

Travel Detective Blog: On the Ground in Nairobi, Kenya

Yesterday, Peter  landed in Nairobi to attend the Africa Hotel Investment Forum scheduled to start tomorrow.  Hours later, armed gunmen attacked the Westgate Premier Shopping Mall, a popular mall for locals and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Travels in Hurricane Season
Natural Disasters / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Protect Your Travels in Hurricane Season

We’re coming up on the most active time of year for hurricanes. There are no guarantees, but there are some ways to protect yourself and your travels. Planning a trip… Read More…

What the Cruise Industry IS Telling You about Allegations of Crime
Cruise Travel / Travel News / Travel Safety

What the Cruise Industry IS Telling You about Allegations of Crime

Earlier this week Ross Klein, founder of CruiseJunkie.com, published his take on recent cruise crime reports. But his opinion is not how everyone sees it. Christine Duffy, president and CEO… Read More…

Dear TSA, I Don’t Want to Drink My Own Breast Milk
Airlines & Airports / Family/Kids Travel / Travel News / Travel Safety

Dear TSA, I Don’t Want to Drink My Own Breast Milk

Open bottles, confiscated food, toddler pat downs. The TSA can make travel so much harder for parents. One mom was forced to pump her breasts in a public restroom to… Read More…