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Travel Tip: How You Can Fight Human Trafficking While You Travel
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Fight Human Trafficking While You Travel

Most people don’t know about this $32 billion crime industry, and yet it impacts as many as 21 million people worldwide. I’m talking about human trafficking, or modern-day slavery. Here… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: How My Luggage Was Hijacked With TWA Flight 847

Thirty years ago this week, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked on a flight from Athens to Rome, and I was a very small and indirect part of that story back… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Safety in National Parks
National Parks / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Safety in National Parks

It’s high season for most national parks, which means it’s time for a refresher course in safety. National parks aren’t theme parks—they’re protected wilderness—and following basic safety rules is essential…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Difference Between A Hurricane Watch & Warning
Hurricane Season / Natural Disasters / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Difference Between A Hurricane Watch & Warning

We’re approaching an important time of year for travel. No, it’s not just summer vacation. It’s also the 2015 hurricane season. The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare for a Tsunami
Natural Disasters / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare for a Tsunami

Do you know what to do if a tsunami strikes your destination? While it may seem far-fetched, U.S. states like Hawaii, California, Washington, and Oregon are at risk. Here’s how… Read More…

What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Plane Crashes

What Investigators are Searching for in Germanwings Crash

On Tuesday morning, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps en route from Spain to Germany. Prior to the incident, the plane reached a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet—but… Read More…

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash: What We Know Right Now
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Plane Crashes

Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash: What We Know Right Now

Germanwings Flight 9525, which was flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, crashed in the French Alps Tuesday morning. There were 150 people on board, comprised of 144 passengers and 6 crew members…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What If You Fall Off A Cruise Ship?
Cruise Travel / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What If You Fall Off A Cruise Ship?

Over the years, we’ve seen several reports of people falling off cruise ships, often with tragic consequences. Just how big of a risk is it, and what is the cruise… Read More…

Travel Tip: What The TSA Actually Finds In Your Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What The TSA Actually Finds In Your Luggage

When the TSA searches your luggage at the airport, it has the right to confiscate items. As it turns out, some of the stuff found is pretty wild. The Department… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Do Travel Advisories Mean for You?
Terrorism / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Do Travel Advisories Mean for You?

It’s no surprise when the U.S. Department of State issues travel advisories for American citizens after a terrorist attack. But what does this actually mean for you? Let’s start with the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Is it Safe to Fly?
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Is it Safe to Fly?

Is it safe to fly? As we look back on the past year, we’ve seen some horrific air disasters that would scare anyone from traveling. But let’s study the facts…. Read More…