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Travel Tip: What Could Change With Heightened Travel Security
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Could Change With Heightened Travel Security

With the downing of the Russian airliner in Egypt and the terrorist attacks in Paris, be prepared for heightened travel security at airports and border crossings. Some of it you’ll… Read More…

How Heightened Security Could Affect Holiday Travel 2015
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Travel Safety

How Heightened Security Could Affect Holiday Travel 2015

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, and this year about 2.7 million people will return home on that day. This comes on the… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: What A Worldwide Travel Alert Means for You
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: What A Worldwide Travel Alert Means for You

Historically, tomorrow is the busiest travel day of the year, and it comes right after the U.S. State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert. What does this all mean to… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Most Important Safety Rule When A Plane Catches Fire
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Most Important Safety Rule When A Plane Catches Fire

Many of you have already seen it on TV, or on the Internet—the graphic video of the recent fire on board a British Airways 777 in Las Vegas. The fire… Read More…

Travel Tip: Visiting Places Once Considered Dangerous Destinations
Destinations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Visiting Places Once Considered Dangerous Destinations

The geopolitical world is shifting, and with that new destinations are open for travelers who are willing—or daring enough—to visit them. Of course, you’ve heard about Cuba opening up now… Read More…

NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Ignored Safety Issues
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Travel Safety

NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Ignored Safety Issues

For more than 40 years, any time there’s an accident with a commercial plane, train, bus, or limousine, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is charged with investigating the disaster… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Rip Currents
Beach Vacations / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know About Rip Currents

Now that it’s beach season, there’s a serious safety concern. I’m referring to rip currents, which are not to be confused with rip tides. These currents kill up to 100 people—… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Keep Your Home Protected While You’re Traveling
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How To Keep Your Home Protected While You’re Traveling

Being on the road also means leaving your house and its belongings unattended. Here’s how to get a little peace of mind—and keep your home protected—while you travel. Canary is… Read More…

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…