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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…

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…