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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…

What Are the Safest Airlines in the World?
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Safety

What Are the Safest Airlines in the World?

Any time there is a serious airline accident, it’s hard for many folks not to get carried away with aviation safety hysteria. In the last 14 months, and after the 3 tragic air… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Need In A Winter Emergency Kit
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Need In A Winter Emergency Kit

Now that we’re in the thick of winter, it’s critical to have a winter emergency kit stashed in the back of your car. Here are some items that are essential… Read More…

Flight Anxiety After 2014 Air Disasters: One Pilot’s Opinion
Plane Crashes / Travel Safety

Flight Anxiety After 2014 Air Disasters: One Pilot’s Opinion

Flying can be a rather stressful activity. You’re boxed in a tight, closed space for several hours on end with people who may or may not have a cold, the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Fight Child Trafficking
Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Help Fight Child Trafficking

Child trafficking is one of the most horrifying—and yet one of the fastest growing—crimes in the world. Here’s how you can help fight this crime when you travel. It’s a… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams
Travel Safety / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams

Travel scams are as old as, well, travel itself. But you can beat some of these scammers at their own game, if you’re prepared. One of the oldest tricks is… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare for Earthquakes When You Travel
Natural Disasters / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare for Earthquakes When You Travel

When we travel, we often forget to take the same precautions we would at home. But if a natural disaster—like an earthquake—strikes an unfamiliar place, it can make an unexpected… Read More…

The JetBlue Emergency Landing: A Pilot’s Perspective
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Safety

The JetBlue Emergency Landing: A Pilot’s Perspective

On September 18, JetBlue Flight 1416, a twin engine Airbus A320, departed from the Long Beach, California airport on schedule, but then suddenly returned to make an emergency landing back… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Take a Tour of an Active Volcano
Australia & New Zealand / Hawaii / Natural Disasters / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Take a Tour of an Active Volcano

Recently, we’ve seen some major volcano activity in places like Iceland and Papua New Guinea. For some of you, that may have sparked an interest in exploring this kind of… Read More…