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What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season
Caribbean / Natural Disasters / Travel Insurance

What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season

With the peak of hurricane season around the corner, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t travel to hurricane-prone areas. It just means you need the proper information, a plan B,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Use These Boating Apps Out on the Water
Apps & Technology / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Use These Boating Apps Out on the Water

Boating safety is serious business, and there are some tools you definitely want to have with you. One of them is your cell phone! Here’s why. Most mobile phones now… Read More…

How To Check The Weather Before Your Flight
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

How To Check The Weather Before Your Flight

If you’re a regular traveler, you know that weather can have a big impact on your flight. Events such as storms and lightning can cause turbulence, but the truth is… Read More…

No-Fly List Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge
Airlines & Airports / Terrorism / Travel News

No-Fly List Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown ruled the no-fly list to be unconstitutional, as international air travel is a “sacred” right protected by the U.S. constitution. The no-fly… Read More…

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…

Know Your Rights: What to Do When You’ve Been Arrested Abroad
Travel Safety

Know Your Rights: What to Do When You’ve Been Arrested Abroad

If you’ve ever seen Locked Up Abroad, you know what a nightmare it is to be arrested in a foreign country. But do you know your legal rights if you… 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…