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Travel Tip: Is Your Personal Information On Your Hotel Key Card?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Is Your Personal Information On Your Hotel Key Card?

When you check into a hotel and receive your key card, is that card itself a security risk? What can a cyber thief do with that key card that can… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: What Different State Department Warnings Mean for You

When it comes to visiting worrisome destinations, keep in mind there’s a huge difference between a State Department Advisory, Bulletin, and an outright ban on travel. It’s important to know… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About High-Rise Fire Safety

The recent fire tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in London was a powerful wake-up call about high-rise fire safety, whether in a residential building, a hotel, or a resort. I… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Terrorism / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover a Terrorist Attack?

The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have prompted more interest in travel insurance. What kind of travel insurance do you need? Perhaps the more important question—what is actually… Read More…

Travel Tip: Safety Concerns for International Business Travelers
Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Safety Concerns for International Business Travelers

When it comes to terrorism, a good gauge is usually frequent business travelers. The Global Business Travel Association studied the risks on the road—from illness and political instability to outright… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Travel is Affected by the Perception of Safety
Travel Tips / Destinations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: How Travel is Affected by the Perception of Safety

The world of global uncertainty and fear—when it comes to travel—can have a staggering economic impact. Like lost jobs, lost tax base, and lost revenue, the economy feels the sting…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Safety & Security Concerns Over the Electronics Ban
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Safety & Security Concerns Over the Electronics Ban

The recent security rule banning gadgets larger than cell phones in passenger cabins on flights from countries in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf has created a growing backlash with… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Countries are Considered Safe Destinations Right Now
Travel Tips / Destinations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Which Countries are Considered Safe Destinations Right Now

Welcome to the brave new world of safe haven travel. What does that mean? In an environment of perceived global instability, security issues, and terrorism, a growing number of people… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Is It Legal for Customs to Inspect Your Electronics?

A growing number of U.S. citizens returning from trips abroad are being stopped at entry points by customs and immigration officers, and are being asked to surrender their cell phones,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why the TSA Has Been Very Busy Lately
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Why the TSA Has Been Very Busy Lately

The TSA has been very busy lately. One day in February, the agency discovered 21 firearms at U.S. airports—the most weapons ever seized in a single day. The firearms were… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Some of the Craziest Items Seized by the TSA

Most air travelers remain concerned about which items they can carry on the plane that won’t violate security rules. This includes everything from pocket knives, scissors, nail clippers, and even… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Visiting Istanbul After Nightclub Shooting
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: Visiting Istanbul After Nightclub Shooting

Over the weekend, just a few days after the shooting, I stopped at the makeshift memorial in front of the Reina nightclub. It was just a few days after the… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: What are the Real Threats When You’re Traveling Abroad?

What are the real threats to your safety when you vacation? Shark attack? Getting hit by lightning? Disease? The answers might surprise you. The U.S. State Department tracks the number… Read More…

Travel Tip: Issues with Posting Photos During Your Vacation
Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Issues with Posting Photos During Your Vacation

If you’re like most travelers, you can’t resist posting photos of yourself in different destinations every time you take a trip. When you post a photo from your phone on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Often Do You Watch the Inflight Safety Video?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: How Often Do You Watch the Inflight Safety Video?

When was the last time you paid attention to the inflight safety video, or read the placard placed in the seat-back in front of you? Chances are high that both… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise
Travel Tips / Destinations / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: Why Safe Haven Travel is on the Rise

In a world of global uncertainty and conflict, travelers may be changing their destination choices. Research organization Forward Keys reports that more and more people are seeking out destinations that… Read More…

The Importance of Following Emergency Landing Procedure
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / CBS News

The Importance of Following Emergency Landing Procedure

Flying is arguably the safest way to travel, but when it comes to runway emergencies and safe airplane evacuations, there are still challenges and real risks. Two Southwest jets made emergency landings… Read More…

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks
France & Belgium / Restaurants / Terrorism

What It’s Like to Visit Paris a Year After the Terrorist Attacks

One year after terrorists killed 130 people at multiple targets in Paris last November, armed soldiers still patrol the streets and tourism has yet to regain full strength. But despite… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling to Other Countries
Travel Tips / Travel Safety

Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Traveling to Other Countries

Before you take your next trip overseas, try to remind yourself that the U.S. Constitution only protects you as a U.S. citizen in this country. Once you’re abroad, local customs… Read More…