Travel Safety

Most Notorious Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Most Notorious Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them
Travelers beware: Don’t be taken by these all-too-common scams. When traveling to a new destination, it’s easy to lose yourself in your new surroundings. Perhaps you take a few moments to admire a beautiful cathedral in Florence, have a sip of Guinness in a Dublin pub, or watch flamenco dancers in...

10 Top Survival Skills Every Traveler Should Learn

10 Top Survival Skills Every Traveler Should Learn
Whether you're camping in a forest, partying all night at clubs in Buenos Aires, or museum-hopping throughout Europe, here's what you need to know to stay safe and have fun during your getaway. Before you book your next trip, ask yourself one important question: If something were to go terribly...

How to Plan a Safe Solo Getaway

How to Plan a Safe Solo Getaway
Explore a new destination on your own without putting yourself in danger. There are many reasons to choose solo travel. Maybe you’ve just experienced a loss and are looking for time to reflect. Perhaps there is an area of the world you’ve always wanted to visit and your usual traveling companion...

RFID Safety: Protect Your Credit Cards and Passport

RFID Safety: Protect Your Credit Cards and Passport
Don’t get hacked! Here’s how to keep your personal and financial data safe from scammers—and prevent data theft—when you’re on the go. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, and you may already own something that contains an RFID chip in your wallet. These tiny chips, which transmit data,...

Protect Your Bags and Belongings While Traveling

Protect Your Bags and Belongings While Traveling
If you strategize for safety—and plan ahead—you can avoid becoming a victim of theft on the road. Keep these eight tips as you start packing up for your next getaway. When traveling and exploring unfamiliar territory, your belongings become more vulnerable to being lost or stolen. That said, you...

How to Travel Safely in Costa Rica

How to Travel Safely in Costa Rica
A few simple precautions and facts that can keep you safe, healthy and happy during your trip to the land of pura vida -- Costa Rica. By: Alex Baackes, Executive Editor, alexinwanderland.com Costa Rica has long lured travelers with its friendly people, fascinating culture, beautiful beaches, and...