Black-maned lions framed against Kalahari dunes; powdery beaches lapped by two oceans; star-studded desert skies; jagged, lush mountains – South Africa is a country of astounding diversity. Although South Africa is relatively safe, crime has become a serious problem in this country for both, travelers and locals but with some necessary precautions, you can significantly […]
The first step to a safe journey, whether it is across town or across the world, begins with knowledge. Travelers need information to make good decisions and take specific actions that will increase their chances for a successful travel, especially if their destination is overseas. As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention beats a […]
Welcome to the era where a mobile app can improve your travel experience! Although Venmo might have relieved us of the need to physically exchange money when going overseas, the app that best harnesses Venmo to liberate you from everything else that goes into exchanging money (time, emotional distress, fractions) is Splitwise. Splitwise has been […]
When planning a travel, securing lavish accommodations, a picturesque setting, and top-notch service are likely a priority for travelers. But where does safety rank on the list of priorities? Most people naturally assume they’re safest in their hotels. While that is generally true, there are still safeguards to take into account when choosing a place to stay, […]
As travelers, it is easy to think that we are smart enough to avoid falling into scams. But, the truth is, it happens to the best of us. From getting ridiculously overcharged on cab rides to unknowingly revealing credit card information, travel scams exist the world over. While it is nearly impossible to know when you […]
Studying Abroad in Asia and tempted to weekend in the Philippines? Here is a compiled list of high risk locations off the table for Study Abroad students.