Safety Tag

It’s common for travelers to face a sudden change in plans; however, sometimes they may face situations far beyond their control. In these cases, their smartphone can be their best asset, as various safety apps have been designed to help even the most experienced road warrior out. Here are six of them. Smart Traveler (free; iOS & Android) Created by the U.S. Department of State, this app...

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More often than not, solo travelers find themselves going back to the hotel at night, alone, exploring streets and navigating their way through back alleys in unfamiliar cities, alone. Carrying expensive cameras that make me them a target, alone. And while some people find that exhilarating, there are times when the thought of texting someone so that they know your location and where you're are heading crosses...

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The following safety tips for solo female travelers in Peru might make you—and your parents—feel more hesitant than reassured. But don’t worry: the vast majority of women traveling alone in Peru never experience any major problems beyond catcalls and maybe an instance or two of petty theft. But forewarned is forearmed, as they say, and the following advice is all about keeping you safe and out...

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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 pound of cure!” In the case of a foreign travel, doing...

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When you're traveling alone it's clear that it's not the same panorama as when you travel with someone else or as a group. You must avoid putting ourselves in dangerous situations, mostly if we are in a foreign country where culture, traditions and even safety protocols are very different from your hometown. Here are six solo travel hacks that can keep you safe, so can enjoy...

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If you are planning to head to WebSummit in Lisbon in November, this article will help keep you and your valuables safe. Pickpocketing is basically the action stealing of money or other valuables from the person of a victim without them noticing the theft at the time. It is one of the most common forms of theft of personal belongings you are likely to experience regardless of if you are travelling solo or in a group.

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