Safety Tag

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 reduce the possibility of it affecting your holiday. These are a few...

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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 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, particularly for high net worth individuals. There’s no reason to...

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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 will be scammed, it is important to know what kind of...

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Choosing a summer destination these days isn’t just about sunshine, flights, hotels and the best travel insurance policy. Uncertainty in various parts of the world can swiftly turn an idyllic beach resort or a historic city into a no-go zone. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) gives advice on visiting 225 countries on its website and currently warns against travel to 15 countries, as well as...

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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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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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