Latest Articles on Safety

7 Countries that are More Dangerous than You Think

Some countries are consistently labeled as dangerous by the global media and government. Then there are countries that most people would consider relatively safe, but actually pose some unusual hidden dangers. We’ve scoured the globe and identified seven countries that are more dangerous than you might think. The reasons will surely surprise you. Read on,…

Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico Right Now?

Pristine beaches, bustling metropolises, enticing all-inclusive resorts, and a rich history have all made Mexico a popular travel destination for honeymooners, families, and college-age spring breakers. The country’s proximity to the U.S. has also landed it on many American travelers’ lists. However, as of late, the region has been making headlines for drug-related violence, robberies,…

Is Colombia Safe for Travel?

The dynamic nation of Colombia is emerging on many travelers’ radar. For one, Colombia’s location along the equator supports significant biodiversity as well as many landscapes, including pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and towering peaks. Meanwhile, its metro areas blend old-world colonial charm with a pulsing nightlife scene and urban grit. However, Colombia’s recent surge in…

Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico City?

Mercado Ciudadela, Mexico City/OysterTell your friends that you’re going to Mexico City, and you’re certain to get more than one concerned response. While the city has been enjoying a massive resurgence among travelers, Mexico and its capital have a reputation that precedes them both. And when it comes to Mexico on the whole, the facts…

Is Morocco Safe to Visit Now? Here’s What Travelers Need to Know

From the snowcapped mountains and sweeping desert to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines and French-Arabic culture (think exotic spices, exquisite architecture, and calls to prayer coming from mosques), Morocco serves up a sensory overload. There are many reasons to visit this North African country, but some travelers may have some trepidation about going now —…