Latest Articles on Travel Safety

The 7 Most Common Tourist Scams in India

Varanasi, India India is undoubtedly one of the world’s most incredible places to visit, but behind the glorious riot of colors, smells, and sounds, there lies a dark underbelly of tourist scams that put money or valuables at risk. While you’re not guaranteed to experience one of these schemes, it’s best to come prepared. Below,…

The 7 Most Common Travel Scams in Thailand

Scams can occur in any country, but there are certain schemes that are more prevalent in Thailand. Read on for the most common scams that befall tourists in Thailand, so you can be sure to avoid them and instead enjoy all the beauty, culture, and delicious food on offer.

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 —…

6 of the Most Dangerous Beaches in the U.S. (and Where to Go Instead)

North Myrtle Beach Nothing says vacation quite like the beach. However, while frolicking in the water, we don’t always think about the dangers associated with many stretches of sand and sea. Although the majority of beaches in the U.S. are safe, especially the guarded spots (in 2017, there were 17 deaths by drowning on guarded…

11 Tips for Traveling Safely in Mexico

With a vibrant culture, thriving cities, incredible food, ancient ruins, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, it’s no surprise that Mexico attracts such a huge number of travelers every year. But while the country is safe on the whole, the U.S. Department of State marks it as a Level 2 on…

Is It Safe to Travel to Bali Now?

View of Mount Agung from Oka7 Bungalow; Oyster Indonesia has been plagued by earthquakes and tsunamis over the last couple of years, with the latest tsunami striking the islands of Java and Sumatra on December 22, 2018. Additionally, occasional terrorist attacks have occurred throughout the country. So what does this mean for Bali, the spiritual,…

13 First-Aid Supplies Every Carry-On Should Have

The last thing you want to think about when you’re planning a trip is all the ways it could go wrong. As we know too well, there are plenty of things that can go awry while on the road. Flights become delayed, hotels lose reservations, tours get canceled, and bad weather strikes. However, getting physically…