Latest Articles on Travel Safety

5 of the Most Dangerous Beaches in the Caribbean (and Where to Go Instead)

The islands of the Caribbean are beloved tourist draws for their charming seaside towns, sunny weather, and, perhaps most popularly, the gorgeous beaches scattered across the region. But it’s not all palm trees and sunshine: Some of the beaches have cultivated quite a reputation for being less peaceful and relaxed, and more dangerous and, well,…

The U.S. Warns Americans About Traveling to These 5 Mexican States

Mexico — a travel destination popular for its gorgeous wealth of beaches, fascinating ancient sites, and delicious cuisine — now has five states that, according to the U.S. State Department’s updated travel advisory system, are deemed too dangerous to visit and should be avoided. Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas — all of which are…

Is It Safe to Travel to Mexico City?

Mercado Ciudadela, Mexico City/Oyster Mexico is having a rough moment. In 2017 alone, state-sponsored and cartel-related murders soared to their highest rate in decades, while everything from devastating earthquakes, tainted alcohol, and news about sexual assaults plagued the nation’s popular tourist destinations. These issues have led the U.S State Department to release travel warnings on…

The 10 Safest Countries in the World

Traveling the world is undoubtedly rewarding, but it can also be intimidating. Following the devastating news of recent terror attacks and natural disasters, many travelers might be even more attuned to which destinations are deemed safe. If that sounds like you, then you may want to consider the Global Peace Index for 2017, in which…

Are These Destinations Safe to Travel to Alone as a Woman?

If you’re a woman and you’ve done any amount of solo travel, chances are that friends, family, and maybe even strangers have brought up concerns about safety. While European destinations are generally perceived as safe, some parts of the developing world are not. Moreover, some places just aren’t that safe for anyone — female or…

Is It Safe to Travel to Brazil?

Ipanema/Oyster Tell anyone that you’re going to Brazil, and you will inevitably be asked whether or not it’s safe. In fact, you’ll likely be told that it’s not — no questions asked. To say that the nation’s reputation precedes it is an understatement. Nearly 18 million entries on Google address the issue, and advice generally…

These Are the Safest Cities in the World This Year

The world feels like a wholly unpredictable place these days. Between recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks, travelers are understandably exercising more caution when choosing their final destination. To help determine which cities are the safest, The Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2017 Safe Cities Index. The report judges 60 metropolises on four major criteria…

Where It’s Safe to Travel in the Middle East

If you spend any time watching or reading the news, or scanning your Twitter feed for that matter, you might be apprehensive about traveling to the Middle East. Contrary to the often-sensationalized headlines, however, the region is not entirely dangerous, and war, terrorism, and controversy don’t define the place as a whole. While there are…

5 Things Travelers Should Avoid Photographing

Shutterbugs, we know it’s almost impossible to pocket your camera when you see something truly beautiful, iconic, or surprising. After all, isn’t part of the joy of travel to return home with your digital memory maxed out on a reel of gorgeous images? Alas, there are moments when you simply must put down the phone…