Latest Articles on Travel Safety

Is it Safe to Travel to Brussels, Istanbul, and Paris? What You Need to Know

Police officers in Istanbul; Flickr/Niels van Reijmersdal Over the last year, there have been scores of horrific terror attacks around the world — including in popular international tourist destinations. Many travelers who have been considering trips — or already booked them — are now wondering: Is traveling to Europe still safe? Is traveling to Egypt,…

Is This Bus Safe? The Truth Behind Budget Bus Lines

Photo Credit: GoToVan, Flickr In February 2016, a Megabus traveling from Chicago to Milwaukee exploded. A fire spread from the wheel well to the engine, engulfing the coach in a tunnel of smoke and flames. In May 2015, a Bolt Bus rolling from New York City to Boston caught on fire and the windows shattered;…

10 Vital Travel Safety Tips from a Former CIA Officer

Image by Vs Heidelberg Photos via Flickr If you haven’t noticed, travel safety advice comes from everywhere. Everyone’s armed with a trick or two up his or her sleeve, or maybe even a personal tale of caution. The thing is, like with most horrible things we don’t like to think about, we tend to assume…

7 of the World’s Safest Travel Destinations Right Now

Iceland is considered one of the safest countries for tourists right now. When you’re planning a vacation, safety might not necessarily be the first thing on your mind when choosing where to go. But, following the recent terrorist attacks and the instability found in previously popular vacation destinations, safety is a serious concern — not…

Are These 7 Exotic Vacation Destinations Safer than the U.S.?

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul Traveling to exotic locales can seem intimidating — and a foremost concern in the minds of many is safety. Even accessible and familiar destinations can be more dangerous than we realize, as we showed recently when we shared 9 popular tourist destinations with surprisingly high murder rates. But we were also…

Is Airline Travel Getting More Dangerous?

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 after crash landing in San Francisco International Airport With the number of airline disasters in the news in recent years, it sure can feel like flying is getting a lot less safe. In 2015, the world was rocked by two of the 100 worst airline accidents of all time — the…

How To: Travel Solo Safely

Photo Credit: Rashi Kalra Traveling alone can be a wonderful experience as you’re not limited by the agenda of a companion. This leaves you free to explore the world as you want to. It means you can do the things you want to do, and you don’t have to worry about someone else looking on…

Don’t Do As the Locals Do: 5 Traditions That Are Super Dangerous

You know the old saying: When in Rome, do as the Romans do. We generally support this mantra; to really get a true sense of a culture, and garner a greater appreciation for the locals during an exotic vacation, it’s wise to try out various traditions and customs, whether that means tasting funky foods or…