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Portugal - Tips & Dangers

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | Views [1276]

Portugal, with its rich history and gorgeous coastline, is a popular and beautiful place to visit.   By most accounts, it's also one of the safest travel destinations in the world.   There are, however, some tips and hidden dangers that visitors ... Read more >

Tags: europe, portugal, travel-safety, travl-crime

Eating Customs in Portugal

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | Views [1338]

At a restaurant in most countries anything brought to your table that you didn’t order is considered complimentary. A  small basket of bread or some antipasto is simply a gesture of generosity, goodwill from the restaurateur. But not in Portugal.... Read more >

Tags: europe, food, portugal, travel-safety, travel-tips

Safe water tips to save money, your health and the planet

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 15 Mar 2010 | Views [3442]

Water is something most of us take for granted until we step on a plane and head out into the world.  Then we suddenly realize that this precious liquid so necessary to sustain life can also cause serious ill health and even worse. Nothing ruins a good ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, travel-tips, water

Typhoid Fever: advice for travellers

FIJI | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Views [8138] | Comments [4]

This week, a typhoid outbreak in Fiji has been reported.  With the pacific islands of Fiji being a very popular travel destination for Round-The-World trippers and family holiday makers, we thought it important to give you a quick overview of the situation ... Read more >

Tags: drink, drinking water, fiji, hygiene, oceania, travel-health, travel-safety, typhoid

Travel Immunizations - What You Really Need in South America

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 5 Mar 2010 | Views [11474] | Comments [1]

No matter what country you're from and how experienced a traveler you are, the bottom line is you probably need to get some immunizations before you do any traveling to developing countries. We asked our adventure friends around the world what ... Read more >

Tags: hepatitis, immunizations, latin america, malaria, rabies, south america, sun burn, travel-health, travel-safety, yellow fever

Chile earthquakes: advice for travelers

CHILE | Sunday, 28 Feb 2010 | Views [6925] | Comments [2]

Just before dawn on Saturday 27th February, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile. The epicenter was situated in the Maule region, 300km south of the capital, Santiago. So far, over 700 deaths have been recorded with fears that this will rise significantly ... Read more >

Tags: chile, disaster safety, earthquake, earthquake safety, natural disaster, travel-alert, travel-insurance, travel-safety-tips, world nomads

Poland Weather Check

POLAND | Monday, 15 Feb 2010 | Views [645]

Before leaving for anywhere - the local shops, a distant city or a far off country it's always a good idea to check the weather, because no one likes being caught out in the wrong clothes. A weather check is especially a great idea before heading ... Read more >

Tags: europe, poland, travel-health, travel-safety

Terrorism Watch in Lebanon

LEBANON | Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | Views [599]

Recent travel warnings highlight political upheaval and acts of terrorism that have made travel to Middle Eastern nations much more perilous than in the past.  Although many would advise to refrain from travel to Lebanon due to safety and security ... Read more >

Tags: hezbollah, lebanon, mid east, travel-safety, travel-terrorism, tripoli

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Peru

PERU | Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | Views [10345] | Comments [3]

Few countries in the world compare to Peru’s stunning beauty, cultural patrimony and geographical diversity. With its incredible archeological sites of pre-Colombian civilization, breathtaking mountain ranges, amazing diversity of plant and animal ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, crime, is-it-safe-to-go-to, machu picchu, peru, peru safety, travel-safety, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips

Machu Picchu Landslides: advice for travelers

PERU | Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | Views [6964] | Comments [4]

Overview of the situation Thousands of tourists have been stranded on the historical site of Machu Picchu in Peru after torrential rain flooded the area, setting off lethal mudslides that have killed five people. The heaviest rains ... Read more >

Tags: emergency assistance, landslides, machu picchu, mudslides, natural disaster, peru, travel-alert, travel-health, travel-insurance, travel-safety-tips

When disaster strikes: survival tips for travelers

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Views [2966] | Comments [1]

The recent earthquake in Haiti is a reminder that disasters can occur anywhere at anytime.  It's not always possible to 'be prepared' and in those instances, having some knowledge of safety and survival tips could be vital. This article looks at how ... Read more >

Tags: disaster, earthquake, emergency, non-destination, survival, travel-advice, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips

Tips - Before Travelling to Ecuador

ECUADOR | Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Views [2193] | Comments [1] | Video

From sun safety to holding onto your wallet, travel experts weigh in with their tips on preparing for a trip to Ecuador and what you should be aware of while you're there. Read more stories from to help keep you travelling safely.... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, ecuador, galapagos, south america, sun safety, travel-tips, water

Tips - Before Travelling to India

INDIA | Monday, 25 Jan 2010 | Views [2752] | Comments [3] | Video

Thinking of planning a trip to India? From sharing your personal space to embracing the "organized chaos", travel experts share their knowledge and advice about what you should know before travelling to India.  Read more stories from ... Read more >

Tags: 5-things, asia, india, travel-health

Portugese Petty Crime

PORTUGAL | Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | Views [601]

Portugal is by far one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations.   From beautiful architecture, to breathtaking beaches, delectable cuisine and exciting nightlife, there is so much to do and see, you’ll never want to leave.   But although ... Read more >

Tags: europe, portugal, travel-crime, travel-safety

Haiti earthquakes: advice for travelers

HAITI | Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | Views [4490] has reported that officials are fearing more than 100,000 people have died as a result of Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday 12th January, centered about 10 miles (15 kilometers) ... Read more >

Tags: earthquake, haiti, natural disaster, safety, travel in haiti, travel-alert, travel-insurance, travel-safety-tips, world nomads

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Kenya

KENYA | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Views [4816] | Comments [4]

You will find that Kenyans are extremely friendly but remember that there is real poverty in Kenya and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. Tourists always attract their fair share of beggars ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, africa, kenya, nairobi safety, swahili, travel in africa, travel-tips

Watch Your Step - Cambodian Landmines

CAMBODIA | Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | Views [1196] | Comments [1]

While getting off the beaten path may be a tempting proposition, there are a number of reasons why you should think twice about straying too far from the main routes in Cambodia, six million reasons to be precise, all landmines. The evidence ... Read more >

Tags: asia, cambodia, travel-safety, travel-transport

Dengue Fever: Fastest Growing Vector Borne Disease?

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [13609] | Comments [4]

The map shows worldwide distribution of Dengue Fever. Blue: Areas infested with Aedes aegypti. Red: Areas with Aedes aegypti and recent epidemic dengue fever. 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD discusses ... Read more >

Tags: dengue fever, mosquitoes, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan

JAPAN | Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [5839]

Whatever image you have of Japan, it's probably accurate, because it's all there. But you may also have some misconceptions about Japan. For example, many people believe that Japan is one of the world's most expensive countries. In fact, it's cheaper ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, budget, credit cards, earthquakes, hotels, itinerary, japan, japanese, money, travel-tips

British Airways Strike - How will it affect my travel insurance?

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Views [2439]

On 14 December 2009, British Airways announced on their website that the union has voted in favour of strike action commencing from 22 December 2009 and ending on 2 January 2010. Please refer to the British Airways website for further information.... Read more >

Tags: airlines, ba strike, british airways, strike, transport, travel-alert, travel-insurance, world nomads

Savvy Safety Tips for Less Stressful Holiday Travel

WORLDWIDE | Thursday, 3 Dec 2009 | Views [2610]

Wrapped presents, home addresses on luggage tags and tipsy travelers can rack up negative travel points and stress, especially during the holidays that count as some of the busiest travel days of the year. At, we're in the business ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, travel-safety, travel-transport

El fútbol: the latest hot ticket item for travellers

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | Views [2276]

To call football in Argentina a religion would be an understatement. With over 3000 registered teams, two World Cups trophies and the greatest player that ever lived (simply known as 'El Diego'), you cannot escape the game’s magnetic pull. Seeing ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, futbol, safety, soccer, sports, travel, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips

Feel Safe While Traveling: 10 Things You Can Do

WORLDWIDE | Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | Views [5856] | Comments [5]

Traveling can be a lot of fun; protect your vacation from being ruined by scams, world events or changing regulations. By being informed and aware of your surroundings, your dream vacation can be everything you want it to be.                        ... Read more >

Tags: baggage, money, non-destination, passport, precautions, travel-insurance, travel-safety

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | Views [5944] | Comments [4]

Kia Ora, welcome to New Zealand! You’ve just landed in Auckland and passed the rigorous customs screening (do NOT bring any fruits, meats, soils, seeds unless you want a huge fine), but now what? New Zealand is a developed country so there shouldn’t ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, new zealand, oceania, travel-safety, travel-tips

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Argentina

ARGENTINA | Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | Views [6824] | Comments [4] | Video

If you’re traveling to Argentina you’ll most likely stop in Buenos Aires, which is by most accounts a very safe city, and local police keep it that way by actively patrolling all tourist areas. Violent crime is extremely rare, and smaller ... Read more >

Tags: 5 things, argentina, buenos aires, south america, travel-safety, travel-transport

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