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Traveling Overseas: Preparing for Money Issues
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Traveling Overseas: Preparing for Money Issues

Traveling Overseas If you’re planning to travel overseas, be sure to educate yourself on how to prepare for money issues before you go. This may seem like a no-brainer, but not all countries work the same way as your own! You don’t want to be stuck with no money and no way to fix it, so read these tips before you travel overseas: Standard Pre-Travel Preparation: 1) Don’t assume the ATMs overseas ...
Luggage Storage – Make the Most of Your Layover
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Luggage Storage – Make the Most of Your Layover

Luggage Storage Have you ever flown home from a work trip or vacation through an amazing city? Did you go in? Or, as many people do, did you sit in the airport, tied to your luggage, looking out the window, wondering when you’d have the chance to come back and visit? Recently, during a four-hour layover in Amsterdam we were able to explore the bicycle-packed, river-following streets of ...
You’re Being Followed, Now What?
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You’re Being Followed, Now What?

You’re Being Followed, Now What? Being followed is frightening. Being followed in an unfamiliar city or country? Even more so. Here’s a few tips to help you spot and react to the basic criminal element overseas. How to spot a tail: Stay aware: Do not bury your head in your phone or wear headphones when walking around a new city. Do you see the same faces repeatedly, in different areas throughout ...
Top Five Safest Countries to Visit
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Top Five Safest Countries to Visit

Safest Countries to Visit Safety is a highly subjective term whose definition depends on your comfort level with risk-taking and uncertainty. With all the news focusing on safety and the risks of traveling, you will find that everyone now has a Top Ten or Top Five safest countries to visit based on arbitrary or anecdotal information. That said, there are ways to evaluate a country that take the list from ...
How Les Stroud Changed the Way I Look at Travel Safety
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How Les Stroud Changed the Way I Look at Travel Safety

Travel Safety What if…? No, really. What if? Lately, it seems that more individuals are taking travel safety and personal accountability seriously when they head overseas for work, study, or vacation. If the industry is an indicator of what’s on the mind of individual travelers, then the appearance of apps like Sitata and TravelRecon are a good sign that travel safety is more and more in the hands of the ...
How To Plan An Ancestry Trip
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How To Plan An Ancestry Trip

JC Lightcap, Travel-Safer.com | January 26, 2016 Tips for planning an Ancestry Trip “Vive ton grand-père” This was how the café owner in Normandy, France ended the conversation after I recounted how my father and I were on an ancestry trip to trace my grandfather’s path through WWII and track down our ancestral roots in Germany. Grandpa jumped into Normandy during the WWII allied invasion as part of ...
10 Rules For a Safer Hotel Stay
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10 Rules For a Safer Hotel Stay

JC Lightcap, Travel-Safer.com | January 12, 2016 Travelers have multiple choices when it comes to choosing hotels overseas, and many base their final pick on the advertised star rating. After a lot of time on the road, I learned that hotel star ratings indicate more than just luxury. You may shy away from five-star hotels due to the price, but consider this: When you pay for more stars, you are paying for ...
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