Wishing someone “safe travels” is only a part of it. While planning the details of your next trip is fun and exciting, safety is important too. It’s best to know which areas to enjoy and to avoid, as well as certain details about some destinations, for instance, chewing gum in Singapore is illegal (which would … Continue reading 13 Ways To Make Sure You Have a Safe Trip
When I started backpacking, travel insurance was the furthest thing from my mind. I didn’t think about what would happen if I got sick, needed some sort of medicine, or even needed to be admitted to a hospital. It was honestly my parents who reminded me that I needed to have some sort of coverage … Continue reading How Much Is Travel Insurance & Is It Worth It?
First thing first. Using a TSA/CATSA luggage lock while traveling from, through or to the USA or Canada is not mandatory. You can actually use any lock at all. BUT if your checked bag needs further inspection, and it’s not openable with the master key for the approved locks, it will get snipped. So … Continue reading How Safe Are Luggage Locks? Plus 6 Checked Bag Commandments
Ever wonder if you can bring a certain item on the plane with you or not? A knife hidden in an umbrella is a no. A coffee cup mug with a replica gun handle is a no. Shrunken heads made out of goat skin? You can go ahead and pack that in your carry-on. These … Continue reading The TSA Instagram Account Is Terrifying And Hilarious
Smart travelers know... ...it's good practice to: #1. Bring some cash along, in addition to your bank & credit cards, and: #2. To stash that cash in several different places. In the worst-case-scenario and your stuff is lost or stolen while traveling, you won't be totally screwed because in a world where paying with plastic is the norm, … Continue reading 11 Secret Hiding Places To Stash Your Cash While Traveling
It's usually hard to pay attention to the in-flight safety demo. 😴 Seen one, seen 'em all. You know the next 5 minutes of your life be spent feigning interest as the cabin crew point to exits and shows you how to fasten your seatbelt. Yawn. And that's why this British Airways Safety Video is so brilliant (and … Continue reading Brilliant British Airways Safety Video
Here's the first thing to know: not every credit card and bank card needs a blocker. Read on for an easy way to find out whether your cards need this additional level of security to keep your financials and identity safe... But first a short history lesson on how all this works: What is RFID … Continue reading Is RFID Blocking Necessary? Why A Credit Card Holder Might Save Your Skin.