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Prepared for an Emergency

JAPAN | Tue, 26 Jan 2016 | By kakimono | Views [316]

Thursday we reviewed vocabulary and basic ideas that would be necessary in an emergency. (Basic idea that seems so counterintuitive to me: in an emergency, get outside. This works for earthquakes, since the building you're in might collapse. It works ... Read more >

Tags: earthquake, fire, moving in, safety

Jeepers Creepers

SOUTH KOREA | Mon, 28 Apr 2014 | By janelles | Views [430]

As a young woman who often walks alone at night, I am used to the shivers that accompany the feeling of being followed. Like most women, I have developed several strategies to cope with that feeling; I take special comfort in the self-defense course ... Read more >

Tags: fear, safety, unintentional stalking, walking alone at night

Behind the facade - South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 22 Apr 2013 | By butterfly-freed | Views [998]

Cape Town - the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, the Southern-most tip of Africa and a climate that, at times, reflects Europe more than it does Africa. Surrounded by mountains and flanked by sandy beaches with sea temperatures that vary ... Read more >

Tags: carjacking, crime, long street backpackers, mandela, politics, rainbow nation, safety, south africa, tip of africa

Luckiest Day Ever

KENYA | Fri, 17 Aug 2012 | By jilljahns | Views [724]

Tuesday 6/5 So yesterday's entry was done in the morning, and since then SO MUCH has happened!!  First we must go back to Monday. Monday I met with the nurse, Magdalene, to try and find a place for me in the clinic. Unfortunately, they really don’t ... Read more >

Tags: clinic, kenya, public health, rusinga island, safety, sanitation, schools, water, water pumps

Part 2. Motorcycling in Indonesia - Potholes and Pitfalls

INDONESIA | Thu, 9 Aug 2012 | By merantau | Views [1603]

Part 2. Motorcycling in Indonesia – Potholes and Pitfalls   In Part 1 I wrote about hiring, insurance and the culture of ‘the accident’.   Now we’ll examine what to expect from other road users, road conditions ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, indonesia, motorcycling, road conditions, road trip, safety

Ten Tips for a (single, female) traveler coming to India

INDIA | Thu, 10 May 2012 | By thegypsydiaries | Views [928]

While I was working  as a  Legal Officer in a small Non-governmental Organization in Ahmedabad last year, I had the opportunity of meeting some amazing young researchers who came from far and wide to conduct a field study of Environment issues across ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, culture, experience, india, safety, single female traveler, travel, travel tips

Robberies at Barcelo Bavaro Palace deluxe, Punta Cana

ARGENTINA | Mon, 5 Mar 2012 | By gadouer | Views [793]

BE CAREFUL!!!! I spent 10 days in the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana Dominican Republic, together with my entire family (eleven people in total). Sadly, we were robbed inside 2 of the 3 hotel rooms (Ipod and Blackberry included).... Read more >

Tags: barcelo, beach, resorts, safety

Introduction to Brazil Voyage

USA | Sat, 25 Feb 2012 | By flywomenflysolo | Views [668]

On November 30th, 2012 I attended a friend from work's charity function to raise money for Haiti and for their marathon (26.2 miles) in January 2012. The event was on the rooftop of the Mayfair Hotel in Coconut Grove. There was a DJ, an open bar, and ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, carnival, destiny, fate, female, safety, salvador, security, travel, women

Nomads on the Road - Jesse does South East Asia

THAILAND | Tue, 13 Dec 2011 | By nomads-news | Views [2269]

Jesse Perez works in the Travel Safety Team at World Nomads and recently returned from adventures on the road. That's him on the left - safe looking guy hey? Where did you go?  I went to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia, and ... Read more >

Tags: cambodia, full moon party, nomads on the road, safety, thailand, travel

7 Tips for Surviving the Night Bus

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 21 Oct 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [5083]

All budget travelers eventually have to learn to love the night bus. It's not the quickest or most comfortable mode of transportation, but often it's the most sensible. Buses are a lot cheaper than flying and roads go many places that planes and ... Read more >

Tags: safety, transportation, travel

Spain Travel 101

SPAIN | Wed, 27 Jul 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [3571] | Comments [9]

Tags: adventures, driving, europe, language, laws, local, safety, spain, travel, travel tips

June - Battala Dos Vinos (Battle of the Wines), Spain

SPAIN | Wed, 25 May 2011 | By worldfestivals | Views [3793] | Video

Location: Biliblio, La Rioja, Spain Date: 29 June Description: On St. Pedro’s Day in Hara, capital of northern Spain’s Rioja-producing region, thousands of people take to the streets toting water pistols loaded with wine. If they’re ambitious, ... Read more >

Tags: drinking, festivals, parties, safety, spain, travel, wine, world festivals

True Travel Tales - Kissing the Road in Rhodes

GREECE | Sun, 27 Feb 2011 | By true-claims-stories | Views [4826]

What happened? Tell us your tale. I was on the Greek Island of Rhodes. I’d gone alone and a friend was meeting me 2 weeks later. I met some people and got to drinking. At 3am I got on the back of a motorbike with a drunk Greek guy called Dimitri.... Read more >

Tags: drinking, driving, europe, experiences, greece, motorike accident, partying, safety, terrifying travel tales, vehicles

Solo and Safe: How to be a Solo Traveler

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 4 Jan 2011 | By nomads-survival-kit | Views [3025] | Comments [2]

Tags: risks, safety, solo travel, threats, travel

10 Things to Check before Checking into a Budget Hotel

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 25 Oct 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [5099]

You're travelling for a long time and you're on a budget. That means staying at cheap hotels. In places with no standards of quality. Though a room might look nice, it could have problems that might become unbearable later on. So, before saying "... Read more >

Tags: accommodation, bed bugs, budget, budget travel, hostels, hotels, hygiene, off the beaten path, safety, travel

6 Backpacking Tips for Staying Safe in Thailand

THAILAND | Mon, 6 Sep 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [21489] | Comments [1]

Thailand is a popular destination for all different types of travelers. It’s especially a common stop for backpackers and round the world the travelers because of its cheap and delicious food, beautiful beaches, great diving, and ... Read more >

Tags: bangkok, phuket, safety, thailand

How to Identify a Tourist Huckster

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 17 Aug 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [6874] | Comments [1]

The primary rule of travel, as immutable as the laws of physics, can be thus rendered: wherever there are tourists, there will be hucksters. They misdirect you to bad attractions. They over-charge your for services or souvenirs. They convince ... Read more >

Tags: hucksters, off the beaten path, safety, scams, tourist traps, tourists, travel

20 Tips for your Maiden Voyage - Travel Veterans Weigh In

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 10 Aug 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3918] | Comments [2]

Every journey begins with a single step, but every traveller begins with a single trip. Do you remember the very first time you left home and arrived in a foreign place? We have all been there at one point, ... Read more >

Tags: advice, culture, language, money, off the beaten path, safety, travel, travel tips

10 Ways To Survive Post World Cup South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Mon, 19 Jul 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [3546] | Comments [2]

Vibrant, exciting, safe, secure, developing, progressing, charming, peaceful and promising are all words I could use to describe South Africa. Did I mention that I was there for the 2010 FIFA World Cup? Over the three weeks I was there, I experienced ... Read more >

Tags: africa, football, off the beaten path, safari, safety, soccer, south africa, sports, travel, world cup

Staying Safe in Papua New Guinea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Mon, 12 Jul 2010 | By OffTheBeatenPath | Views [8031]

PNG is the final frontier of travel. Just ask anyone who's been there. There's almost no tourism infrastructure, few regions are connected by roads, and you can still find people using stone axes to chop down trees. And yet, it has more than 700 ... Read more >

Tags: guides, island, itinerary, off the beaten path, papua new guinea, png, safety, south pacific, tours, travel

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