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Driving in France

FRANCE | Mon, 3 Dec 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [851] | Comments [2]

French roads are generally great, although it's possible to find some rural roads which will challenge the suspension of the vehicle and the skill of the driver. There are also many ancient old towns which were not designed with modern vehicular traffic ... Read more >

Tags: europe, france, travel-safety, travel-transport

Safe Road Travels in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Sun, 18 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1199]

South Africa is a vast country with many long, winding and seemingly endless roads.   Most are well kept and easy to navigate, and driving on them is a piece of cake.   Others, particularly in rural areas, present more of a challenge ... Read more >

Tags: africa, south africa, travel-safety, travel-transport

Denmark - Getting Around

DENMARK | Sun, 11 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [660]

If you love riding your bicycle, you’ll love Denmark. Cyclists reign supreme here and often have --or think they have -- the right of way on roads. You can even rent bicycles for free. There are a plethora of bicycle lanes in cities like Copenhagen, ... Read more >

Tags: bicycles, cars, denmark, europe, travel-safety, travel-transport

The Best Way To See Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO | Thu, 8 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [472]

Every tropical destination has its ideal times to visit. But it does come down to if you would prefer to avoid crowds, or avoid rain. Trinidad and Tobago isn’t as susceptible to severe storms as northern islands, as they sit outside the hurricane ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, travel-safety, travel-transport, trinidad and tobago

Panama's Diabolical Diablos

PANAMA | Sun, 4 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [597]

Diablos Rojos are the colourful former school buses that are seen everywhere in Panama, they are the principle form of local transport, costing a measly 25c for a one way fare. Travel on these local buses is not recommended because they do not follow ... Read more >

Tags: central america, panama, travel-transport

Travel Around Oman

OMAN | Thu, 1 Nov 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [713]

Driving in Oman isn’t the Mad Max adventure it can be in other Middle Eastern countries but driving standards do differ from those in most western countries. Aggressive tailgating and sometimes spectacularly inappropriate driving far beyond ... Read more >

Tags: middle east, oman, travel-safety, travel-transport

Travel in and around Tanzania

TANZANIA | Tue, 8 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [536]

Tanzania is a hub of activity in East Africa. It is a large country. From the Serengeti in the north to Dar es Salaam on the coast, getting around can be daunting if you don’t have a tour organised. So if you are planning a trip, think ahead when ... Read more >

Tags: africa, tanzania, travel-transport

Local Laws and Customs - Tunisia

TUNISIA | Mon, 7 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [832]

Tunisia is a Muslim country and it pays to respect the local tradition, customs and religion. During the holy month of Ramadan or when near religious areas, you should take a little extra care not to offend. The southern desert areas ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-legal, travel-transport, tunisia

Navigating Qatar

QATAR | Thu, 3 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [361]

 Navigating Qatar can be a challenge. The country has one of the highest rate of roadway deaths in the world. Part of the problem is the large number of road projects, speeding and frequent roundabouts. The good news is conditions have improved a ... Read more >

Tags: middle east, qatar, travel-transport

Nigeria - Transport Troubles

NIGERIA | Tue, 1 May 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [456]

Getting around in Nigeria can be really difficult, because of bad infrastructure and criminal elements.  Travelers should know first and foremost that Nigeria has a lot of traffic. Like, a lot, a lot. Epic traffic jams can turn a five-minute trip ... Read more >

Tags: africa, nigeria, travel-transport

St Maarten - Jet Blast Injury

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 10 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [874] | Video

The Dutch Antilles island of St Maarten in the eastern caribbean is famous for its idyllic tropical location, beautiful beaches, relaxed atmosphere - and for one of the most spectacular airport runways in the world. For the plane spotters, aircraft ... Read more >

Tags: caribbean, st maarten, st martin, travel-transport

Travel Inside Zambia

ZAMBIA | Wed, 4 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [298]

By far the most dangerous part of Zambia are the borders with Angola, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. You should seriously reconsider your need to travel to these areas as the risk of landmines is very high. Not surprisingly, ... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-transport, zambia

Getting Around Nicaragua

NICARAGUA | Thu, 29 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [427]

 The most authentic way to travel around Nicaragua (and most Central American countries, for that matter) are on the public people movers, nicknamed “chicken buses”. These old, decommissioned American school buses rattle and lurch like a dilapidated ... Read more >

Tags: central america, nicaragua, travel-transport

Chicken Buses & Guatemala Transport

GUATEMALA | Thu, 22 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1461]

They're just so freaking colorful; how can you not want to take a ride on one of these old American school buses while backpacking around Guatemala, or any Central American country for that matter?  Being painted in a rainbow of ... Read more >

Tags: bus, central america, guatemala, travel-transport

Botswana - Tough Travel

BOTSWANA | Thu, 15 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [525]

Botswana is a wild and rough wilderness. Untouched and sparsely populated, you can travel for days without seeing anyone. It’s the isolation and wild feel that has made Botswana so desired by travellers and so revered by people who attempt to cross ... Read more >

Tags: africa, botswana, travel-safety, travel-transport, wilderness

Transport in The Netherlands

NETHERLANDS | Mon, 5 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1102]

Most people in The Netherlands own a bicycle (or two) because it's a pretty easy way to get around this generally flat country. Even when cars came within the reach of most people, the bicycle remained popular and city planners have made the cars ... Read more >

Tags: bicycles, europe, netherlands, transport, travel-safety-tips, travel-transport

Frankfurt Airport - Travel Alert

GERMANY | Tue, 28 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [912]

(UPDATE FEB 29, 2012: A German labour court has ruled that air traffic controllers CANNOT legally join the strike. More from Washingtonpost.com )   Europe's third busiest airport, Frankfurt, will be affected by industrial action for the remainder ... Read more >

Tags: europe, germany, strike, travel-alert, travel-transport

Is Cruising Safe?

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 13 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [894]

The sinking of the Costa Concordia has prompted many people to ask this question. The simple answer is ‘yes’, if you’re prepared and take reasonable steps to look after your own safety. You’ll find practical tips on how to do that below. Sensibly, ... Read more >

Tags: cruising, travel-safety, travel-transport, worldwide

Driving in the United Arab Emirates - Do you dare?

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Mon, 6 Feb 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1177]

Driving anywhere in the Middle East can be a very interesting experience for travellers not used to such behaviour, but it does go to a new extreme in the UAE. You may well be forgiven for thinking that driving lessons in the UAE primarily consist ... Read more >

Tags: driving, mid east, travel-safety, travel-transport, uae, united arab emirates

Mauritania Travel Safety Guide

MAURITANIA | Sun, 15 Jan 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [591]

Mauritania, located in North West Africa struggles with poverty, terrorism, escalating crime rates and heavily mined border areas. While the natural beauty of its deserts and coastline are undeniable, unfortunately safety in the region is almost ... Read more >

Tags: africa, mauritania, travel-crime, travel-safety, travel-terror, travel-transport, travel-women

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