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Blending In: How to Not Look Like a Tourist

There are many advantages to blending in and not looking like a tourist when traveling.
Thieves and pickpockets will be less likely to eye you up as a potential target, and con artists will be less …

A Traveler’s Guide to Conflict Resolution

Whenever you travel with others for an extended period of time, conflict will inevitably arise between you (or between some members of the group) at some point.
Even if you’re best friends in the whole world, …

Anti-Malarial Tablets: The Lowdown

As you may know, malaria is a potentially fatal disease that’s a massive problem in many parts of the world (particularly Africa, Asia and South America).
If you plan on traveling to a place where there …

Having a Backup Plan for Your Travel Documents

When you’re traveling (especially when traveling on your own), making sure you have a full-proof backup plan for your travel documents (i.e. in case you lose them) should be one of your top priorities before …

Worried About Your Teenager Traveling Solo? Advice for Parents

Every parent will tell you that their child is the most important thing in their life, and that they’d do anything to prevent them from harm.
How are parents supposed to act, then, when their teenage …

Popular Travel Scams in Europe (and How to Avoid Them)

Millions of people travel to Europe every year in search of culture, history and a good time. Scammers all over Europe see tourists as easy pickings, and thousands of tourists every year are robbed of …

Bear Safety Tips

Every year people die from bear attacks, yet we are often told that confrontations with bears can easily be avoided, and that even if you do encounter a bear there are things you can do …

How to Backup and Protect Your Files Whilst on the Road

Picture the scene: You’ve been traveling for 6 months with your laptop. During this time you’ve had dozens of amazing travel adventures, and you’ve documented each and every one with hundreds of digital photos and …

When the Worst Happens – What to Do If You Lose Everything

Picture the scene: You’re riding in the back of a Tuk-Tuk taxicab through the streets of Cambodia, chatting to the friendly taxi driver with broken English.
You’re on your way back to the hostel after a …

Buying Money Belts for Traveling

One thing that can turn a great traveling experience into a real nightmare is having your travel documents (passport, etc.), money and/or credit cards stolen.
What’s the easiest way to ensure all of these things remain …

Traveling in Politically Unstable Countries

The 9/11 attacks in New York and the recent trouble in Egypt has shown us that even the most stable of countries can sometimes fall into disarray.
Because of the way that almost every country now …

How to Travel During Pregnancy

Most women are highly sceptical about traveling during a pregnancy, as they feel that doing so is an unnecessary risk that could potentially cause harm to their unborn baby.
Most midwives will tell you that during …

How to Prevent Yourself Being Pickpocketed

It is estimated that on any given day, over 100 people will be pickpocketed in every major city.
Most pickpockets tend to target tourists, as they’re often not as wise to their tricks and because …

How to Successfully Pass Through a Border Crossing

During my time traveling I’ve crossed lots of borders and had lots of different experiences in doing so.
Whenever you’re crossing a border from one country to another (or from one region to another), it’s natural …

How to NOT End Up in Jail When Traveling

To some people (especially in corrupt or Third World countries), as a traveler you’ll look like a walking cash machines; rich (compared to them) and easily exploited (if you’re unfamiliar with the culture of the …

Home Safety – How to Keep Your Home Secure While You Travel

Home security is big business these days as most people have lots of expensive items (such as laptops, TVs, stereos, etc) in their homes that are worth a lot of money.
Whenever you go traveling or …

Using Natural Mosquito Repellents

Although most mosquito repellents (especially those that contain DEET in them) work extremely well at repelling mosquitoes (and other insects), the toxic chemicals used inside the spray make using them unattractive to certain people.
For example, …

What is PacSafe, and Do You Need it?

Over the last couple of years, one product that’s attracted a lot of media attention is something known as PacSafe. But what is PacSafe? What does it do? What are the advantages (and disadvantages) of …

The Best Ways of Getting Around – Transport Tips

When you’re on the road or preparing for a trip somewhere, you’re bound to think about how you’re going to get where you need to go. There are so many options available to you these …

How to Protect Your Backpack from Thieves

When carrying so many valuables items in one bag (i.e. your backpack), it’s important that you protect that bag in the right way. Losing your backpack while traveling is one of the worst things that …

Travel Disasters – How to Avoid Them or Deal with Them if They Happen

Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong when traveling the world, so it’s a good idea to be fully prepared so that you can deal with any potential disaster that comes your way.
What disasters/problems might you …

Travel Scams – How to Avoid Them and What to Look Out For

When traveling abroad to strange, far off countries it is often difficult to tell what is real and what is fake. If you’re new to a country it can be hard to tell what the …

Travel Safety Tips – Staying Safe While You’re Abroad

Parents often worry when they hear their son or daughter wants to go traveling to a strange, foreign country. They need not worry, however, as long as the trip is properly planned out and they’re …

Healthy Travel – How to Stay Healthy While You’re Away

Nothing can ruin a trip quite like being ill. When you’re ill, all you want to do is go home and snuggle up in your own bed. Because of this, it’s best to try and …

Female Travelers – How to Avoid Harassment

A woman traveling alone is often seen as a rare thing in societies outside of the Western world.
To many locals, female travelers will create interest and may even be a target for harassment.
Avoiding Harassment …