Category: Travel Safety (page 1 of 4)

Top Tips to Avoid Germs on Flights

For those of you who feel like an airplane is a giant petri dish, fear not! There are several measures you can take to prevent contracting a cold or flu.

So why are you about 113 times more likely to come down with a virus on an airplane than in your daily life? The main culprits are the large number of people in extra close quarters and the low cabin humidity on-board your flight. Cabin humidity usually wavers around or below ten percent, which leads to the drying of your nasal cavities and throat, leaving you more susceptible to colds.

So let’s talk solutions! How can you help protect yourself from yucky in-flight germs?

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Prepare for Travel During Hurricane Season

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It’s hard to forget the record-setting hurricane season we had in 2017. Though we hope such a severe hurricane season won’t happen again this year, it can serve as a reminder that the weather isn’t something we can control or predict. Your travel plans could be disrupted by a storm, and that’s why travel insurance is a good idea for any travel plans, especially during the summer months.

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When is an Attack Considered Terrorism?

Unfortunately, with so many horrific attacks occurring worldwide, it has caused some travelers to rethink their plans, as well as question if and when they will be covered by travel protection.  In doing so it’s important to understand that while each and every act of violence is senseless and appalling, not every attack is considered to be terrorism.  In order for an attack to be considered terrorism, The U.S. State Department must deem an event a terrorist attack.  Once the U.S. State Department takes this position on an attack, then terrorism coverage will become effective.

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Keeping Your Money Safe While Traveling

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Travelers are more concerned about protecting their money from loss or theft when traveling than they are during their normal day-to-day. Thieves often roam touristy areas because they know people are from out of town and are likely carrying cash. Keep reading to learn some of the safety measures you can take to help keep your money where it belongs – with you.

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Top 5 Holiday Travel Scams

 

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Traveling during the holidays is one of the most exciting times of the year. Visiting with friends and family, enjoying holiday activities and food, getting away from home and exchanging presents are at the top of the to-do list. While this is one of the most giving times of the year, it is also important to remember that with such a high volume of travelers, unfortunately, the number travel scams that occur does in fact increase. We wanted to provide you with some of the most common travel scams and ways to avoid them so you won’t have any disruptions during your perfect holiday season!

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Protecting Your Belongings During Travel

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When planning for a trip, you probably aren’t thinking about how to protect your belongings from being stolen. It’s important to keep your home safe while you’re away too, just as it’s important to keep your belongings safe on a trip. Here are some tips to help you protect your belongings from loss or theft.

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Safe Eating Habits on Vacation

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Getting sick on vacation happens all too often, particularly when traveling outside of the United States. Bacteria and parasites are common reasons for why travelers get sick. Here are some ways to help you eat safely and avoid getting sick on vacation.

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Summer Travel Safety Tips

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Summer time is here, which means the kids will be out of school and summer vacation plans will be falling into place. Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it is important to remember that summer can also be one of the riskiest travel times of the year. It’s important that you not only arrive to your destination safely, but that you stay aware during your entire trip so you and your family can stay safe, as well as avoid any scams or mishaps. Here are a few summer travel safety tips to ensure that your summer travels run smoothly and are as enjoyable as possible!
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How to Breeze Through Airport Security

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Going through the security checkpoint at the airport can be a hassle. It doesn’t have to be a stressful experience if you’re prepared for it. Some airports may be stricter than others, so it’s better to be over prepared. Here are some tips to help you get through security as easily as possible.

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How to Feel Safer About Traveling

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In a changing world of travel, there are bound to be safety concerns. It’s understandable that people may be afraid of traveling more than they were before due to several recent events. Travel is still generally very safe, so hopefully such tragedies haven’t deterred you from traveling altogether. Here are some ways to help you feel safer when traveling.

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