Tag: Safety

Urban Backpacking Myths

Urban Backpacking Myths

| September 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

A list of a few of the most famous urban travel legends that are still doing the rounds on the backpacker circuit

Continue Reading

World Nomads Promotional Code: 5% off!

World Nomads Promotional Code: 5% off!

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sign up for the web’s most flexible travel insurance with World Nomads and save a whopping 5% with your Two Go Round-The-World coupon!

Continue Reading

How to Play it Safe in an Internet Café

How to Play it Safe in an Internet Café

| March 30, 2010 | 23 Comments

Bottom line—how significant is the risk, really? The answer to that is: “It depends”.

Continue Reading

Travelling Safely: Personal Safety Products

Travelling Safely: Personal Safety Products

| September 3, 2009 | 12 Comments

No government, organization, or gadget can take the place of an alert, ever vigilant backpacker. Of course, no gadget can take the place of an alert, ever vigilant backpacker. And arguments can be made as to their necessity.

Continue Reading

Travelling Safely: Tips for a Safe Night’s Sleep

Travelling Safely: Tips for a Safe Night’s Sleep

| September 2, 2009 | 3 Comments

Bottom line—if you know the risks before you check in, you can be prepared for any situation

Continue Reading

Travelling Safely: Urban Bright—City Safety Tips

Travelling Safely: Urban Bright—City Safety Tips

| September 1, 2009 | 21 Comments

Violent crime rates continue to rise in the world’s largest cities, where extremes of economic inequality, organized crime and, in some cities in the world, a history of political instability, contribute to the problem. Urban crime is a social problem of great complexity and of significant importance.

Continue Reading

Travelling Safely: Before You Go

Travelling Safely: Before You Go

| August 27, 2009 | 9 Comments

A long-term trip abroad is always an adventure—only one thing is for sure, it will be full of surprises! A little advance planning, however, will improve the chances that all those surprises are pleasant ones.

Continue Reading

Travelling Safely: Antidotes to Fear

Travelling Safely: Antidotes to Fear

| August 25, 2009 | 18 Comments

Random crime and crime that targets travellers and tourists isn’t going away, but neither is it increasing. Does a flurry of high profile crimes targeting or involving backpackers put travellers in greater danger?

Continue Reading