Holiday Travel Safety Tips

As the holiday season and school breaks approach, many families are busily making travel plans. Whether these plans include visiting family and friends or heading to warmer (or colder) climates, this is often a popular time of year for family trips. If your upcoming plans include traveling, here a few tips to help keep you and your family safe.

Know your Destination – Not all locations are equally safe. Research your destination before booking your trip, especially when traveling abroad. The US State Department is an excellent resource for global travel information. Visit their website at travel.state.gov and click on the Alerts & Warnings section for travel advisories; these will include information regarding civil unrest and criminal violence related threats as well as weather alerts. Continue reading

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What to Know Before You Go: When Your Travel Plans May Involve Danger

In the past, many American travelers divided the world into two categories: “safe” and “unsafe” zones. Today, however, this line is becoming less defined as more Americans are traveling to areas around the world that were previously perceived as risky, … Continue reading

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What to Know Before You Go: More Things to Consider

You might have seen my colleague Annmarie’s recent column on how to protect yourself while traveling this summer. While the safety of you and your family is paramount, there is a related, yet overlooked, property risk many travelers are forgetting.

Consider the fact that in 2015, the FBI estimated that there were more than 1.5 million burglaries nationwide, the majority of which (71.6%) occurred in residential properties. As you and your family prepare to head out on summer vacation—possibly leaving your home vacant and unattended—this number is not to be overlooked.
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You Have Arrived: How to Stay Safe During Summer Vacation

Once your summer vacation is planned, itinerary set and bags packed, the fun has only just begun. But, in addition to taking the proper precautionary measures prior to take-off to reduce your travel exposure, there are a number of potential risks to keep in mind once you have arrived at your destination.

Whether traveling within the U.S. or flying overseas, consider the following best practices to help ensure your vacation is as stress-free and safe as possible:
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What to Know Before You Go: Three Things to Consider Before Traveling This Summer

Americans will spend close to $100 billion on summer travel in 2017. But as millions of travelers plan their vacations to destinations both home and abroad, many are overlooking significant risks.

Fortunately, there are a number of measures you can take to help protect your family. Yes—it will add a few extra steps to your pre-departure preparations, but taking the time to prepare for the unexpected will give you peace of mind and ensure a stress-free summer vacation. In the event of an emergency while traveling, you’ll have the tools and resources you need to remain safe.
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Is Your Home Ready for Summer Travel Season?

Summertime is just around the corner, and many Americans are packing their suitcases and finalizing itineraries for a much-desired vacation. But with a burglary taking place every 10.5 seconds, 60 percent of which occur in residential properties, it is vital … Continue reading

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Fears and Facts: A Closer Look at Travel Dangers

From acts of terror to Zika, safety threats can prevent people from vacationing overseas. Yet, fear can be a healthy response to risk. It can motivate us to do research, learn the facts, and put the risks into perspective.

Getting the facts about your intended destination can keep you safer and make your experience much richer. Before you go: Continue reading

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Traveling with Jewelry?
Four Safety and Security Tips

Want to take your favorite jewelry with you on your next trip? You may be thinking twice after the highly publicized robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris. Before you go, consider these safety tips:

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Stay Safe When Traveling Europe

From the bustling streets of Paris to the sun-splashed Italian countryside, Europe has been a destination of choice for many vacationers. But recent terror attacks in Brussels and Paris, as well as the U.S. Department of State’s current travel alert … Continue reading

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Summer Travels That Include Peace of Mind

It is predicted that U.S. airlines will carry a record 231 million passengers this summer. But while most travelers are routine in their wanderings, venturing to usual tourist destinations or someplace with a beach or picturesque mountains, travel to underdeveloped … Continue reading

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