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 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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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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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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(Safely) Traveling the “Road to Rio”

At the beginning of August, millions of athletes, coaches and tourists will descend on Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. While the Olympic Games are a joyous time for the world to come together and unite over sport, for … Continue reading

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Studying Abroad

If you or your child is planning on studying abroad, chances are you’ve been warned of the risks. Between news stories highlighting trips gone wrong, guidelines set in place by colleges, and plain old common sense, there are some things … Continue reading

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