Category Archives Travel Emergencies

two people hiking with a dog

When summer comes around, many of us will head outside to enjoy the sunshine with swimming, boating, BBQing, hiking and more. But summer activities come with unique risks. Fortunately, planning for those risks can help mitigate them—especially if you're traveling abroad. Let’s take a look at the top summer travel injuries and discuss what you can do to prevent them. …

Nothing ruins a vacation faster than getting sick. You’ve planned your trip, taken time away from work and spent your hard-earned cash on flights, hotels, and tours all to get hit with an illness that leaves you stuck in bed.  Unfortunately, it happens pretty often. Between packing stress, cramped flights, disrupted sleep schedules and unfamiliar foods, traveling can weaken the…

News about rampant hacking and identity theft has left the general public feeling a little vulnerable with their personal information. It’s so easy to be in the dark about how to protect yourself from identity fraud, and it can be scary to think about traveling with personal documents and information on hand in a place where you could easily be…

12 Things More Likely to Kill Than Sharks

Shark Week, when fascinated viewers are told tales of vicious sharks inhabiting every ocean on the planet, is just around the corner. The stories of these murderous creatures, coupled with a few close-ups of their rows of sharp teeth, have incited paranoia ever since the first bloodthirsty beast in Jaws. In fact, 51 percent of Americans admit to being absolutely…

Selfies

When you’re in an incredible destination with a view or a historical site you just have to capture in a photo, your first instinct may be to turn on your phone’s front-facing camera and snap a selfie. But according to media reports, that may actually be dangerous. So far in 2015, at least 12 people have been killed in selfie-related…

Germs on a plane

One of the last places you want to get sick is on a plane, especially if you’re on your way to a vacation destination. But the possibility of that happening is always there, hence why each seat comes with a handy barf bag. But what if you become ill more seriously than an upset stomach? What if you require medical…

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