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Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions, South America On January 21, 2015 Comments Off on Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

James from Houston sent me the following question: Your blog has inspired me to plan a trip (our first!) with my dad this summer. I want to hire… Read More »

Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions, South America On January 21, 2015 Comments Off on Vetting a Travel Agent or Tour Operator

James from Houston sent me the following question: Your blog has inspired me to plan a trip (our first!) with my dad this summer. I want to hire… Read More »

Protecting Your Identity While Traveling (Part 2)

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On June 17, 2014 Comments Off on Protecting Your Identity While Traveling (Part 2)

Last week, I kicked off a discussion on protecting your identity while traveling by presenting 7 great tips from Erik Knight, founder of DirtSearch.org. Today I’m back with… Read More »

Protecting Your Identity while Traveling (Part 1)

In Guest Posts, Need to Know On June 10, 2014 Comments Off on Protecting Your Identity while Traveling (Part 1)

I read a sobering statistic from Erik Knight, a 20-year security veteran: 27 thousand Americans have their identities stolen each day.  Upon further research, victims of identity theft… Read More »

Val’s Top 6 Safety Recommendations While Traveling

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions, Travel Prep Resources On March 11, 2014 Comments Off on Val’s Top 6 Safety Recommendations While Traveling

I’ve read a lot of posts recently on how to protect yourself while traveling and decided to compile my Top 6 recommendations.  There are of course a myriad… Read More »

Reader Question: How much Luggage should I Bring on a Trip?

In Packing Suggestions, Travel Prep Resources On March 6, 2014 Comments Off on Reader Question: How much Luggage should I Bring on a Trip?

Carla de la Tour posted this question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents, “How much luggage do you take on a week-long trip, and what do you pack… Read More »

Reader Question: Medication Lost or Stolen while Traveling

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Reader Questions On February 4, 2014 Comments Off on Reader Question: Medication Lost or Stolen while Traveling

Birgitta posted the following question on the Facebook page for Travel with Aging Parents: What do I do in the unlikely event my parents’ medication (or even mine) is… Read More »

Virgin America: coolest safety video EVER!

In Humor On November 9, 2013 Comments Off on Virgin America: coolest safety video EVER!

I’ve flown about 200,000 miles this year and I have to admit, I haven’t paid attention to a pre-flight safety video in YEARS (I know, my bad).  Leave… Read More »

Cool Travel Gadgets: “Little black dress” safe

In Gadgets On November 1, 2013 Comments Off on Cool Travel Gadgets: “Little black dress” safe

As mom has aged, I’ve noticed she’s become more paranoid about leaving her “valuables” unlocked in a hotel room.  Now, I’m definitely one for locking up our passports, but mom… Read More »