Articles for Travel Safety

GPS While Traveling: Use At Your Own Discretion

GPS While Traveling: Use At Your Own Discretion August 9, 2010 | Travel Safety | Read More
What are the dangers of blindly following GPS? Here are a few examples where common sense and a paper map may have been more handy than technology. 1. Australian family stranded in Outback for three days Unbelievably (yet very believable), an Aussie family of four and their dog turned down a road closed...

Danger! Festivals May Bite, Charge, Burn, or Kill You

Danger! Festivals May Bite, Charge, Burn, or Kill You July 22, 2010 | Around the World, Featured, Travel Safety | Read More
Here at NileGuide, we’re always looking for new ways to get the word out about what’s best to see and do. That’s why we’ve created our brand-new Events Map tool: it’s a pretty awesome way to create a personalized map displaying the events you’re most interested in...

Ash You Were, Captain: New Volcano-Based Travel Rules Take Effect in the UK

Ash You Were, Captain: New Volcano-Based Travel Rules Take Effect in the UK May 18, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety, UK | Read More
Travelers may soon find that taking off from airports throughout the UK is a little bit easier, after the Civil Aviation Authority decided on new volcanic ash rules as a result of frequent delays and cancellations because of the eruptions at Eyjafjallajokull. New regulations afford aircraft and engine...

Homeland Security To Establish Stricter No-Fly Regulations

Homeland Security To Establish Stricter No-Fly Regulations May 6, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
Since terrorist attacks have become a very real threat to the safety of flyers and those who live where aircrafts are scheduled to arrive, the no-fly list has played a vital role in securing the safety of those who could be made vulnerable by the less-than-humane approach many radicals have in getting...

New Study: In Ideal World, Sully Could Have Landed at LGA

New Study: In Ideal World, Sully Could Have Landed at LGA May 5, 2010 | New York, Travel Safety | Read More
Passengers on US Air Flight 1549 were grateful that pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was able to safely put down the airliner, disabled by bird strikes, in the Hudson River. Investigators tasked with explaining the events have found that he might not have needed to. They used trained pilots...

British Family Forgets About Tide in West Midlands Vacation Spot, Ocean Borrows Car

British Family Forgets About Tide in West Midlands Vacation Spot, Ocean Borrows Car April 29, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety, UK | Read More
Surfers and fishermen know the value of timing high and low tides, but a family in the United Kingdom didn’t realize that station wagons can also be taken in by the sea. They had wanted to test out a jet ski at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, according to the Daily Mail, and left their car near the...

Long Haul Flights May Soon Include Deep Vein Thrombosis Test

Long Haul Flights May Soon Include Deep Vein Thrombosis Test April 26, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
“Coffee, juice, DVT Test?” It may sound odd, but scientists are hopeful that airline passengers on international and other lengthy flights will soon be able to put their minds to rest about potentially deadly blood clotting. Deep vein thrombosis is the medical term for a condition that arises...

Spiders, Cobras, and Moose, Oh My! 16 Animals to Avoid on Your Next Trip

Spiders, Cobras, and Moose, Oh My! 16 Animals to Avoid on Your Next Trip April 19, 2010 | Featured, Travel Safety | Read More
Exploring nature and observing animals in their natural habitats is one of the better experiences a traveler can have while on the road. While most of the animals you’ll observe out in the wild are relatively harmless, there are a particular few that become aggressive when humans enter their domain....

The Most Repulsive Travel Parasites

The Most Repulsive Travel Parasites March 24, 2010 | Around the World, Travel Safety | Read More
A laundry list of dangers can befall travelers while abroad: passports lost, wallets stolen, hearts carelessly broken by dark and brooding foreigners, but perhaps the most dangerous, life threatening, and difficult to protect yourself against is contracting an infectious parasite while out of your home...

First Time in Rio de Janeiro? An insider’s view on staying safe

First Time in Rio de Janeiro?  An insider’s view on staying safe May 8, 2009 | Rio de Janeiro, Travel Safety | Read More
With media reports of drug gangs, death tolls to rival war-torn countries and ruthless, gun-toting children on every corner, it’s easy to see why many first time visitors to Rio have concerns about safety in the city. But while it is important to exercise caution during a holiday in Rio, it’s...