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Crisis Management

Because there are times in your travels when things are going to go awry.

Manage Pee Breaks

Don’t be caught with your pants down.

Empower Women

Help make tourism work for everyone involved.

Be a Better Travel Companion

Nobody wants to go on holiday with you?
Gee, I wonder why.

Avoid Traveller’s Diarrhea

Sadly, booze doesn’t kill bacteria. Here’s how to avoid traveller’s diarrhea. 1. Three little words: “No ice, please.” Only consume ice that you know has gone through a water-purifying system. 2. Drink bottled water, and make sure you witness the cap being unsealed (the same goes for beer). 3. Stick to cooked foods and be wary … Continue reading Avoid Traveller’s Diarrhea

Navigate the Language

With the exception of a few places (not mentioning any names!), people like it when you at least try to speak in their native language. 1. Buy a couple of different language apps for your phone and practice with them well in advance of your trip. (Read the reviews first.) 2. A pocket phrase book … Continue reading Navigate the Language

Save or Splurge?

Just like clothes-shopping, memorable travel experiences come in with a high-low mix.

Avoid Pickpockets

If you’ve ever been rolled on the street before you know how utterly soul-sucking it is. Here’s how to avoid pickpockets. 1. Carry your wallet in a front pocket, with the opening facing down. 2. Be alert in busy areas. Pickpockets target train stations, bus stops, crowded street corners and street performances. 3. Be wary … Continue reading Avoid Pickpockets