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Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 02:56

Sometimes I see images which I think are worth sharing.

Travel opens us up to the most amazing places the world has to offer and allows us to experience ‘you had to be there’ moments; these can sometimes be shared by photographs.

Biting off more than you can chew is a good analogy for a lot of what we teach on day 1 of our Independent Travel Safety and Cultural Awareness Workshop. Our aim is to teach participants how to avoid confrontation and put proactive...

Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 02:00

It comes as no surprise that a high percentage of Britons locked up in foreign prisons are there for crimes relating to illegal drugs and I would suggest the number ‘passing through’ these facilities each year is even higher....

Thursday, 21 January, 2010 - 03:12

The good news (if there is such a thing as good news when talking about kidnapping) is that the type of kidnapping discussed in this article concentrates on ‘high value’ targets. 

‘High value targets’ are generally people travelling for business and linked to a company likely to pay a ransom or have an insurance policy which will pay out.

Kidnap for ‘demanded ransom’ of independent travellers is still relatively rare and avoiding the very high risk...

Tuesday, 12 January, 2010 - 17:46

This incident shows the thinly veiled façade in which effective marketing has painted Dubai and UAE as ‘westernised’ destinations.

The very high profile nature of the expensive...

Friday, 11 December, 2009 - 00:33

People who travel to the mountains in the winter generally do so for two reasons ski (yes I know… and snowboard) and après-ski. Inevitably the après-ski involves a degree of alcohol consumption, it is the level of this consumption which can lead to problems and the fact that increasingly British travellers are not observing the ‘après’ part of the concept but rather partaking in ‘pendant-ski’ (or during ski).

I’m not preaching about alcohol consumption, that is not...