Travel Tips Archive

Mexico – Taylor Fie (2014)

1. Pack light and cheap: Carrying a huge amount of luggage or costly items can cause multiple problems–it can be hard to keep track of multiple bags and might grab the wrong kind of attention, making you susceptible to theft. It’s best to leave valuable things, like nice cameras, jewelry, and watches at home instead [Continue reading…]

Bolivia – Karla Mendoza (2014)

• Be extremely cautious when crossing streets. Make eye contact with drivers and walk quickly across streets. Many streets in Bolivia don’t have pedestrian signals for walking and stopping. Car drivers are impatient and will advance as soon as the street light turns green, whether or not you’ve finished crossing the street. • Only drink [Continue reading…]

Tanzania – Colleen Lane (2014)

Healthcare Tip Sheet: Traveling to or Living in Tanzania? What to know before you go. Dispensaries and small community health centers, as well as traditional healers deliver the majority of healthcare in Tanzania. However there are also district hospitals, regional hospitals, and finally the consult hospitals which all have different services and varied ability to [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Africa.

Peru – Kali Basman (2014)

I strongly encourage any reader to make the journey to Peru. From the serene villages nestled into the jungle along the Amazon River, to the endless stairways through the vivid streets of a crowded and colorful Cusco, Peru has something to offer every traveler. Of course, every traveler should go equipped with some basic knowledge [Continue reading…]

Kenya – Katy Bullard (2014)

Travel tips: • Before departing, sign up for alerts through the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. • Contact your health insurance provider before going to check on their policies for international travel, and consider investing in travel insurance. Through providers like Global Nomads, it’s quite inexpensive and can make a huge difference. • Do [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Africa.

Zambia – Sara Seghezzo (2014)

-Before you go: Register with the US embassy. You’ll receive email notifications if anything is happening in any of the countries your traveling in. -Go to your local travel clinic and make sure your vaccinations are all up to date. Even though Zambia does not require yellow fever vaccine, other African countries (including South Africa) [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Africa.

Morocco – Aerion Ward (2014)

1. Be vigilant and observant, unlike the United States, going for casual aloof strolls is not a suggested thing. 2. When walking, move with authority as though you know where you are going and with a clear defined purpose. 3. Learn key words immediately upon arrival, No, How Much, Too Expensive. 4. Make sure you [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Africa.

India – Victoria Larsen (2013)

One of the best pieces of advice I can offer for safe travel, whether it be in a neighboring town or an unexplored corner of the world, is to always have a travel plan. Books and movies love to romanticize the idea of spontaneity. More often than not, characters jump into extravagant travel adventures on [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Asia.

Costa Rica – Rebecca Flint (2013)

As far as traveling is concerned, I would consider Costa Rica one of the safest options based on its stable government, low crime rates, and great health care system. That being said, my travel safety tips are focusing on choosing where you are going to travel, with what program you are going to travel, and [Continue reading…]

Rwanda & Zambia – Sarah Smith (2013)

Traveling abroad can be an extremely rewarding and even life changing experience, but you need to be prepared in order to have a safe and enjoyable trip. Some basic safety tips which are important when traveling abroad are to learn about the history and the culture of the place before you go. This will influence [Continue reading…]

Posted on January 20, 2015, in Africa.