Despite the number of Israeli travelers making their way around the world, there are comparatively few who put this small nation on their travel itinerary. And yet, the country is thick with history, culture, and contemporary places to party. Jo Fitzsimons explains why Israel and the Palestinian Territories should be on the backpacking trail.
You probably know how important it is to secure your passport while traveling internationally, but you might not know that safeguarding your credit cards is vital as well. Paying for overseas purchases with a credit card can be incredibly convenient - you don't have to hassle with converting cash, and you can generally receive a lower conversion rate than you would with traveler's checks. But if you're not careful, a credit card mishap could interrupt or even ruin your trip. Keep these eight tips in mind when traveling abroad.
Deciding whether to add ‘unsafe’ destinations to your itinerary or dealing with the situation when a location becomes unsafe mid-trip, Jo Fitzsimons shares her tips for making the most informed decision on whether to visit or steer clear from problem.
While European governments were telling their citizens it was ok to travel to Egypt, North American ones weren't. Canadian writer Carmen G. Farrell traveled to Egypt this spring with her husband and school-aged children and had the trip of a lifetime.
As thieves get more clever, travelers have to get smarter. Jessica Spiegel outlines what to look for before you put your credit or debit card into an unfamiliar bank machine, in case it's been tampered with.
There's no reason to fear traveling around Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is important to be aware of some of the unique situations and challenges. JoAnna Haugen offers expert advice on how to enjoy your trip safely.