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Avoid Being a Victim of Mugging or Theft
Avoid Being a Victim of Mugging or Theft
Muggings and thefts are unfortunately a common occurrence during overseas travel. This article highlights ways to protect your possessions and avoid becoming a victim…...
Being Jailed Abroad
Being Jailed Abroad
Being jailed abroad is not usually on a gapper’s travel schedule but it could happen. This article discusses what to do if you find yourself jailed while travelling…...
Coping With Overseas Emergencies
Coping With Overseas Emergencies
Emergencies abroad are the stuff of every traveller's nightmares. This article provides information on dealing with theft, physical and/or sexual assault, medical…...
Dealing with Natural Disasters
Dealing with Natural Disasters
Though natural disasters are rare, they do occur. Knowing what to do in the event of an earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado or tsunami is the first step to staying…...
Drugs and Travelling
Drugs and Travelling
Taking drugs is never a healthy activity. This article describes how to avoid any unpleasant surprises related to buying, taking or smuggling drugs while abroad....
Gap Year Emergency Kit
Gap Year Emergency Kit
Carrying an emergency kit is an important part of staying safe during gap year travels. This article discusses common components of an emergency kit, including…...
Hitch-Hiking and the Dangers
Hitch-Hiking and the Dangers
Hitchhiking is a dangerous activity. This article reminds gap year travellers of the dangers of hitchhiking, offers alternative methods of travel, and provides…...
Keeping in Touch on Your Travels
Keeping in Touch on Your Travels
Whatever your travel itinerary, there are ways to stay in touch with family and friends abound. This article offers advice on methods of phoning, writing and using…...
Replacing a Lost or Stolen Passport
Replacing a Lost or Stolen Passport
Replacing a lost or stolen passport can be a hassle but you wouldn’t be the first traveller to run into this situation. If you believe your passport was stolen then…...
Reporting a Crime Overseas
Reporting a Crime Overseas
Unfortunately, many travellers become the victims of crimes while overseas. This article discusses how to report a crime while travelling abroad....
Safety For Female Travellers
Safety For Female Travellers
Unfortunately, female travellers face special concerns during their journeys. This article offers tips on travel safety, hotel/hostel safety, personal safety and…...
Staying Safe in the Sun
Staying Safe in the Sun
Sun safety is an often over-looked part of gap year travels. This article advises gappers on standard sun safety routines, discusses how to stay hydrated when out in…...
What to do When Socialising Alone
What to do When Socialising Alone
Socialising alone during a gap year can unfortunately be fraught with danger. This article offers gappers basic advice about staying safe while socialising alone....
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