Thanks to an interconnected world, tourist kidnapping rates have fallen nearly across the board. Kidnappings in Colombia specifically have dropped by order of 10, with almost 3,500 reports in 2001 to barely 200 in 2016. This reduction in kidnappings is mainly attributable to strict government stances that protect tourists and the money they bring into
Keeping your identity secure and unrecognizable boils down to keeping modest and blending in where you can; the more you stick out from the crowd, the better the chance of someone recognizing you. Unless you’ve spent years in an area, chances are you’re not going to blend in with the local population. Everything from the
One of the best parts of experiencing a new country is taking in the differences in culture and lifestyle that make your destination unique. The downside to this culture change is that access to emergency services may be very different than that to which you’re accustomed to at home. Mitigating this risk starts long before
Traveling overseas is one of the most rewarding perks to a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Unfortunately, politics and global events don’t always act according to your travel plans. These problems compound once you’re a recognizable face, where unwanted publicity could encourage local crime groups to make a move. Here are a few tips to consider before making