Keep Safe Abroad

It’s sad but true. “Civil uprisings, earthquakes, ash clouds, terrorism warnings and violence have all disrupted travel in the past year,” this WSJ article reminds us.

That’s why it’s more important now than ever before to be smart and think ahead about what you would do should something happen when you travel. The article above offers great pointers—like the use of STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) and a site to help you find the nearest U.S. embassies and consulates.

Most importantly, like my dad always says, know your surroundings. As much as you want to be able to relax and be free on vacation, it’s always best to keep an eye on what’s going on around you.

Bis bald friends—and read the story!

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