Safety is one of the major concerns for most people when choosing a vacation spot. We all want a family vacation to be memorable, however we probably don’t want memorable to mean a holiday that involved accidents or violence or theft or terrorism or sickness. By memorable we probably mean that we will bring back fond and fuzzy memories of our experiences. A relaxing safe tropical vacation usually means nothing more than reading a good book or playing on the beach and swimming.
The fact that one person visits a country and labels it as a safe country for a family to visit does not mean that this will be the case for other families or visitors nor will the information on this website necessarily be up to date and include any recent incidents of civil unrest or conflict or changing population patterns that can occur during world crisis.
Today’s travelers and tourists are more and more wanting to visit the natural beauty and remote regions of a country in order to discover more than just the big cities and commonly advertised attractions so now, more than ever, the safety and security of any particular destination is a key deciding factor of a the safety rating a country receives. These rankings presented here are based on the reliability of the police and legal protective system in a country as well as the rates of criminal activity and the potential for trouble.
When we think of peace we envision harmony and quiet, security and tranquility. Peace is what we have when we are not surrounded by civil disturbances, oppressive thoughts, actions or emotions; when we are in security we have peace. To try and create the equation that allows us to formulate a meaningful ranking of the “peace” of a nation is ...Read More
Your homeland government maintains a listing of travel and safety alerts with information and advice on developing situations that may affect the safety and well-being of travelers and vacationers. We use RSS feeds to attempt to maintain regularly updated information on the security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate, and how to ...Read More
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The safest countries for tourism and travel have been rated out of 10. These rankings are based on crime/homicide rates and drugs and crime, likelihood of terrorism and terrorism casualties, police force effectiveness, costs of security within the country on business, reliability of protection services, rates of property crime and violence. Dangers can lurk in any city, park or town ...Read More
Searching For The World’s Safest Travel Destinations
A note about our travels : In our world touring that we do we are often asked by fellow travelers about what we consider to be the safest places for a vacation and really there is no definitive answer.
When we travel in groups during our organized tours we often get an unrealistic feel for the country we are visiting because all of us are moving about the attractions together in a large group and often with a guide. On the other hand when we are doing backpacking or more rustic camping or Eco-trekking we are often alone or traveling in small groups with our possessions and supplies on our backs and we can feel a bit more vulnerable.
Also, as a woman, when I am alone and traveling I often am up against a different perception from the natives of the country I am visiting and must sometimes be extra careful when traveling alone. There are definitely some countries that are not safe for women traveling alone but mostly a single female vacationing must have a certain level of confidence.
Not all places I have visited have opened their arms to me as a voyager but after twenty years of wandering this lonely planet I can say that more often than not I have met some incredible people and seen some of the most breathtaking sights in the world and by all means have tasted the finest international foods and done some of the most physically demanding and spiritually challenging things ever! As a solo-traveler by nature I have spent years off the beaten path and staying in the best hotels all around the world and have seen my share of the good, the bad and the ugly as far as tour operators and even travel companions.
BULA! It can be a long flight to Fiji depending on where you are flying in from. You will land at the Nandi international airport on the main island of Viti Levu. From there you will transfer to a smaller plane or boat and you will end up on a boat to get to your resort of final destination. While Viti Levu is an interesting place to visit the best of Fiji ocean views are the smaller beach islands. Fiji has a reputation as being the honeymoon capital but it is much more than that and there is much to ...Read More
The warnings and dire consequences spoken about by the media with travel advisories have done much to put the traveller off Mexico. In fact when I began talking about moving to Mexico the Canadians I know threw up their hands in horror at what I was planning. No they screamed, what about drug cartels, dead bodies on the roadside, tourists being ripped off at all corners, bad food, unclean water the diseases. My response was that I was not planning on running with any drug cartels; I was not a rich white person flashing cash at every corner and that ...Read More
We all want a family vacation to be memorable, however we probably don't want memorable to mean a holiday that involved accidents or violence or theft or terrorism or sickness. By memorable we probably mean that we will bring back fond and fuzzy memories of our experiences. A relaxing safe tropical vacation usually means nothing more than reading a good book or playing on the beach and swimming. We typically would like to see the biggest discomfort on any vacation to be a lack of hours in a day to do everything we want and a lack of the ability ...Read More
The beauty of the Tahitian Islands is unmatched and I can still see the thatched-roof bungalows we slept in that were perched above the deep turquoise lagoon waters. One of my safest travel destinations, especially when I travelled alone exploring the deep lagoons filled with tropical fish made this one of the best solo snorkeling vacation trips I have ever gone on. I have seen no better way to find a sense of everyday Tahitian life and experience the culture of French Polynesia, than when I was passing through the small villages on a circle-island tour of the region. My ...Read More
Safest Countries For Travel
Safest countries for travel in Europe
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Safest countries for travel in the Middle East & Africa