Tag: Safety

  • Beware of the masturbator on local German trains

    Beware of the masturbator on local German trains

    A funny thing happened on the way to Wiesbaden today. And by funny, I really mean disgusting and kind of scary. I flew into Dusseldorf, and I got on the first available trip to Wiesbaden. Because I was buying my ticket last minute (thank you for that, American Airlines), I was stuck with an $80 fare…

  • Estimating the true threat of terrorism

    Estimating the true threat of terrorism

    Over the past couple of months, things have gotten pretty hairy in Europe. Every time there is a shooting or other terrorist massacre, I’m flooded with messages from people telling me to be careful and to come home. And I have to admit, I’ve been feeling a lot more guarded myself, given the high-profile nature…

  • The things no one will tell you about Paris

    The things no one will tell you about Paris

    There’s no doubt that Paris is one of the most beautiful, romantic places in the world. There are thousands of articles where you can read about the stunning architecture, the beautiful vistas, and the world-class food. This is not one of them. I’m here to tell you what you won’t read in all the other…

  • Travel safety: How to avoid getting robbed on vacation

    Travel safety: How to avoid getting robbed on vacation

    When you go on vacation, you probably want to come home with souvenirs and other goodies from your travels. The last thing you want is to come home without the personal belongings you took on your trip. I’ve been all over the world, sometimes by myself, and I’ve never had a cent stolen from me.…