Safety is a growing issue in the travel community. Travelers want to be free to travel and explore any place on Earth but not all areas are safe. Safety can be affected by war or poverty or even the climate. There are many things to consider when choosing a place to visit. Maybe it’s okay to visit a dangerous country during a solo trip, but not as safe for a large family. To ensure people can enjoy their time and experience the best parts of a country, travelers must do their research before going. This is the only way to keep travelers safe and out of harm’s way. Of course, there’s always the possibility of something terrible happening, even in the safest of countries, but the risk can be minimized with research and planning.
Annually, The Global Peace Index ranks the safest countries in the nation. A total of 163 countries are included in the report, making it a great resource for travelers. Most countries will be on this list and it’s accessible on the website for public access. A country is ranked based on ongoing international and domestic conflict, societal safety and security militarization. The lower the score, the higher the nation is ranked for safety.
According to the site, the top 10 safest countries for 2019 are as follows: Iceland, New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Canada, Czech Republic, Singapore, Japan and Ireland. Travelers to these countries will most likely run into no issues during their stay. The website did the research for travelers to show them how safe countries are. The website also shows the countries lower on the list and provides facts and statistics to prove their worthiness of a lower safety rating.
Streets lined with festive holiday lights and decorations is a tell-tale sign the holidays are right around the corner. My favorite holiday tradition is going to Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and driving through the Holiday Light Show. My family and I have gone pretty much every year since I was a little girl.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is here! Anyone who follows the cruise industry can tell you the timeline between when a ship is announced to when it is open for passengers is a lengthy one, taking years and spanning different milestones. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore, recently passed another major milestone when it departed Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to sail toward its next destination, through to its recent christening and subsequent sailings.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Space tourism grew out of fantasies and unfilled promises that seemed out of reach until nearly two decades ago. In 2001, American businessman Dennis Tito spent $20 million for almost eight days with the Russian spacecraft that orbited Earth 128 times. Other million-dollar space rides followed with wealthy space tourists over the years. But will space tourism ever become more accessible, or will it always remain a bucket list adventure for the elite?