Safety, Survival & Sanity

Who Helps When Disaster Strikes Abroad?

Read More  Disasters happen—earthquakes, tornados, avalanches, tsunamis, and terrorist events. There are agencies set up and ready to assist. Knowing which agency does what—what they can do, and what they can’t—will save you time and hopefully panic and worry.  “Every little thing counts in a crisis.” Jawaharlal Nehru   Know who can help   If you are […]

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Who to Contact If Your Kid Gets Into Trouble Abroad

Read MoreYou get an SOS from your kid off in the Outback, Timbuktu, or in jail or injured. Or you hear of a disaster and can’t reach him/her, who do do contact to get a rapid response? Unlikely, but it does happen and you don’t want to be searching for help in a panic. You have […]

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Dumb Behavior Abroad Can Result in Grave Consequences

Read More  You need to be informed before your kids go abroad because your they are not Teflon. Oh, they think they are. “I’ll be just fine, Mom.” “Don’t worry, nothing will happen.” “It’s cool. I’ll be careful.” They spurn advice & ignore the voice of experience. Youth is fearless, thoughtless and impetuous, and often heedless to […]

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Why Insure Your Kids When They Go Abroad?

Read More  According to the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs it can cost more than $100,000 for medical evacuation outside the U.S. It’s unlikely your standard insurance would cover this or other medical services. A travel policy is smart and cheap.  “It is a truth but too well known, that rashness attends youth, as […]

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Why You Get a Passport When Your Kids Go Abroad

Read More    Accidents do happen. The kid needs you there now! Kids do get into hot water. Who do they look to, to get them out? Do you really want to get a passport in a panic?   Obtain your passport when the kids get theirs It would be a rare occurrence for your kid […]

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