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The Perfect Travel Wallet

The Perfect Travel Wallet

[Jupiterimages]/[Photos.com]/Thinkstock Your wallet is the most important piece of travel gear and the one thing you definitely do not want to lose. Your RFID blocking passport case can be replaced, but the cash in your wallet? That’s harder to track down. Unless of course you have travel insurance. In light [...]

If You Ever Have to Chaperone a Trip, Scare Your Group with these Movies

If You Ever Have to Chaperone a Trip, Scare Your Group with these Movies

[michelar]/[iStock]/Thinkstock I don’t know why, but sometimes I feel like I was born with the responsibility of leading groups of teenagers through foreign countries. While I love the spirit and budding intellect of the 13-18 sect, they do seem to be permanently set on the ‘self destruct’ mode. Certain adolescent boys [...]

RFIDtec 25 Only RFID Accessory to be Certifed by GSA

RFIDtec 25 Only RFID Accessory to be Certifed by GSA

Last week, our the Pacsafe RFIDtec 25 ID Badge Holder was certified by the General Services Administration of the US government for meeting Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for federal employees and contractors.  By meeting the requirements of the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201), Pacsafe’s RFIDtec 25 [...]

Ready or Not, Canada, Here We Come!

Canadian fans of Pacsafe, we’re headed your way! That’s right.  We’re responding to the call and now, Stephen and Sue Kay will be leading an initiative to get Pacsafe’s innovate products into Canada.  That means no more searching online for a US store; in a few months, you’ll be able [...]

5 Signs You’ve Been Traveling Too Long

5 Signs You’ve Been Traveling Too Long

[Kuzma]/[iStock]/Thinkstock You could end your backpacking trip for any number of reasons: a job, homesickness, losing one of your anti theft purses, regular sickness and school are just a few examples. In some cases, instead of you ending the trip, the trip ends you. It makes you mad, changes your [...]

Tips for Renting a Car Overseas

Tips for Renting a Car Overseas

[Ron Chapple Stock]/Ron Chapple Studios]/Thinkstock The first time I rented a car in another country was in Israel. A friend had convinced me that we should head out to the desert for the weekend and that since we were going to need a car to get there, I should be [...]

Ways to Work Abroad

Ways to Work Abroad

If there’s one thing better than traveling abroad, it’s living abroad. The thrill of living in a foreign country, getting paid and immersing yourself in a new culture is too attractive to simply ignore. But it’s hard enough getting a job at Radio Shack to even think about moving your [...]

Over the Baggage Allowance? Here’s What to Do

Over the Baggage Allowance? Here’s What to Do

[Fuse]/Thinkstock Flying from Geneva to London the woman behind the check-in counter tells me I’ve misinterpreted the luggage weight restrictions. You see when I added one anti theft messenger bag for 11 Euros it asked me if I wanted to add a second bag for the same price. Figuring checking [...]

How to Haggle Like a Local in the Middle East

How to Haggle Like a Local in the Middle East

[Zeynep Özyürek]/[iStock]/Thinkstock Haggling can be intimidating if you’re not used to it. Often Westerners just want to be told a price and then–depending on the price– either hand over their money or walk away. End of story. Haggling can seem tedious and many people approach it with a bit of [...]

Rig your Room to Fool Thieves

Rig your Room to Fool Thieves

[AmmentorpDK]/[iStock]/Thinkstock I once had a job teaching at an internationally travelling high school. Unlike most travel abroad programs, we spent the entire school year on the road.  The amount of valuables that we travelled with was mind boggling. Among us were six teachers and thirteen teenagers, and we all had [...]