Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

You might be backpacking abroad in Europe your first time alone or a third time with friends. Either way, no matter who is traveling with you or where you are traveling to, be safe. You want to enjoy yourself and act on your curiosity and instincts. There is such a thing as playing it too safe, but to strike a happy medium here are a few tips to follow. A good friend, Erica Stackhouse, traveled from little old Rhode Island, traveled through Europe and gave some good tips that are incorporated as well.

When you arrive at a hostel, do not be shy. There are many hostels that are part of a large network which can be safe and enjoyable places to stay as you venture through your journey. Many of them are also outfitted with all the modern conveniences you could want.

These are great places to make new friends. If they are like you and are backpacking through, they can even become travel companions that offer you a chance to use the buddy system when going out at night or when going on walks or hikes to unfamiliar places. You might get lost together, but it is a lot easier to find your way back with a new friend.

Still, you want to exercise caution especially when you need to use a bus or train to travel. Be especially alert when in crowds because you want to avoid pickpockets. For this purpose, always travel with one or two debit or credit cards. If you need to carry cash make sure not to carry more than $100 with you.


Be sure to have the telephone number of your bank branch and your credit card company with you when you travel. If you lose a card or you have any issues with your bank account, you can call them and get things sorted out as soon as possible.

Make use of security deposit boxes if they are available at your hostel. Have your padlock with you to secure your box and place your money and valuables inside. A security box is one thing you will not want to share with any of your hostel friends.

While outside, you want to be sure you secure your backpack. A smaller lock will work to keep the bag from being unzipped when you are not aware. Also be sure to put a  reflector on a backpack so that you can remain visible in the rain or in the dark. Follow these tips to stay safe and have fun.

Seeing the World as a Digital Nomad

Who doesn’t want to travel the world? Who doesn’t want to work for themselves?

How about getting to have the best of both worlds? How does the option to travel and work digitally from anywhere in the world sound?
Global Digital Opportunity

There is a big shift in the working-remotely-world. Entrepreneurs, young and old, are getting on board with this movement. There are underground places that one can sign up for a week or more to travel to, live, meet like minded people, explore cultures, food, and share ideas in the world of digital space.

Pioneers in this Space

A couple of guys started NOMADX for people to do just that. You can check the NomadX guys out at

You can have the ability to do this as these guys created space “to facilitate the future of work for the freelancers, location independent entrepreneurs and remote employees who want a break from their routines to live, work and explore the world.”  These guys cover everything from housing, to travel to workspace. Getting to travel and meet up with others from around the world sounds like a great lifestyle.

They just had a summit in Lisbon Portugal. You can check out travel information here for Lisbon itself.

Be Part of the Movement

There are many people in this digital nomad lifestyle all around the world. You could easily find a place on every continent and in many different countries. Who knows, maybe you will be the next to create your own space in your town for others to travel to and have the opportunity to see your world and collaborate with others.

That is the beauty of doing work that can be all done online, a “digital-Nomad”. If you have always wanted to do your own thing, get out of the 9-5 grind, go for it! This is what life’s all about, explore this globe. By experiencing a new place, new country, different people, new perspectives, culture, you can come away refreshed, and have a new sense of purpose within your work.

If you have a strong interest in travel, being adventurous, getting out of your comfort zone, this is made for people like you.

Here is a great video that was featured on CNBC International about a digital nomad life.

Saving money when you are in Russia on vacation

There aren’t many people that are going to Russia for a holiday. And, those that are going on a Russian holiday, know that this can be an expensive holiday and that you need to make sure that you are saving as much money with the trip, the reservations and your activities, as much as possible. This is the only way that you can make sure that your budget is lasting as long as possible. These are some of the most important aspects on how you can save money when you are on a Russian vacation:

Getting a travel related credit card

One way that you can save money, especially if you are traveling frequently, is to get a travel related credit card. With this type of credit card, you are getting points for traveling to destinations. And, if you have enough points, you can get a huge discount on flights, that you can use for your Russian holiday.

This is also a great way to make sure that you are flying first-class without paying anything extra. This can be a great way to save money, if you can use your points to fly cheaper than what you normally would pay. This can be done for other countries besides Russia as well.

Saving money with your flight to Russia

One of the more expensive things when you are traveling to Russia, is going to be the flight and the accommodation. And, if you can get one of these cheaper, then you will be able to save a lot of money. Money that you can use for other, more important things.

There are many ways that you can save money with your flight to Russia. You can skip the direct flight, and you can make your booking early. The earlier the booking, the cheaper the flight. You can also make sure that you are flying on days and times where you are getting cheaper rates. There are many different things that you can do to ensure that you are getting the cheaper flights to Russia, in order to save a bit of money.

Avoiding peak season in Russia

One thing that you need to know is that when you are going on holiday at peak season, when everyone is going on holiday, then you are going to pay a lot of money. It is important to make sure that you are planning your holiday around the time when it is just before peak season or just after peak season.

You can have just as much fun going just when peak season is finished or before it starts. But, you will be able to save a lot of money in the process.

Russia can be a great for a holiday, even if there are only a few people that are considering this destination as a great holiday destination. This is one of the more expensive destinations, and you need to make sure that you are saving as much money as possible. This is the only way that you can have a great holiday, that are in budget and that you can afford.