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How Not To Get Murdered, Killed Or Kidnapped On Your Gap Year.

The media is rife with tales of backpackers coming to a sticky and untimely end on their gap years, salivating over details of all the monsters that lurk in the shadows the second you get off that plane. Listen to these expert tips instead of the media hype and learn how not to get murdered, killed, kidnapped or even worse on your once in a lifetime backpacking trip. 

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The Importance Of An Exit Strategy On Your Gap Year.

Would you know what to do if something went horribly wrong on your gap year and you need to get out or go home in a hurry? If something terrible happens while you are travelling and you need to bail quickly, it is essential that you have an exit strategy that will get you out of that situation and to a place of safety as quickly as possible. Here are the top expert tips to keep you from getting stuck in a situation you don’t want to be in.

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Should You Learn Self Defence Before Your Gap Year?

Is learning a martial art or a bit of self defence a good idea for your gap year? Well the problem is the answer isn’t exactly clear cut. Staying safe on your gap year involves far more than learning just a few martial arts moves, so this article asks if learning self defence before travelling is really a good idea.

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Top 10 Solo Female Travel Safety Tips.

Taking a gap year as a solo female backpacker is often seen as too dangerous or risky, and as a result solo travel as a woman can be a little daunting, but it really doesn’t have to be. Travelling the world solo is one of the most empowering, rewarding and downright awesome things you will ever do, and despite what the mass media or well meaning relatives say it can be overwhelmingly safe too with the right knowledge, preparation and precautions. So here are the top 10 expert tips to help you reduce any risk to your personal safety and security whilst on your travels.

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Travel Safety Advice For Arriving At A New Destination.

For many travellers, arriving in a new city or country for the first time is often when they are at their most vulnerable, especially for those travelling solo. Here are some basic but expert travel safety tips that will decrease any risk to you and keep you safe.

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The Reality Of Fear And The Truth About Travel Safety.

Fear of becoming a victim of crime continues to dominate almost every discourse on gap year or independent world travel, despite the facts and the statistics showing that relatively speaking it is no more dangerous than staying at home. I want to use my experience and background to give all potential travelers some perspective on the issue of travel safety and provide you with some real, practical advice. 

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Announcing The Gap Year Safety Consultation Service.

A unique one to one consultation service with real, expert advice on staying safe on your gap year.

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