As humans, we are well aware of our mortality. Naturally, we are concerned about our safety. We crave the peace of mind, and that desire to feel safe plays a role in determining our behavior. And that includes deciding whether or not to travel.
In considering our mortality, well, the fact is — spoiler alert! — we’re all going to die! None of us are getting out of this alive!
So the real question should be: how are we going to spend our precious time? For me, the answer is clear: by doing things I love to do. Such as travel.
Terrorism, Safety, and Travel
With that in mind, let’s consider terrorism, safety, and travel for a moment.
These days, the safety issue pops up a lot. As Travel Advisors in the Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Center, we get questions on this topic regularly.
“Is it safe to travel to Europe?” they want to know.
Continue reading “Is it Safe to Travel to Europe?”
People are well aware of the dangers of texting and driving or of drinking and driving, but there’s another menace lurking in dark crevices and under closed car visors that we rarely ever discuss.
What is this creeping menace, you ask? (Okay, I know you already saw the title and featured image. Just humor me!)
[Insert dramatic pause here.]
It’s spiders and driving!
As a potentially hazardous threat to public safety, we could all benefit from greater public awareness on this issue. For example, what should YOU do when faced with an eight-legged stowaway aboard YOUR vehicle?
If you wait till this scenario happens before thinking it through — before coming up with a concrete game plan — it may be too late!
Keep Calm and Refrain from Freaking Out!
Not long ago I was about an hour into a three-hour drive from Seattle, Washington, to Portland, Oregon. That’s when it happened.
Dun. Dun. Duuuun.
The dreaded tickle. Continue reading “Spiders & Driving: A Public Service Announcement”