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I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.
A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if someone has physical possession of your phone or laptop, and can intimidate you into giving up your password.


The Traveler Newsletter: February 2017
An informational bulletin on security, medical, and travel related issues


Love Is In the Air: Airports and Airlines Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Air travel is usually more stressful than romantic, but on Valentine's Day many airports and airlines go out of their way to add a little love — or at least some chocolate — to the journey.


Have We Made Travel Too Special?
Have we made travel too special? Look, I get why we do it. Travel is a special thing, and it’s impossible to enjoy something so special so much without talking about it in hushed tones with lofty modifiers and intense urgency. We love travel, and we want to communicate that love to everyone around us so they can enjoy it as well.


How To Fend Off Skin Damage and Illness While You Travel
Flying can take its toll on your body. From the dry air on the plane to the jet lag and the dehydration, you might not feel your best when you arrive at your destination.


The AirSelfie Is Your Travel Drone Photographer
Forget your selfie stick, because it’s now a relic of a bygone era. The new hotness is a drone you can carry in your pocket. AirSelfie is everything you need to be a walking drone studio as you traipse across the transom of this great wide world of ours.


Airports Maintain Normal Operations Amid Travel Ban Protests
On Jan. 27, the U.S. government issued an executive order banning citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the US for at least 90 days; all Syrian citizens are barred until further notice. The order also suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days.


What an Icelandic Airline Owner Can’t Travel Without
Skúli Mogensen, the founder and owner of WOW Air, the Icelandic budget airline that now flies to Reykjavik from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, spends a lot of time in the air.


Chinese New Year Travel Predicted to Break Records in 2017
This year’s 40-day official travel season known as “Chunyun” (directly translates to: “Spring Festival Transportation”) is projected to top last year’s travel totals with a projected 2.98 billion trips taking place. 356 million Chinese travelers are expected to take to the railways and 58.3 million to the air this holiday season.


The Best Places to Celebrate Lunar New Year in the US
Looking for a place to welcome in the Year of the Rooster as the Lunar New Year draws close?


Cash Availability in India Creating Major Headaches for Travelers
If you're traveling to India in the near future, you should anticipate some difficulty and inconvenience when seeking to exchange foreign currency for Indian Rupees.


US National Parks Break All-Time Visitors Record for Third Consecutive Year
For the third consecutive year, national parks in the United States hit a record-high number of visitors in 2016, but the increase in traffic has also resulted in more congestion at the parks and more guests misbehaving.


Ask the Captain: Safe landings on short runways
Question: Can a larger aircraft land on a shorter than recommended runway in an emergency? What tactics would a pilot use — slower approach speed, maximum reverse thrust, brakes to the firewall, etc. — to execute this?


The Best Apple Watch Apps for Travel
If you were among the lucky ones who recently received an Apple Watch as a gift, you may still be figuring out what exactly it can do for you. When it comes to travel, there are dozens of watch apps that can make your journey run a little smoother.


Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Multiple people killed, suspect in custody
Multiple people were killed in a shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter.


The Traveler Newsletter December 2016
An informational bulletin on security, medical, and travel related issues


The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Travel Guide
If you’re one of those folks who just wish 2016 would go away already, you’re not alone. This year has been a domino effect of gloom, with the weight of the elections, an increasingly fragile global sentiment and continuous threats to travel.


These Are the Best Wine Regions for 2017
Where will the best wine regions be in 2017? Conde Nast Traveler checked in with some of the world’s top sommeliers to find out where they recommend traveling to.


Did you know?
A record 103 million Americans – an increase of 1.5% from 2015 are expected to travel during the peak holiday season between December 23rd and January 2nd according to AAA.   


Officials confirm at least nine dead after vehicle crashed into Christmas market
Security: UPDATE 1: Officials confirm at least nine dead and more than 50 injured after vehicle crashed into Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 19. Avoid the area.