Stranger than fiction: weird driving laws around the world

Winding skid marks on a straight roadTraffic laws are meant to keep you from harm’s way and ensure an orderly society. But in your travels you may discover some laws that simply leave you scratching your head. From restricting your right to allow a gorilla to ride in your backseat while cruising the Massachusetts countryside to facing a hefty fine for not properly stopping for animal herders in South Africa, there are laws on the books around the world that can simply leave you in a jam.

It’s important to know that although car insurance is required in most industrialized countries, it’s not the norm everywhere; for instance in Bolivia Continue reading

Profile of a burglar (infographic)

Preview of infographic Profile of a BurglarBurglaries can occur at any time, and you probably understand that your home is vulnerable when you’re out of town. But just how much do you know about how burglars operate? For instance, what time do most burglaries occur (hint: it’s not in the middle of the night)? And how do most burglars get in? You might think it’s through a back door or garage where they can’t be seen, but the truth may surprise you! As a follow-on to our previous article on securing your home when you’re away, the infographic below provides a great summary of when, where Continue reading

Required documentation for traveling abroad with minors: what you need to know

Family waiting at the international airport terminalInternational travel is supposed to be an adventure and most people can prepare for the basics, but for parents traveling alone with a child, it can quickly become a nightmare unless proper documentation is gathered and prepared at the beginning of the trip due to new requirements to cross international borders with a minor.

Increased Vigilance Provides More Protection

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a rise in the number of child Continue reading