May 16, 2020

Lessons Learned After Getting Stuck in a Freeway Shut-down

This post is by Bernie Carr, Just before New Year, we went on a road trip to visit family. After checking traffic and weather conditions, and finding no issues along the route, we set out. While driving on the freeway, we noticed traffic began to slow down. We thought it was typical holiday delays until the traffic stopped completely. We checked Google Maps and it showed a slowdown, a red area, in front of us. The automated voice said […]

Would You Visit an Active Volcano?

This post is by Bernie Carr, Just a quick post today, about the news story you may have heard about: the New Zealand volcano eruption. What happened? The White Island volcano, about 30 miles from mainland New Zealand, situated in the Bay of Plenty. Described as a cone volcano, with only 30 percent of its mass above sea level, the White Island volcano is an active volcano. On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, the volcano erupted while 47 tourists, most […]

Bad Travel Advice – Encouraging Women to Travel Alone to Pakistan

This post is by Bernie Carr, Just came across this Forbes travel article – “This Popular Solo Female Travel Vlogger Thinks Pakistan Could Be The World’s No. 1 Tourism Destination” What is the article about? The article extols the merits of Pakistan as a travel destination for women traveling solo.  It features one travel vlogger who reportedly: “She head (sic) straight into “Taliban Territory” to live with a local family. She trekked to the base camp of the world’s […]

Visit these Countries at Your Own Risk

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today’s post is a quick one to share something I came across that we can chat about. Although it’s not about preparedness entirely, it’s about travel safety, which is another one of my interests. Australian YouTubers arrested in Iran I did not see this report in mainstream media – this Australian couple visiting Iran got arrested a few weeks ago near the Iranian capital. They were detailing their adventures via Instagram and YouTube.  […]

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