How to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad

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  • Sign Up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  • Travel Checklist
  • How You Can Find Safe Hotels and Hostels
  • How You Should Pack
  • What to Leave at Home
  • Should You Bring Cash?
  • Check Your Passport
  • Know Where the U.S. Embassies and Consulates Are Located
  •  Learn About the Laws and Customs
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  • How to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad
  •  Some Countries Are Safer to Visit Than Others
  • Safety Begins Before You Travel

How You Can Find Safe Hotels and Hostels

Prior to booking your flight, it is imperative that you research not only the amenities and rates at hotels, but also pay close attention to their locations. Another way to check if the hotel or hostel is in a safe area is by researching the destination and reading reviews from other travelers on trusted sites such as Hotels.com, Hostelbookers.com or Expedia.com.. (Photo: John Warburton-Lee/Getty Images)

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