How to Stay Safe On Your Gap Year


Whether you’re a young person setting off on your first overseas adventure, a career breaker, or a silver traveller heading out to discover a new destination; we all need to look after our personal safety and security. After all, we want our travel experience to be memorable for all the right reasons. No matter how experienced you are, Lloyd Figgins, travel risk expert and author of The Travel Survival Guide provides practical and cost effective advice on how to stay safe

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Travel Safety: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

Lloyd Figgins, travel risk expert & author of the The Travel Survival Guide offers up-to-date, no-nonsense, practical advice on how to prepare for a trip, recognise warning signs, avoid potential hazards and cope with emergencies should they occur. Read More Travel Safety: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2019

5 Reasons Why Travel Safety is the New Cool

To celebrate the launch of his book The Travel Survival Guide, our go-to guy on all matters of travel safety, Lloyd Figgins gives us five reasons why travel safety is the new cool. Over to you Lloyd:

There was a time when people would glaze over when I told them what I did for a living. Being a Security Expert for people travelling overseas was tantamount to being the fun police. Nowadays however, I have seen a remarkable turnaround. I’ve even been asked if my work is like being James Bond. Well, it’s not quite Bond, but it can be exciting and I am responsible for keeping people safe when they travel to some of the most interesting places on the planet, which makes it very rewarding. So why is travel safety becoming so chic? Read More 5 Reasons Why Travel Safety is the New Cool

Travelling Solo: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival 2018

As more and more people choose to venture far and wide on their own, our panel of experts, Hilary Bradt, Lloyd Figgins and Phoebe Smith talk to Julia Wheeler about how this is in fact a more advantageous way to travel. They also look at the logistical details of how you can stay safe and prepare. You may never want to travel with company again.

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Travellers’ Wisdom: How to Save Money and Stay Safe // Stanfords Travel Writers Festival

Join holiday bargain-hunter Andrew Fraser, travel safety guru Lloyd Figgins and Author and Wanderlust Magazine Editor Phoebe Smith as they talk to Julia Wheeler about how to fly further for less, and how to stay safe as you explore the world.

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