Fisher’s Travel SOS: Emergency Guides for Travelers

Fisher’s Travel SOS is a unique guide for leisure and business travelers. Rather than point out what sights to see, however, Fisher’s tells you how to avoid some of the dangers that might befall the unwary visitor. Detailing what to do when faced with an emergency, each guide provides critical contact information for dozens of locations around the world, as well as information concerning:

  • Ambulance
  • Police (local & national)
  • Fire services
  • Embassy
  • Consular services
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Lawyers

Available as a printed booklet delivered through the mail ($16) or as a self-print guide ($12), Fisher’s guides would appear to be a must-have if you’re traveling into any of the world’s most dangerous destinations. However, the most dangerous destinations in their library appears to be Johannesburg. That said, it’s worth pointing out that you can run into medical or legal trouble in any country at any time — even the “safest” countries in the world. Then, of course, it doesn’t really matter if you’re in Somalia or Prague.

Keeping Valuables Safe While Traveling

You recall that recently, Justin treated us to a tutorial on how to make an underwear safe. That, of course, was an excellent tip for keeping valuables safe while traveling. However, for those of us who DON’T feel like slipping our fingers down the crotch of our pants every time we need to tip the bartender, let’s go over a few others:

  1. Carry only small amounts of cash at any time.
  2. Use the hotel’s safe.
  3. Considering making a “throw-away wallet.”
  4. Keep any briefcases, suitcases, purses, backpacks, etc., in sight when in public.
  5. If you must carry large amounts of cash, try to split the piles up, so if somebody picks one pocket, the remaining cash is safe.

Looking for other tips? Check out these travel safe resources:

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