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Depart Smart inspires, develops and transforms world travelers into safety heroes with travel safety education so they make informed decisions abroad to avoid risks, get help, return safely and report to protect others

Travel Safety Essentials

State department puts forth warnings  on country safety concerns and risks in some areas within countries that don't have country wide alerts or warnings. Sometimes, it takes a compelling investigative report to warrant actions. Good on Raquel Rutledge, Sentinel, for her deep seated expose on risks of tainted alcohol at prestigious all inclusive Mexican [...]

By | 2017-07-27T10:52:03+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Otto Warmbier’s Story

Thank you Zachary Rogers, WKRC for hosting us to speak in the wake of Otto Warmbiers return home. We are honored to be featured in your piece, Depart Smart: What you should know before traveling abroad.  Our hearts go out to Otto's family and friends. The New York post released a news article on Otto Warmbier - [...]

By | 2017-06-16T11:41:22+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Otto Warmbier’s Story

Inc. Magazine Expertly Portrays Depart Smart’s Purpose

Karen Leland, President of Sterling Marketing Group and author of '5 Ways to Stay Safe From Terrorism and Other Threats When Traveling Overseas' an article for Inc. Magazine wrote, Depart Smart, [Sheryl] Hill's website, offers a free 10-item quiz that scores your travel safety readiness. I'm sorry to say that despite my worldwide wanderings, I [...]

By | 2017-05-28T07:47:10+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Inc. Magazine Expertly Portrays Depart Smart’s Purpose

Travel Secrets: PDA Around the World

By Jess Simpson, at Paste Magazine Public displays of affection, also known as PDA, can be tricky territory for travelers to navigate when in an unfamiliar culture. What is acceptable in one country is frowned upon in another and downright illegal in yet another. The confusion isn’t limited to couples or kissing and touching. From [...]

By | 2017-03-24T13:22:46+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

World TB Day – #TBsmart

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB). The Centers for Disease Control reports, “Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around [...]

By | 2017-02-24T19:56:49+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on World TB Day – #TBsmart

The Great Serengeti Migration

Twelve big travel tips Travel of a different kind takes place on the African plains is often referred to as the “Greatest Show on Earth.” The Great Serengeti Migration is one of the largest animal migrations in the world. It is a huge attraction for wildlife and bird watching American citizens who want to visit [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Featured, News|Comments Off on The Great Serengeti Migration

Depart Smart advocate and supporter – Carol Giuliani

My husband and I decided to attend a Depart Smart fundraiser because it was at a brewery and looked like fun!  Not only did we thoroughly enjoy the people and food, we learned what a valuable service Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart provides to families who are sending their kids abroad.  Since our son was [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:50+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Depart Smart advocate and supporter – Carol Giuliani

Let the CDC pack your suitcase for a healthy trip

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Association, most resident travelers are not packing the most important components to get help and stay healthy - travel evacuation insurance and antibodies!  According the 2014 U.S. Outbound Travel and Trade report, 30,780,000 citizens went abroad, of those 87.8% did not get pre-trip vaccinations as 71.9% [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:50+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Let the CDC pack your suitcase for a healthy trip