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About Depart Smart

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

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 [...]

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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 | 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 | December 13th, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Let the CDC pack your suitcase for a healthy trip

Traveling on a budget

We don’t associate fun and adventure with budgets. Travel is one of the situations where fun, adventure and budgets overlap. In order to keep the fun and adventure high, it is vitally important to plan for and track spending abroad.  You need a solid travel budget. Building a budget from scratch can be overwhelming. It’s [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Traveling on a budget

Give to the Max Day – Depart Smart

Give to the Max Day on November 17th is a day of gratitude, giving and igniting generosity. From November 1-17 you can help Depart Smart earn matching funds with your generous donation during Minnesota’s Give to the Max campaign. Please GIVE and invite your friends to match your gift. Depart Smart is the only nonprofit [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Featured|Comments Off on Give to the Max Day – Depart Smart

Depart Smart Milestones

Our gratitude overflows with praises for our generous volunteers, sponsors and donors who helped us achieve these incredible milestones: We have become a trusted travel safety resource with more than 15,000,000 impressions in major news such as The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Minneapolis Star & Tribune and numerous other [...]

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