It’s been a wild year for travel. What’s ahead for 2018?

How was traveling in 2017 for you? USA Today and Washington Post columnist Christopher Elliot writes about travel in 2017 and offers commentary on 2018 travel in two articles - "Travelers, here's what to expect in 2018" and "It’s been a wild year for travel. What’s ahead for 2018?" Depart Smart's Travel HEROES course is featured [...]

By | 2017-12-13T12:14:11+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Education Admin Webinar January 10, 2018

Our students are our future. Study abroad can be an awesome opportunity, but it comes with deep duty to inform and duty of care responsibilities so students come home with rewarding memories to the people and places they love. Please join Sheryl Hill, award-winning author, speaker, safe student travel advocate and founder of Depart Smart, [...]

By | 2017-12-11T13:02:05+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 7 safety priorities for world traveling senior citizens

Your kids are grown. Your career is winding down. It’s time to live life to its fullest in new ways. For many, that means connecting with people and cultures while traveling the world. Whether it’s hiking in the Himalayas, taking cooking classes in Tuscany, joining a motorcoach tour of Chile, or tutoring orphans in Tanzania, global adventures [...]

By | 2017-12-10T09:17:42+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When should you call your travel insurance company?

Depart Smart's mission is to prepare world travelers from all walks of life to be able to identify and avoid risks, get help and home with a personal emergency safety plan. Recognized as consumer travel safety experts and advocates, we have more than ten years learning about dangerous situations and common pitfalls from survivors whose [...]

By | 2017-12-10T09:17:43+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Depart Smart is a Moodle Case Study for the first consumer-driven, online travel safety certification course!

INTRODUCTION Depart Smart is a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota, USA, working to reach, teach and engage travelers as active participants in their health and safety abroad. Travel and tourism is a strong and profitable industry. However, most people do not know how to Depart Smart for the world. Simple things can make lifesaving differences, [...]

By | 2017-12-10T09:17:44+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Minnesota’s First Polo en Blanc Event – Aug. 4

Minneapolis (July 20, 2016) – Minnesota’s first Polo en Blanc event will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:30 – 11 p.m. at the Twin Cities Polo Club, Maple Plain, Minnesota. Hundreds of people will don white attire, enjoy a gourmet dinner at pristine, white linen-covered tables as they watch the first Midwest [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:45+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National High Five Day for Depart Smart

April 21 is National High Five Day! Depart Smart (formerly ClearCause) is getting in on the festivities with a fundraiser worth high-fiving about. During National High Five Day, 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., supporters can cash in high fives by donating $5 to Depart Smart on Twitter and Facebook with the help of Good World. [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:08:46+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments