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5: Staying Safe on the Road (Matt Gets Left at Sea)

March 22, 2018
Being safe and secure is the primary concern when traveling anywhere around the world. We discuss how safe it is to leave the US and what precautions you can take to stay out of harm's way. What happened when we were followed in India? We discuss the gadgets we use to feel secure and define what being on ‘yellow’ means. You think America is safe but how safe is it? We also answer a couple of follower questions on how we fill our time on the road without getting bored and the ideas we plan to bring back with us to the US once we go home. Finally, Matt was left at Sea in the Galapagos Islands! It’s true. We get into the details of how that happened and what he did.   Main Topics Covered: Travel Safety; Gadgets, Tips, and Tricks Q&A: How We Fill Our Time on the Road without Being Bored Q&A: The ideas/philosophies we hope to bring back from our Travels SOT: Matt is left at Sea in the Galapagos Islands   Links Mentioned in the Episode: Global Peace Index Post on Is it Safe to Travel to?  Tactical Pens, we always carry these High powered handheld flashlight- helps to make people back off or redirect Get our favorite Safety Travel book - Spy Secrets that can Save Your Life - by Former CIA officer Jason Hanson. The best Luggage locks RFID for cards and RFID money belts Trust your Gut post Use the Blink Monitoring System to watch your room while you are out Prevent someone from coming in with the Doorstopper 14 Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal Uber - the best way to catch a ride - get a discount on your first ride Matt loves Scooters Lady hustling in Peru out of a wheelbarrow - Best Sandwiches ever  Matt’s LinkedIn  Nikki’s LinkedIn That movie about wasting food - Just Eat it!  Easter in Ayacucho, Peru Exploring the Galapagos Islands on a Budget   Our prize of the day and the stylish way to keep your clothes organized and clean while traveling from Eagle Creek. You will hear us talk about these organizers often. They allow us to pack more and keep our clothes wrinkle free when traveling in airplanes, buses, or trains. Eagle Creek has gifted the Pack-It Specter Tech™ Starter Set and Cat Nap Rest Set so you can rest easy in those bright, noisy locations. Check out their wide range of travel products at or find our favorite Pack-It set at   Be sure to REVIEW Passport Joy Travel Talk to enter the contest.