When is it safe to return to a destination after earthquake or other natural disasters? Some tips on when to return.
after earthquake

This article previous appeared on Footage from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport last week showed lines of people trying to leave Japan after the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Meanwhile, travelers with scheduled trips to Japan have wondered what they should do with their tickets and future plans. Once a natural disaster happens, when can tourists […]


6 tips for what to do in a natural disaster when traveling
What to do in a Natural Disaster

  This article previously appeared on On vacation in Tokyo last week, Winnie Cheong and her mother were at the Shibuya train station, an hour away from their hotel, when the ground trembled. At first Cheong, a Singapore resident who has been through mild earthquakes before, thought the noise was coming from the trains underneath. After […]


UPDATED, 4/7 – We’re not out of the woods yet: What a government shutdown would mean to National Parks.
Lovers Lane hike, Sol Duc falls, Olympic National Park, Washington

Updated: April 7, 2011: Travelers planning spring vacations to national parks and monuments have been on edge for the past few weeks, as Congress continues to debate the federal budget. While an interim spending bill passed in mid-March delayed the immediate threat of a government shutdown, it’s only a stop-gap measure until this Friday, April […]