The Travel Survival Guide

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The rewards you can reap from exploring this amazing planet are incalculable. Every year, more and more of us are discovering the joy, the excitement, the sheer sense of adventure in roaming the world. But travelling, particularly to the more remote and volatile corners of the globe, can be a dangerous business. If you don't prepare properly—by looking for potential hazards and learning how best to deal with them—you may wish you'd never started out. Written by international security expert Lloyd Figgins, using his experience of over 80 countries, this unique new travel guide is essential reading for anyone planning an overseas trip, whether on business, as a tourist or gap-year traveler. If you want no-nonsense, easy-to-follow, practical advice on how to recognize the warning signs, how to prevent problems and cope with emergencies (should they occur), this is the book for you.


Lloyd Figgins is a travel risk expert, author and speaker. He is a former police officer, soldier and expedition leader who has worked in over 80 countries, including some of the world’s more hostile and remote regions. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and internationally respected authority on the subject of travel risk and crisis management, he often provides commentary in the media and makes regular appearances on the BBC, Fox News, ITV and Sky News.


“Entertaining, informative and essential. A must-read for any traveller.” —Sir Ranulph Fiennes

"Figgins packs into 188 pages the low-down on how to get the most out of travel by avoiding mobs, microbes, malaria, and other miscellaneous mishaps. He weaves practical advice in with fascinating personal experiences, making this book very useful while at the same time very entertaining.” —Ben Wedeman, CNN War Correspondent“If you ever found yourself in a sticky situation whilst travelling overseas, Lloyd Figgins is the person you would want with you. The next best thing would be to have a copy of The Travel Survival Guide in your pack. As humorous as it is useful." —Kat Orman, BBC journalist