We never close our doors, and we ship right up until Christmas Day. However, this is the busiest season of all for postal workers and shippers, so shipping can take a bit longer than normal. To be on the safe side, do try to order your gifts sooner rather than later.
We promise to pack and ship all orders the same day if we get them before 3 pm eastern time. Right up until Christmas. However we can not influence the speed of the USPS, UPS or Fedex, so do understand that delays can happen when your package is in their hands, even if we did our part as fast as we could. Usually though, from our years of experience shipping for the holidays, most orders do arrive safe and in good time and all usually goes according to plan. But do try to order an extra day or a few early just to be on the safe side!
Happy, safe holidays everyone!
Check out our friends at Travel Fashion Girl! They are giving away some great stuff for the holidays and of course we had to join them! On day 12 you can get a Clever Travel Companion top! And it is not just Girl stuff that's up for grabs...
In honor of the holiday cheer, Travel Fashion Girl has teamed up with 22 awesome brands to bring you... The 12 Days of Giveaways!
Starting Wednesday December 4th, 2013 12:01am PST you have the chance to win 12 amazing prizes. We are not just talking about any old thing; we have prizes ranging from fashionable clothing to rocking travel gadgets and stylish luggage totalling over $2000 in prizes!
Dec. 4, 2013 SECRET SWEATER travel apparel*
Dec. 5, 2013 HIPKNOTIES multi-way garment*
Dec. 6, 2013 MAGELLAN's gift card
Dec. 7, 2013 ADEA travel wear*
Dec. 8, 2013 EMILIE M "essentials box"
Dec. 9, 2013 Men's Gift Bag featuring BLUFF WORKS men's trousers; I-MEGOheadphones; BRENTHAVEN laptop sleeve
Dec. 10, 2013 Resortwear Gift Bag featuring LARA VENTURA swimwear; ROSE AMBERkaftan*
Dec. 11, 2013 Accessories Gift Bag featuring BINDYA NY scarf; TRUFFLE organizer bag;WAITING 4 PLANES tee; OKA B shoes
Dec. 12, 2013 Backpacking Gift Bag featuring EAGLES NEST OUTFITTERS hammock; CLEVER TRAVEL COMPANION t-shirt; AMERIBAG backpack; 3WAY BEAUTY multi-use shampoo bar
Dec. 13, 2013 ANATOMIE travel pants*
Dec. 14, 2013 TOM BIHN travel bag*
Dec. 15, 2013 Minim NYC convertible travel bag*
To learn more about the 12 Days of Giveaways, please visit this page.
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Description: Stories of pickpockets in Paris have flooded the news and are the hot topic of 2013. Find out how bad the pickpockets in Paris are and how you can stay safe.
The real question question is whether or not pickpockets in Paris have slowed down in the months following the Louvre incident. By all accounts and crime statistics, Paris is no safer than it was.
As you may recall, the Louvre shut its doors in April for a day after museum staff walked out in protest of the increasing number of pickpockets working in the popular Paris tourist attraction. Despite raising awareness in the months prior, pickpockets got the better of the Louvre and its patrons.
The only thing that has come of the increased attention on the pickpockets in Paris is a better understanding of how they operate and who they target, but little has been done to actually stop the pickpockets.
Looking at the crime statistics of Paris, experts have learned that pickpockets do target specific types of tourists over others. An article in CNN reported that petty crimes against Chinese tourists in Paris have spiked 22% over the course of the past year.
Unfortunately, the preference to carry cash instead of credit cards and the desire to spend a lot of money on retail goods, make the Chinese particularly attractive to pickpockets in Paris.
Pickpockets in paris have also started to come forward, explaining the structure of pickpocket rings and methods used on the streets. One woman of Bosnian descent describes her experience as a pickpocket as a form of modern day slavery, having to send a percentage back to the leader in Rome.
Don’t expect the pickpocketing climate to change anytime soon. As one Parisian resident tweeted, “the annual August exodus from Paris has begun, the 7th arrondissement is deserted, only beggars, pickpockets ... and tourists [remain],” making antitheft devices a reality.
So, if you are bound for Paris anytime in the near future, it’s wise to make a small investment in an antitheft product and return with your valuables intact.
When traveling abroad United States citizens face a number of risks, from road safety conditions to bands of pickpockets to drowning. According to the World Health Organization, such injuries sustained while abroad account for far more deaths than from infectious diseases. Thankfully many risks can be mitigated through careful planning and taking safety precautions.
During the two year period from 2007 to 2009, a total of 2,352 United States citizens died because of injuries and violence while traveling in foreign countries. While the number one contributing factor to deaths is road traffic safety, 18% of deaths were a result of homicide. Violent deaths are more common in low income countries than higher income, but in today’s global landscape all destinations pose some kind of threat to travelers.
Homicides are rarely a random act of violence in that they typically stem from some kind of altercation, whether its an argument in a late night bar or a theft that starts to go wrong. As a traveller there are precautions you can take to avoid being targeted, instigating an argument or amplifying an altercation. The most important thing to remember is that no possession or sense of pride is worth risking your life.
Violence that eventually turns into homicide tends to be targeted toward American citizens who others perceive as wealthy or easy targets. Depending on where you are in the world, wearing your finest clothes and jewelry for a night out might not be the best strategy in keeping a low profile. Similarly, too many tourists inadvertently tempt thieves by making their wallet or passport in plain sight and easily accessible.
What can you do to avoid being targeted in a foreign country? Try to blend in as much as possible and adhere to the cultural standards that are relevant to a particular area. Never be flashy with your clothing or jewelry, as now is not the time to show off your most expensive wears.
Most importantly, keep your valuable possessions carefully hidden away using zippered pockets tucked underneath your clothing. Only take out your wallet or passport when absolutely necessary. Limiting access to your valuables with Clever Travel Companion is one way to avoid becoming a statistic of the World Health Organization.
Here's our new pick-pocket statistics infographic. Just click the image or the link below to see a larger version.
As you prepare for an upcoming trip, you likely have your own checklist that you go through. Do you have the passports? Did you pack enough socks? Do you have the right shoes for walking? Did you write down all of your reservation information for the trip? In spite of all of these questions, one important health question that many fail to ask is whether or not a vaccination is required or suggested for your destination.
Many people assume that if they aren’t headed to a remote part of Africa or South America, for example, then a vaccination is unnecessary. However, even popular tourist destinations such as Italy and France should make you think twice about whether your vaccinations are up to date. No matter where you are you going, you should do your due diligence to protect yourself from possible diseases.
A great starting place is the vaccinations that are routinely administered in the United States including measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus and hepatitis B. You likely have had these vaccinations as part of ongoing medical care, but call your doctor’s office to see if all are in fact up to date.
Once you are confident that your routine vaccinations are current, find out whether or not your destination comes with any health warnings. The Center for Disease Control maintains a searchable database of destinations around the globe and their respective vaccination requirements. Simply log on to the CDC’s Travelers Health Website and click on destinations for more information.
Learning about the specific location to which you are traveling is paramount in enjoying a safe trip, free from health problems. To be sure that you’ve thoroughly protected your health complete the following checklist from the CDC before every trip you take:
Did you schedule an appointment with your doctor or a travel medical provider?
Do you know the vaccinations you will need?
Do you have immunocompetence because of HIV or diabetes?
Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
Will infants or children be traveling with you?
Do you know the health information about your destination?
Yes, we know! We are so sorry, but we are currently almost all out of black and white tank tops. They are ordered and we hope to have them in stock very soon. In the mean time, please try our gray tank tops. Versatile, cool and comfy too! Our maybe a t-shirt in crew neck or in v-neck? They come in sizes from XS to XXXL.
After all the hustle and bustle of making your way through the airport and security, you sit down in your airplane seat with a sigh of relief. All of that mess is over and you can relax and start your vacation. While much of this is true, don’t check out too much and forget about what’s in your carry-on bags.
For many people, the carry-on bag is the perfect place to stow away a laptop, camera, iPad or other valuable for the duration of the flight. There is a sense of security that naturally comes from being in an enclosed space with a group of people. It’s hard to imagine the person sitting next to you grabbing your laptop on the way out, but it happens.
In 2012, Absolute Software, a laptop recovery and security company, reports that 24% of all travel-related thefts reported happened when the plane was in the air. Thefts occurring in the air was only second to the luggage and storage area of all travel-related theft hotspots. It’s clear that your laptop has as much of a chance of being stolen in the air as it does on the ground.
In light of this new information, there are a few steps you can take to protect your valuables while flying. The first is to treat the airplane like any other means of public transportation. Would you stash your laptop under the seat on a public intercity bus? Probably not, so don’t do it on a plane.
Another key to keeping your carry-on safe is to stay alert throughout the flight, especially once the plane has handed. Long, international flights are often perfect opportunities to catch up on some sleep and it’s okay to do so. However, when you do wake up periodically take a look at your carry-on and the items around to make sure nothing has shifted or seems out of place.
Finally, you can always keep your valuables extra secure by investing in additional protection. Many small mobile devices and all wallets, passports, credit cards and identification cards fit neatly inside the secret pockets of Clever Travel Companion’s travel gear. Investing a little bit now could save you a lot in recouping costs later.
Every single day, approximately 3,500 fatalities occur around the world because of road traffic accidents and crashes. Annually, the total hovers around 1.3 million people that are killed worldwide because of traffic safety issues and another 50 million people are injured. These statistics are certainly alarming, but the risks are not equal all around the world. To put it simply, lower to middle income countries are at the highest risk for a road traffic accident.
Of the countries with highest death rates, not all may be a realistic tourist destination for United States Citizens. At the top of the list is Eritrea, followed by Libya. While many US tourists may not frequently travel to these countries, other destinations such as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are on the list and special care should be taken when traveling to these countries. Staying safe should be your number one priority while traveling to all the corners of the world.
Just because the top travel destinations for Americans were not on the top 20 list does not mean that extra precaution shouldn’t be taken while on vacation. For example, Mexico reports over 20,000 traffic deaths each year, while places like China and Thailand report approximately 100,000 annual traffic deaths. Being in a developed nation does not automatically guarantee your road safety.
In order to stay safe, there are a few basic things you can do while on vacation. Never walk through unfamiliar or unsafe roads, especially at night. Plan your route beforehand and make sure that the entire path is well-lit. In many countries you must pay special attention to find areas with sidewalks. You may not want to stand out as a tourist, but wearing bright clothing and a Safees reflector is the best way to ensure that you are seen at night and by foreign drivers.