Magazine article Teach

Travel Security

Magazine article Teach

Travel Security

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Summer vacation is quickly approaching and just like your students-you're ready for a break. Sometimes though, planning your getaway can be as tedious as watching the hands move around the clock. All the 'To-Do' lists can seem more overwhelming than the job you're leaving. Below are some resources to help you travel safely and securely this summer and to help ensure your body, home, and even mobile devices are protected.

Travel Canada


This government website provides information about what you need to know about staying healthy while travelling. It includes many links to other government websites with information about more specific travel-related topics, like travel advisories, recommended vaccinations and where you can get them, and a list to Canadian embassies abroad. An alphabetical listing of countries, and security concerns are also available.

Protect Your Data

Chances are, you'll be travelling with a mobile device. Not only do you want to keep your phone or tablet safe, you want to make sure the information you've stored on there is secure as well. This site, run by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, gives tips about how you can protect yourself, your devices, and your information while travelling abroad. It's also important to remember that laws governing digital information, encrypted data and intellectual property change depending on where you're travelling. Some governments may be monitoring your email. Other countries may not approve of risqué novels you may have downloaded on your e-reader. Check with the Canadian embassy in the country you're visiting for more information.


Looking to take in some more scenic views of Canada this summer? This site offers a directory of bed and breakfasts across the country. …

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