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Nowhere in the World is Safe Travel Tip

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In the registry of “safe places” in the world, Bangor, Maine ranks high on the list.

A kid was shot in front of the house I am staying in a few nights ago. He, apparently, was fighting some other kids. One of them shot him.

This happens everywhere.

Designating places as being safe or unsafe is often irrelevant, as, most often, it is a person’s actions which determine their safety far more than external factors. Bangor is safe, but, as has been proven, you can be shot in the street here.

Outside of extreme circumstances, the world is a safe place to travel. Don’t fear countries, fear your own actions in those countries, fear situations, fear circumstances.

Even these people could be dangerous too

You can be shot down, robbed, buggered anywhere in the world at any time. Don’t allow the fear instilled by newspaper headlines thwart your travels. Keep your head up, sleep at night, wake up early, look people in the eye, and walk where your legs lead you, and you will find that you can nearly be as safe in a “dangerous country” as in Bangor, Maine.

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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