Staying safe while traveling sometimes depends on the weather, an accident, or some other unforeseen issue.
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, using a mobile app from the US Department of State, allows you to reach your traveling family in case of an emergency due to civil unrest in a foreign country. Available for fee on Android and Apple devices at state.gov.
BSafe is a personal safety app packed with features to keep you secure on the road or at home. You can set up a network of friends and family and send notifications of your location using live GPS. There are alarms and other features. Available for free on Android and Apple at getbsafe.com
Get the American Red Cross’s Hurricane app to track and monitor hurricane conditions for your destination. You’ll also receive NOAA weather alerts when location services are enabled. Available for free on Android and Apple at redcross.org
Another app from the Red Cross is a first aid app containing all sorts of emergency medical intervention information from bites to bruises. It also allows you to make emergency calls directly within the app at any time.
What do you do if you want to call 911…but you’re not in the US? Do you know the emergency numbers in other countries? If you have the Travel Safe app it will give you a list of emergency numbers in your location with one touch dialing. Available for $.99 on Android and $1.29 on Apple devices at lkapps.com