Is it still safe to fly?

Like a lot of air travelers, Scott Cocking feels safe when he boards a plane. But he still worries.
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Are your children safe on a cruise vacation?

A distraught mother recently called me about her 17-year-old daughter who had been raped by a teenage male passenger on a cruise ship.

“She didn’t invite this,” she said in voice weary with worry. “She did not know her attacker.”
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Are helicopters unfit for flight?

Helicopters are 85 times more dangerous than cars and 350 times more dangerous than commercial travel by plane.

That’s the underreported aviation story today.
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What happens to my valuables on a shipwreck?

Note: The “Problem Solved” column normally deals with non-travel issues that are fixable, but a recent reader question prompted me to make an exception. Fran Perry is curious about what happened to the valuables belonging to the Costa Concordia’s victims. I dredge up an answer.
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Their valuables disappeared from the hotel safe — and so did the hotel safe

How safe is the safe in your hotel room? If you’re Steve DeLucia, not as safe as you think.

DeLucia recently checked into the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen before a cruise vacation. He stored all of his valuables in the safe.
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