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The Beginner's Guide to Travel Abroad - On-Demand

Learn at your own pace with Traverse Beyond's on-demand course. 

The Beginners Guide to Safe Travel Abroad

Table of Contents:

  • Travel Preparation & Safety
  • Security & Risk Assessment
  • Travel Experiences 
  • Being Present in the Moment



Welcome to The Beginners Guide to Safe travel Abroad. In this course you will be able to:

  • Identify safe practices in preparing for an international trip
  • Accurately recall items worth packing and bringing
  • Understand how to risk assess situations while traveling abroad
  • Identify general guidelines toward avoiding dangerous and risky situations while abroad.

Don't forget to check our list of resources at the bottom of the page to help you on your travels. 

Travel Preparation & Safety


Travel Preparation Tips 

  • What's the purpose of your trip
  • What's your timeframe?
  • What activities do you want to participate in?
  • What are the travel requirements needed?

Travel Recommendations


Learn what to pack and the resources you will want to print:

  • Guide books
  • Copies of all important travel documents
  • Printed itineraries 
  • Contact Information 

Travel & Communication


Travel tips for a successful trip: 

  • Travel Light
  • Learn the local culture
  • Learn how to make the flight a success
  • Understanding language barriers

Security & Risk Assessment


Understanding risk assessment and the importance of preparation. We will cover:

  • Personal safety and security 
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation

Travel Situations


You will learn:

  • How to be situationally aware
  • How to remain confident
  • Areas to avoid
  • How to handle money

Handling a Situation & Transportation 


In this section you will learn what to do if caught in a situation and risk assessing transportation whether it is public or private. 



You are going to learn how to risk assess accommodation. You will also learn the importance of communication. 

  • Have an list of emergency contacts
  • Have an emergency action plan
  • Stay aware of your surroundings
  • Keep valuables on you
  • Prevention is the key to success

Travel Experiences


Plan and Preparation is crucial. You will learn

  • Travel as a balance of planning and going with the flow
  • Preparation leading to success

Food and Water


You will learn:

  • What to look for when eating food in other countries
  • How to make sure you are drinking safe water
  • How you can help your gut when traveling

Currency & Local Markets


You will learn about the best ways to exchange money, how to handle your money in public places and how to barter 



Travel adventures are thrilling and a must, but safety is key. You will learn:

  • How to pick the activity
  • What to look for when choosing an outfitter

Being Present in the Moment


You will learn how to truly enjoy the adventure and live in the moment by quieting your mind and focusing on your senses. 

Thank you!


Thank you for taking this course. We hope that you take what you learned and enjoy all that this world has to offer. If you are looking for coaching contact us, and we would love  to help your out.  



Here at CAL Ventures, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company, dba Traverse Beyond (“Traverse Beyond”), we encourage safe travel. Safety is the heart of what we do, and the instructions for safety is core to our courses, coaching and all other programs and services. But our part in your safety can only reach so far. You are responsible for your own safety when it comes to your travel preparedness, travel experiences, and your return home. Each travel experience, no matter how mild or extreme it may appear, is unique, and the general guidelines that we provide at Traverse Beyond may or may not apply to your exact situation. It is your responsibility to interpret or reject our instructions, and it is your responsibility to discern how you apply it to your unique travel situation. Be safe. Ask questions about safety. We may refer you to outside resources. By taking a course with Traverse Beyond, you acknowledge and agree as follows:   Traverse Beyond makes no certifications, representations or warranties with regard to the suitability of safety instructions for your travels, nor with regard to the impact such instructions may have on your particular travel experiences, and any such certifications, representations or warranties, whether express or implied, are expressly disclaimed.  It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you take precautions for safe travel.  You acknowledge that any and all travel involves certain risks of damage, loss, or injury.  You understand that no course provided by Traverse Beyond can ensure your safety while traveling, and you understand that risks of travel include, without limitation, real or personal property damage, personal injury, permanent disability, fatality, and severe social or economic losses that may result from any such incident or injury. Further, you understand that there may be other risks not known or reasonably foreseeable at this time.  You hereby expressly agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for such damages, losses, injuries, and risks associated with your travels.   You hereby fully release, discharge and waive any claims, losses or damages of every nature you may have, now or in the future, against Traverse Beyond and any affiliated entities or outside sources, and their members, managers, successors, assigns, representatives, agents and employees (each a “Released Party” and collectively, the “Released Parties”), with respect to or resulting from taking a course with Traverse Beyond and your travels.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless each Released Party from any and all loss or liability, including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, in defending any claim arising from taking a course with Traverse Beyond and your travels.  You understand that provisions contained herein shall act as the broadest and most inclusive assumption of risk, waiver, release of liability, agreement not to sue, and indemnity as permitted by the laws of the State of Colorado.  If any portion of the terms contained herein is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.