From the Publisher
"Safe, savvy and secure traveling is essential in today's world. Ray Leki draws on his 25 years of international travel experience to show corporate and government employees, as well as the casual traveler, how to assess and mitigate threats and operate successfully in our new and sometimes dangerous cross-cultural world. With humor, insights and hundreds of real-life examples drawn from his own experience, Leki shows us how to cross borders and safely navigate the world. Essential reading for anyone who carries a passport."
--Laurette Bennhold-Samaan, Sr. Manager Global Mobility, Accenture Ltd
"Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy and Secure Abroad is a most valuable reference book for the experienced as well as the novice sojourner. As an international business professional who has traveled the world for the last 40 years I find author Ray Leki's book to be right on point. It is comprehensive, readable and informative, even for the experienced traveler. His personal and professional experiences come across in a clear and useful manner."
--William R. Sheridan, Vice President-International Human Resource Services, National Foreign Trade Council
"Combining traditional security awareness, cross-cultural, and interpersonal skills with proven emotional intelligence concepts; Ray Leki's Travel Wise Model offers an innovative and relevant primer for 21st century Globe Trotters! Travel Wise is a must-read for novice and seasoned travelers alike."
--David J. Benson Senior Diplomatic Security Special Agent (Retired) Former Director of the Diplomatic Security Training Center
"Travel Wise has a wealth of wisdom and information that will serve experts and novices alike. I use this material in my research, intercultural training programs and graduate courses. I recommend it to all, and thank Ray for doing a great service to the intercultural community."
--Professor Dharm P. S. Bhawuk, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai`i, Manoa
"Travel Wise provides a holistic, frank and intelligent approach to safe travel and raises the bar for preparation and competency for personal safety and security. No matter your level of travel expertise, Ray Leki presents information to make smart, thoughtful and well-informed decisions."
--Nancy R. Lockwood, MA, SPHR, GPHR, Senior HR professional, researcher and author
About the Author
Ray S. Leki has more than 20 years of experience as a government trainer and program manager, preparing diplomats, employees and families for assignments overseas. An adjunct professor at American University's Graduate School of International Service, Leki began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and has continued with a variety of assignments in the Peace Corps and the U.S. Department of State. He is widely known in the inetercultural and international security arenas, and is a frequent contributor to professional conferences. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.