Former personal advisor to U.S. Attorney General and current Vice President of Protection Strategies for Gavin de Becker & Associates, James Hamilton shared his top travel tips with Forbes.

“To assist with safety when traveling overseas, I always stress to clients that they must maintain awareness of their situation and new surroundings.”. “It’s easy to get caught up in technology or other distractions. Applying greater vigilance when navigating through international cities can help avoid unwanted, dangerous situations.”

Find more of his expert insight for frequent fliers here: