Make It a Safe Trip

Business Jet Traveler » December 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 11:00pm

For terrorists and other criminals, there must be few targets more inviting than high-net-worth individuals who fly privately. Which countries are safe? "None," according to Edward L. Lee II, author of Staying Safe Abroad: Traveling, Working and Living in a Post-9/11 World. Lee knows what he's talking about, having spent 30 years with the U.S. State Department, where he served as a regional security officer in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and helped develop post-9/11 anti-terrorism strategies.

His 325-page book is an easy-to-carry 4½-by-6½-inch collection of everything you need to know about traveling safely, from threat assessment to eye-opening statistics. The volume is available from online booksellers such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”

-retired Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer