Skimming along Twitter and this link popped off my screen: 5 Ways To Avoid Being Kidnapped.

At first, I thought really? Does it happened that often?  

Apparently so.  And as someone who travels a bit, occasionally to places off the tourist trails, it seems worth passing along to others who do, too. 

And even if you're not heading directly into harm's way, these suggestions are pretty good for anyone away from home.