Our Safer Travel Interactive Workshops are delivered by our team, who are all experienced travellers and have undergone our extensive training program.
They fully understand our safety principles, awareness techniques and risk strategies. During the workshop they also tell some exciting stories and personal anecdotes from their adventures.
Travellers Interactive Workshop
We tailor the workshops to the needs of each group. There are 8 essential modules which cover – planning an experience, travel safety during an adventure and returning home. In person workshops also include the VR Experience. There are a selection of additional modules which are tailored to the requirements of the group.
- Module 1 – Planning your adventure
- Module 2 – Before your adventure begins
- Module 3 – Preparation and booking
- Module 4 – Post pandemic travel
- Module 5 – Personal and well-being
- Module 6 – The K.A.R principles
- Module 7 – Maximising your opportunities
- Module 8 – Returning home
Additional modules (Choose 3 – tailor your safety course)
- Module A – Winter Ski and snowboard escapes
- Module B – Summer surfing, diving and beach sports
- Module C – Camping and glamping
- Module D – City breaks, weekend escapes
- Module E – All-inclusive Hotels
- Module F – Road trips, camper vans and car hire
- Module G – Backpacking, extended holidays
- Module H – Organised tours
- Module I – Family holidays
- Module J – Study abroad
- Module K – Volunteering opportunities
- Module L – Female travel
- Module M – Solo travel
VR Experience | The Airport
We have developed a Virtual Reality ‘Airport Scenario’ for travellers.
The fully immersive experience takes players through – arriving and checking in at the airport, all the way to boarding a flight. Each stage offers safety insights and awareness objectives. The experience is a game changer for people to understand the risks when travelling and test their knowledge in a safe environment.
- “The interactive workshop includes many safety techniques and awareness strategies. As well as our K.A.R safety principles, which we have developed over 19 years working with travel safety. Now, adding the VR experience is revolutionary, it cements our information and enhances understanding around travel safety. In essence if a similar situation were to arise in the future, people would be experiencing it for the second time. They will already know instinctively what to do.” Richard Stuttle Charity Founder
Understanding the risks when travelling is essential before you embark on your next adventure. The world is an amazing place and should be accessible to everyone who wises to travel. Our aim is to give people the information they need and the ability to react appropriately in any situation they may face.
Please see the overviews for each essential module below.
Planning your adventure
There are so many opportunities out there in the world it is sometimes difficult to decide on your next adventure. This module is designed to make you think carefully about where you would like to go and what experiences you would like to have.
Ask yourself the following
- What is the adventure you are considering?
- Why do you want to go?
- When are you thinking of leaving?
- Who else is going with you on this adventure?
- How are you planning on travelling?
- What are the costs involved?
- What are the risks?
If you can answer these questions, you will have a good understanding and confidence that this adventure is going to be worth the time, effort and the expense.
Before your adventure begins
Start getting excited, there is a great deal to be done in preparation. Research is key. When you are actually on your adventure time is precious, in the planning stages you have the opportunity to research and find out all the information you might need.
As well as looking at the exciting opportunities and reasons you would like to visit your chosen destination, it is equally important to research the key location and safety information.
- Where is the tourist office, hospital and nearest embassy?
- What are the tourist hotspots?
- What’s a the most common crimes in relation to tourists? E.g., pickpocketing
- What are the common scams?
- What areas around city where you need to take extra care?
- Are there any national holidays or large-scale events happening during my visit?
- Other considerations should include, what is the political situation?
Preparation and booking
It is always advisable to book your experiences in advance, book at least your first night’s accommodation. From your research you should have been able to find out if there any events or festivals happening when you plan to visit. This could affect availability for your accommodation and experiences as well as the price.
- Plan a rough schedule
- Book some of your experiences
- Book your accommodation
Taking a look around the areas on Google maps and looking at photos of the major landmarks can also help you begin to build up a map of the city in your mind. This can make it easier when you arrive, the place will feel more familiar and will be able to better understand your location in the area.
Post pandemic travel
Coronavirus is a major consideration for any travelling experience now and for the foreseeable future. It’s important to find out what restrictions are in place for UK travellers in the destinations you wish to visit.
As the government are regular updating the status of different countries it can be a good idea to subscribe for updates to the countries you are planning to visit.
- What are the restrictions for the destination at this time and potentially when you are looking to travel?
- What restrictions are in place at your destination?
- What are the considerations regarding returning to the UK and how will they in fact the following two to four weeks upon your return?
- If you have to quarantine, what are the risks to your health and well-being?
- What are the additional costs involved?
Personal and well-being
When travelling the two things that are completely in your control are your belongings and your attitude. Firstly, it’s important to only take with you the things that you will definitely use, especially if you are travelling for long periods. Secondly, preparing yourself mentally is vital as on any travelling experience there will be stressful moments.
Packing list and backpack or luggage
Get used to what pockets you keep items in and don’t change them. Moving things to different pockets and bags can make you feel like you have forgotten something and can raise your stress levels.
Mental preparation and well-being
It is very easy to dream of travelling and think of all the amazing experiences you will have when you are abroad. It is just as important to spend some time to consider the other times, downtimes, hostel life, shared rooms, stress of travelling to multiple destinations. Although this is all part of your adventure it is important to prepare mentally.
Mental preparation should be considered and the ability to remain calm and no solutions to potential problems can help significantly in reducing stress and risk.
The K.A.R principles
The K.A.R principles were created by Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation to offer people three pillars of consideration relating to their safety.
K.A.R stands for
Knowledge is key and this is primarily done before you embark on your travelling experience/adventure. The better prepared you are the more likely it is you will be able to solve any problems or issues that arise, swiftly efficiently with the minimum amount of stress.
Nobody can be aware 100% of the time. It’s impossible. What we can do is make sure to the best of our ability that we are aware in the right moments.
How you respond to a situation can dramatically change the outcome, it is important to understand your emotions and feelings. You will be experiencing a heightened level of stress and anxiety if a situation escalates beyond our comfort level.
Maximising your opportunities
Making the most out of your adventure. With comprehensive knowledge of the places, you want to visit, your excursions booked, and highlights planned. It is also in a good idea to leave room for new opportunities, be open to meeting new people and changing your plans.
- Talk to other travellers
- Visit tourist offices
- Look at flyers in hotels and hostels
- Talk to reception staff
Insider knowledge is priceless, this is when your research will continue as you travel. Talking to people who have visited attractions or experiences can offer have valuable insights.
All adventures must unfortunately come to an end. It can be a very strange feeling arriving back home, in one sense it’s a great relief and lovely to be back to see family and friends. Another feeling is that your great adventure is over, the excitement has gone and normality resumes.
Reverse culture shock
If people are away for significance periods of time, they can find themselves adopting a new way of life. They get used to living outside of their comfort zone, there is excitement everyday with new adventures and experiences. Returning home to a place where you know what is around every corner can be incredibly deflating.
Planning your next adventure
It is important for your well-being to start planning your next adventure. It gives you something to work towards, save money and start learning about a different cultures and places.
Essentials + 3 additional modules
- Face to face courses | £147 per person (min of 6, max of 12)
- Online workshops | £97 per person
- Discounts available for group bookings
Essentials + 5 additional modules or bespoke courses
- Face to face courses | £177 per person (min of 6, max of 12)
- Online workshops | £137 per person
- Discounts available for group bookings
For more information, please get in touch.
- "I really enjoyed the presentation by Richard from Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation. The message was an important one – to be aware, prepared and sensible while travelling. However, this cautious message was delivered in a way that left me feeling inspired and excited to travel in the future. I enjoyed Richard’s personal stories about the many adventures he has had – I can’t wait to have similar experiences perhaps on a Gap Year. The presentation was not only inspirational but I also found it aspirational." Year 12 Student
- "The images used excited students and Richard’s message of mindfulness is highly relevant. He encouraged them to step away from their smart phones, switch off social media and be present in the moment – advice that really resonated. Of course, the message of safe, well-planned and thoughtful travel is imperative to the work of Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation. Feedback from students highlighted their appreciation that effective planning can result in safer and perhaps even more enjoyable travel. We were so pleased to be able to support the fantastic work of Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, promoting the joy of travel while furnishing students with the information and skills to do it safely." Leanne Norton Assistant Head of Sixth Form. All Saints RC School, York
- "The app is a great idea and I’ll definitely use it. I think the most important message that I took from the talk is the need to prepare and plan for world travel. There is a lot more to consider than I was initially aware but Richard outlined useful questions that could help us to prepare. Caroline’s story really made me realise that travel can be amazing but that we should always take our personal safety seriously." Year 12 Student
- "Richard gave a great illustrated lecture to our Sixth Form. His talk seamlessly combined the essential travel safety advice at the heart of the Foundation with inspirational accounts of his own adventures. Students were captivated by Richard’s stories and pictures of him stroking tiger cubs, white water rafting or enjoying sunset on an Australian beach, encouraging them to explore the world too. But as Richard said, much of the advice applies just as much to a trip to London or any other big city. I would certainly invite him back to speak to the next cohort of students." Ben Fuller Head of Government & Politics. St Peter’s School, York
- "Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation is an amazing organisation. Richard’s passion for travel and for planning ahead and reducing risk made them think about travel in a different way. It also made them think about how to get the most out of their opportunities for travel." Anne Connor Head of S6 History and Modern Studies Teacher. George Heriot's School, Edinburgh
- "We were thrilled to welcome Richard Stuttle to All Saints this October as part of our PSHE programme for the Sixth Form. The theme of the day was ‘Life After All Saints’ and our aim was to inspire students to think creatively about their futures. As a keen traveller myself, I actively encourage my students to see the wonderful world around them – but to do so safely is an essential message. Richard’s presentation perfectly echoed these sentiments." All Saints RC School, York