Going Places


The Vagaband Travellers' ID has brought peace of mind to thousands of people around the world since its Kickstarter debut... and its popularity inspired us to take the next step towards our goal to Protect, Educate and Inspire the travel community. That's why we've put together the ultimate readiness course: Going Places.

Starting next month, Vagaband will host the first of these uniquely interactive and holistic courses that have been specially curated to meet the needs of young, independent travellers.

We collaborated with seasoned travellers of all ages, as well as some of the world's most respected risk-reduction experts, to create "Going Places" - the only travel readiness course of its kind.  Over the course of one day, Going Places gives you... 

  • A world-class course led by a combination of highly qualified expedition leaders and young, experienced peer-instructors.
  • A certificate issued by the Royal Geographic Society
  • Discounts on travel insurance, accommodation, inoculations, antimalarials and other travel kit essentials
  • A delicious cooked lunch, and the chance to meet other likeminded young people 


The bulk of the workshop will be headed by author, speaker, expedition-leader & travel safety expert Lloyd Figgins. Lloyd is chairman of the Travel Risk and Incident Prevention Group, and author of The Travel Survival Guide (now in its second edition). His career as an officer in the British Army provided him with decades of experience dealing with the world's stickiest situations...

This course is brand new and the only one of its kind. Our mission is to roll these out worldwide, which makes your input and participation incredibly important to us. Soon we will be taking Going Places on the road, bringing the same expert-led, world-class materials to locations across the UK, United States and Europe - it's all part of our mission to provide the world with a generation of fearless, informed and compassionate citizens.