Salt Lake City, UT | August 18, 2018

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What Is Travel Smart Bootcamp?

Since starting Travel Safer, I've wanted us to create an annual conference that would serve as the catalyst to easily build strategies, relationships, and the expertise needed to improve the way of travel for business travelers, study abroad students, families, couples, and solo adventurers.

Travel Smart Bootcap will bring together all types of travelers on August 18 for a journey through optimizing every point of their travel process.

During the Travel Smart Bootcamp you’ll discover:

How to gauge the security situation in any country - for yourself

How to get your vacation back on track after a robbery 

How packing smarter makes you safer 

Why people freeze when in danger & how to prevent it

Is your travel coordinator protecting you? Find out

How to plan around the top four travel plan disruptions

Your personal safety is in your hands, and only you can take control of it.

The Travel Smart Bootcamp will show you how.


Engage with industry thought leader J.C. Lightcap, who will transform the way you think about travel.


Founder, author, lead trainer

Travel Safer LLC

Former military and government contractor, J.C. tells how he went from travel nightmare to safety expert.

Through stories, humor and dozens of practical tips J.C. shows the way to overcome the biggest travel mistakes you didn’t know you were making and unveils the training that has kept him from being robbed (or worse) while visiting over 44 countries. 

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J.C. dishing out travel know-how in Santa Clara, CA


Travel Smart Bootcamp will be an immersive and invaluable experience condensed into one action-packed morning in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. 

With the busy traveler in mind, the day will be made up of engaging presentations and interactive exercises to tackle the questions your travel agent or travel coordinator doesn't know or won't tell you.

The event is designed to take you on a step-by-step journey through every element in the travel process — from packing, planning, and destination research, to overseas awareness techniques and tactics to take you from "easy pickens" to "hard target" anywhere in the world.

Saturday, August 18:

8:00am-8:30 am: Welcome, intros, expectations

08:30am-10:00am: Core Sessions & Exercises (Research, Travel Preparation)

10:00am: Breakout & awareness exercises

10:30am-12:30pm: Core Sessions & Exercises (Packing, Awareness)

12:30pm-1:00pm: 'Ask Me Anything' & Travel Bootcamp wrap-up


Hyatt Place  

Green Room

55 North 400 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84101  

(801) 456-6300

**Hours and location are subject to change. Please check back for updates.


After you register, expect a confirmation email with supplemental information, handouts, checklists and worksheets to bring with you to the course.

Tickers are still available! Save your seat now: $79. 


What's Included:

Who is this for?

We're packing a lot of content, resource guides and usable reference materials into this course.

  •  Over four hours of engaging content, broken into easily digestible sections to help you implement immediately into your travel routine.
  • Quizzes and practical exercises: Get in the real world to hone the techniques we learn together.
  • 24/7 access to world travel experts (including J.C.) via our private member Facebook group. If you're going, they've probably been there and can answer most any question you throw their way.
  • The Travel Safer, Travel Research Template: Ask the right questions and consolidate the important details of your next trip on this fill-able pdf form.
  • Pre-Travel Checklist: Is your house in order? Check off the boxes and head to the airport without wondering if you missed something.
  • Crib sheet: Keep the emergency information in your pocket so you have it on hand when you need it most.
  • Packing lists and resource guides to make you the most efficient traveler possible.

Every style of traveler will learn new tactics, techniques & best pratices - no matter their experience level.  

"That's a great idea - I never thought of that."  

During an interview for Liberty Project, Clarissa Wei (the reporter) was continually saying the quote above. Oh - and she was living and working in Nicaragua at the time!


  • You are required to travel for work and want to make the process smoother; protect yourself; be more productive; and verify that your company is living up to its Duty Of Care obligations.
  • You (or your child) are heading overseas for a study abroad program and want to know exactly what you're getting into.
  • You previously traveled solo, but now have a family to protect and plan for - You want to make sure you've covered your bases.
  • You are a newly minted traveler, perhaps a wee bit overwhelmed and don't know where to start! You don’t want suggestions or options, you just want someone to walk you through the process so you can get results now! 

What if I'm not a safer traveler by the end?

I'm in! I have friends who need this, too. 

If you show up and are engaged, you WILL be a safer and smarter traveler at the end of this course. HOWEVER - we would never want you to be unhappy! If you feel you are not a safer, smarter traveler by the end of the course, let us know within 30 days and we will happily provide you with a 110% refund.


Once you have registered for Travel Smart Bootcamp you will find a special discount code in the registration confirmation email that you can send to a friend or travel buddy.