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Lost, Delayed and Damaged Luggage – Tips You Need...

You have either seen it or heard about this gut wrenching experience. Your airplane arrives at your final destination – you walk down to baggage claim – and stand at the baggage carousel for what seems like eternity. You watch everyone else’s bags come down the conveyor belt. Then the carousel comes to an...

Scooter – Moped Rental Theft Tips

When traveling overseas, many travelers rent scooters or mopeds for the day as a nice way to get around and see the sights.  While this is a great idea, you do need to take a few precautions to make sure you don’t fall victim to some of the most common scooter theft scams that occur around the world, especially when they...

Beggars Fake Handicaps – Prey on Tourists’ ...

Beggars faking handicaps are found around the world, and they love to target travelers who often have a big heart and give them money.  If you’re one of those kind-hearted tourists you need to know the majority of these beggars are very healthy people who are scamming you.  They just act, dress up and pretend that they...

Car Security Tips

Your car can practically be your home away from home if you drive for business or leisure. Therefore, you will want to take some precautions to protect it and your possessions inside. Ideally, you wouldn’t leave anything valuable at all in your car, but the reality of travel is that your car is going to serve as much...

Spain – Barcelona and Madrid Pickpocket Scams ...

Barcelona and Madrid Pickpocket Scams Pickpocketing and theft can occur in any part of Spain; however Barcelona and Madrid are the top two reported locations.  As a matter of fact, the city of Barcelona was reported by Trip Advisor as the number one pickpocket location in the world in 2009. When you go to Barcelona everyone...

Your Passport is Lost or Stolen – What to Do

In case your passport is stolen in a foreign country, the need to act quickly becomes more and more important. That is why you need to report that loss as soon as possible to the US Consulate or Embassy nearest you. They will then assist you on getting a replacement passport.When you lose your passport, or if it is stolen from...

Beach Theft – 10 Beach Theft Prevention Tips

Visiting the beach is something that you’ll want to do especially in a tropical or sunny destination however, it’s a tricky situation if you take valuables like a phone, cash, car keys or credit cards with you to the sand. What’s the best way to protect your valuables? Hide them in your beach bag? Do you...

Do you sleep with the hotel balcony door open? Read thi...

We have all stayed at hotels that have a nice balcony overlooking the ocean or the city. We do so because it adds to the ambiance, or maybe just to cool down the room.  But how safe is it to sleep with the balcony door open. Most travelers who think about this subject turn their thoughts to hotel rooms on the first floor,...