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Pack Smart, Pack Light and Pack Right

Your best chance of packing just the right amount of clothes is to plan what you will wear each day or by activity re-using as many items as possible. How to pack a suitcase is a bit of an art.  Think a long sleeve shirt could be a light jacket over a t-shirt or be worn separately.  Over-packing will also leave less room in...

How to Sleep on a Plane

Sleeping on board an aircraft is tough but following the advice of seasoned travelers on how to sleep on a plane is a good start to getting the rest you crave. Selecting the right seat  can make a difference, some seats are better than other if you want to sleep.  Read on to learn how to avoid noisy passengers and other...

Italy – Top Pickpocket Locations in Rome

Rome, Italy – a city where many say civilization began – and a city that many report is the pickpocket capital of Italy.  Almost everyone going to Italy will visit Rome, justmake sure you keep track of your wallet and purse while visiting the great sites. Rome is a very large city packed full with ancient sites,...

Smartphone Security Tips

More and more travelers are taking smartphones with them when the travel overseas – especially when they can help make your travels more convenient, but you’ve also got to be more careful when traveling with your smarphone. With so much personal information and credit card information in your purse or pocket,...

France – Found /Lost Gold Ring Scam in Paris R...

Beware of the Lost Gold Ring Scam The “lost ring” scam is one of the oldest and most famous of the tourist scams in Paris, as well as other parts of Europe popular with tourists.  Due to its success of ripping tourists off, locals have given it a name – they call it “being ringed.”  There are several versions...

Train Scams and Pickpockets – What to watch out f...

The following are few security tips to help protect you valuables when you travel trains in Europe.  These tips were sought out from train police officers, train conductors and tour operators who operate or work in and around passenger train/subway systems in Europe.  One thing to point out – thieves and scammers like to...

How to Avoid Pickpockets by Watching Videos

Pickpocket Video Filmed in Rome, Italy This is a video of tourists walking away from the main train station, Roma Termini, in Rome Italy.  You will see the female pickpockets right behind the mark, a man,  attempt three times to remove his wallet from his travel bag.  You will see that the tourist is not aware of the theft...

Travel Insurance – Read The Small Print Or You Ma...

As a traveler, you have either taken out a travel insurance policy on a previous trip, or you are considering the purchase of one. You’re patting yourself on the back for doing the responsible thing, by taking out travel insurance you have given both you and your loved ones the peace of mind that comes with knowing that if...