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What to Do When Your Wallet is Lost or Stolen – W...

What should you do if your wallet is lost or stolen – what should you do and who should you call?  This is that gut-wrenching question that most of us have experienced at least once, but what’s even harder is trying to figure out what to do once you realize your wallet is lost or stolen. Video: What to Do If Your...

Is Your Car Vulnerable to Burglary?

Did you know 1 out of 3 people will have their vehicle broken into this year? How many times have you left items of value in your car (purse, wallet, gun, important documents, expensive electronics etc.) not thinking you could come back to a smashed window or break-in and have the potential for significant loss because of a...

Home Inventory Apps – Why You Should Use Them Bef...

What if you came home and discovered that your home was broken into and many of your valuables stolen.  How would you feel?  Then think about when the police come to your house and ask for the descriptions of the items that were stolen – along with their serial numbers – could you provide the information?   On the...

2 Must-Dos When Booking Hotel Rooms

After you pick the location for your next hotel stay, savvy travelers recommend you do two thing to ensure a more relaxing stay. First you need to give security some thought, even if you’re staying at a top resort. Next you should make your personal requests known in advance. Security Priorities   Request a hotel room in the...

France – Pickpocket Scams in Paris – Transp...

Don’t Fall for Pickpocket Scams in Paris Paris is the city of light, fashion, artistic expression and love. Paris was also rated in a TripAdvisor.com survey as one of the top ten pick pocketing cities in the world. Tourists are targeted on the beautiful city streets by organized gangs who follow them for hours waiting...

European Train Travel – Validate Your Ticket Befo...

Train and Rail Travel Tip Every European Traveler Should Know  Validate your ticket using a machine BEFORE you board, or risk being thrown off the train and fined. This is something that is not done in the USA, however, it is something every first time traveler to Europe needs to know so they don’t end up with a hug...

RFID Pickpockets – Stop’em with RFID Blocki...

You may think of a pickpocket as a person that bumps into you to steal your wallet, but now there’s a different kind of pickpocketing and it’s called electronic pickpocketing. How do RFID pickpockets work, and why can they be so devastating?  Tech-savvy RFID pickpockets – which are also known as “digital...

How Much to Tip the Housekeeping Staff

You tip your hair stylist, you tip the waiter, do you tip the housekeeping staff when you stay in a hotel? The quick answer that etiquette experts recommend is $2-5 per day.  They also recommend that you leave a tip daily. Housekeeping staff can change daily, and you want  to make sure the person who takes care of your room...