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...

Easy and Non Toxic Way to Detect & Kill Bed Bugs i...

Does your hotel bed have bed bugs?  Will you be bitten? You don’t want to wake up with red bites on your body whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure and you certainly don’t want to bring them home as a souvenir either! You also don’t want to sleep in a cloud of pesticides, so what’s the...

Hotel Maids Stealing from Guest Rooms – Videos

While most hotel employees are honest, every occupation has a few number of employees who may steal.  The following are a few videos taken by hotel guests who have caught dishonest hotel maids stealing items from their room, or going into their personal belongings in search of items to steal. You should always check  that your...

Hotel WiFi Hacking – Traveler Beware!

Unsecured wireless networks at hotels have proven to be ideal places for hackers to commit a wide variety of crimes. In 2008, at the luxury Thompson Hotel chain, a hacker captured personal and sensitive emails sent by guests and staff members over its wireless network and threatened to make them public. Hackers staying at...

Beach Theft – 12 Beach Theft Prevention Tips

Visiting the beach is something that most travelers like to do, however, it’s a tricky situation that has confounded many a beachgoers when they get down to the sand: What’s the best way to protect your valuables in your beach bag?  Think about it, your beach bag can contain a treasure trove for beach thieves.  If...

How to Prevent Beach Thefts and Pool Thefts

Thefts at beaches and pools increase during the busy vacation season. Tourists leave their wallets, cell phones, cameras or other valuables on the beach while they go for a swim.  Most think they don’t have an alternative but to leave their property. Some are clever enough to “hide”  their valuables under a...