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What to Pack for Europe to Minimize Looking Like a Tourist

POSTED June 1st 2019 BY Travel Writer
Leave These Fashions for Home, Not Europe Leave clothes that scream tourist at home because they call attention to you, which can be unflattering and even dangerous in Europe. Tourists are typically the target of pickpockets, thieves and scam artists, so why broadcast that you could be a potential victim. It’s better to blend in more with the locals, even if you still look like...
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Trip or Travel Insurance? Or Both!

POSTED May 10th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Travel insurance or trip insurance? Insurance is necessary for peace of mind for you and your family when you travel. We’ve tried to make understanding the difference between trip and travel insurance easy. Insurance is your backpack plan if you encounter problems before or during your travels. Even the best thought-out plans may be interrupted by circumstances out of your control, think political unrest, global...
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USPS Informed Delivery -Sign Up Before ID Thieves Do

POSTED May 10th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Do you get checks, tax documents, bank statements, credit cards, or legal documents in the mail? Sign up for USPS informed delivery on the USPS website. If you don’t, thieves could sign up first in your name and be informed before you are as to what is being delivered to you and whether it is worth stealing before you have a chance to get to...
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How to Find Hidden Cameras in Your Airbnb

POSTED May 3rd 2019 BY Travel Writer
Hidden cameras in Airbnb’s are rare but are highly invasive, creepy, and can be devastating if the images are posted to the internet.  It is worth taking a “sweep” of your accommodations for your peace of mind. Putting a surveillance device in an area like the bedroom or bathroom is against Airbnb’s rules. If you find a camera contact Airbnb. There’s no surefire way to be...
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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

POSTED May 1st 2019 BY Beth Williams
Better Safe than Sorry – International Travelers Should Register with the Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) While many travelers may be aware that most countries abroad have a US embassy to contact in case of emergency, they may not be aware of a program run by the US State Department for travelers who travel outside of the United States.  The Smart Traveler...
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Cruise Safety – What You Can do in Case of an Emergency

POSTED April 9th 2019 BY Travel Writer
It rarely happens but when an emergency occurs on a cruise ship it is a huge logistical undertaking to keep everyone safe and in extreme cases get them evacuated off the ship. Well, it just happened. The cruise ship the Viking Sky was sailing in waters along the Norwegian coast when the engine failed in rough seas stranding the ship. They airlifted half of the...
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