France – How To Avoid Paris Metro Pickpockets

POSTED January 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Don’t Fall for Pickpocket Scams in Paris while using the Paris Metro or Trains 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 cities in the world for pickpockets. Tourists visiting Paris are targeted by a variety of thieves, which can be can be any gender, race, or age, however,...
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Train Scams and Pickpockets – What to watch out for

POSTED August 3rd 2014 BY Beth Williams
The following are few security tips to help protect your 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 throughout Europe.  One thing to point out – thieves and scammers like to look for tourists at train stations and on trains themselves for...
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France – Pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower

POSTED May 1st 2010 BY Beth Williams
If you have done any research about the visiting the Eiffel Tower, you will have no doubtfully read several comments about that tell you “watch out for pickpockets when visiting the Eiffel tower.” Take these comments seriously unless you want to end up spending the rest of the day at a Paris police stations filling out reports and calling your credit card companies.  To be...
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How to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling

POSTED March 21st 2010 BY Beth Williams
Think You’re Savvy Enough to Avoid Pickpockets While Traveling? Ok, so you’re going abroad … the excitement has been building, your luggage is packed, you’ve got your flights picked, your passport and travel sized liquids are ready, you’ve notified your credit card company you’re going overseas. Quite simply you’re prepared!  In all likelihood your trip will be great and you’ll return with plenty of pictures...
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Guide to Bargaining and Shopping Overseas

POSTED January 22nd 2018 BY Beth Williams
Shopping Overseas “Caveat Emptor” Let the Buyer Beware! The Art of Bargaining One of the oldest and most basic shopping skills is bargaining, but many westerners have completely lost the art.  This is especially true when visiting open-air markets and bazaars, where bargaining is the accepted and an expected method of setting a price.  Many of Europe’s top outdoor markets are a great place to practice...
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Important Passport Security Tips

POSTED November 27th 2017 BY kevin4371
How to Keep Your Passport Safe – Tips for Travel Your passport is your key to proving citizenship and is the document that the US and other countries use to recognize you and to let you enter the country and is a critical document that needs to be protected. Anyone traveling abroad, especially for the first time, should take a few minutes to read up...
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Best and Fastest Way to Access Important Documents in an Emergency

POSTED May 18th 2017 BY Beth Williams
When planning your trip, especially overseas, you need to plan what you would do if you lost or had your important travel documents stolen.  While this might be an inconvenience domestically, once you are in another country it grows into a time-consuming and frustrating problem.  Have peace of mind knowing your contingency plan is in place.  How would you replace documents overseas – knowing that:...
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Most Important Passport Security Tips

POSTED March 30th 2017 BY Beth Williams
The Most Important Passport Security Tips for Travel Your passport is your key to proving citizenship and is the document that the US and other countries use to recognize you and to let you enter the country.  Sure you know that you need to protect your passport.  If you’re traveling abroad, especially for the first time,  take a few minutes to read up on the...
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