Hotel In-Room Safes- Not so Safe?

Hotel Room Safes: May Not Be as Safe as You Think

POSTED September 1st 2020 BY Beth Williams
You know not to leave your valuables out in plain view when you leave your hotel room and to use the hotel room safe to secure them. Thefts of valuables from hotel room safes, while not rampant, are a real problem, even in the best of hotels. Master keys, master key cards, and override codes in the wrong hands make it easy to open a...
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Portable Door Locks for Travel

POSTED July 12th 2020 BY Travel Writer
Which Portable Door Lock / Alarm is Best for Your Travel Needs?  A sense of security at home or while traveling is important. If you live in a rental property the landlord has access to your place and even former tenants might.  If you have roommates, being able to lock the bedroom door can provide an added feeling of security. Feeling safe when you’re at...
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Why You Need to Pack a Portable Travel Safe

POSTED October 22nd 2019 BY Travel Writer
Your laptop, phone, and wallet are not just valuable to you, they are valuable to others too, so protect your gear virtually anywhere with portable travel safe .Safes are no longer just metal boxes, they can be soft and packable and they’re definitely not just for homes, portable travel safes offer security in hotels, vacation rentals, vehicles, RVs, boats, offices, dorms, and even outdoors too! What is...
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Doing Laundry in Your Hotel Room

POSTED October 4th 2019 BY Beth Williams
Travel light by packing less and doing laundry on vacation or while traveling. If you travel for more than a few days you should plan on doing laundry in the sink/tub of your hotel or B&B. This keeps the weight of your bag down so it is easier to carry or maneuver. Never done laundry by hand in a hotel sink?  It’s pretty simple.  Here’s...
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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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How Safe Are Hotel Room Safes?

POSTED February 7th 2019 BY Beth Williams
Every “how to” article about keeping your valuables secure in a hotel recommends placing them in the in-room safe.  Your hotel safe is a good place to keep valuables out of view and it is a much better solution than trying to hide them in your room.  However, no hotel room safe is 100% secure, here’s why. All hotels have a backdoor or “special way”...
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