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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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Alarm Your Hotel Room Door to Help Keep Intruders Out

POSTED March 6th 2019 BY Beth Williams
Is it safe to stay in a hotel alone as a woman? If you’ve ever been concerned about someone unexpected entering your hotel room while you’re inside? The problem while not prevalent is real. Even with security protocols in place, well-meaning hotel personnel like housekeeping and maintenance staff might open room doors for guests encountered in the hallway. They may even use a tool to...
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Marriott Data Breach: What You Should do to Protect Yourself

POSTED December 1st 2018 BY Travel Writer
On November 30th Marriott, released a report that an “unauthorized party” breached their system and gained access to information of up to 500 million Starwood customers. Starwood hotel brands include Westin, Sheraton, W hotels, Aloft, St. Regis and more. Marriott said the information gained included personal information such as passwords, email addresses, names, dates of birth, home addresses, and even passport numbers. For millions, credit cards were...
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Booking Your Own Hotel Saves Money

POSTED September 23rd 2018 BY Travel Writer
Travelers who are conscious of their budget and want the peace of mind knowing where they will spend the night need to be smart and book their lodging via the internet before they go. Most hotels, even the smaller ones, take reservations online. It is very convenient as you don’t need to deal with different time zones and language barriers as you would with a...
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Portable Travel Carbon Monoxide Alarm

POSTED June 5th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Recently the news reported a sad story about a family from Iowa killed in their room while they slept by what was suspected to be to a Carbon Monoxide poisoning. While not a common occurrence carbon monoxide leaks can happen at hotels, private vacation home rentals, and even at home. One simple item about the size of a pack of cigarettes can protect your’s and your...
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Portable Door Locks for Travel

POSTED May 12th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Which Portable Door Lock / Alarm is Best for My Travel Needs?  A portable door lock or door stopper with an alarm can offer peace of mind for you and your family whether on vacation, for an overnight stay, or at home. Do you have a student in a dorm? Are you staying in a vacation rental or cabin? Chances many of these locations just...
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What Every Beach or Pool-Goer Needs to Pack, and it’s not Sunscreen

POSTED March 3rd 2018 BY Beth Williams
Thefts at beaches and pools increase during the busy vacation season when tourists and locals flock to the water.  Most beachgoers leave their wallets, cell phones, cameras or other valuables while they go for a swim or walk along the shore hoping that they’ll be there when they return. Most think they don’t have an alternative but to leave their property unattended or guarded. Some...
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How To Stop Burglars From Opening Your Hotel Room

POSTED February 25th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Safety and security in a hotel – 2 key elements: – a portable travel door lock for when you’re in the room – a tamper-evident hotel safe lock for securing your valuables Is your gear safe when you leave your hotel room? Secure your values while you’re away from your hotel room by using a hotel safe lock or portable travel safe. Do you sleep with...
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