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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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Must Read Hotel Safety Tips

POSTED March 6th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Hotel Safety Tips For Travelers Before Your Trip Copy all credit cards, airline tickets, passports and important documents, front and back. Alternatively you can keep a photo of them on your phone. Jewelry, luggage, and all valuables you’re taking should be photographed before you pack them. How to Select a Safe Hotel If possible, select a hotel that has installed modern electronic guest room locks....
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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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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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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 Door Locks for Travel

POSTED September 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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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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