Shopping While Traveling

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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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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Mall Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

POSTED November 16th 2015 BY Beth Williams
Trying to make your way through crowded malls while carrying your jacket, juggling bags, and keeping your child from breaking anything you can’t afford to buy makes you an attractive target to criminals looking to grab wallets, purses and your purchases. Here are a few mall safety tips that can help keep you and your valuables safe from would-be mall thieves. Here are a few...
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