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Lost, Delayed, and Damaged Luggage – Tips You Need to Know Before You Fly

POSTED July 4th 2017 BY Beth Williams
You have either seen it or heard about this gut-wrenching experience. Your airplane arrives at your final destination – you walk down to baggage claim – and stand at the baggage carousel for what seems like an eternity. You watch everyone else’s bags come down the conveyor belt. Then the carousel comes to an abrupt stop. You stand there staring at the empty baggage carousel when...
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Car Parking Safety Tips

POSTED June 23rd 2017 BY Beth Williams
Your car can practically be your home away from home whether you drive for business or leisure. Therefore, you will want to take some precautions to protect it and your possessions inside. Ideally, you wouldn’t leave anything valuable at all in your car, but the reality of life is that your car is going to serve as much like a safe deposit box or a storage...
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Do you sleep with the hotel balcony door open? Read this before you do it next time

POSTED June 14th 2017 BY Travel Writer
We have all stayed at hotels that have a nice balcony overlooking the ocean or the city. We do so because it adds to the ambiance, or maybe just to cool down the room.  But how safe is it to sleep with the balcony door open. Most travelers who think about this subject turn their thoughts to hotel rooms on the first floor, where it...
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7 Tips on How to Avoid Lost Luggage

POSTED June 10th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Bags get lost, stolen, opened by dishonest employees, or break open while being handled. The occurrence rate for this is low, but it does happen. No matter how low the rate you want to avoid lost luggage every time you travel. Research from SITA, the makers of the World Tracer System and producers of an annual report on the state of luggage 2016 (down from...
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Create an “Emergency Passport Kit”

POSTED June 8th 2017 BY Beth Williams
It is a traveler’s worst nightmare: you can’t find your passport and you’re a foreign country. Is it lost, or was it stolen? Either way, you and your trip could be in a world of hurt.  In order to help deal with this gut-wrenching situation,  you need to create an “Emergency Passport Kit” before you go on your next international trip. While the actual procedures for getting...
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Deaf Mute and Fake Petition Scams in Europe

POSTED May 27th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Tourist Scams in Europe Include “Deaf Mute” People with Petitions  Thieves and scammers make a living preying on the kind hearts and naivete of tourists.  Familiarize yourself with these scams and save your money. The Deaf Mute Scam and the Fake Petition Scam typically involves women or young girls as the scammers. Some are pregnant, but on occasion young boys may also use this scam. Women...
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