Travel Tips and Advice for Safer, More Comfortable, and Worry-Free Travel.

Travel Tips: Speed through TSA Airport Lines with These Hacks

Travelers are waiting in longer and longer TSA security lines, missing flights and in some cases sleeping overnight in the airport.

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Top Pickpocket Locations London Subways

While London tops many traveler’s lists as one of their must-see cities to visit in Europe, certain London’s subway lines are tops with pickpockets.

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Women's Travel Essentials

Keep it light for peace of mind. Whether you’re packing, going out for a day of sight-seeing, or going out at night, you will want to keep it light.

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How to Make a Pickpocket Alarm

POSTED March 9th 2013 BY Beth Williams
The following is a video which shows how to make a pickpocket alarm.  An inventor named Cabel Kraft came up with the idea of making an anti-snatch wallet and posted a how to build article about this item on the Hackaday website.  When it comes to wallet alarms, most rely on a light trigger which can be seen on this type of credit card size wallet alarm which...
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Spain – How Women Carry Their Handbags in Barcelona

POSTED March 3rd 2013 BY Beth Williams
Pickpockets in Barcelona  love crowds and distracted tourists. The following video shows how women carry their purses while walking down the Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain.  Note how many women hold their purse or handbag in front of them, have purses that have short straps which ride high in their arm pit, or clutch their bags tightly – all in response to  safeguarding their valuables from...
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How to Digitize Your Wallet’s Contents

POSTED February 10th 2013 BY Beth Williams
If you would like to travel lighter and worry about one less thing, you can replace most of your wallet’s functionality with your phone. The following is a listing of information that will show you how to switch over most of the items you carry in your wallet.  Now obviously, you need to consider the security issues with digitizing your wallet, but once you do, you have some great...
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Want to Get Your Lost Wallet Back – Carry a Picture of a Cute Baby!

POSTED February 10th 2013 BY Beth Williams
When traveling, you usually want to carry as thin as a wallet as possible, however some Scottish researchers have published a study that have interesting results.  Their study suggests that having a photograph of a cute baby photo in your wallet can be a seriously worthy addition to any wallet. Psychologists in Edinburgh conducted a study which left 240 test wallets “lost” around city streets last...
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How Safe Are Hotel Room Safes?

POSTED February 7th 2013 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 room safe is 100% secure, here’s why. All hotels have a backdoor or “special way” so...
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France – Cell Phone Thefts in Paris

POSTED January 28th 2013 BY Beth Williams
Going to Paris, France?  Be smart when using your expensive cell phone in public.  Muggings are being reported with cell phones the target for theft. They are just being ripped from out of the users hands! Theft is not just at night when you would assume that these occurrences would be higher, but during the day too.  Many of the police reports have highlighted the...
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Traveling? Stop the Bank From Shutting Down Your Credit Cards

POSTED January 22nd 2013 BY Beth Williams
CREDIT CARDS Don’t become a member of the lost or stolen credit card while traveling abroad club! I’ve heard many horror stories involving people traveling with their credit cards. But with all the stories that I’ve heard, many of them might have been avoided if the travelers would have done these simple things. Number 1: Anytime you travel you should make photo copies of all of...
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Hotel Fire Safety Tips

POSTED January 21st 2013 BY Beth Williams
“Fire!” The very exclamation itself is enough to render the most stout of heart and soul into victims of panic and fear, if not into another fire fatality statistic. For there is something primeval about fire, one of the great dual-edged swords of civilization: when under our control, we can’t imagine living without it. When fire is its own master, it is a malevolent and...
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Safeguarding Your Camera Gear in Vehicles

POSTED January 20th 2013 BY Beth Williams
Camera Security – Safeguarding Your Camera Gear In Vehicles Whether you are a professional or casual photographer, your camera gear is valuable – be it a physical value – or a personal value of the photographs or videos contained within the equipment. For whatever purpose you carry photographic gear you will eventually end up leaving it in your vehicle unattended. You know you should not...
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Aircraft Emergency Tips

POSTED January 20th 2013 BY Beth Williams
There are certain rows of the aircraft designated as exit rows. You can tell if you are in an exit row if there is an emergency exit around the window. People seating in exit rows should be prepared to assist the flight attendants and other passengers should the aircraft need to be evacuated in an emergency. An exit row passenger should be physically capable of opening the heavy, bulky exit row door, should...
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