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Train Security Information & Protecting Your Bags

POSTED April 7th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Train travel is not what it used to be, have you heard that?  It can be fast and sometimes faster now than in days gone by,  and it’s often an inexpensive form of transport, not only between cities but between countries.  One of the benefits of travel by rail is that you have a chance to see the countryside, something that travels by plane does...
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Doing Laundry in Your Hotel Room

POSTED April 4th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Chances are that if you travel for more than a few days you may find that you get an evening chore of doing a bit of laundry in the sink of your hotel or B&B. Never done laundry by hand?  It’s pretty simple.  Here’s a quick guide to doing laundry or washing clothes in your sink. A quick pre-rinse will get some of the dirt...
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A Street Smart Guide to Avoiding Pickpockets – Actual Pickpocket Videos

POSTED February 27th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Pickpockets have been around ever since the invention of pockets, purses, and carry bags. Unfortunately, it is just something th at travelers need to be prepared for when they travel – especially when visiting crowded tourist destinations. One of the best ways to out smart pickpockets is to know their scams, diversions, and methods, so you won’t be victimized. Think of it as part of...
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Italy – Child Pickpockets a Menace in Venice

POSTED February 6th 2016 BY Beth Williams
While Venice is one of the jewels of Italy, it also has a reputation for child pickpockets. Most first time tourists to Italy pick Venice as one of their destinations to visit. First-time tourists and even repeat visitors should be aware that while they are enjoying the charms of the city they are targets for pickpockets including child pickpockets. What may take thieves just a moment...
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Tipping Guidelines for Hotel, Restaurants and Bars

POSTED January 30th 2016 BY Beth Williams
Tipping Guidelines for Hotel, Restaurants, and Bars Not many people remember that the word “tip” is an acronym for “to insure promptness” anymore. Tipping  now has become expected and standardized. In some countries everyone from the waiter to the porter to the proprietor figure-in gratuities as part of  their wages.  In other countries, it’s a different story. Here’s some help in paying your own percentage...
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Video See Pickpockets Caught in the Act

POSTED December 29th 2015 BY Travel Writer
The below video shows how well-orchestrated pickpockets operate in Argentina. This video is from the Travel and Escape TV network and really catches thieves in action and even gets them to talk to the camera when caught. Protect yourself and your valuables when traveling. You as a tourist are a prime target. If victimized you’ll most likely not take the time to report the theft to...
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