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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Money Scams Abroad

POSTED December 30th 2012 BY Beth Williams
When traveling abroad, unfortunately some people will will try to take advantage of you being tourist and try to take more of your hard earned money than they should.  The following is a listing of some of the most common money scams that international travelers should be aware of. I’m Sorry, Your Money is Counterfeit Many travelers have reported this scam occurring in both restaurants...
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Most Important Passport Security Tips

POSTED December 30th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Most Important Passport Security Tips for Travel Your passport is your key to proving citizenship and is the document that the US and other countries use to recognize you and to let you enter the country.  We all know that it needs to be protected however, do you really know this is?  Anyone traveling abroad, especially for the first time, should take a few minutes...
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Risks of Taking your Child’s Friend on a Trip

POSTED November 25th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Risks of Taking Your Child’s Friend on a Trip Taking a friend of your son or daughter on vacation is a very common event, however, there are many things to consider when taking another person’s kid on a family trip that may not be apparent that should be considered when offering to take another person’s kid on your trip. Do You Know Their Complete Medical...
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How to Open a Garage Door with a Coat Hanger

POSTED November 10th 2012 BY Beth Williams
The entry into a home via a garage door is very simple, even if the door is closed.  The following video will show you how easy it is to open a garage door with a coat hanger and a small piece of wood.  The second video will show to how to prevent this type of entry.  How to Enter a Garage Door with a Coat...
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What is The Difference Between a Credit Card Freeze and a Fraud Alert?

POSTED November 5th 2012 BY Beth Williams
You can place an initial fraud alert on your credit report if you worry that you have been — or could be — the victim of identity theft. This is a good idea if you see any suspicious activity on your report or bills, if your wallet or other information has been stolen, if you’ve been a victim of a security breach, or even if...
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Six Things Not To Keep In Your Wallet or Purse

POSTED November 5th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Identity theft can turn your world upside down. Minimizing the chances of being a victim is your responsibility and just plain smart. Here is what the experts say about your wallet and what not to keep in it. 1. Your Social Security Card This advice to not keep your social security card in your wallet has been preached for years, but many people still choose to ignore...
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How Thieves Steal Wallets on Escalators

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Watch the below video which shows a team of pickpockets working an escalator in a shopping mall.  One of the pickpockets is in front of the victim on the escalator and when they reach the top he pretends like he drops something, causing a large backup of the people behind him.  Watch closely, and you will see the co-pickpocket steal the victim’s wallet and flee....
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Electronic Hotel Door Locks May Not Be Secure – Video

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Recently, a security flaw in hotel-room locks manufactured by a company called Onity, which supplies thousands of electronic door locks to hotels around the world, demonstrated that certain hotel door locks can be easily unlocked with a simple device which costs about $30 and plugs into an open port at the bottom of the hotel room locks.  The person who discovered the flaw in the...
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New Smartphone App Checks the Status of Your Luggage and Where it is

POSTED October 29th 2012 BY Beth Williams
Ever been sitting on the plane and wondering whether your bags are too? With the new Delta app feature you can even track your bags while in flight. Delta passengers can download a free smartphone app that features, among other things, a way to for travelers to track their bags, even while in flight.  Whether it’s a flight across the country or across the pond,...
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US Department of State Smart Traveler App – A Must Have Download for International Travelers

POSTED October 28th 2012 BY Beth Williams
The US Department of State has created a free smart phone App called “Smart Traveler.” This is a brand new travel tool than anyone traveling overseas should consider downloading to their smart phone – and it’s free!   The app is called “Smart Traveler” features travel warnings and alerts for countries around the world.  At your finger tips you can gain access to embassy addresses and...
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