Tips, Tricks, Packing, Points & More
"We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office" - Aesop
You are at your most vulnerable when traveling…out of your element, not knowing your way around and you are carrying all of your worldly possessions…you are a perfect target for a thief. My husband believed that, because he is obviously handicapped, no one would rob him…until he was robbed in Australia at a McDonalds. It happens everywhere…just google scams in <any> city and you will get a list: the ring scam, the bracelet scam, the bird poop scam…I know people who have been victims of them all. There are also just the plain old pickpockets and dirty rotten scoundrels (I’m talking to you Rome cab driver!). Even my travel hero, Rick Steves, who, after years of teaching people how to outsmart pickpockets, was pickpocketed! Read on for some tips on how to avoid it, or at least not let it ruin you vacation...