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Old 07-24-2016, 01:46 PM
 
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Business Insider has provided 15 interesting tips for traveling and staying safe. Link below.

15 tips that will help you stay safe when you travel

I wish I had known some of these tips before my last trip, I did stay safe but I could have become a victim very easily as well ......
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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Thanks - some good ideas there - and I'm a relatively seasoned traveler. The STEP for U.S. citizens, and the safety apps are newer ideas for many of us.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:50 AM
 
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I always try to be extra safe on trips but many of these ideas I had never given a thought to. And S T E P app should be of interest on having as well to keep informed about different areas. One of the best trips was knowing that you're safer if your room is located below the 5th or 6th floor of the building because fire departments can't get to the higher ones. Normally I like the first or second floors only just to avoid having to use the elevators.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:53 PM
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Good info. Thanks for providing the link, OP!
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Pondicherry
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Thanks for Sharing the Article Here, that is very useful to be very safe in the travelling.

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Old 08-02-2016, 01:38 AM
 
Location: On the road
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I confess I don't get this one:

"One of the easiest ways to keep your information private is to avoid using your first name when checking in.
Give the front desk your first initial and last name. For women who are traveling alone, Melchiorri suggests using "Mrs." to give the impression that you're traveling with at least one other person."
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:06 PM
 
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One of the tips doesn't totally make sense. Slide 9, the one about fire safety, recommends asking for a hotel room next to a stairwell. I've seen other travel safety sites recommend that women travelling alone don't do this -- a stairwell is a convenient entry/escape route for some thieves/attackers.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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I confess I don't get this one:

"One of the easiest ways to keep your information private is to avoid using your first name when checking in.
Give the front desk your first initial and last name. For women who are traveling alone, Melchiorri suggests using "Mrs." to give the impression that you're traveling with at least one other person."
Its pretty straightforward. When you go up to the front desk to check in tell them they you have a reservation under J. Smith, if you are a woman say that you are Mrs. J. Smith. Its not to keep your information private to the hotel. They have your credit card information, they know who you are. Its so others near the front desk don't know who you are.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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I confess I don't get this one:

"One of the easiest ways to keep your information private is to avoid using your first name when checking in.
Give the front desk your first initial and last name. For women who are traveling alone, Melchiorri suggests using "Mrs." to give the impression that you're traveling with at least one other person."
Apparently a) people don't have uncommon last names and common first names, and b) married women don't travel alone. The reason it doesn't make sense to you is because it doesn't make sense at all. Usually I just give my last name because the chance of there being someone else with my last name at the hotel is around .01%. I think it's happened around one time in my life that I've run into someone with my last name who is not related.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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I clicked through the next slide show about travel mistakes and the first one was about leaving important items in a hotel safe. Something I've heard suggested elsewhere is to put one shoe you're planning on wearing the next day into the safe so you're forced to remember where you put the shoe.
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