“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Travel Haven Tips — Travel Theft

Unfortunately, not every travel story is a happy one. Becoming the target of crime while on vacation is a terrible thing, but it can happen. In her article Travel Theft: Beware the Midnight Phone Call and 12 Other Tips on bing.com, Pauline Frommer offers some very good advice. Here’s an excerpt.

Travel theft and scams are a very real risk when you hit the road. Here’s a primer on how to avoid travel theft in all its forms, whether old-school pickpockets and scam artists or new-school cybertheft.

In the end, it all comes down to vigilance. “When people go on holiday, the last thing they want to do is be cynical that there are bad people out there who want to take your things,” Puig said. “But a touch of cynicism is important. Have your head on a swivel, keep your wits about you, and always know where your wallet is. A healthy dose of skepticism will keep you safe.”

You can read Ms. Frommer’s entire article at

http://www.bing.com/travel/content/search?q=Travel+Theft%3a+Beware+the+Midnight+Phone+Call+and+12+Other+Tips&FORM=RQTRAV