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How to Avoid Scam While Traveling

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Scams. It happens wherever you go, and especially when the scammer spots that you’re a tourist, which increases the chance of them trying to scam you. Be it on taxi driver or people trying to rip you off; you have to be careful as these ruthless people won’t think twice to take off your hard-earned money and ruin your holiday. If it’s your first time traveling, then don’t worry. In this article, we have written some ways or tips on how to avoid scam while going to another country, so keep on reading and make sure to stay safe while on your holiday.

Taxi Driver

This happens everywhere, and you have to be very wary of this one. Usually, taxi drivers will try to rip you off, and yes it happens in every country, especially when you’re a foreigner, and you can’t speak their mother language. Some of them will try to rip you off by saying that their meter is broken, while others will flatly refuse to turn on the meter. If this happens, make sure to get out of the taxi and look for another one. A tip from us is to take public transportation for cheaper transportation option.

Take Pictures

Most of the times, scammers try to scam you by saying that you’ve broke what you’ve rented, such as cars, motorbikes, or even hotel rooms. To avoid long arguments with the scammers, make sure to take pictures in front of them when you’re borrowing the car, and once you’ve returned it to them, show the image that nothing was damaged from their property. This tip is not fool-proof, but at least it’s worth to try, at least you’re not backing down so quickly.

Tip: Make sure to note the owner in case you’re renting something with scratches or dents, that way you won’t have to pay for any damages.

Fake Police Officers

copsIn some countries, people are willing to go to such lengths, and that is to dress up as police officers and try to scam you by taking your wallet, passport and everything they can take from you.

How to avoid this? Simple, first of all, don’t do anything illegal, and once you’re sure that you’re safe, make sure to ask for identification from the ‘officers’ and if they can’t show you one or refuse to do so, walk away because there’s a huge chance that they’re trying to take your stuff.…


What to Know Before Your Flight

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Ready to take off for your first flight? Be it for a vacation or just a business trip, flying for the first time can be quite a fun experience, but not so fun when you’re not prepared for the regulations and stuff. If this is truly your first time flying, then don’t worry because it’ll be a whole new experience for you. In this article, we’re going to help you by telling you some things that you need to know before your flight, read more and stay safe.

Weight Your Luggage

The first tip that we can give you is to weight your luggage because people often don’t weight their bags, and they’ll be surprised with the added fare or charge by the extra weight from the bags if it went past from the weight limit, so make sure to weigh your bags before you leave your house.

Tip: Check your airline for any restriction on specific luggage, and to make things worse it differs on some airlines, so make sure to do your research.

Prepare Your Papers

DocumentsMake sure that you run another check before you go out from your house, are you sure you got everything with you? Passports, tickets, and just everything that you need before you fly.

Because there’s no way you’re going back to your house in the chance, you forgot something because by the time you go back and forth you’re going to miss your flight. If you have an e-passport, it will make your life a whole lot easier, as you can check in automatically without the hassle.

Arrive Earlier

It is an obvious one but make sure that you don’t arrive at the last minute, especially when you’re new to flying. If you’re asking why you should get to the airport earlier, there’s a lot of reason on why you should. As you get there earlier, you can weight your bags and check in much faster than everyone else. If you’re feeling a bit hungry, you can always buy something while waiting for your flight.

On the Flight

If you’re flying on a budget airline, chances are you’re going to have a small tv, or even worse, nothing at all. At times like this, make sure to bring your entertainment with you such as a book, consoles, mp3 player, anything. If you love watching videos on youtube, consider downloading them offline as it last 30 days without internet on your phone.…