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Traveling during the holidays can be a bit nerve-wracking. You have to worry about packing, planning, and making sure that you’re not getting ripped off in the process. Don’t worry—we’ve got your back. Here are some tips on how to survive the holidays without getting taken for a ride.
Do Your Own Research
Before you book your trip, make sure to do your homework. Don’t just go with the first site or deal that you find; shop around and compare prices. Also, don’t forget to read reviews of different hotels, attractions, and restaurants before you commit to them. That way, you won’t end up paying too much money for a subpar experience.
Get Travel Insurance
Get insured when you go on holidays can at least bit part protect you from horrors such as your hotel not existing anymore due to a hurricane. Jokes aside, there are many more things to shield from such as lost property, misdirected flights and many more.
Pickpockets are everywhere—they lurk in crowded tourist spots and public transportation hubs like train stations and airports. To avoid getting scammed by pickpockets, keep your wallet in an inside pocket or use an anti-theft bag with hidden zippers or compartments that make it harder for thieves to get access to your things. And remember to keep all valuables close at all times when out in public!
Be Wary of Street Vendors
Street vendors are often peddling knockoff goods—so if you’re looking for souvenirs or gifts for friends and family back home, be wary of these hawkers selling their wares on the street corner. Stick with reputable shops instead so that you can ensure that what you’re buying is genuine (and not overpriced!).
Traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful—as long as you take precautions against being ripped off! Do your research before booking anything, keep an eye out for pickpockets in crowded areas, and don’t buy any souvenirs from street vendors unless they come from a reputable source. With these tips in mind, enjoy your travels this season! Happy Holidays!