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Safety and Security for Women Who Travel (Travelers' Tales) [Paperback]

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A woman's guide to staying safe while traveling covers a wide range of topics and potentially treacherous situations, including how to identify scam artists, choose a safe travel companion, dress appropriately, find safe guides, and navigate hotel registration. Original.

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This book equips women with a cache of valuable advice on how to gain awareness and stay centered in all situations to enjoy the pleasures, not the pitfalls, of travel. Revised and updated with new chapters and expanded information, the collection covers how to spot scam artists, choose safe travel companions, dress safely, employ trustworthy guides, and deal with hotel registration. Also included are wise suggestions on what to pack, such as extra rubber doorstops and copies of documents.

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Pages   153
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 21, 2004
Publisher   Travelers' Tales
ISBN  1932361154  
ISBN13  9781932361155  

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Good read, but very common sense.  May 23, 2008
This book was informative and full of fun anecdotes, but I didn't find it very useful. Most of the information contained was rather common-sense for a savvy traveler, or someone who spends a lot of time in cities.

Think smart, protect your belongings, don't go out in dangerous areas at night, and always feel secure with your surroundings.
Give the gift of safety to someone you love  Nov 30, 2001
Must reading for the ladies. It will help you avoid unwanted predators of all species.
Ladies: Stay safe, get moving!  Jul 28, 2000
Ever lie awake in a dark hotel room knowing full well that the 'safety chain' and pushbutton locks on the door couldn't stop a determined six-year-old from coming in, much less a predatory adult? Had your purse snatched on a trip and had to cut your trip short for lack of funds -- or waste two days' worth of prime sightseeing and shopping time trying to replace credit cards and travelers' checks? For women traveling alone or in groups, travel hassles ranging from annoying to outright dangerous can ruin a trip. This does not have to be the case! This book is full of common sense advice that I never would have thought up myself (flimsy chain lock? two rubber doorstops provide security, bring 'em in your carryon bag and safety is yours for approximately $5!), as well as seasoned-traveler insider information that most women have to learn the hard way (photocopy all of your documents, both sides, including photo why and you'll be glad you did). Reading this book was a pure shot of travel courage for me. If you have ever wanted to take an adventurous travel step but thought, "It would be safer if I did x instead even if it isn't as fun", grab a copy of of Sheila Swan's book and read it cover-to-cover. The book provides a host of steps women can take to increase their safety but uses a 'you can do it' approach rather than relying on scare tactics that too often keep women locked in their hotel rooms at night missing the fun. I don't want to give away any more of the handy tidbits, but as an added bonus I've used some of the tips in navigating my way out of sticky situations in my own city as well. Could *you* tell if someone was setting you up to steal from your purse, or to pick your partner's pocket? I can!

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