Someone tried to steal my iPhone

  If you travel a lot, you know that in some popular tourist destinations, there’s a higher risk of being mugged or having your valuables (like smartphones) snatched or stolen. Thankfully, I’ve avoided all of this… until now.   What...

Power Travel Tip

  Have you ever been traveling and left your wall plug power adapter at home? Last week, I was on a short getaway to Ben Tre in southern Vietnam. When I went to recharge my nearly dead iPhone battery at night, I discovered something unusual. The hotel I was...

How to avoid being overcharged when changing foreign currencies

Many travelers assume that the best (and cheapest) way to change money overseas is to use an ATM at your destination. The reason for this, is that with these transactions¬†you’re almost always charged a professional ‘inter-bank’ rate. That rate is set...