It dawned on me that I have led a life of privilege. This is not because my parents brought me up in a life of luxury -- in fact, a significant part of my life was that of severe economic, social and emotional hardships -- but because, growing up, I never once believed that I was of a different gender than the 600-plus million males in India.
Vacationers have always been targets for enterprising crooks, and the farther you get from home, the easier it is to fall for popular vacation scams. But these days, you are at risk for more than just some lost bills. Watch out for these scams from around the world that can put your personal safety -- and even your very identity -- at risk.