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I Left My Heart (And Phone/Wallet/Camera) In Barcelona
Latin America market expert; blogger, Avenida América
Now that I've become a source of recommendations and itinerary planning for the Catalan capital, I've become ever more aware that the city has developed a deserved and depressing reputation for opportunistic theft.
A Picked Pocket: A Piqued Perspective
University of Chicago student, aspiring journalist, dancer, ar...
I feel a forceful tugging at my hand and before I have time to register the shock of being robbed, the pickpocket hastily disappears into the crowds and I am dashing right after him. I can hear myself shouting, alternating in Spanish and English, pleading for someone to stop him.
Dancing With Thieves
W. Scott Olsen
Teacher and author
I had come up the Avenue de Tourville, crossed Avenue de la Motte-Picquet, and was walking, strolling really, hands in pockets, hat tilted back, toward the Eiffel Tower.
8 Tricks To Stump Pickpockets Every Time
Paris: Pickpocket Angst and Random Acts of Kindness
Therapist, mediator, travel writer
Paris is too, too beautiful to be scared off.
WATCH: Keep A Close Eye On What This Master Thief Does Next
"Ideas Worth Spreading"
What can a pickpocket teach us about the art of getting people's attention? A lot - if you can keep up with him. Watch expert thief Apollo Robbins in action and see if you can figure out how he does it.
Top Travel Tips: Your Survival Guide
Founder & CEO, Galavante
We'd rather not live through five hours at Madrid's U.S. Embassy moaning, "Como se dice 'stolen passport'?" to learn that having a copy of the front page on hand is super helpful. While on the road, you want to maximize the fun and minimize the hassle.
10 Scams Travelers Fall For
These scams often play on the traveler's kind and trusting nature, desire to save on holiday purchases and lack of local knowledge.
Meet The World's Best Pickpocket
Fending Off Velcro-Like Vendors
A traveler walks a fine line every time a street peddler descends to sell us a souvenir in an impoverished country. How can one contribute to the local economy without being mobbed by desperate people -- and avoid getting pick-pocketed in the scrum?
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Hands That Are Invisible
Craig K. Comstock
Author of The Gratitude Trilogy, consisting of
While praising a "free market," they would thus learn to privatize the profits, and, with the help of people in government who shared their ideology or perhaps a little of their prosperity, or both, to socialize the losses -- to make the public pay for huge bad bets made by bankers.
Real Consequences of Income Inequality
Frank A. Weil
Chairman, Abacus & Associates, Inc.
A little encounter opened my complacent and privileged mind to a not so brave new world out there that we have to deal with and try to correct.
WATCH: Chopstick Pickpockets Feast On Unwitting Victims
How to Avoid Being Pickpocketed While Traveling
The best trips start here.
Think you won't be pickpocketed? Think again. You may be in more danger while traveling abroad than you suspect.
What to Do When You Lose Your Passport While Traveling Abroad
Columnist, Taking the Kids
I'm still not sure where or how it happened that day in Florence. I thought our passports were securely in my purse, but that evening the leather envelope I carried them in was gone.
Downtown Pickpocket Arrested For 58th Time
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