Protect Yourself From Pickpockets When You Travel On Luxury Vacations

July 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Travel information

The greatest travel destinations in the world are similar to each other in so many ways. They are visited each year by hundreds of thousands of luxury travel vacation tourists and have some of the greatest sights and experiences. Unfortunately, they are all full of pickpockets. Pickpocketing is one of the oldest forms of theft in the world, and is rampant anywhere there are tourists to rob. Knowing that you WILL be targeted on your trip, here are some great ways to protect yourself from pickpockets.

Protect your Valuables

Thieves are looking mostly to steal cash, and in some cases, your passport. The first step in thwarting attacks on your luxury vacation is to be aware of where you place your valuables. Men should never carry their wallet in their back pocket. If you must use a pocket, your front pocket is best. Another way to protect yourself is by using a money belt underneath your clothing. Stay away from keeping money in backpacks and fanny packs. Women who use purses should only carry ones that zip completely, and carry them on their shoulder with their arm over it, holding the purse in front of you. Get the latest luxury vacation deals by visiting

Don’t Look Like a Victim

Pickpockets carefully choose their victims. They are looking for tourists, who are probably carrying a lot of cash and credit cards. Do not dress like a tourist if you can avoid it. Try to blend in with the crowed and not stand out. Pickpockets are also attracted to people who are looking lost, confused or distracted. If you have that deer in the headlights look, you won’t notice your wallet is gone right away. Be as familiar as possible with your surroundings when you travel. A good reason to consider a luxury world cruise is you can explore the land, sights and attractions in a guided tour, offering group protection and being comfortable with the guided tour. For your luxury world cruise needs go to

Be Prepared

One of the most important things about traveling on luxury vacations is to be prepared for the worst. It is helpful to keep an accurate list of everything in your purse or wallet back at your hotel, so that should you be robbed, you can discover immediately what was taken. You should also carry emergency numbers for your credit card companies so that you may report stolen cards. It is also vital to keep copies of your passports, so that in a pinch, you have a copy of your international ID and a way to prove you are a citizen. Learn more about American Express Vacations by going to

Pickpocket thefts can happen even to the most experienced traveler on any luxury travel vacation. It is important to be aware of these common dangers. Make sure to store your valuables in an inaccessible area. Try to blend into your surroundings so that you do not look like someone to be taken advantage of. Should all of these precautions still not save you from being a victim, be prepared for the worst. If you follow these steps, you should be able to protect yourself no matter what a pickpockets plans are.

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