Airbnb changed the way many people travel. Spending a night in a stranger’s home has become commonplace. With that comes plenty of privacy risks. Here are some ways to keep from being exposed in a host’s home.
Look for Cameras
Airbnb hosts are required to disclose any cameras they have in their homes. While you can’t force them to turn them off in many instances, it’s good to know where they are so you don’t do something regrettable like undress in front of them.
Secure Your Computer
Using a stranger’s WiFi is always risky. Protect your computer by using a VPN, use private browsers and keep your antivirus software up to date. When in doubt, it’s always a great idea to bring along your own portable WiFi network if you can.
Take Everything With You
When you leave the room to explore for the day, don’t leave anything valuable behind. Passports, IDs, computers and other devices all have information that can be used against you. Take these with you when you go or keep them locked up safely where they can’t be accessed.
Sketchy Airbnb hosts will use alcohol to bring down your barriers. It’s okay to have a couple of drinks, but be sure to keep your wits about you. Also, don’t accept any alcohol you didn’t buy yourself.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
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