Travel Articles - Europe
Passports and Personal Safety
Passports and immigration
Why you need one and how to protect yours, with links to
passport offices in five English-speaking countries.
More than two dozen European countries have eliminated border controls
between each other, with a single "Schengen Visa" for tourists. Here's how the
Schengen rules affect you as a traveler.
in your Pocket" passport cover from Jamila Starwater Tazewell's 11:11
Enterprises can make your passport stand out from others at the hotel reception
counter or your cruise ship's passport pickup desk.
Crime in Europe
You're unlikely to get shot or mugged, but it's wise to take precautions against
pickpockets, purse-snatchers, and petty thieves.
Killer Bags and Backpacks
Your camera bag, computer tote, or rucksack
could put you in grave danger if you heed a common tip for travelers.
GiZmo Travel Bag
If you wear a backpack while sightseeing, move your passport, phone, and other
valuables to this compact and lightweight shoulder bag, which has locking
zippers to discourage pickpockets.
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