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They Stole My iPhone...Again!

on Aug 25, 2019 10:41:00 AM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | The Well Prepared Traveler Travel Safety
This post was written for GeoVisions by Brielle Sydor of Elon College.  Brie was one of our counselors in 2012 on the Italy Summer Camp program and will be returning to Italy this summer to live and work. While I was happy to find that many of the Italian stereotypes were true—amazing food, beautiful architecture, cute boys—there was one that was definitely less amusing: theft. Every guidebook and travel website out there will tell you to “guard your possessions with your life” while traveling through Rome or Naples, and I certainly wish I had listened to them. On not one, but TWO occasions, I had my iPhone 4 stolen from me and didn’t even realize at the time that it had happened. Those thieves are tricky; so if you are unlucky enough to have your smartphone swiped while living abroad, simply follow my (unfortunately tried-and-true) recovery plan to get yourself back to the cellular world. Before You Leave:
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Travel Abroad With A New Packing App

on Dec 6, 2013 2:30:00 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Travel Ideas The Well Prepared Traveler
I have one full screen for my travel apps on my iPhone.  I have so many, I even put them into groups like Air, Hotels and Navigation.  I use these apps all the time when I travel abroad and just before I head to the airport.
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The First Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Decided To Travel Abroad

on Feb 11, 2013 11:06:00 AM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | The Well Prepared Traveler Make Something Happen Randy LeGrant
I took my first trip abroad in 1976. As an American, that was our Bicentennial year and so my passport was in celebration of that fact. I still have it.
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Top Five Things NOT To Put In Your GeoVisions Host Family Letter

on Dec 14, 2011 1:49:00 PM By | Randy LeGrant | 0 Comments | Conversation Corps The Well Prepared Traveler
So you've joined The Conversation Corps! Next item on the "Things To Do" list is write a "Host Family" letter.  Here is one recently submitted to us.  Yes, this is real:
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Volunteering In France? How Not To Look Like A Tourist

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