Use Caution When Putting Stuff in the Trunk of a Taxi

Use caution when putting stuff in the taxi trunkEach Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Ann D., who says:

“This first tip I figured out from a friend’s mistake where she lost all her luggage in Rome. I never get out of a cab until I know the driver has gone to the trunk and removed my luggage, and I can see it on the side of the cab. This prevents him from driving off with my stuff.

And I always ask before I get into any cab—particularly in Italy—what the approximate cost will be. I have had cabbies try to charge me 45 euro for an 11 euro trip. Plus, I always ask for a receipt and I pay with my credit card. I never have had any problems since I started doing this as a practice.”

I’ve written tips on some of this (see below), but it’s good advice. More than anything, I think it’s important to read the situation and use caution, especially when taking a taxi in a new place. Thanks, Ann!

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