Skift Take

Even Lonely Planet's U.S. editor has been bamboozled on the road and he recommends all travelers be aware of these common, kind of obvious, set-ups including hidden fees, fake bags, and greedy Elmos.

Will we never learn? Apparently, not.

Travel scams haven’t changed much over the years, but we still get stung by them. Even savvy travelers like Lonely Planet U.S. travel editor Robert Reid. He recently took a $15 cab ride in Baltimore, only to find out later he’d been charged twice the regular fare.

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Tags: money, safety