How to Stay Safe While Traveling

by gretch on August 15, 2011

Stay safeTraveling to countries that you have never been before is such a very good experience for anyone, particularly if it’s a vacation abroad with the people who are dear to you like family and friends. However, it isn’t enough that you have enough money to travel and enjoy various experiences in a certain place. You have to consider your health and safety to make your trip or vacation even more exciting and memorable.

Traveling Tips

Below is a list of travel tips to guide you on your vacation or camping.

  • Make sure that your package is secured. Burglars are everywhere and if you don’t secure your luggage, you will end up going home with nothing but the clothes that you wear. Robbery is really a factor that affects the tourism of a certain place but it’s really a part.
  • Don’t wear catchy pieces of jewelry. They are hot in the eyes of burglars so to avoid inviting them, leave your jewelry home and you’ll be safer.
  • Before flying or driving to the place, make sure that you have some information about the place and its people.
  • Keep a photocopy of your pertinent documents like passport and IDs. If possible, leave a copy to someone back home.  Leave a copy of your travel itinerary as well. Let someone know your whereabouts and your contact number.
  • Don’t bring too much cash. It’s safer to use your debit card or credit card.
  • When staying in a hotel, use the hotel safe to keep your valuables.
  • Wear money belt and don’t make it so obvious.
  • Don’t be obvious that you are a tourist. Learn how to act naturally and blend with the people. Tourists are often the victims of scams. Before you leave the hotel, examine your map so you won’t have to view it anywhere.
  • Avoid going out at night especially if you are alone. Crime rates are higher during the night.
  • Don’t get drunk so that you will have an alert mind. Be mindful of your surroundings.

Use your common sense and be alert at all times. Don’t trust anyone, even the hotel staff. You never know what is in a stranger’s mind. It’s best to be paranoid and sceptical than sorry.

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