Traveling is an experience that everyone should be able to enjoy! Once you’ve booked your trip, you are filled with excitement and spend time planning the fun activities you’ll do and the relaxation you’ll experience. However, it is also important to research the area and learn basic travel safety tips that apply to the specific area, as well as anywhere you travel. No matter where you are planning on going, below are some travel safety tips that will help you have an amazing vacation!
Luggage: We’ve all heard stories of luggage getting lost at the airport; however, it can also be stolen. Whether you are backpacking through Europe or are just carrying a nice purse while shopping, tourists’ luggage is often an easy target. You can buy TSA-approved locks, and can get a travel door alarm for the room you are staying in. In addition to your luggage, your laptop must be secure. Don’t bring it with you to places you won’t need it, and consider a non-flashy case.
Cash & Credit Cards: Having your wallet stolen, no matter where you are, is awful. If you are in a foreign country, it is even worse because everything from your ID to your credit cards will be gone. Though it may not be entirely fashionable, items such as a fanny pack or other cross-body bags are more secure than putting your wallet in your back pocket or a small clutch that you can easily forget. Along with this, before going on vacation, let your credit card company know where you will be going so they won’t deactivate the card.
Stay Alert: Most importantly, try to learn your surroundings and always stay alert. Try to blend in with the locals, and avoid typical “tourist” clothing. Stay away from any public demonstrations, and don’t make it obvious that you have a lack of local knowledge. It is important to trust your instincts and leave an unfamiliar place if you do not feel comfortable there.
Everyone ought to be able to go and enjoy a nice vacation. However, it is also important to at least have a basic understanding of travel safety tips so you can feel more comfortable in an unfamiliar area. By staying alert, and avoiding “bad” areas where you are staying, you will be able to have a great trip!
Courtesy of: Location Independent