Travel tips: Before You Go
A Few Things to Take AND Leave Behind: Scan Your Passport, Drivers License, and Other important Documents:
Make some photocopies of your passport, tickets, driving license, and the credit cards or debit card that you plan to bring with you. Leave one soft copy or hard copy of this data with family or friends at home; pack the other in a place separate from where you carry your valuables items. Carry your copy with you in a separate place and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list.
What to Learn About Before You Go: Research
Ensure you, ve done sufficient research on your destinations. What are the common safety risks in that country? Information is available for every country in the world. They define entry requirements, currency regulations, unusual conditions of health, crime, and situations of control. They also provide addresses and emergency telephone numbers for your destination countries.
Buy Travel Insurance:
Travel Insurance is a must-have for travel safety. It protects you in case of a medical emergency or theft. More importantly, check on whether your health insurance covers you abroad. It even covers the cost of your trip if you have to cancel it or end it early for a covered reason like a death in your family members or illness.
Keep Your Money in Multiple Locations and Always Bring Two Debit and Credit Cards With You:
Never, ever travel with all your cash in one location. Sometimes your bank will block your card, Generally, your card won’t work in an ATM, and you could even lose it or have it stolen. Bring at least two debit/credit cards with you. Keep it safe.
Provide Copies of Your Itinerary to Family and/or Friends:
From a safety perspective, it’s good to have several people back home who know where you’ll be. I forward any flight or accommodation confirmations to my family and call with them several times a week to let them know what I’m up to. That way, if ever I disappear for a few days, my family will know immediately and will be able to know where I was staying at that time. It takes just a few minutes but really improves your safety.
Safety in Your Hotel:
Keep your hotel door locked at all times. Meet visitors in the lobby.
Should not leave money in your hotel room and other valuables while you’re away. Use the hotel safe. Before you check-in, make sure that your hotel or resort is not in a crime-zone.
Don’t Wear Expensive-looking Jewelry:
Try not to bring any valuables such as jewelry or electronic gadgets when you go on vacation. Don’t forget to keep your valuables or money including traveler checks and credit-cards locked away in the safety deposit box provided by your hotel.
Talk to The Locals
One of our best travel tips is speaking to the locals, and what we always do. They usually have the best travel advice and insider knowledge on what to see, do, and eat in their town.
It’s truly amazing what you will learn by striking up a casual conversation.
Traveling within the country or abroad, alone or with friends, you’ll need to keep a lot of safety precautions in mind. This will ensure a safe trip for you as well as your fellow travellers.
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