Travel Safety Tips
I would like to discuss some very important travel health and safety tips to ensure you enjoy a wonderful safe and secure vacation. It’s very important these days when traveling, to take a few moments to review some simple and basic procedures to follow when to ensure your overall safety and well being.
Exercising some simple precautions will greatly reduce your chances of becoming ill or from becoming an unfortunate victim of foul play in one way or another.
Here’s a short video I thought was worth sharing with you. This expert reviews a couple of important safe travel tips to follow. Definitely worth taking a few moments to watch!
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Be informed of your chosen destination.
Are there any travel advisory’s posted for the country you are traveling to?
Can you travel safely to your country of choice at the time you wish to go?
I have also added two very useful North American travel information websites that list updated travel alerts around the globe.
|Travel.gc.ca – Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada … (travel alerts)|
|Travel.state.gov – U.S. Dept. of State … (travel alerts)|
You can subscribe online to these websites and receive updated email travel alerts for your chosen destination(s) prior to departure. Very worthwhile, especially if you are traveling to foreign country’s.
Purchase Travel Medical Insurance
This is probably the most important tip I can pass on to you to ensure safe travel. Do not travel without it unless you can afford thousands of dollars for medical treatment and other expenses. Why so many people choose to take a chance and not purchase travel medical insurance for the sake of saving a few dollars, still puzzles me.
I have always said …
If you can afford to travel, you can afford travel medical insurance!
Travel Immunizations and Your Documents
Do You Need Any Vaccinations?
Protect yourself from disease or any other precautions necessary to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family?
Are All Necessary Travel Documents in Order?
Make sure all of your travel documents , are valid and safe and secure with you at all times while in transit to and from your destination. Do not pack money, wallets, passports and such in your check in luggage!
I always scan my documents, email them to me and I also copy them on to a memory stick in case they become lost or stolen. This will help you greatly, especially if traveling to a foreign country!
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Take a moment and look around, trust your instincts, if you feel unsafe in a particular area, then you probably are! Leave as quickly and safely as you can.
Travel Safety – Use Common Sense
Travel in Groups
Try not to be caught alone in unfamiliar areas where you really should not be, especially at night. If you are on vacation, this is when you are usually most vulnerable, as we tend to let loose and let our guard down.
This is usually the times when we least think of our safety because we are on vacation!
Watch Your Liquor Consumption
We also tend to over indulge in alcoholic beverages while enjoying our vacation, putting us at greater risk. Of course, it’s all part of enjoying ones holiday, but try never to let your guard down or make decisions you may regret later.
Be Aware of Your Wallet
Men should never carry wallets in their back pockets and women should keep purses tight against them at all times. This is especially true in crowds such as at busy airports, train stations and other high traffic areas.
Leave that Expensive Jewelry at Home
Expensive jewelry definitely draws attention to undesirables and makes you a target. Also, be sure to empty out your wallets of extra credit cards, identification and other unnecessary items that you will not require when away.
Watch What You Eat and What You Drink
Take an Extra Pair of Eyeglasses
For those who wear eyeglasses like myself, always take an extra pair in case your original is lost or broken. I was caught many years ago without an extra pair of prescription eye wear while traveling abroad. I misplaced them and being near sighted, I was left to struggle to see for the remainder of the trip. A hard lesson learned, but never to be forgotten again.
To travel safely, you have to be able to see your best at all times!
These are just a few travel and health safety tips to think about to ensure you and your companions have a wonderful and safe journey! I have also added a couple of excellent downloadable documents that deal with safe travels. Some very useful advice for most everyone.
The first is:
|Travel Preparations … this booklet is very informative and has tips suitable for travelers from all over.|
|Her Own Way … (safety tips for women traveling alone).|
Do you have a special travel health tip you would like to share with our readers?
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Did You Know …
” The odds that you will perish from an airplane crash are 1 in 25 million and that it will happen today are 1 in 7 trillion. Pretty safe travel! “