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Travel Safety Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore



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Never leave home without these travel safety tips, and get back home with nothing but fun memories!

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In this article:

  1. Get Travel Insurance
  2. Don't Flaunt Your Cash and Valuables
  3. Secure Your Luggage
  4. Dress Inconspicuously
  5. Scan All Important Travel Documents
  6. Keep an Emergency Car Kit
  7. Check Escape Routes in Your Hotel
  8. Stay Alert
  9. Download Safety Apps
  10. Know Your Country's Embassy Information

Travel Safety Tips for a More Pleasurable Trip

Well-Planned Travel

Travel security tips are my bread and butter, 'cause “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” Before we head to our favored destination, we need to be prepared.

I've come up with some travel tips, so you can enjoy your trip in a secured manner. Check it out and learn each one of them for it's always better to be safe than sorry.


1. Get Travel Insurance

Getting travel insurance covers your medical expenses, lost luggage, cancellation of your trip, flight accident, and reduces the risk of unfortunate and unexpected events you may incur while you're traveling.

Travel insurance can give you peace of mind and save you big bucks in the long run. Remember to add this to your safe vacation tips and to-do list.

2. Don't Flaunt Your Cash and Valuables

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Separate your cash meant for spending and put it where you can get it easily. Keep the rest is hidden, so you're not flaunting a big bundle of money every time you have to pay for something.

We all know that, sometimes, we cannot help but take pictures of our trip. But we need to be always aware of our surroundings knowing these thieves can strike as fast as lightning when they see an opportunity.

3. Secure Your Luggage

It is of paramount importance to keep the things you carry safe and sound. Even if it isn't worth much, you still have to take care of it because what seems of little value to you might be exceptionally tempting and valuable to others.

Always acquire a reliable lock for your luggage. If your luggage is well-secured, it will deter anyone from tampering or stealing your stuff.

4. Dress Inconspicuously

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When you're in an unfamiliar place, you have to try not to stand out. Do some research as to what locals usually wear and dress accordingly.

What might seem to be standard clothing to you might be inappropriate to the locals. You're less likely to be targeted by thieves if you dress inconspicuously.

5. Scan All Important Travel Documents

Before you embark on your much-awaited journey, you have to secure a copy of all your important travel documents. Scan, photocopy, or take a photo of your travel documents and make sure to send the copy to your own email.

That way, in the event you need to use it, but you forgot it in your hotel room, you still have access to all your details. If someone steals it, getting a replacement would be much easier.

That's one of the safe traveling tips you can take to the bank!

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6. Keep an Emergency Car Kit

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If you're traveling by car, it's always smart to carry an emergency car kit in your car's trunk. This kit should include a first aid kit, backup phone batteries, non-perishable food, water, flashlights, a shovel, reflective warning signs, and whatnot.

Some people might think carrying these things is a waste, but when you're on a road trip, anything can happen. When an emergency situation befalls, you will be glad you have this kit in your car's trunk.

7. Check Escape Routes in Your Hotel

Let's face it — hotel travel safety tips are one of the things we often overlook. This is because whenever you're in a hotel, you are more focused on the amenities the hotel offers rather than studying the hotel map at the back of your door or in the hallway.

Take a quick look at the emergency escape routes, so you would know where to go in an emergency situation.

8. Stay Alert

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You have to be alert at all times and if you're unfamiliar with the city, you have to be observant of your surroundings.

Whenever you unwittingly wander into a different area, or when you notice there are no other tourists around, walk back to the direction you came from without getting your map, and head back to a more populated area. Don't let other people distract you and always keep your valuables secure.

9. Download Safety Apps

Living in the age of technological advancements, there are downloadable apps you can get so that your family and friends can be informed of your whereabouts and alert them if something goes wrong.

This is important especially if you're wandering alone. Applications such as Uber, bSafe, and Drunk Mode are some of the must-have apps.

10. Know Your Country's Embassy Information

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Before you travel to other countries, you need to know your country's embassy or consulate contact information. They provide safety info and trustworthy details about the country you're visiting and if an emergency arises, they can help you.

If you're living in the U.S. you can register your travel plans in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, a free service administered by the government to keep you updated on safety and security information.


Check out this video from Wolters World for more travel safety tips that will surely guide you on your next trip:

We all need to feel free one way or another and to achieve that, we need a good break. What we should never take a break from is safety, especially when you're in unfamiliar territories.

Remember these travel safety tips by heart and plan accordingly. Travel safely! Bon Voyage!

Do you know other travel safety tips in mind? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! 


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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 28, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.




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