6 Essential Travel Tips to Keep You Safe

Visiting new parts of the world and immersing oneself in the local scenery and people groups is exciting and fun, but it can also be scary. While you’re out enjoying your vacation or business trip, stay safe by remembering these tips.

6 Travel Safety Tips You Should Know

  1. Save Emergency Numbers – Before you begin your journey, use local guides or online sources to research what numbers to call in case of an emergency and save them as contacts in your phone for easy retrieval. 
  2. Make Copies of Important Documents – Scan such documents as your passport, driver’s license, or another form of identification to save online and to make extra copies with. These copies will protect you in case you lose your main copy on your way home. 
  3. Keep Valuables Close – During your journey, always keep your money and other necessities on your person. Things that are placed somewhere else may be left behind or stolen. 
  4. Stay Alert – Keep your head up and listen keenly to any information that may be provided to you in airports, bus stations, or other frequented areas. Watch for suspicious activity or unsafe behavior from people around you. Often, criminals target people who are not paying attention and appear vulnerable. Do not let your guard down. If you feel unsafe, leave the area immediately. 
  5. Avoid Public Wi-Fi – Using public Wi-Fi makes your valuable information such as credit card or Social Security numbers susceptible to hackers. Though the convenience of internet access is tempting, use your judgment. You may want to set up a virtual private network (VPN) to access the internet securely while traveling. 
  6. Be Selective With What You Say – Do not share too much information with strangers. Even people who seem nice may have ill intentions. If someone asks you about where you will be staying, give them a vague area such as the name of a town rather than your specific hotel name.

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