7 Essential Travel Safety Tips

24 November 2021

Disclaimer: This is a contributed post. LipsnBerries Blog cannot guarantee the accuracy, reliability and completeness of the information presented below. 

Travelling is an exciting venture and allows you to make some unforgettable memories. People travel for various reasons, including a vacation, relocating, etc. No matter your purpose for travelling, it’s essential to be safety-conscious and put some measures in place before your trip. Studies show that about 36% of travellers viewed travelling as something worth spending on. To ensure you get the best out of your trip, here are some essential safety tips worth considering.

1. Do thorough research


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It’s vital to know everything you can about your destination before you get there. You can start by researching safe places to stay, culture, places available in an emergency, etc. To gain insight into others’ experiences, you can also check out travel reviews and talk to anyone you know who has been to your destination before.

2. Be conscious of your surroundings

In the excitement of seeing new places, you may sometimes become distracted. Even when you want to stop to take a picture or enjoy the view, it’s best to be conscious of everything going on around you, so you’re not caught off guard. It’s also vital that you keep a close watch on your belongings to avoid any theft. While speaking to strangers, you should also be alert. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet locals when you travel, but you should be on guard while doing so to determine if anyone is acting strangely.

Additionally, remember to be extremely alert if you have to cross any roads to avoid any accidents. However, if any emergencies arise, you should know who to talk to for assistance.

For instance, if you travelled to Florida and get hit by a car while walking on the pavement, it’s best to contact knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as you can to assist you in getting the best compensation.

3. Keep all vital documents on hand

Documents such as your ID, passport, etc., are crucial, and you never know when you may need them. Therefore, it’s best to keep these documents safe and make several copies. It will help if you scan them to have a copy on your phone aside from hard copies. Doing this will help you be organised and minimise the likelihood of getting stranded if any event arises.

4. Be conscious of hotel safety

No matter your hotel’s location, you need to be safety conscious at all times. Even if your hotel assures you of maximum security measures, you should still take personal responsibility for your safety during your stay at the hotel. Ensure that your door is always locked and your windows are closed whether you’re in or not. One practical tip is to make it look like you’re around even when you’re not. You can do this by hanging the Do Not Disturb sign on your door handle. If you’re unsure of how genuine someone is when they claim they’re hotel staff, you can confirm at the front desk or reception before letting them enter your room.

5. Try and blend in as much as you can

People who look entirely lost or out of town in a new location are usually prime targets for criminals. Therefore, it would help if you tried to blend in as much as possible to avoid any unwanted attention. You can do this by dressing the way most locals do and not making it obvious when asking for directions. You should also be conscious when making any purchases, so it isn’t apparent if you have a lot of cash.

6. Beware of public Wi-Fi

Internet access while on the move can be very convenient. However, you should be conscious when using public Wi-Fi, as it can expose your information to potential hackers. You can either take a router along with you or get a virtual private network (VPN), so you can use your internet securely even when you’re on the go. If you still have to use public Wi-Fi, avoid banking online or engaging in other activities that could put you at risk. It’s best to minimise any visits to unsecured websites.

7. Keep your loved ones updated



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Thanks to technology, you can easily stay in touch with your loved ones even when you’re away. No matter how long your trip is, it’s best to let your loved ones know wherever you are as often as you can. You can also give them a copy of your itinerary, so they have a general idea of your whereabouts. Doing this will help keep you safe aside from helping you to stay in constant touch with those you love.

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