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Safety Tips for Travel

Every family enjoys getting away and having some special one on one time with each other.

But in today’s society we have to make sure we travel safely. Do your homework before you leave the house. Get on-line or the telephone and make sure you have a good understanding of the area you intend to visit.

One of the best safety travel tips a tourist can take is to make sure the family stays togetheror knows where the other members are at all times. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. The old saying “don’t get caught down a dark alley,” is valid. But things do happen in broad daylight.

Some smart safety tips are as follows:

Be careful who has custody of your passports if you are leaving the United States. Some hotels and cruise ships will insist on taking them for security purposes. You have to give them up so make copies of them for your safety and the ability to finish you trip if they get lost.

Men should purchase a money belt if they don’t already have one. Load this at home or in your room before you leave the hotel. If there is no safe you will need to keep all your money with you at all times. When you need cash remove it in a restroom stall. Or if you have a vehicle and no one can see you do this. Also, carry an extra credit card in the money belt. Before you leave home, call the credit card company to let them know when you’re traveling, especially if you’re traveling out side the United States, so the company doesn’t freeze your card when they see charges from foreign countries.

Teenage boys can keep their money or passes in the front pocket when wearing jeans. It’s not too often someone will try to pick your pocket when your money is in a pair of tight jeans in the front. At least you would be aware if they attempt this.

Females can use fanny packs with less worry about pick-pockets. Also you can use an inside pocket in a jacket and use a safety pin to close it for added security.

No one should ever flash their money anywhere, because you never know who is watching for the purpose of robbing you of your hard earned money. Also protect your camera and extra equipment especially if it’s expensive.

Make sure you pack meds to help with diarrhea. Some countries will have water that is not potable. Read signs and make sure you understand what they mean. Always use sunscreen, and good quality sunglasses.

If you follow these safety tips, you can have a much better chance of enjoying yourself on your journey with the family, and that’s what it’s all about. Have a great trip!