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Tips for General Travel Safety

Traveling can provide some of the greatest experiences of your life; however it can also be pretty scary if general travel safety is not followed. Before traveling everyone involved in the trip should review safety suggestions and mentally prepare themselves for different situations as well as prepare for emergencies that might crop up. The following tips will help you prepare yourself before you begin traveling and save time in case an emergency occurs.

Safety Tip #1 Photos Always pack recent photos of everyone on the trip in case of kidnapping or disappearance. This way you can easily provide local authorities with an immediate photo rather than waiting for some to arrive from home, which could waste precious time.

Safety Tip #2 Clothing Always make a mental note what everyone on the trip is wearing each day. This is needed information in the event of a disappearance or kidnapping. Also, bright clothes should be avoided as well as expensive jewelry because these simply draw attention to you and increase your risk for attack, kidnapping, or theft. Blending in with the crowd is more desirable when traveling than sticking out.

Safety Tip #3 Allergies Remember to make note of any allergies individuals on the vacation might have. When traveling people easily encounter many foods they are not accustomed to and might easily have an allergic reaction. Different supplies should also be on hand like Benadryl or Epipens if necessary. Also, insurance


cards should be carried on vacation and kept in a secure place in case medical attention is needed.

Safety Tip #5 Travel Itinerary Regardless of whether you are traveling by plane, train or automobile you should provide a relative or friend with a travel itinerary including hotels and general plans for each day. This may seem like a hassle, however if you are lost or missing it is important for family members to have an idea of where to start looking for you.

Safety Tip #6 Credit Cards Make sure you have all the information in your wallet noted on another sheet of paper, perhaps saved as an email in your inbox that is easily accessible. This should include names of all credit and bank cards with their phone numbers as well as any other cards or personal information you might need to cancel in the event your wallet is lost or stolen.

Remember, there are plenty of other safety guidelines like buckling up, washing your hands, and looking both ways before crossing the street that should always be followed when traveling as well as the above mentioned safety tips. The best way to make your vacation successful is to be as prepared as possible in case something goes wrong. Safety should always be the number one priority when traveling.
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