There is nothing more grand or
beautiful than to be given the chance to see and feel the world. Nevertheless,
there is one thing you have to keep in mind once you decide to pack your bags and travel somewhere, you have to practice safe travel.
Here are five of the best travel
tips to ensure that you travel safely:
1. Read security information and travel advisories
from your planned destination. Prevention will always be better than cure.
Hence, if you want to travel safely, have your travel planner ready and list down all the security information that you need. Normally,
government websites, consular offices, and their respective embassies can let
you know which places to avoid to and how you can be much safer once you have go
there. You also need to get hold of hotline numbers for the police, fire station, and major commercial airports, to name a few
2. Travel light. Try to bring all the essential things with you when you travel. Of course, you should
not leave behind your travel planner. If is possible, keep all your jewelry and
other important valuables at home. Moreover, stay in an accommodation that can
provide you with a deposit box, where you can place your extra money and few
credit cards. Most likely, you are not going to need them at once. This way, too, you will be able to control your expenses.
3. Find a travel partner.
This is one of the travel tips that you should seriously consider. When you have
a friend or somebody with you, you will surely not feel so much threatened.
There are many areas where you can find a travel partner. If you have a friend
or a family member who has been in the country that you are planning to visit,
you may request him/her if he/she is willing to travel with you. You may also
search on the internet for websites that can help you find a travel partner. It
is recommended, though, to find a travel partner who lives in your place of
destination or travels with you from your country of origin.
Secure your luggage.
You can also practice safe
travel if you can add a
lock or coded lock in your luggage. You can find them in a number of appliance stores, or you can simply purchase travel bags that are already equipped with them. These are special types of locks wherein for someone to open them, they need to decipher the code,
usually made up of numbers. This is essential since there is always the
possibility that you may lose your luggage along the way. At least, your
guarantee of having your items intact when they are found and delivered back to
you if found.
5. Leave the keys at the
When you are going out, do not forget to leave the keys with the
hotel staff. This will lessen the chances of losing them unknowingly while you
are out and about. It will also be very easy for you to know whom to ask just in
case somebody dares to break in to your room.