Traveling is a priority for most of the people. Some travel for fun, some have business reasons or meeting that they have to go, some want to spend their vacations with their family on a nice trip to a comfy resort and some like to travel alone for the sheer adventure and excitement that awaits for them. No one can say that they can live without traveling.
However, when traveling it is important to know how to stay safe. Most of the time its hardly just a one day travel or a trip and sometimes its a vacation planned out for an entire month or so. With this, there are many dangers that you need to look out for and make yourself stay alert and cautious. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe during traveling.
Keep the Essentials In a safe place
It is important to know what the essentials are. It includes all the list of items such as your wallet, your credit card, your phone etc. All these things should be kept safe in a place where you can easy access to them and allow easy update check on them. If you are traveling alone, then make sure you know the things you have at all times and also place them somewhere where they can’t be stolen from your pockets or a zipper bag. Our company, recently went on a company retreat and someone’s wallet was stolen straight from their pocket on a tour. It’s safer to just keep it zipped up.
Necessary items for the journey
The main point about traveling is to know where you are traveling to. If you are traveling alone and to a desert area, then make sure you have the necessary supplies that will help you survive easily like excess water bottles, tent, pocket knife, water filtering tube, bugs repellent etc. If you are traveling to some city area, then keep your phone, your credit card, your wallet, your passport and other such things safe in your pockets or bag. The key idea is to stay prepared while traveling because you need to make sure you don’t run into any problems or any dangers.
Traveling location updates
It is very crucial that you keep yourself updated about the place you are traveling to. Tell your travel update to your friends, colleges or family member so that when you go missing just in case they would where to find you. Otherwise, have travel insurance which will ensure your trips and if you go missing in the stated time and date, they can send help to the closest location to you. The best method is to leave breadcrumbs if you are about to head to an unknown place. Place a landmark or a cut on the trees or wall to know your way out when you go to a place.
It is always advised to stay clear and alert for thefts, robbers, gangs or mafia. The reason is that they can put you in – a lot of trouble. It is better to leave the place at first sight or call the police if you have to necessarily go there.