You may plan to travel spur of the moment, with a company, or even for a vacation. Whatever the occasion, you need to consider your traveling safety.
Regardless if you are traveling by ship, plane, train, bus or car, you will need to follow some general rules in order to ensure utmost safety while you are away. It can sometimes be less safe if you are in another city or country, however, being on guard anywhere you go could never hurt.
Step 1 – If you are traveling by vehicle, make sure to get your vehicle properly serviced. Checking all your cars fluids as well as the tires is very important.
Step 2 – Consider having two sets of plans “A” as well as “B”. A contingency plan is great just in case everything doesn’t run as smooth as you though it would.
Step 3 – Always be alert and aware of what is going on around you. This could possibly alert you to any potential criminal activity, such as a pickpocket or potential con artist who have their sites on you.
Step 4 – When having to walk, always avoid dark and shadowy places. Try finding well-lit areas as well as public places instead of alleys or desolate areas.
Step 5 – Always travel light. Less is better in this case. Many people find themselves getting their items stolen and misplaced. Pawning high dollar goods is a big business for thieves.
Step 6 – Mark all your personal property and never leave it in parked vehicles. If you have valuable items in the hotel, make sure you check in to one that has safes available. Be careful though because items can still be stolen in a safe.
When you travel, always trust your instincts and never second-guess yourself. Your safety comes first.