Whether you're traveling to villas in Tuscan
y or a hotel room in
Paris, safety is the top priority for any traveler that's going abroad.
Being safe while traveling abroad doesn't
have to be difficult, if you use your common sense and trust your instincts you
can have a great vacation.
going to be traveling abroad for your vacation, remember to follow these five
Separate Your Money Sources
When you're at home you keep all of your bank cards, credit
cards, and cash in your wallet, but you should avoid doing that when you're
traveling abroad. If your wallet gets
lost or stolen when you're away, you could find yourself stranded without any
money. Keep at least one credit card or
bank card in a different place, preferably back at wherever you're staying.
Make Copies of Important Documents
Some people used to make photocopies of their important
documents like their passport or birth certificate. It's still good to have copies of important
documents, but instead of printing them on paper scan them and save them on
your computer. Email them to yourself so
you'll always have a copy when you need it.
Be Wary With New "Friends"
There's nothing wrong with making friends when you're on
vacation, but you should think twice about going to new and strange places with
people you've just met.
People who are
traveling abroad should be wary of local scam artists who work by befriending
tourists so that they can rob them later.
The Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree
variety of threads devoted to warning fellow travelers about the scams they
Before you travel, see
what local scams could be occurring where you're traveling.
Before you take that scuba diving course or bungee jump,
make sure that you make sure that the operators have legitimate qualifications
and have a good safety record. Some
tourists get lured into some of these specialty services because of their low
price, but the low price tag may be because the people running it aren't
qualified to do so.
Leave Expensive Items at Home
You may have always dreamed of wearing your $1200 diamond
bracelet on your vacation, but if you want to stay safe you should leave all of
your expensive personal possessions at home.
Aside from the fact that you could lose them, wearing expensive jewelry
or taking pictures with a costly camera makes you look like an attractive
target for thieves.
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