Travel Safety for Foreign Locations

Common sense is going to be your best defence. Do not do anything on a vacation with your money that you would not do at home. Sure it is easy to assume that the locals have good intentions, but you should always be wary of scams and schemers. Most people you meet will be great, but do not automatically trust anyone with your luggage, money or family members.


Travellers checks are easy to get and add an extra level of security to your vacation. Take the time before you leave to protect your self, it is worth the effort.

Back up funds hidden in an unexpected location on your vehicle, or on your person, can save the day if something does get taken.

Call and check in with family on a set schedule so if you are missing someone else knows. If you do not set up a time period to call, and get lost in the wilderness, no one will know you need help until after you should have returned from your vacation.

Good Ideas

Some other good travelling ideas include:

  • Park in well lit areas if you are travelling by car.
  • If something seems off, go with your gut feeling.
  • Hire a guide if you are planning to go off into the wilderness without experience.
  • Stay hydrated, weather you are vacationing in tropical paradise, or on an adventure tour of Africa always stay hydrated.

You will discover that most people you come across are really interesting and helpful. The world is not as scary as the media portrays, so do not become jaded by the safety warnings. Do take safety precautions because it is always better to be safe than sorry, but do not assume that every person you meet is out to get you along the way


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