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Being Safe On Your Next Trip
Being an American, I love to take trips from time to time and Iím sure you that you like to do the same as well. Just because youíre taking a vacation doesnít mean youíre going to be safe. When we think of vacation, we think of the things we are getting away from such as a job and all the stress but we have to remember that no matter where we go in life, thereís always going to be trouble. Today, Iím going to give you a few safety tips so that you can be assured that youíre safe on your trip.
Never put your address on your luggage
Like myself, Iím sure youíre going to be traveling with luggage. Along with this luggage, thereís probably going to be a luggage tag. On this tag, youíre only going to want to put your name and phone number. This way, if someone is going to return it, they can call for information.
The reason you wonít want to put your full address on it is because if the thief finds something worth of value, they may think thereís more at your home. Itís always a safe bet just to leave your first and last name.
Keep your luggage clean
When I say keep your luggage clean, Iím referring to important documents. Your luggage should only contain things you can afford to lose like clothing. Never place valuables in your luggage such as your credit cards, passports, important documents, etc. As I mentioned in the last tip, if someone steals this, they can have access to all of your information.
Donít be flashy
Some travelers love to show off their money and a lot of them show it off but deep down, theyíre thousands in debt. IF a crook sees that youíre wearing flash jewelry, they may want to stalk you and you may find yourself in an unfamiliar area you donít want to be in. When it comes to traveling, donít be flashy, nobody cares what you look like and how much money you donít have. Youíre just another traveler in an airport. Just think to yourself, ďHow many people do you really check out for their style?Ē
Clean out the wallet
Before you go on your next trip, try and clean out your wallet. Experts say thatís itís important that you donít load up on too many credit cards and documents. Try to keep these things at home locked up in a home safe. Itís always best to bring at least one credit card. When you do bring one credit card, make sure that you note the phone number so that if it does get stolen, you can call and cancel ASAP.
There are so many tips I can list when it comes to traveling and safety. Itís up to you to use your best judgment. The main thing to remember is to not be flashy and not bring things that are of value. Bring things that you can afford to lose! If you can follow this concept, youíll be the safest traveler around!
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