Vacation Safety Tips
Vacation season is upon us and its time for some vacation safety tips. Today’s post is going to be in a different format. I compiling tips from all across the internet and Twitter.
- Don’t post when your leaving on vacation on Facebook. Everyone can find that. Your “friends” friends may be and probably are criminals!
- @greyghosts2915 Says: take an effective flashlight! Know the county you are vacationing in for #severewx.
- @JTR012 Says: when traveling out of the US utilize a neck wallet to avoid getting robbed and stranded in another country.
- @DDuracoat says: don’t go to Mexico. The end
- Scan your passport and travel documents and e-mail them to yourself. That way, if your documents are lost or stolen you can easily access copies from your e-mail.
- Buy a money belt (not a fanny pack) to carry your money and passport underneath your clothing.
- Blend in as much as possible. Walking around with a camera around your neck and a guidebook in your hand advertises your tourist status and may make you a mark for thieves. Try to be discreet.
- Ask your hotel manager or another knowledgeable person if there are some areas of the city you should avoid.
- Split your cash and credit cards between yourselves. It’s better to loose half than all of it.
- I will have my clothing set up to go for the morning before I go to bed. My keys and all my important stuff are ready to go. If someone breaks in I won’t have time to put on jeans and boots, but if the fire alarm goes off, or there is a real fire, I can grab my stuff and go. -Modern Self Protection
- I like the second story (tonight I’m stuck on the first because it’s the only thing they have available). This is an outside hotel, which I don’t really mind. I prefer the second story because it’s harder to do a smash and grab, and it’s just easier for bad guys to victimize people on the first floor. -Modern Self Protection
- Do not discuss travel plans, your room number or any other personal information in public within earshot of strangers.
- Try to be as quiet as possible when entering and exiting your room. Don’t let others know if there is someone there or not.
- @Daveww47 Says: Always check current reciprocity agreements before taking you ccw out of state!!
- Leave valuables in the hotel safe. Most rooms have their own. You can rent a lock for a small fee.
- Stay in a motel if possible. Motels have outside entrances to each room with near by parking. It is easier to take items in and out without being as noticed.
- Keep your bags packed incase you need to exit the hotel quickly. Its a hotel not a house, don’t unpack.
- Take a door stop or door bar with you to secure the room when your inside. This will give you time to react if someone tries to come in.
These are just a few travel and vacation safety tips to follow when traveling. Always remember the number 1 vacation tip, HAVE FUN!!! Let’s hear your tips in the comment section.