One of the very obvious reasons why people travel less is because it is sometimes unsafe from them. You must have heard of the scary stories of travellers being cheated, or their luggage stolen from the hotel or sometimes even worse. You should not believe the stories all the time. However, it is important to do a little bit of research before going for any trip.
The world is a beautiful place. And, you should try to explore as much as you can. You can always prevent some mishap from happening if you keep your eyes and ears open. Here are the top 7 travel tips you should keep in mind while travelling to a new place.
DO A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH ON THE RECENT SCAMS
A quick and detailed research about the destination along with the the top scams which happened recently can help you avoid any weird situation. Remember, a scam can happen anywhere i.e. a restaurant where a scammer behaves likes a friendly local and forces to pay a huge bill. If you have knowledge of such mishaps in the place which you’re visiting, it will be easier for you to deal with such situations.
SAFE BROWSING IS A MUST
While you’re travelling to a new place, you should always practice safe browsing. To protect your data, you should install a VPN on your mobile or any other device which you are using to browse. It will protect your network.
KEEP YOUR CASH AND TRAVEL RELATED DOCUMENTS AT DIFFERENT PLACES
It is always a great idea to keep the extra cash in different places, like you can keep it in the cosmetic pouch, or even on your shoe. In case, if you lose your card or some mishap happens, you can at least use that cash. Keep copies of your travel documents i.e. your passport or you can also save it in Google Drive. You can access that folder anytime if your things get stolen.
NEVER EVER KEEP YOUR STUFF NEAR A WINDOW
The hotel you have chosen is completely new. Never ever keep your handbag near a window as it will be easy for any thief to take it from there. You can even keep the tracking devices in your luggage or any other important items like your laptop or jewellery bag. It will help you track your stolen things easily.
Travelling is a lot of fun, and if it’s a new city then there could be nothing better than this. It’s very easy to get distracted as you are excited all the time. Before leaving for the city-tour or even when you are going to a local pub, it is very important to double check. Do you have your passport? Did you keep your wallet? And, what about the keys? Lock your hotel room properly before leaving.
DON’T SHOW OFF
Getting loud and spending unnecessarily on drinks, clicking selfies from your expensive phone, showing off your cask while paying the bill, can grab the attention of creeps. You must avoid all these, before you get drunk. Never ever have drinks with strangers or accept any drink from them.
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
Your guts always say the right things and therefore you should always listen to it when you are travelling to a new place. If you are not feeling comfortable in a certain pub, get out of it immediately. If your tour guide is behaving strangely, avoid him/her. Go to a 24/7 shop if you find someone following you. Ask for help. Speak to the store owner. Shout!
Keep all these tips in mind to travel safely.