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What do I do to stay safe while travelling?

 

I travel internationally from time to time, so here are a few international travel tips;

 

1-Notify your credit card company where you are going. This will avoid having your card declined.

2-Keep a photocopy of your passport, license, medication perscriptions separate from your other documents. If possible, email a copy of each to yourself.

3-Place items like a wallet in your front pocket instead of the rear to make it harder for pick pockets.

4-Keep some small bills in a pocket separate from your wallet so you don't have to open your wallet or purse for small purchases.

5-Use pants or purses which have both zippers or snaps plus flaps covering the pocket, again making it harder for pick-pockets

6- When possible, wear purses in the front, not the side.

7- Sign up for The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to enroll your trip with the nearest consulate or embassy. (They will contact you if there is a travel warning in the country you are traveling in)

8- Find out the emergency number in the country you are going to. (Not everyone uses 911)

9- Don't write about your trip ahead of time on Facebook or Twitter.

10- Keep money in a few different places, and remember where they are.

11- If there is a room safe-use it. Take what you need when you go out.

12- Ask the hotel clerk, AIrbnb host, etc for tips about keeping safe. They have to deal with their local communities and probably can share some good tips. Ask if they trust taxi's, ride-sharing services walking, transportation, local food kiosks, places to visit and to avoid.

 

I have a bunch of other suggestions but I don't want to get too long winded.

Get out there- traveling is amazing. Take it from a 68 year old semi-retired nomad.

Happy Travels

 

 

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What do I do to stay safe while travelling? I bring my 90lb. German shepherd with me. Smiley Wink

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I drive an RV so my travel tips maybe a little different. Check your vehicle daily for any mechanical issues (ie: lights, turn signals, tires,everything in place, etc.) Give yourself plenty of space all around you and for braking. Drive rested never tired!!  Always drive ahead and antiscipate leaving yourself an out if need be. Breakup the trip with a rest stop every two hours if you can and if you have a dog, give him a potty break too.  Plan your route the night before and use your phone apps to see if the weather, road conditions, construction or detours do not suprise you. Limit your driving to maybe 300 miles a day, so you don't wear yourself out trying to get where ever. I also use RV Park Review both on my phone and computer, so that you get an opinion on your next campground. It can save you alot of grief. Driving an RV is a full time job and should be treated in that manner because that is alot of money in your hands.  Happy trails!!

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Defensive driving,

going the speed limit,

seat belt (duh),

doors locked,

sunglasses,

usually no radio - I enjoy the silence, 

uber to an evening benefit that will include cocktails, 

leave on time so there’s no rushing, 

a little talking thru blue tooth is ok - but make it quick,

don’t look at the phone - it can wait till I get to my destination, 

If someone displays road rage I try to not  reciprocate 

 

 

these are my primary rules  ... 

 

 

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Defensive driving,

going the speed limit,

seat belt (duh),

doors locked,

sunglasses,

usually no radio - I enjoy the silence, 

uber to an evening benefit that will include cocktails, 

leave on time so there’s no rushing, 

a little talking thru blue tooth is ok - but make it quick,

don’t look at the phone - it can wait till I get to my destination, 

If someone displays road rage I try to not  reciprocate 🤬

 

 

these are my primary rules  ... 

 

 

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What are some of your tips for staying safe while traveling? 

 

See three of AARP's travel safety tips here.

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