Travelling can be the most amazing experience of your life, but it’s definitely worth keeping your safety in mind. Read this great bunch of safety tips for travelling, by guest blogger Ruth of Ruthiee Loves Glamour.
Travelling is amazing and so many people love travelling! I turned 19 last month and my travel list keeps piling as I grow older! Today, I’ll be sharing 5 safety tips to use when travelling! Believe me, travelling is exciting and can bring along a rollercoaster ride of emotions!It can be so easy to get caught up in all the excitement, sightseeing, etc that we forget to put safety first. I love my safety and I always put my safety first in whatever I do. To me, safety first is an essential part of self love and you should put safety first in whatever you do! Below are 6 safety tips to use when travelling!
6 Safety Tips To Use When Travelling
Do proper research
I can’t stress how important it is to do some research before travelling. This is common sense lol but so many people tend to skip this step and that’s not right. I know of someone who travelled to a place without doing a proper research and on the day he got there, they were having one of their rituals, where everyone had to stay indoor, (it was basically like a curfew) and anyone found outside was killed but he wasn’t aware of that. He got there and ended up getting killed.
Now this could have been prevented if he did some research before embarking on his journey. So many people have fallen prey to these kind of circumstances because they didn’t carry out a proper research. If you are travelling to a place, do some research. If you know someone that stays in the place you are travelling to, hit them up and try to find out a thing or two before travelling! Get to know as much as possible about your destination before traveling. Read travelers review, check for the safest places in your travel destination. Get as much information as possible.
Blend in with the Locals
Oh! This is yet another important one. You see, being in a new place leaves you with lots of dangers. The honest truth is, the more touristy and lost you look, the more chances there are for you to make a mistake, get scammed, etc. Whenever you are in a new place, try as much as possible to blend in with the locals. Most locals are really nice and wouldn’t find it difficult to give you information that might be of use to you.
Blend in with the locals, ask them for the prices of things, dangerous places in the neighborhood that you should not be visiting and just to be on a safer side, try to get these information from more than one person. Getting these information from more than one person will help you make sure you are on the right track. Also, it will prevent you from being scammed. There are sketchy people everywhere and even tourists get scammed!
Make sure you store emergency information
This is one safety tip you should never forget when travelling! We never wish for bad things but bad things happen. Making sure you have emergency info saves you the stress of trying to google and look for emergency information at the dying minute. In the face of an emergency, trust me, you might be too frightened and horrified to think straight.
So it’s best to store emergency information beforehand. Store emergency information in as many places as possible. You can store emergency information on your phone, a note, etc. So, if your phone gets lost in the process, you have a backup, you still have the emergency info somewhere else and all hope is not lost and if your note gets lost, you have a backup as well.
Keep your loved ones updated
It is very important to keep your loved ones, (family and friends) updated about your whereabouts. No matter how close my destination is, I always let my family and friends know where I am headed. When travelling, always keep your loved ones updated and check in with them as often as possible. Let them know of any change in plans, location and all that so they know exactly where you are at a particular time. Also, let them know how long you’ll be spending so that they take necessary actions if you don’t return by the stipulated time.
Carry a first aid kit
Like I said before, we do not pray for bad things to happen but sometimes they do and it’s always best to be prepare in advance. Injuries happen and sometimes injuries do not have anything to do with how careful you are. I’ve seen the most careful people get hurt while travelling so it’s quite advisable to carry a first aid kit with you just incase something happens – you get injured or for if you get a headache, body pain, etc. I would normally take some basic items with me like pain reliefs, sunscreen, glucose, cotton wools and the likes. Carry a functional first aid kit with you and make sure you have it with you at all times!
Always be on guard
Last but not the least, is to be as vigilant as possible! Remember, this is not the time to party away and let all your guard down! Always be on the watch! Keep an eye on your surroundings and make sure to leave immediately if you start to see some suspicious activities.
The above are 6 safety tips to use when travelling. It should always be safety first! What safety tips do you use when travelling? Let me know!
About the Blogger
Ruth is a student blogger over at www.ruthieelovesglamour.com who loves to inspire people to be the best version of themselves. She runs a blog about personal development, self-care, self-love, positivity, personal growth, a little bit of food, skincare and all things lifestyle. Ruthiee loves Glamour is a space for everyone to learn, develop themselves, interact and navigate their way through life. If you are looking for a place where you can be yourself, find tips on how to improve yourself, Ruthiee loves Glamour is the right place for you.