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Travel => International Travel => Safety and Concerns => Topic started by: trinket on September 01, 2013, 11:13:24 AM

Title: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: trinket on September 01, 2013, 11:13:24 AM
It is always smart to get the lay of the land upon arrival.
Once you set out, be fairly sure of your destination and have a clear idea of how to get there before departing
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: Suzzy on September 01, 2013, 12:15:35 PM
That's a good tip. Also be sure you have made copies of your p*port and have the copies put somewhere where you can get to them if you should loose yours or they get stolen. Makes it easier to get new ones.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: trinket on September 02, 2013, 06:28:15 AM
This suggestion is really common sense, however I will submit it as an reminder anyway. It's best never to wear costly jewelry when you are traveling. And, don't hold considerable amounts of cash, your p*port, or your tickets if not crucial. In case you must carry these items, put on a moneybelt beneath your clothing. Most hotels have safety deposit boxes.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: Marcus on September 04, 2013, 09:30:18 AM
When booking cheap lodging make sure it's not cheap because it's in a very bad neighborhood, gunshots and sirens make for a very bad lullaby trust me and that's in the best case scenario.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: EBrehilda on September 04, 2013, 11:31:14 AM
Always, always be aware of your surroundings and don't back yourself into a corner-anywhere. I've been in places that I've come upon dead ends and I get out as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: Alpha Dog on September 04, 2013, 11:40:03 AM
Never wear expensive clothing either. It's a red flag to some that are looking for targets. Also, don't act like a target. Walk confidently and take EBrehilda's advice to be aware of your surroundings. Another thing, be aware of WHO is around you too.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: willis on September 05, 2013, 06:35:40 AM
Knowing where you are going and what to expect is part of the planning ahead process that most agents will tell you when booking with them. At least in my day it was.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: trinket on September 07, 2013, 02:15:43 PM
Also, if you are a woman traveling solo never confess to  strangers that you are alone. Of course,  never tell them where you are staying or your room number.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: Caroline64 on September 10, 2013, 05:06:33 AM
Wow, glad I popped in here, these are all some really good tips and advice that I will be sure to remember when traveling 'anywhere'. Thanks for all of them and more are welcome!
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: willis on September 16, 2013, 03:46:12 PM
This is part of the reason I am flying out earlier than the others in my company. I am horrible with directions and it is not that I can't read a map or GPS its just my entire sense of travel is backwards. I blame it on being a breech baby when I was born, almost always I can head directly in the wrong direction.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: kispe on September 22, 2013, 01:12:31 PM
I am horrible with directions as well and will try to be at any destination earliest possible. I do not like wearing any sort of jewelery in my trip lest these got stolen.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: Mandy on September 23, 2013, 12:02:37 PM
I tend to avoid dawdling at the end of my trip as I have already missed two flights this way. I am surprised I was lucky enough to get the last one, I ended up running late and getting distracted at a convention the other year (for Defcon).
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: Andy on September 23, 2013, 01:07:42 PM
I always make sure I don't have all my money in one spot. It's amazing to see people pull out these huge wads of money out of their pockets and peel off money. Talk about putting yourself out there for the thieves!
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: rag-a-muffin on September 30, 2013, 09:51:04 AM
I would also say, to carry a small can of mace. I think being a women(or not) you need to arm yourself. At least you will be able to get away.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: woods on September 08, 2013, 05:18:09 AM
Get the necessities done in time and just leave the small bits for the last few days. You will have an easy time planning and traveling eventually.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: Gaminghe on October 18, 2013, 11:11:49 PM
One advice is not to bring a lot of money with you when you roam the place. It's good if you have a Visa card handy since most establishments accepts it anyway. It's also a good way to track your expenses. Make sure you understand road and street signs otherwise you'll get bumped by a car or be chased by the mobile patrol.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: AnswersChone on November 06, 2013, 12:02:25 AM
Is it safe to bring a lot of money abroad? I don't have a credit card or a dollar account to deposit my money in.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: SpinningWire on November 12, 2013, 11:41:20 PM
As for me, it's always safe and convenient to travel on a backpack because not only that you are just bringing the things that you need most but because you are shying away people with bad motives from robbing you. Also, don't wear exaggerated jewelries when you travel to other places. It's completely unnecessary.
Title: Re: Traveler Safety Tip
Post by: PhiaGreat on November 12, 2013, 11:43:00 PM
travel safe tip, hmmmm. check all before you live, check the car and the important things that you need to travel.and especially pray before anything else.