How to Stay Safe While on Vacation

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You know how using a sprayer can keep your plants safe from weeds and pests? Well, there’s also a tool that can make you safe while you’re on a vacay.Apparently, it’s called common sense. Not that I’m harsh, but most tourists tend to forget that safety should be their number one priority, which is why I’ve listed these six ways on how to stay safe while traveling.

Apparently, it’s called common sense.Not that I’m harsh, but most tourists tend to forget that safety should be their number one priority, which is why I’ve listed these six ways on how to stay safe while traveling.

Not that I’m harsh, but most tourists tend to forget that safety should be their number one priority, which is why I’ve listed these six ways on how to stay safe while traveling.

Don’t share everything on social media

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Posting too much info on your social media accounts will only let criminals know where you are, what you’re doing, and where you’re headed. It’s best to keep your posts to a minimal. Your Facebook or Twitter account might be private, but “checking in” doesn’t necessarily keep the details exclusive. Plus, it’ll be a bit annoying for your friends to see your posts now and then. Share only a few, and keep the other memories for your family members and closest friends.

Update your family and friends

If you’re traveling alone, don’t forget to keep in touch with your family and friends. Let them know your plans. Make sure they know when you’ll be back and what places you’ll visit. So in case anything unexpected happens, they’ll know how to contact you.

Photocopy your passport

Produce at least two copies of your passport. Before heading to the airport, leave one at home and take the other with you. Then, prior to exiting the hotel room to go sightseeing, make sure the original is secured in the room, and the copy is with you.

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Distribute your cash and credit cards

Never put your cash and cards in the same place. It’s best to put some in your wallet or leave some in the hotel room. Don’t carry them all at once.

Avoid flashing your jewelry

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Your necklace, earrings, watch, rings, and bracelets might be the most expensive ones on the market, but wearing them at the same time isn’t a wise decision. In fact, you won’t need jewelry while on a vacay––they’ll just make you an attractive target for thieves.

Don’t get comfortable with strangers

Never let any stranger enter your hotel room, and always keep the doors and windows locked. If possible, book a room that’s near an elevator or the front desk.

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