Of course, we don’t want to think about anything bad happening when we travel, but sadly, sometimes it does.
If you do get sick or injured while traveling, you’ll want to be sure you have protection through travel insurance. Sure, it’s not required, but it’s a great idea.
Not only does travel insurance offer some financial protection should you need medical care, but it often provides coverage for things like trip cancellation, baggage loss, and other similar situations.
There are several carriers offering travel insurance like World Nomads and Safetywing, or check out Travelinsurance.com to compare several providers.
Make sure you review the policy to ensure it covers what you may need.
Remain Aware at All Times, While you’re traveling and having a great time, it’s essential that you also keep an eye out around you.
Notice if you’re entering an area that is dimly lit or if someone is paying a little too much attention to you. This is similar to the scanning you do when you’re driving a car. You do it so often that you don’t even notice it, but you’re continually looking back and forth in your field of vision to see if there’s anything you need to be careful of, and the same guidance is good for traveling as well.
Keep an eye out at all times, even when you’re with other people. We often think that we are safer in groups, but that’s when we often pay less attention to what is going on around us. Look out for the people you are with as well as yourself and if you see something of concern, speak up!
Trust your gut. If it feels like something is wrong, it very likely is and you’ll want to get out of the situation.
And while you’re at it, it’s good to have an idea of where you’re going before you head out. Nothing screams “tourist” like someone standing on a corner, holding a map and scratching their head. Of course, you can use a map or your phone for navigation, but take a look at your route before you head out so you don’t have to consult with your map quite so much.