- Write Down Emergency Info - If disaster strikes, you might not have time to search for numbers for local police or ambulance services, or directions to the nearest embassy for your country. You may also be too stressed and panicky to think straight.
Get Travel Insurance - You never think you need it, until you do. If you’re really worried about the safety of yourself and your gear while you travel, you can almost completely relax if you have some good insurance.
- If you really want to know which neighborhoods are safe and which might be sketchy, ask a local resident of the area.
- Email Your Itinerary To Friends/Family
- When it comes to travel, the wrong clothes scream “TOURIST” and make you a target for scammers, thieves and worse. The less obviously a visitor you look, the less attention you’ll get from the wrong kind of people.
- You don’t need black-belt skills, but joining a few self-defense classes is a worthwhile investment in your personal safety.
- Tell Your Bank Where You’re Going