Spring break is just around the corner. Whether you are in college, a grown up, or a family, safety is always important. Tropical paradises and winter wonderlands offer completely different kinds of getaways with their own unique dangers. There are lots of things you can do to stay safe no matter where you are or what you are doing.
Travel Insurance is always a good idea when you are planning a vacation. There are all kinds of different travel insurances. It’s a good idea because most health insurance plans don’t cover you once you leave the country. There is travel insurance to cover the majority of the trip’s cost in case an emergency comes up and you can’t travel. There are also kinds to cover health, injury, and evacuation.
Geotagging is a great way to let your friends know where you are, but you could also be telling the whole world where you are and what you’re doing. If your profile is set to public, you can change it to private. If you don’t want to do that, you can post about your travels or daily experiences after you’ve left and geotag your locations
Copy your passport. You want to have a copy of your passport if you’re going out of the country. This allows you to have a back up in case you accidentally lose your actual passport. While this won’t pass for your passport at immigration, it will make it easier for you to file the case and travel home.
Update your vaccinations. Depending on where you’re going, you’ll need to have your vaccinations updated to make sure you stay safe and enjoy your trip instead of taking a tour of the local medical facilities. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website has a lot of information for all over the world if you are unsure.
Alcohol is a great way to experience new cultures or relax after a long day traveling. When you’re in a new place, it is even more important to practice safe drinking habits.
Emergency numbers are not the same everywhere in the world. 911 is the standard in the United States. If you’re traveling overseas, you’ll want to know what the local emergency numbers are. You can find them through Google or by asking the locals.
Warmth is of the utmost importance. Bring layers upon layers. You’ll want to stay warm in case you get caught outside for longer than expected. Bright colors will help you stand out against white snow.
Trails are marked and easy to follow. Make sure you stay on them whether you’re skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, or anything else. Going off trail can be extremely dangerous.
Oceans are beautiful, but they are dangerous. Make sure to play in the ocean safely and have a knowledge of undertows and local dangers.
Sun prevention is important for your skin and your physical health. Make sure to wear sunscreen and wear a hat. Sunscreen reduces the risk of skin cancer. Limit your time in the sun to prevent sunstroke.
Hydrating is critical to staying healthy during long days outside in the sun. Make sure to always have a water bottle with you. You can also stay hydrated with electrolyte saturated drinks to help keep your levels up.