Taking the time to travel as often as possible should be in the top five on everyone’s bucket list. The world is full of incredibly unique destinations that need to be seen to be believed.
Taking the time to travel as often as possible should be in the top five on everyone’s bucket list. The world is full of incredibly unique destinations that need to be seen to be believed. But not everything can be perfect throughout an entire trip, however, and sometimes we find ourselves in situations that may sour our thoughts on travelling in the future.
One of these situations is being the victim of local crime in a country that you’re not familiar with. No matter how much a country may boast of its low crime, there will always be people looking to take advantage of those new to the area. We can’t always hope to avoid crime, but there are some ways that we can significantly lower our chances of being a target, so that you can walk the streets freely instead of taking a risk every time you go outside.
Make Electronic Copies of Everything
Travelling to a new country means that you will need all the necessary documentation to ensure that you’re within the country legally, and that you have the means to get home. There are countless stories of tourists having their bags snatched while they weren’t looking, and losing all of their documents. Having electronic backups on a cloud server that you can access from an Internet cafe is a good way of avoiding potentially being detained by authorities. You can also access betting sites from an Internet cafe if you’d prefer, as this can ensure you don’t take your phone out as much in public.
Don’t Carry Everything Together
It may seem more convenient to have all of your travel documents, credit cards, cash, and electronics in one, easy-to-access bag, but this makes it so much more devastating if you were to lose that bag. If you’re staying in a secure hotel, consider leaving some of your items that you don’t immediately need within your hotel room, just in case you fall victim to a pickpocket.
Keep Items on Your Front
Putting items in your back pocket can seem like an easy way of carrying something that you may need, but don’t necessarily won’t to have to hold on to all the time. Back pockets, both on backpacks, pants, and jackets, are prime targets for thieves, and they will always try and steal from a pocket that isn’t within your immediate range of vision. Rather keep valuable items in front pockets, and have a bag that you can keep an eye on at all times.
Don’t Carry Jewellery
It may be tempting to carry a piece of jewellery with you on your outing for the day, especially if you intend to look your best for vacation pictures. Jewellery is a favourite for petty thieves, and they’re extremely well-trained in slipping off some jewellery while you’re caught unaware. Rather leave the bling at home, and reduce your chances of having it stolen.
Travellers tend to be extremely divided on whether travel insurance is necessary, but often enough, it can help you out of a serious bind. While you may have health insurance in your home country, it usually won’t extend beyond the border of that country while travel insurance can.