Travel safety tips and its importance
Vacation trips are memorable when managed without any glitches or fuss, and it is possible when you acknowledge the importance of travel safety tips. To be safe is not just a matter of safety from physical injury but it also includes safety from fraud, wastage of time, losing your comfort, spoiling he trip itself, and other angles you may add to it further. you must think about safety on the trip starting from the time you leave your sweet home to the time you safely landed back again.
There are some small but attention worthy travel safety tips which you can adopt and surely these tips will help you in making the trip lively. Tips I am going to discuss here are general in nature and we generally tend to ignore their importance which you should not. So let’s start with the first thing first:
Never travel alone
Always try to plan a vacation within a group, and this group can be of friends or family members. Traveling in a group will mitigate the risk of safety and also somebody will always be there for an emergency.
If at all you have to start your journey alone, whatever may be the reason, do make sure, that after reaching a destination try to be in close by to the group which is heading to the same destination as of yours. It is important that you should inform the group about your presence, it will make them comfortable despite the presence of unknown nearby to them and at the same time group will be happy.
Keep updating the location:
It does not matter whether you are on a bike trip or on a four-wheeler driving expedition, you are on a solo trip or with friends in group. It is recommended to keep someone posted or updated about your location. For god sake, be vigil during the trip as an unusual situation will not arise after an alert. So it will be beneficial for you to share your location detail with somebody back there at home to whom you knew and have faith.
If you are traveling by hired taxi then in that case, share the details of the taxi and driver both to your near and dear. Asking or enquiring about the details from the driver himself will have a psychological impact on his mind and he will be alert during the ride which adds an advantage to your point of view.
Never stay Isolated
Nature can be best explored by enjoying the picturesque views, landscapes that you can find while you stay away from hustle and bustle of the hill station or prime destination. But it has its own restriction like a factor of safety and commutation to and from accommodation and fetching for emergency help. It becomes more important when you are traveling with family and kids that you should choose your accommodation wisely.
So by this, I simply mean that you should book your hotel or accommodation nearby to a destination where you can find some people residing nearby to your hotel. While you plan a trip for the family or alone, go for the staying option where you can find habitation nearby. Please don’t draw an inference that I am asking you to stay in the market area of prime destination, because it has its own issues which you can affect your booking of a cheap hotel, but close by to the destination that’s all. It will make your commutation easy plus generate an additional sense of security which is a factor of safety on the trip.
Carry Necessary documents
Documents for identity proof and vehicle documents if traveling by vehicle must be kept ready and carried along. If you are currently undergoing any treatment then medical documents in respect of the same should also be added to important documents to carry on a trip. It is mandatory to provide identity proof in respect of all the members in the group, to book any accommodation and the same will be checked by staff at the service desk counter at the reception of the hotel prior to allowing inside.
Check for safety at a hotel
Prior to accommodating yourself inside the room of a hotel, it must be ensured that the hotel is safe and sound from any type of mischievous activity. CCTV and modern era technical gadgets can be helpful, also check the interior of the room for any hidden cameras and all for your safety. You can further go through the simple guidelines which will of great help while booking your hotel. Having contacts of emergency services will add safety on the trip to you and you must ask for numbers of Police, Doctor, Medical store from the Receptionist and you have a right to know each for your safety. If possible make use of Plastic Money like credit or debit cards while making payments at the hotel desk, it will further keep your records safe.
Never indulge in a fight with locals
If any situation arises where you feel uncomfortable while communicating with locals, it is advised not to get indulged in a verbal fight with locals. If things seem out of control by you, you must dial local police helpline number and surely they will help you out. Even indulging in a heated argument will cause you wastage of your time which you could have invested somewhere for fun and will make you uncomfortable spoiling some more time when you are over to it. Reason for indulging in a fight may be anything but people seems to be an outsider is more prone to crime so you should be alert and vigil all the time.
Better to be safe then Reaching destination late
Planning for an unknown destination then you must start off from home early so as to reach your trip destination timely. It is advisable to be there at a pre-decided halt at least one hour before sunset and if getting late, then driving at an unknown road can compromise your safety. If sure that you cannot get to a selected location in time, it is better to halt somewhere safe place where you are because driving at late hours will generate risk and discomfort to you.
An unplanned way can be catchy but Risky
Never start your trip in an unplanned manner as it is very important for you to plan your trip to make it cherishable and hassle-free. Planning starts from selecting a destination to the point you landed back safely and for planning part you can go through other blogs like Things to carry on a trip, and how to proceed for booking of hotels at the selected destinations.