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When traveling abroad, it is of utmost importance to know some safety tips. The country of your destination plays a significant role in ensuring the safety of travelers, specifically the area where you're planning to visit. Travelers must ensure their safety is a priority at all times.

If you're a seasoned traveler, you would already be aware of some or all of these safety tips. For starters, never walk around alone, unless absolutely necessary. It is best to have a companion, whenever you touring a place. Avoid visiting unfamiliar places alone. As always, you must not attract the attention of unscrupulous individuals and you should always stay in a places where there are a lot of people. If you're staying at the hotel, get advice from the staff about the best places that you can visit, as well as the places that you should avoid.

Try not to carry too much cash on you and most importantly do not flash cash around either, you will be prey for the seasoned pick-pockets. If you are a traveler that prefers to carry a lot of cash, then you need to be discreet about the amount you are carrying, so as you are not going to be a target for prying eyes.  

I have found these tips to be helpful when I am traveling:

1. Always carry your wallet with you. You don't have to expose it so that other people can see but just keep it in your pocket. If you encounter a mugger who asks for your wallet, don't hesitate to give your wallet. Just think of it this way – your wallet will save your life. Don't wait until the mugger exercise violence.

2. As mentioned earlier, you need to bring your wallet. However, you have to make sure that you don't leave personal details in it like address, contact numbers, and other essential information. If you want to get back at the mugger or robbers, you can leave false details. You can bring as much as $50 and a credit card for your personal use. You see, you're never too sure when an accident will happen. Just in case your wallet is stolen or lost, you can cancel the credit card as soon as possible.

3. Be discreet with your cellular phone. One of the first things I do when I get to my hotel is, I save the hotel number as a quick dial number. If ever, I need to speak with anyone quickly, I can call the hotel, especially in a non-English speaking country.  

4. Assess which valuables are necessary for you to take on your trip. Don’t take stuff with you that you are only going to use a few times. Laptops are a great way to keep in contact with family but they can be a hassle to keep safe when traveling.

5. Have all your valuables insured before you leave home.

6. Leave a list of your itinerary and overseas contacts with a family member/members at home, just in case.

7. Never assume anything when traveling. If you feel uncomfortable about anything, try and leave as soon as possible.

8. If you are traveling with children, make sure they know the hotel name that you are staying at. I normally, print out little cards that I put in their bags or pockets. The other think that I have found useful is a whistle, you can buy them inexpensively. I like the ones that children can wear around their necks. If they can’t find me, they can use their whistle. We have only had to use it twice.

9. Make copies of your passports and your drivers license at the hotels and have the hotel keep it safely for you, or store them in a safe if you have one.  

10.This is very important for Allergy sufferers. You should have a list of your allergies and your medications on you. If you are traveling to a non-English speaking country, have this information translated properly for you to present to medical personnel if need be.

The above tips will help keep you safe and prepared when traveling.

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