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3 Easy Safety Tips For A Great Trip

by Sarah Barnes

Sometimes when we plan vacations, we get so wrapped up in all of the fun details that it's easy to overlook simple but effective travel guidelines that can keep you safe during your getaway. Although it is definitely more fun to be looking at sites with fun-filled activities rather than thinking of ways to avoid travel scams or identity theft, a few easy steps taken now can prevent anything from ruining your fun filled vacation later.

Fox News suggests a few safety tips to follow if you are traveling with children. Most are simple, common sense rules such as packing extra sunscreen if you are traveling to a tropical area, carrying a small first aid kit for little emergencies, taking care to watch what you eat and drink in foreign countries, and packing your insurance cards and doctor’s contact info.

For today’s modern and high tech family, you might want to think of a few other things for your vacation safety that may not have even crossed your mind. None of us hardly ever leave home without our cell phone and computer. Unfortunately, this can mean trouble when we are on vacation. They offers some travel tips for your technology to keep you free from identity theft and keep your electronics safe while you are out having the time of your life.

Protect Your Identity 

Invest in an identity theft protection company like Lifelock that helps protect you against credit fraud and alerts you whenever your personal information is being used to apply for credit. Not only do they notify you, they also work to stop the fraudulent behavior before any damage is done to your credit or bank account.

Password Protect Mobile Devices

Always make sure that your smartphones, laptops, and tablets are equipped with a password so that your personal and private information is secure if you become the unfortunate victim during of theft during your vacation or inadvertently lose your electronics. A little added security never hurt anyone, especially when heading off for a vacation.

Plan an Adventure

Whether you're going on a cruise across the pond to Ireland or taking the family to the Big Apple for the first time, thinking outside of the tourist box will add some adventure to your trip. Set your sights on some hotspots of tourism, but take some time during your trip for an experience off the beaten path. Anyone can take pictures by national monuments and buy a keychain with their name on them, but search for hole-in-the-wall restaurants, look for funky museums or take in a flashlight tour of where you're staying. Adding spontaneity to your trip will also add to the memories.

These vacation tips can help you plan and have a successful vacation filled with good times and good memories you will cherish for a lifetime. Being aware of the potential threats of identity theft and other online can save you a lot of hassle and headaches during your vacation and when you return home. Being open to offbeat ideas and unplanned adventures will also bring you classic memories a fun trip.

Sarah Barnes Sarah is a budget travel writer who organizes group eco-tours to South America. She is passionate about seeing the world and has a goal to visit every continent before she turns 40.



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