Four Useful Tips for Safe Travel
When you're travelling, the last thing that you want to think about are the things that could go wrong. It's not to say that these thoughts shouldn't cross your mind at some point, though; if you don't know the risks that are out there and how to handle them, that's when things can start to go even more wrong than originally planned.

Four Useful Tips for Safe Travel

Take Out Insurance

Taking out insurance is absolutely vital for having a brilliant safety net to fall back on. The main two that you want to take out, regardless of where you are going, are medical travel insurance and general travel insurance. These differ; whereas your medical insurance covers your bills and expenses should you end up having to see a doctor whilst out travelling, the general is more so to cover anything else that goes wrong, such as theft or loss of items and cancelled flights. Unless you have a big bank account to refer back to (which most of us don't) when something goes awry, taking out insurance is one of the best things you can do.

Four Useful Tips for Safe Travel

Keep An Eye Out

Every country has crime. Some have lower rates than others, sure, but they still have it. There are pickpockets in every single major city, as they know that bright-eyed tourists are going to be making their way in and giving everybody the benefit of the doubt until something of theirs goes missing. It's always useful to keep an eye out and pick up on the characteristics of those who have been flagged up as dangerous to you; even the most sociable of people can turn out to be quite the opposite and have untoward intentions.

Four Useful Tips for Safe Travel

Bring A Buddy

Travelling solo can be a wonderful experience, but you’ve always got to keep your wits about you. Bringing a travel buddy with you can help to alleviate some of looking out that you have to do. We can’t be poised like meerkats all of the time, ready to alert to any danger that is coming towards us. Two pairs of eyes are always better than one, as the saying goes, and it couldn’t be more true when you’re out and about travelling. It also helps to have somebody to speak to - you can’t be entertained all of the time, and it can get quite lonely doing things by yourself.

Avoid Dodgy Areas

As much as this seems to be the bit of advice that everybody knows about - it’s certainly the most obvious thing to take into consideration when you’re out travelling - it's not something to be pushed to one side. There are dodgy areas in every country, and the locals will be able to point out to you which are the places to avoid. Steering away from dimly-lit streets, paths which haven't got more than a handful of people walking up and down them and keeping away from places like beaches at night when you’re on your own are just some things which can help to keep you safe.

*Contributed post.


  1. I didn't know there was such a thing as medical travel insurance. Interesting post, Ella, thank you!

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  2. These are all really true - as much as you want to be carefree while travelling you do need to think about these things!

    1. I agree! We should come back home safe and sound! Hehe

  3. That insurance tho! :D Really important.


  4. I totally agree with all of this especially the insurance part! Gotta travel smart and safe always ;)

  5. Travel insurance is a must. And if your traveling Europe di man sad ka makakuha ug Schengen visa ug wala kay insurance. We usually purchase 1 year coverage travel insurance.

  6. Great tips! I never want to dish out extra money (like for insurance) when I don't have to, but to be honest, it's better to be safe than sorry!

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