19 Tips To Protect Yourself While Traveling

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Protect Yourself

19 Tips To Protect Yourself While Traveling

What you need to know

Protect Yourself

19 Tips To Protect Yourself While Traveling

What you need to know

It’s important to take precautions when planning a trip because it saves the chaos of when you’re not around and your personal assets are damaged, stolen, or anything of the sort.

We have a list of things you might want to keep in mind before leaving your home and personal items behind while you go and enjoy a vacation you have planned for, following these steps will help minimize the possibility of a situation occurring. There are plenty of guides out there on how to protect yourself from the virus…but many people forget about protecting their homes and personal belongings.

Before heading off onto your adventure, be sure to keep the following tips to protect yourself while traveling in mind to protect yourself while traveling, and to protect your home. ย 

Before Leaving Your House:

1. Tell a trustworthy neighbor or friend about your summer plans, they can help look out for any suspicious activity.
2. Be sure all windows and doors are locked.
3. Put away patio furniture and yard tools so it’s not up for grabs to anyone that is around
4. Make sure no appliances are left on or the toilets running.

Traveling by car:

8. Check batteries, tire condition, and engine coolant before heading out
9. Make sure you have your phone charger, water, snacks, and an emergency roadside kit. Also any additional items for the condition you are going too
10. Sun glare is dangerous while driving, keep an extra pair of sunglasses handy.
11. Stop for breaks to avoid fatigue and avoid eating behind the wheel. Also, be able to get enough sleep while on the road trip.
12. Stay off your phone or other devices while being in control of a vehicle
13. Distribute luggage evenly throughout the vehicle.
14. Know your route with and without GPS. Be aware of your surroundings at all times traveling to an unknown area
15. Pay attention to all warning signs, construction signs, and speed limits.

Once you are at the airport:

5. When traveling alone, spot a safe buddy while you travel. Someone you can befriend that can help keep an eye on your luggage.
6. Put your laptop on the belt last so that you can keep an eye on it.
7. Worried about your carry-on luggage, store it across from you, so you keep an eye on it. 

At your vacation destination:

16. Avoid the temptation to post about your vacation on social media; this alerts criminals to a vacant house. Suggest posting after vacation
17. Be sure to share your itinerary with a friend or family member. So they know when and where you should be at all times.
18. Don’t carry all your cash, credit cards, or passports in the same place. Keep some money on you and pack the rest in a safe place.
19. Make two copies of your passport, leave one at home and take the second with you when sightseeing. Leave the original in the safety of your hotel room.

Finally, have fun and relax. It’s summer! For additional peace of mind, give us a call to make sure you have adequate auto and homeowners coverage. It’s always best to be prepared for the unexpected. So following these tips can help while on your travels!

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