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4 Tips to Travel Safely

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The world is getting smaller by the Touristminute, figuratively speaking. More places open up to visitors, but this fact creates the need to be more conscious about your surroundings. Whether it is taking a plane to Penang or a bus trip to Singapore, travel safety is crucial and which you should never neglect.

Here is a short guide on how to keep your travels safe.

  1. Be Conscious of Your Surroundings

Whenever you are in a foreign land, get into the habit of looking back when you get up to go somewhere else. The din and bustle of the city can distract you, and as a tourist, you will likely carry more than usual. This heightens the chances of leaving something like a jacket, a pocketbook or worse your passport and tickets on a café table or restaurant.

  1. Separate Sources of Funds

To protect you from theft or the potential of misplacing your wallet, advises travellers to keep their money in different places when travelling. For example, place your credit card in a different place than your cash, because in the event that you lose either, you still have spare resources for emergencies.

  1. Never Keep Your Money in the Back Pocket

To avoid becoming the victim of pickpockets, keep your wallet in a pocket in front of your pants where you can see them. Alternatively, you can also use the inside pocket of your jacket if you have one.

Some security experts even suggest using an array of money belts for keeping loose change and pocket money. Never bring huge amounts of money at any one time. Take out money in small amounts, as large sums can attract unsavoury fellows.

  1. Scan Documents

Whenever you travel, scan all your travel documents and then email them to yourself. This way, if you lose the originals, you can easily download and print the necessary documents for replacement. You only need an Internet connection and a printer for this.

Travelling is not an excuse to get lost, nor is it any reason for being the victim of crime. Keep a level head and prepare for all eventualities. Happy (and safe) travels!

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