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Vacation Safety Tips.

Jul 5, 2008
To make travel more enjoyable and less stressful (owing to how often things go wrong) it is often a good idea to re-iterate a few simple rules that can help prevent disaster. Often these problems can leave a bitter taste in the mouth and leave you with a dislike of the destination, its people and cost a great deal of money. In the worst case scenarios, passports, credit cards and cash may have to be replaced.

Maybe it's just that traveling safely requires some common sense and most of the time these days, we do not require it as someone else is always accountable for our mistakes! If you ever get that distinct feeling that something is wrong, which often happens on vacation, that's your instinct giving you a warning that you should take notice of.

It is a common mistake for many travelers to carry all of their valuables with them in the belief they are safer, this could not be further from the truth. Consider just what you require for your trip out and take that, placing everything else that is of importance in your room or hotel safe.

If you place your cash, traveler's checks and credit cards in various locations about your person, then there is less likelihood of pickpockets stealing all your financial assets and leaving you with nothing. It is also never a good idea for a couple to travel and use the same credit card when it is a simple matter to take a second from a completely different account as a replacement should one be mislaid or taken.

Some of the easiest possessions to steal are bags and cameras owing to the way people carry them without even recognizing that they are an easy target for thieves so ensure the straps are over the head and across the chest if you want to hold on to them. Try to be aware of where you are when you stroll around and don't make an easy target for the snatch thieves on the back of bikes.

There are many ways to scam tourists and you are vulnerable when you are on vacation so it is an easy task as these people are very good at what they do. Complacency is a dangerous trait and we have all been guilty of it when we are on vacation, remember this is what they do every day to make money and feed their families.

Carrying a small backpack can be a good idea as it can be secured with a small padlock which although will not deter the determined thief will slow down and prevent the majority from trying their luck. Some people are always losing their keys which isn't a good idea when you are on vacation so a quick remedy is to buy a D-shackle or similar and attach it your belt or backpack with the keys attached.

Both men and women lose their wallets and purses because men have wallets in their back pockets and women have their open handbags; so the easiest thing is for men to change the place they keep their wallet and for women to make sure their handbag is closed properly.

There is absolutely no reason why when you are on vacation you shouldn't be able to travel safely and have a great deal of worry free fun; just stick to the points mentioned here and use your common sense at all times.
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Tthe author author is a freelance reporter specializing in travel articles, in his newest article at Las Vegas Travel Guide , the author has suggested some Las Vegas Travel Tips .
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