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Traveling to places that you are not familiar with can be quite scary. And, to heighten your anxiety, there are many instances where incidents happen, such as robbery, murder and even rape. In most cases, tourists are always the target because they basically don’t know how to act and prepare in such a strange place. If you plan on traveling to other parts of the world and really enjoy your trip, then you have to remember that safety should always be first when traveling.

So, here are some tips that can help you enjoy your trip more and also increase your safety.

The first is that you should never list your home address in your luggage tag. If you are on business, try using the company’s address and if you are visiting friends in the area, you can try putting your address instead. Also, in order to avoid letting people know where you live, try covering the luggage tags.

The second thing that you should do is that you should always stay with your luggage whenever it is checked. You have to consider the fact that most robberies happen during this time. If you get tired and you need to put the bag down on the floor to let your arms and hands rest, always step on the handle of the bag.

A small lock on the zipper also helps prevent robbery. In fact, even a small lock that can be easily pried open will discourage thieves from even thinking about robbing from you.

It is very important that you should always carry important documents and papers with you, such as your passport, driver’s license and everything that you cannot afford to lose while traveling. Never leave these things in your luggage that needs to be checked in. And, if you can, photocopy your important documents.

When traveling, always bring a handy flashlight. You’ll never really know when you will suddenly be in a situation where you will need a flashlight. During the night, even in the hotel, always keep your flashlight beside you whenever you get some sleep.

If you need to take medications, always remember that it should be labeled accurately and it should be filled properly. Always ask your doctor to provide you with prescription as well as a document stating that you need to take the medicines. You have to remember that there are certain prescription drugs that are prohibited by some countries.

When you travel, you should never draw any attention from other people. This means that you shouldn’t wear anything shiny, such as gold jewelry, expensive watches, rings and other things that projects affluence. And, if you can, try leaving your jewelry at home, especially if you are not really going to use it when traveling.

Never accept drinks from someone you don’t know, especially women. And, always keep your eye on your drink at all times. You have to remember that in some countries, certain women are raped and murdered because of drinking drugged beverages.

If you need to get local currency, never ever deal with exchangers that don’t seem reputable. Try asking the hotel staff or the information desk on the hotel on where to find a reputable money changer shop.

These are some of the tips that you should remember when traveling. Always remember that when traveling, safety first should always be on top of your priorities.

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