Trips around the world seem like fun, until you need to plan for everything and every little situation. This might seem like a good idea, but once you get to know all the dangers of what can happen, you might change your mind.
All warnings and jokes aside, travel is almost essential for humans and you should go on a trip. But, if you are worried about staying safe, here are some tips and secrets on how you can stay safe and plan your trip.
Choose a Good and Safe Location
People often fear of being mugged and robbed, not to mention scammed, and that happens to those who are not informed enough. Those who are informed enough often don’t get into trouble. Planning your trip ahead and choosing your location and destination wisely, is essential to having a safe trip. You should also plan on how you can get from place A to place B, especially if you plan on using public transport or a taxi. Look up local taxi companies, to see which one is trustworthy and which ones are fake.
Choose a Mode of Transport
Planes and trains are generally the safest ways of traveling. Going by bus and car, not to mention motorbike, is far more dangerous. Using these modes of transport is safer and should be preferred. If you cannot take the train once you arrive at your destination, using a taxi is preferred.
Have Secure Luggage
People getting mugged and having their things stolen is common in large cities where there are plenty of crowds. You should have secure luggage which cannot be torn from your body or opened so that muggers can take away your valuables and money. Don’t wear anything too expensive on your person. Have your phone in a deep pocket with a zipper, if you must wear it on your body.
Learn Martial Arts
One way of staying safe is knowing how to defend yourself. Planning a trip can be in vain if someone starts threatening you. Having self confidence is even more important than knowing how to hit a person or defend from a blow. Sometimes, confidence is enough. While it is not expected that you should beat someone up, knowing when things are far too dangerous and having the confidence to act on it is what you can learn from martial arts.
Safe trips are an illusion, to an extent. Going outside means that you are prone to the laws of statistics and that a car can send you flying. While this doesn’t mean that you should leave all safety aside, you can do your best to stay safe, yet the world might still challenge you, despite your efforts. Be prepared, that is the best you can do.