Whether planning a holiday in Africa for your lifelong dream of going on a Safari or travelling to Paris for next season’s fashions as they hit the runway, the one thing you’ll want to do is see to the safety of your entire group long before hitting the road. Going on holiday is meant to be loads of fun but if you don’t take adequate measures to ensure your safety, that long awaited holiday could turn into your worst-ever nightmare. Here are some tips to keep you safe whilst away from home.
Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road
When getting behind the wheel for the very first time in some foreign land, it may feel a bit as though you are driving on the wrong side of the road. It may take a bit of practice at first so make sure to get the feel of the wheel on smaller roads before venturing onto highways with heavier traffic. One thing, however, that is fairly standard in any nation around the world is what is often referred to as rules of the road. If you need a bit of brushing up check out toptests.co.uk for an online version of the Highway Code. You may be driving on a different side of the road, but safety is safety so refresh what you’ve learned before driving in a foreign land.
Always Check Out the Escape Route in Your Hotel
When staying in a hotel, the last thing most people think about is getting out quickly. No one plans for an emergency like a fire in the laundry room or from a guest who fell asleep smoking. You never know when calamity will strike so always refer to, and maybe even walk, the hotel’s published evacuation route. Learning how to get out of that hotel via stairs or any other route just might save your life and the lives of your family as well.
Why Copy / Scan Your Passport and Itinerary?
You’ve probably heard your travel agent caution you to scan your passport and itinerary before setting out on holiday. The scanned copy of your passport can be on your mobile phone so that you can leave your official passport locked up in the hotel safe and the scanned copy of your itinerary can be left at home with a friend. If you aren’t heard from each day at the preordained time for that telephone call to a key person back home, it’s easier to find where you are at any given moment to track you down and ensure your safety.
These three tips may not seem like much but each and every one of them can help to ensure that your trip is as safe as it is fun for everyone in your travel party. Take time to communicate your whereabouts with family or friends back home. You never know when disaster might strike so be prepared before stepping foot outside in a foreign land. Holidays are lovely, but only when everyone is safe and accounted for. Take time to ensure that and this year will be the best holiday ever.