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Vacations are amazing – or should be, at least! When we think about them, we’re often only thinking about the positive aspects of them.
We indulge in the thoughts of being away from work, of hotel rooms that will be kept neat by someone else, of all the rays we’ll be able to catch on the beach or by the pool.
We don’t want to consider a lot of the risks that come with going on vacation because we don’t want to put a bummer on things.
But one of the best ways of ensuring that your vacation is something you’ll never regret is by thinking about all the risks that come with them – and ensuring that you’re properly protected against those risks!
We’re going to take a quick look at the vacation dangers you need to consider before you board that flight.
The odds are high that you’re going to be leaving your home unattended. Unless they have a pet that needs to remain in the house, most people won’t hand a key to a friend so they can look after the place or hire a house-sitter.
You should review your home security measures to ensure everything is working. Keep signs that you’re not going to be at home for a while to a minimum – that means refraining from advertising the fact that you’re all on vacation on social media!
You should also consider calling the post office and instructing them to hold your mail. Piles of unopened letters at the door are a clear giveaway that you’re not at home.
It’s wise not to make any assumptions about what the weather will be like at your destination. You should research the weather carefully by looking at official weather forecasts for the time you’ll be spending there, as well as reading some articles about the destination so that you’re properly prepared.
If it’s going to be incredibly sunny, then consider picking up some new sunglasses online. If it will be colder than you’re used to, bring a lot of clothing layers with you.
Getting too hot or cold can result in you getting ill, which will ruin your trip, and can even affect your long-term health. This is especially true of heavy sunshine, which can damage your vision and your skin.
Money and passports
Most of the time people lose money abroad, it’s simply because they lost their wallet. But, as grim as it may sound, don’t be so certain that you won’t get robbed! It’s important that your don’t keep all of your money on your person.
People often bring all of their vacation money in cash; you should keep most of this in a safe location at your hotel and only take some cash with you out and about. You should also speak to your bank about international options.
Another thing you need to protect is your passport. Make sure you get copies of your passport made; keep the original in that safe place in your hotel and take the copy with you.