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Issue #79: Top Ten Travel Safety Tips
September 14, 2015
|Greetings Fellow Travel Writers and Bloggers!
In mid-August I wrote an article about the potential hazards of tourist travel. It talked about the side of travel we generally avoid thinking about - things that can go terribly wrong. However, the story was better received than I expected.
I mentioned I was writing a follow-up article and that’s the article we’re featuring this week - my top ten travel safety tips. I think you’ll find it more upbeat than the last one, and interesting reading.
If you do a lot of travel, this article is for you. You just might find a piece of advice that will keep you out of trouble when you're away from home - or even save your life.
Top Ten Travel Safety TipsI became aware of the latent dangers inherent in travel when my wife and I sat through an excellent two-day “Personal Security and Safety” course sponsored by her employer several years ago.
As a relatively young buck in my forties at the time, I considered myself a seasoned traveller and thought I knew it all. Boy, was I wrong!
Our trainer, an ex-U.S. Marine Corps consultant, quickly made me realize I was a walking target when I traveled. And I learned there were a lot of things I could do to reduce my risks.
When it comes to safety away from home, it’s definitely not a situation where ignorance is bliss. Knowing as much as possible can make you feel more confident while you’re away, and it can even save your life.
Obviously, I can’t duplicate a first-rate safety course in a short article. There’s far more to know about travel safety than I can cover here.
So I’ve distilled this list down to my top ten travel safety tips for travel writers.
And toward the end of the article I’ve included some useful websites to help you do your research before you travel abroad.
Here are my top ten travel safety tips:
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