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Safety Nugget Week of January 23 - Travel Safety< Back to Blog

Jan 26, 2017
By: J. Randall
Categories: Safety

TRAVEL SAFETY

 

One of the things I like most about my job is getting to travel.  Our 23-year old daughter took her first business trip this week to Las Vegas.  She works for a casino so Vegas is a perfectly reasonable place for a conference.  The thought of her traveling without us worried me so for the couple of weeks leading up to her trip I took every opportunity to reinforce some safety warnings and repeatedly tell her “don’t accept a drink you didn’t see the bartender make.” 

 

According to the U.S. Passports & International Travel website, “women face greater obstacles, especially when traveling along.”  Here are some tips.

  • Know the location of the U.S. embassy or consulate for your destination.
  • Research your destination – I have found the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides to be a good source of information.  Be sure you purchase the most recent publication.
  • Pack according to the laws and customs of the areas you will be visiting.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and verify with local authorities or tourism officials, what forms of transportation are safe.
  • Create personal space boundaries.  Use facial expressions, body language, and a firm voice to fend off any unwanted attention.

For more travel tips, Travel + Leisure has a list of 50 travel tips for women from women.

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