Summer’s a great time for a getaway, no matter how small or large. If you have recently planned a vacation or are currently planning one, here are a few vacation safety tips to ensure that your vacation is fun, safe and memorable!
Prepare for Small Mishaps
Whenever traveling or heading out and about it’s not uncommon for a few small cuts and scrapes to occur, especially for kids. Before you finalize your packing, make sure you put a small first aid kit in one of your bags. This may sound silly but you never know when new shoes are going to cause blisters or if someone may stumble and fall. Having a first aid kit will prevent you from having to take time out of your vacation to stop at the store for band-aids or Neosporin. If you plan on going on a cruise, it wouldn’t hurt to put a few seasickness bracelets in your first aid kit, especially if it’s your first time on a cruise
Prepare for Big Mishaps
In the event of an emergency, worrying about the state of your medical insurance should be the last thing on your mind. Keep any medical situations from being more stressful than it has to be by taking care of this before you leave.
Protect Yourself from the Sun
This holds especially true during the summer months or for those traveling to tropical climates. Be sure to carry sunscreen with at least spf 15 with you if you anticipate on prolonged sun exposure. This will help block against the suns harmful rays and enable you to spend less time nursing your sunburn and more time enjoying yourself. In addition to sunscreen, wearing hats and taking breaks from the sun will help to prevent sunburns.
Practice Safety When Leaving the Hotel
Though this may be common knowledge, it is easy to let your guard down when on vacation and get into a relaxed mindset. Be observant of your surroundings and those around you. Be wary of those who seem to take a special interest in you or your vacation plans. Unfortunately, not everyone has your best interest in mind.
Consume Alcohol in Moderation
If you are 21 or older, it may be especially tempting to order a few beers or cocktails. When you don’t have to worry about getting up for work or school the next day, it’s easy to get a little carried away. To prevent dehydration, especially after a day spent outdoors before going out at night, be sure to hydrate. Drinking water throughout the day will help prevent dehydration from taking over.
If you plan on going on vacation, it is important to stay safe and have fun. Being prepared for common mishaps will allow you to put your mind at ease and enjoy your vacation to it’s full potential. A few small preparations can make a world of difference! Have more advice about staying safe on vacation? Let us know!