Importance of staying safe whilst traveling

Staying safe whilst traveling is one of the most important things to plan for before traveling anywhere. It’s doesn’t matter if the destination is the safest in the world or the most dangerous, safety is paramount. I feel it also doesn’t matter if you’ve visited the destination many times or it’s the first time. It is important to always think of your safety {solo travelers} and others when traveling in groups.

safety whilst traveling

I have talked about home safety for when you travel and shared my tips of conquering FOBA. But I have rarely spoken about staying safe whilst exploring the world. I have however spoken about solo traveling consider airport transfers as a safety mention. What I should have included is having health insurance and if that fails knowing holiday sickness solicitors.

Importance of staying safe whilst traveling

I have been very fortunate that in all my travels I haven’t experienced any accidents or dangers whilst traveling. This is not to stay they haven’t happened near me or they have never happened at all. Personally I am a strong believe in taking precautions and sometimes scary my friends in how overly cautious I can be.

For me when I travel, I always ensure I have adiquate travel insurance and mine is through my bank. As much as I love traveling I also know that unfortunate things can happen whilst far away from home. But what is one todo when you find yourself in that situation, most of us would just panic. A survey of 600 people found that over 50% of us wouldn’t know what to do, that’s a scary thought. Even more scary is that 80% of people just don’t bother to think about making claims should the worst happen.

If you found yourself in the 40% of people who go on holiday care-free with no holiday insurance, what would you do? Even worse you’re part of the 20% who suffered an incident abroad, I think it’s important to know your rights. To also not be the 38% of 18-24 care-free souls who travel without insurance when traveling abroad.

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  • Your first point is everyone should check on their health insurance coverage out of their home country & in fact, some US plans have problems out of state. The Internet makes things easier but I suspect that finding a qualified, English speaking health professional is an equally important problem.

  • I totally agree on what you said that no matter how many times you’ve visited this place, you should still think of your safety. It wouldn’t hurt if you are secure while traveling. Worth reading!

  • I’ve always been the type to travel without insurance. Now that I have my two kids that is not something I do.

  • I never got holiday insurance before, but I see its
    importance. I would definitely consider it for when I travel abroad one of
    these days.

  • Mardene Carr

    Too many people let their guards down when they are travelling. I think though that it is very important to pay attention even more when you are in a strange region

  • This info graphic is awesome! We rarely get travel insurance when we travel since it seems to be an extra cost. This is definitely something to think about and be cognoscente of.

  • I have a family health insurance which covers the health hazards while travelling within country.Insurance and taking precautions to be safe ,are both very important.A little planning can go a long way.

  • Shannon – Fit SlowCooker Queen

    I feel like this was written for me!! I’m about to start a heavy traveling period over the next couple month. Safety is so key, especially when traveling overseas!

  • David E

    I never would have thought of getting travel insurance out while I am traveling. This is definitely food for thought.

  • I never though about travelers insurance, this is definitely something I should think about having when I take the family on a vacation. Thanks for the tips!

  • Michelle Kneece Waller

    I haven’t traveled by myself yet and I have been nervous to. I will have to read more on these tips before I travel alone.

  • Rachel

    These are great tips! I love your infographic too. I’ve never gotten travel insurance but it is great to know it’s available.

  • Yes safety is important. What kind of insurance do you mean, like health insurance. If I have health insurance and go to another country and get sick, I need health insurance for that country, is that what you mean?

  • Wendy Lee

    Staying safe is important at any time! Traveling is a big one. There is always so much you have to keep in mind and be aware of when you are.

  • Stephanie Pass

    My son broke his foot on our last vacation. It was not fun, and even though we found a hospital that took our insurance, the doctors who worked in the hospital did not. It was a very expensive annoying thing.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    So many important things to keep in mind!!! Stayin safe when traveling is so important.

  • Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    oh yes. awesome post. things can happen while traveling. i am always praying for traveling grace while out on the road. you have to be on your ps and qs

  • Cindy Nicoletti

    I agree while being away you do have to extra careful. You gave very detailed information thank you

  • erin fesperman

    So glad you brought this up! This is actually one of the things I think about when traveling. What if something happens? What if someone (or me!) gets sick and has to stay in the hospital for sometime in a different city! Ahhh….Forget it – I think I’ll just stay home lol

  • I love the infographics – very detailed and informative. Travel insurance will really help one in case of accidents.

  • This is a great inforgraphic. I’m going traveling again next year so I will try to remember these tips. xx

  • Wendy Polisi

    This is really helpful information. I will keep this and saved. Will spread it too.

  • I think people should really research about travel insurance and what it can do help you when you’re away on vacation. It’s even more important to have if you travel all the time.

  • Marisa Hernandez

    Such a great post. Im so glad you posted about this. Im definitely sharing.

  • A travel insurance is a must have. We didn’t want anything bad to happen but we should always be ready. Accident happens unexpectedly and the only thing that we can do to protect and defend ourselves is by knowing our rights. Thanks for this very informative post.

  • Blair Villanueva

    Aside from sunscreen, I make sure that my travel insurance is updated. I dont want to get in trouble while am away at home.

  • When we travel to Honduras last year the main thing our guide kept telling us is don’t be dumb she said if you wouldn’t do it in the USA then don’t do it here.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    So many great tips here. You don’t want to learn these lessons the hard way!

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    Water is so important as you may not know when you’ll be able to get another bottle. Might as well take your hydration into your own hands.

  • mahamatar

    I always buy extra insurance for my kids and I and husband. There is no way I will travel without. Love the images ( pintrest I gather ) for laying out all the facts. Very easy to read and follow !!!

  • Rose Mont

    I like how you stated that even if you have been to a place nothing is guaranteed. I try to keep track of my car and be on alert as it pertains to maintaince. I do have road side assistance but you have to think of the wait time, are you safe etc. Planning ahead helps greatly for those just in case moments.

  • Travel insurance has saved the day for my family before! I would not plan travel without it!

  • tara pittman

    This is good to think about. Your health insurance may not work in another state.

  • What a fantastic infographic! Very informative!

  • Robin Rue

    I never get travel insurance. I like to take risks 😉 LOL, seriously, I have never needed it, so I don’t waste the money.

  • Olubukonla

    I never think about traveling with insurance. It doesn’t even cross my mind. I think I need to start paying more attention to my safety now. Good post!

  • vcoombe

    Such an important topic. I never travel without insurance although it’s not mandatory in the UK.

    • I am the same, I never travel without insurance and will confess rarely think about it when I am traveling within the UK because, well its home