The beauty of traveling is that it makes us forget the thoughts and worries of everyday life. That's why we like it so much! The downside, however, is that it inevitably leads us to let our guard down and not promptly recognize dangerous situations. During a trip, whether it is close to your home or miles away, many things can happen. Obviously you don't have to worry about it, but knowing the risk and preparing to face it is the best way to avoid being caught off guard and to enjoy the trip in total safety. On this page you will find some useful tips.
Why bother yourself?
Prepare yourself not to be caught off guard and to enjoy the ride
Keep yourself and your belongings safe
Don't put yourself in dangerous situations and keep what is precious safe
During a trip we are always in discovery mode. This is great, but it inevitably makes us more prone to distraction. Especially when traveling with luggage, keep your belongings safe. Pay particular attention to airports, stations and places of high tourist attraction. A good idea is to protect your backpack with a rain cover or to keep your documents, cash and credit cards in zipped pockets. The market offers many money belts, invisible and to be worn under your clothes to keep your belongings safe. If you have valuable equipment, such as tablets or cameras, pack them in your backpack and only take them out when you need them. Walking around with high valuable objects at hands can be dangerous in certain places. Also, be sure to bring with you only what you need for the day and leave the rest in a safe in the hotel. A little cash and a copy of your passport are usually more than enough.
Official taxis and tourist services
Save on travel costs, yes, but without any compromise with safety
Food and drinks
Pay attention to what you eat and keep an eye on your cocktails!
Probably the last thing you want during a vacation is to get sick due to food or a drink! In some countries the hygiene practises are very different from those in Western countries. Leaving aside the presence of particular pathogens not common in your own country, much more often our body is simply not used to the presence of infectious agents that are instead harmless for the local population. For this reason, we always recommend consuming only well-cooked foods and avoiding salads and raw vegetables. As for water, with a view to sustainability and respect for the environment, we always try to use only tap water during our travels. However, this is not always possible. If the tap water is not safe, buy bottled water (preferably in glass bottles) or buy a travel water purifier*: there are excellent ones on the market at a low price.