Your Guide to Summer Travel Safety: 5 Essential Tips

Your Guide to Summer Travel Safety: 5 Essential Tips

08 04 2023

Summer is starting to wind down, which means you’re getting your end-of-season trips in. There’s nothing better than getting time away from work to relax with your loved ones. Whether you’re planning to lay on a beach, going on a cross-country road trip, or flying to Europe, it’s important to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions and staying safe!

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Plan Ahead and Do Your Research

Before you hit the road or book your flight, take the time to plan and research your destination thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with local customs, laws, and cultural norms. Check for travel advisories or health alerts in the area, especially if you're heading to a foreign country. Additionally, make sure your accommodations and transportation are reputable and safe, with positive reviews and ratings from other travelers. Make sure you have a plan in place for when you go off-site to sightsee and explore the area.

Stay Connected and Share Your Itinerary

Share your itinerary with someone you trust, so they know your whereabouts in case of emergencies. Consider using a reliable travel app or online service that allows you to check-in periodically with your loved ones or share your location with trusted friends and family. Familiarize yourself with local emergency contact numbers, such as the local police, hospital, and your country's embassy or consulate.

Protect Your Belongings

SABRE Portable Door Lock

Summer travel destinations can be crowded and bustling, making it easier for pickpockets and thieves to strike. Keep your belongings secure by using a crossbody bag or backpack with lockable zippers. Avoid displaying expensive jewelry or gadgets that might attract unwanted attention. When leaving your accommodations, use the in-room safe or hotel security box for passports, travel documents, and valuable items. Use additional protection while in your hotel, like the SABRE Portable Door Lock or SABRE Door Stop Alarm. Both of these items are compact and travel-friendly. The Portable Door Lock includes a travel bag for easy packing and is set up in 4 quick steps. The Door Stop Alarm fits easily into your suitcase and has an extremely loud 120dB alarm that is triggered when pressure is applied from the door opening, alerting you of a potential intruder.

Bring a Personal Safety Device

SABRE Mighty Discreet Pepper Spray

Make sure to always bring a personal safety device. You never want to leave yourself unprotected in an unfamiliar area. Carry the SABRE Mighty Discreet, which is 40% smaller than traditional pepper sprays so it fits easily into small bags. If you’re going to areas that don’t allow pepper spray, bring along the SABRE 2-in-1 Personal Alarm with LED Light.The snap clip keychain easily attaches to your purse or bag and when triggered, will sound a 120dB alarm to help get the attention of bystanders.

If you’re driving this summer, make sure to pack the SABRE Pepper Gel with Visor Clip Attachment. It contains 25 bursts of maximum strength pepper gel and the visor clip attachment keeps your pepper gel within arm’s reach in case of an emergency. Another great option would be the SABRE 3-In-1 Safe Escape Pepper Gel. This auto safety tool also includes a seat belt cutter and glass window breaker.

Stay Hydrated and Protect Yourself from the Sun

Last but not least, make sure to take care of your body. Summer travel often means higher temperatures and prolonged exposure to the sun. Dehydration and sunburn can quickly ruin your vacation. Always carry a refillable water bottle and drink plenty of fluids, especially if you're engaging in outdoor activities. Wear loose, light-colored clothing that covers your skin to shield yourself from the sun's harmful rays. Don't forget to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and reapply it every few hours, especially after swimming or sweating.

Summer travel offers unforgettable experiences, but safety should always be a top priority. By planning ahead, staying hydrated, being cautious with food and water, securing your belongings, and staying connected, you can make the most of your summer adventure while ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip for yourself and your fellow travelers. So pack your bags, follow these tips, and have a fantastic and safe summer vacation!