Travel Safety

Traveling is something that everyone can enjoy because they get to experience different activities and cultures that they don’t get to experience when they are home. But there are some things that people should be aware of when traveling.

The first thing to travel safety that everyone should know is to stay connected. Staying connected is a way for travelers to stay in touch with their families, friends, and to learn about the place they are visiting. It is good to regularly let people know where you are going, especially when traveling alone. Make sure to let someone know when the expected return is and the route that is being taken.

Study up on the destination before going to the place. Be aware of the safety concerns, etiquette and local customs. Have an idea about transportation that is to be taken and also know the local numbers to call in case of emergencies.

Stashing important valuables like money, passport and credit cards in separate places in case the items are lost in the traveling or during the time at the destination. It is also good to make copies of important documents as well.

Review the escape route in the hotel room just in case of emergencies that can appear in the middle of the night. Don’t just open the door to anyone that knocks, make sure to confirm any unexpected visitors with the hotel desk.

Even though animals can be cute and fluffy, resist the urge to go in for the perfect photo and stay clear of them. The reason being is that wild animals can carry diseases that will make the fun and relaxing trip into the not so fun one.

Always keep an emergency kit in the car. Emergency kits should include a backup battery for phones, reflective warning signs, non perishable foods, blankets, a tire gauge, a first-aid kit, a flashlight, and a bottled water.

The Bluexpress would like to say that we hope everyone enjoys their summer while staying safe. For more information one travel saftey please go to and  


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Emily Keller
Emily is a 11th grader. She loves to listen to music in her free time.