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Happy Trails: Protecting Your Valuables While Traveling
Traveling for the summer can be one of the most relaxing things to do. Packing up and going away for a few days can clear and put your mind at ease. That said, make sure to have your wits about you when it comes to your belongings. Whether you’re traveling domestically or abroad, it can be easy to drop your guard while having fun. Always be ready for anything.
Keeping your guard up while traveling is the right thing to do. Let us make sure you’re completely protected.
With some simple tips, you can have a blast while not worrying about somebody taking anything important.
Think Before You Pack
The easiest thing to do to minimize the risk of theft is leaving anything you wouldn’t want stolen at home. Think about where you’re going and how long you will be gone. Do you really need your laptop and an expensive watch? Can you survive a few days without your iPad? When you stick to the essentials, you minimize more than risk. You also take a load off of your mind. A trip can’t be fun if you’re constantly thinking about your belongings rather than living in the moment.
Safe and Secure
If you do bring valuables, play it smart. Take advantage of things like safes in your hotel room and invest in a good lock for your luggage. While you’re out and about, keep your cash, credit cards and IDs close to your person in a secure location. Always be wary of your surroundings.
No matter where you are, avoid sticking out. Thieves, especially abroad, notice tourists. Do your research and know where the safest places are, dress casually and be polite. Also, learn the language if you can. Lastly, be wary of anybody trying a little too hard to be nice. Thieves will try to distract you any way they can in order to get close to you, so be sure to politely brush them off.
Get in Touch
Taking just a few precautions will go a long way to give you the peace of mind you need while on your trip. If the worst does happen, Shepard Walton King is ready to step in and make it right. We offer comprehensive travel insurance to make sure you’re prepared for any incident. If you would like to learn more about our services and get a quote, drop us a line or give us a call at 800.446.2471.