Figuring out how to stay safe while traveling abroad should be a top priority.
While visiting a new country is an exciting adventure, you should also take some simple and quick precautions to make sure your trip isn’t spoiled.
While we’re not security experts or law enforcement personnel, we have picked up a few tips over the years.
Here’s what we do.
Free Tools to Stay Safe
1. Before leaving home, travelers can sign up on the US State Department’s website for STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. In an emergency or civil unrest, this will give the local US embassy the ability to reach out and give you a warning or key logistical details to get out of harms way, if time permits. Travelers can sign up here.