Travel Guide: Tips for staying safe abroad

August 29, 2017
Planning a last minute getaway before the kids go back to school? After swooning over some gorgeous getaways on IG we had considered a last minute deal to Amsterdam, that city looks blooming gorgeous!

So while you're busy browsing those deals or if you've been organised and are deciding to spend the last week abroad, we've put together some tips to make sure you stay safe abroad.

1. Get travel insurance
The stories I've heard from friends about things like broken toes or trapped fingers when abroad, resulting in leaving trips cut short and having to pay medical fees upfront.  It was a standing joke with a customer I used to know, every holiday he went on he wound up in the hospital! Also, having worked in a hotel it was really common to send guests to the walk-in centre for a number of ailments.

Most people skip this part thinking they'll be ok, but call me an Anxious Annie, peace of mind is always best! Don't take my word for it though, at the end of this post we've shared NetVouchersCodes infographic which covers the common causes that can cost us a small fortune on our travels.

2. Plan your journey well
Familiarise yourself with the local area and the rules of the road, cars usually come from the other direction when abroad, don't even get me started on roundabouts abroad!! We drove when we went on our familymoon and I must admit I had a couple of near misses. Also, it's a good idea to keep a copy of the hotel address in multiple places, don't just rely on your phone, what if it gets lost or stolen.

3. Don't leave your drink unattended
This goes for anywhere. Keep yourself safe whether you're travelling with family or friends, if you put it down, leave it down.

4.Stock up on water 
If you're out and about especially in the heat make sure you've got some liquids to drink. This is especially important if you're taking part in adventurous sports or climbing up hill to get a view of the city below. Stay safe and hydrated!

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Cost of accidents abroad. An infographic by the voucher codes website NetVoucherCodes.co.uk

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