Spring Break Travel Tips
Spring break is quickly approaching, with students heading to popular vacation destinations all over the world.
Increased vigilance is important due to the simple fact that you are in an unfamiliar place. Below are safety precautions to help stay safe no matter where you decide to spend spring break 2011:
- Avoid non-tourist, downtown areas.
- Do not leave valuables in rental cars, even in the trunk, as they are targets for thieves.
- Do not walk alone at night. Always stay in close proximity to at least one or more friends.
- Take as few valuables with you on your trip as possible.
- Keep any travel documents, especially passports and cash, in a hotel safe.
- Do not leave belongings unattended on the beach.
- At some destinations, beach vendors selling illegal drugs to tourists are prevalent. If approached by one, alert the hotel staff.
- Watch your drink very carefully. Never accept a drink from a stranger or allow a stranger to hold your drink.
- Carry your identification and important medical information in case of emergency.
- Never swim alone or when there isn’t a lifeguard present.
- Alcoholic and carbonated beverages can lead to dehydration. Drink plenty of water and if the local water supply is questionable, make sure you have bottled water.
With a little common sense and being extra cautious of you surroundings, you’ll be guaranteed to have a fun, exciting and more importantly, safe spring break wherever you decide to spend it!
Please remember to carry your Assist America card when you travel!