Simple Travel Safety Tips for Stalking Victims and Everyone Else

traveling womanTravel should be filled with fun and not safety disasters.  Here are a few simple tips to keep you safe so you can enjoy your trip!

 

Skip the first floor.  First floor hotel rooms are easier to break in. 

 
When you leave the room leave your lights and television turned on and put the “Do Not Disturb” hanger on the door.  This makes people think someone is in the room.

 
Don’t look lost (even if you are). Walk with purpose while you find your way.

 
Ask for help! If you notice something strange bring it to someone’s attention (hotel front desk, airport security, etc)

 
Don’t display your hotel key.  These often have the names of the hotel printed largely on the card.  Keep where you are staying and what room number private.

 
Keep the information on your luggage tag covered.  Buy a tag with a cover or keep it turned in whenever possible.  You never want to open your home door to a stranger from the airport.

 

 

Suggested Reading: Gavin De Becker’s The Gift of Fear  True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.