Travel Safety Hacks
Stay safe this holiday season by planning ahead and making good choices when traveling. When preparing to travel, be aware of current and forecasted weather conditions.
Don't forget that travel safety awareness applies to all aspects of your holiday travel including securing your home while you are away, airline travel, hotel safety and traveling with kids and pets.
Remember these tips anytime you are traveling:
Suspend your newspaper delivery and mail service while you are on vacation, or have someone you trust pick it up for you.
Consider having a few lights inside the house on timers to make it appear as if there is activity inside the house while you are away.
Label your luggage with your name and phone number, and make a list or take photos of the items in your checked bags. If you must pack valuable items, try to take those in your carry-on luggage.
Keep track of your valuables while traveling, don't leave your baggage unattended.
Don't accept packages from strangers and report suspicious activities.
Understand your health and accident insurance coverage.
Tell friends or family your expected arrival time.
Carry a cell phone; ensure it is always charged.
Never broadcast your location on Facebook or Twitter.
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