For those who love travel, spending time out on travel is a regular affair. But with travel to unknown place, there is the added facet of safety precautions and dangers that have to be dealt with. Holidaying to various places provides the opportunity to see new places and meet new people, but also the danger of being taken advantage of surrounds the traveller. When a traveller chooses to backpack, he or she has to depend on hitch hiking and this often could pose some perils. The person who offers a lift could seek to take advantage of the backpacker. Staying alert and attentive at all times is a great way to avoid being taken for a ride. Also when it comes to lodging and boarding, choosing a low budget place to stay or opting for a home stay could pose some security and safety issues. Not getting over friendly, staying sharp at all times, being courteous and not revealing too much about yourself is some precaution that will help keep you safe. Carrying a pen-knife, pepper spray and a body spray close at hand while travelling is a great way to escape being attacked or taken advantage of when backpacking. Learning a few self-defence moves can also prove to be handy when it comes to avoiding an attack from people looking to take advantage of travellers. There have been many instances of a number of backpackers and travellers being attacked and even killed by locals, thieves and bandits in many places around the world. For a traveller, staying at home is not an option, even the house on numerous occasions as proved to be unsafe with many people being killed in their houses. While travelling safety of bags can be ensured by locking bags appropriately and using chains to secure the bags when needed. Being alert about one’s belongings especially pouches and hand bags is a must. Many travellers use these to keep their money, valuables, passports and other important documents. Thieves are well aware of this and most of the times end up picking these up as people keep their guards down during breakfast, meals and drinks time. Staying alert 24X7 while on a trip is a great virtue as it helps you stay safe and away from trouble. Staying with the group or in a crowded place and avoiding going to dark, lonely places alone or with strangers while on a trip is advised. Most instances of nuisance and harm to travellers has come when they are alone and easy targets. Avoiding any such instance is best. As a traveller staying clear of arguments is a must, it is better to carry out a study of the places you wish to visit. Choosing to have a map and a fair idea of the place is a huge plus as the chances of getting cheated and being taken advantage of is low. A traveller when out discovering new places also has to content with the unknown dangers that lurk, staying safe and vigilant at all times is the best way to stay trouble-free in an unknown land. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 4 Responses unraveltravel1 September 30, 2013 You gave some really good tips to keep in mind. I know a lot of people often forget about the safety of their stuff when travelling and focus on their personal safety. Keeping yourself safe is of course priority, but you’ll be kicking yourself if you find yourself stranded without documentation or money. Reply Rakesh Dev September 9, 2013 I totally agree that staying safe while travelling is a very important thing to keep in mind and even if you are visiting your native home. The world has become so unsafe today that no one can be trusted not even people who you consider your own. Reply Jayesh Nayak September 6, 2013 Hi Sherwin, I believe we all must try to be safe not only while traveling but also in our day to day lives. In a crime ridden world like ours, we can’t trust anybody. Carrying things to ensure safety has become a mandte for all of us. Reply Lucy Gibbis September 6, 2013 These are some really good safety tips that are mentioned in this post, which will surely come handy when I decide to travel next. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.