Are you traveling safe? Do you even know the TOP risks travelers face?
If you don’t know the most common dangers, how can you protect yourself or those you are traveling with? Did you know that it’s not terrorists, or your plane going down over the ocean? You are more likely to get struck on your way to work or get struck by lightning. So is there nothing to worry about? When the Vice President of Good Neighbor Insurance was a kid growing up in Indonesia (Yes, he’s a TCK – Third-Culture Kid!), he and his brother went into the restroom in the Singapore Airport on their way to the U.S.A. Having never seen a flush toilet, they went in and got lost, by entertaining themselves repeatedly flushing all the toilets in the row and then starting over at the beginning. At some point they were discovered and reunited with their parents.
Getting lost in a foreign airport may be a common travel experience, but it’s still not a major risk to your life, health or finances. Neither is getting pick-pocketed when traveling, but you should do all you can to avoid getting robbed, such as:
- Turn your wallet sideways in your back pocket (pickpockets will avoid those for easier subjects), or put it in a front pocket.
- And put your backpack or messenger bag on the floor when on public transportation and put your foot through the strap. That way, a pickpocket has to kneel or bend over to slip into your bag.
- And put away electronic devices when walking down the street in an unknown town or country – It tells people you have valuable items to rob. It also greatly increases your chances of being in an accident overseas – One of the top three risks travelers and tourists face when traveling overseas.
We realized that there was no one telling travelers about the three major risks travelers face and what to do to protect themselves, so we wrote it ourselves! It’s currently a free eBook called “The Top Three Risks When Traveling Overseas“ and written specifically for international travelers.
Get it at: http://www.dontgetstuckoverseas.com/