Today, we all know that life can be very much unpredictable after being hit by the sudden global pandemic that has turned our lives upside down. Travelling sounds daunting for some people who have not recovered from the trauma caused by the global pandemic. However, some people start to navigate their life back to normal, as normal as it can be after the hurricane of the pandemic. They start to plan their travel with more precautions.
Mitigating unpredictable travel risks you may encounter
Even without global pandemic, travel is still unpredictable. You may encounter various unexpected things during your trip such as bad weather, got your bag stolen, got lost somewhere, etc. Traveling may out you at risk and some of them may be unexpected. Here are some ways to help you mitigate the unexpected travel risks:
Avoid using public Wi-Fi
Most travelers love using public Wi-Fi because it is cost-efficient. You don’t have to buy data which tend to be expensive abroad. However, using public Wi-Fi is risky because it tends to use unsecured networks. It is easy for you to access but so do the hackers. They can access the network and steal your personal information easily. Hence, it is highly recommended that you use your own hotspot instead for safety reason.
Avoid updating your travel in real-time
Today, the life of social media keep growing big. People love to share everything on social media for some reasons. However, it is not encourage for you to update every minute of your travel in real-time on social media platforms. It will put your safety at risk because people will know where you are, what you are doing, with whom you are, etc. What you update on social media may get taken advantage of by savvy criminals. Hence, it is best to share your memories of the trip after you get home safely.
Always bring your travel health kit
Getting sick or injured during your travel can be unpredictable. You are feeling find and in a minute you come down with a fever. This can be pretty serious when you are in unknown place all alone. Hence, make sure to always bring a travel health kit that is filled with first-aid and over-the-counter remedies. Also, keep your prescription and current medication inside as well.
Consider taking two credit cards
Your credit card is probably your lifeline during your trip but there is a possibility that it gets stolen or lost. Make sure to be mindful when using your credit cards to avoid skimmer and shimmer. If you bring two credit cards, place them in separate wallets so if one of them is being compromised, you still have backup.
Have copies of your travel documents
Make sure to copy your travel documents, take some of the copies with you and leave some of them at home. There is possibility that your travel documents get stolen or lost. By having multiple copies, you can seek out help easier because you have something to back you up.