Spring break safety tips
Sarah Olsen, Contributing Writer
February 20, 2013
Filed under News
From staying home to travelling abroad, here are some useful everyday tips to keep you safe when traveling:
-Limit the alcohol intake, and never drink and drive.
-Do not go with anyone you do not know.
-Wear protective gear and the appropriate attire when doing outdoor or indoor activities.
-See a doctor before entering a foreign country; go a few weeks before you are scheduled to leave.
-If appropriate, bring bug spray and sun tan lotion.
-Trade phone numbers with those you are traveling with in case one were to get separated.
-Arrange a place to meet at a specific time.
-Look out for your belongings. Some countries have higher theft rates than others.
-Carry a first-aid kit.
-Respect your host country and its people by following their laws and customs.
-Practice the country’s language ahead of time. Bring a language dictionary to help.
-Be aware of your surroundings.
-Stay with someone you know, and never wander alone.
-Find out the country’s emergency system. Dial 1-1-2 in foreign countries.