When summer arrives there is nothing we want to do more than just pack up a suitcase and jet off to the nearest beach. While this type of behavior might be possible with the abundance of last minute deals, it does tend to mean people aren’t as prepared for their destination compared to if they had spent a month or so arranging it.
There is also always plenty to do when you are abroad, whether you are a fan of the adventurous or simply want to explore a new city. Of course this is a time you should look forward to but it is also a time to be wary of any potential dangers. To make sure you have a hassle free holiday, here are some of our top tips to keep you safe.
Brits Love The Sun
It is an issue that we are becoming more aware about as the years go on, but funnily enough people still aren’t as cautious of the sun as they should be. It’s probably down to the British weather and wanting to soak up as much of a tan as possible, but it is one of the biggest hidden dangers when on holiday. Seeing lobster red holiday goers are no joke, it is very damaging. Therefore our first tip is to be wary of the sun! Ensure you are always wearing and topping up on sun tan lotion, being sensible isn’t just using lotion but also limiting your time in the sun too!
Do Your Research
Researching your destination is a necessity yet it is something that a lot of people don’t do. It is valid for a whole variety of important factors; from ensuring you have had the adequate immunisations from diseases to knowing where the unsafe parts of a city are. It is something that only takes 20 minutes of your time but it can save you a great deal of trouble in the long run, it is of course better to be safe than sorry.
Take First Aid
Surprisingly very few people take any form of first aid with them when travelling and while this might not always be a necessity, you can never really predict if you are going to have an accident. How many times have you wished you had a plaster or antiseptic for a mosquito bite? The more adventurous the holiday then the more likely you are to need a few of the first aid kit essentials.
Avoid Taking Unnecessary Risks You don’t have to be a genius to know that taking unnecessary risks on holiday usually isn’t a good idea. It is important to have health insurance in most cases and being ill or injured in another country is often a lot more trouble than the fun is worth. Obviously we aren’t saying don’t have fun but maybe avoid things like extreme sports or anything where the safety seems dubious. Certain countries like those in South America have some pretty dubious health and safety standards.