Tips and rules for beginner tourists

35 travel safety rules

This is a paranoid guide to safety in any travel :)

Traveling is not as scary as it seems.

Of course, sitting at home and watching the news on TV, you might think that all over the world they do nothing but steal, rob, kill, rape, etc. and so on, but in reality it's not that bad. It's just that they like to pump up on the news to make it more interesting to watch. No one is interested in hearing about the fact that not a single crime has occurred in the city of N for the whole day.

If you follow some simple rules, your chances of avoiding trouble are greatly increased. Of course, there are always extreme people who like to tickle their nerves, but this article is not for them, but for ordinary people.

This list may seem too paranoid to some, but this is before the first theft or robbery.

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Personal Safety

1. Do not go to dangerous places. How do you know if a place is dangerous? Read on tourist sites like wikitravel, in a travel guide, or ask the locals. Moreover, do not walk there after dark. The same streets can be completely safe during the day and very dangerous at night.

2. Girls: do not go alone at night in provocative outfits (miniskirts, large cleavage). Do not go around at any time in provocative outfits in Muslim countries.

3. I am already writing a separate large article about travel health, subscribe so as not to miss it.

35 travel safety rules

Remember this so that outdoor recreation is pleasant not only for you, but also for those around you.

Summer is a time of exciting travel and hiking. Thousands of people pack their backpacks and leave the stuffy cities in search of new experiences and an incomparable feeling of complete freedom. However, even if you climbed high in the mountains or hid in the thicket of the forest, this does not mean that you can do absolutely whatever you want.

In this article, we will tell you about the rules of good behavior that must be strictly observed. This information is especially useful for novice hikers or those people who go abroad.

Give way to those going up

The tourist going up is under much more physical stress than the one going down. In addition, he has a smaller field of view, focusing only on what he sees in front of him.

Always let people go up the narrow path. Just take a step to the side and give them a clear path.

Be careful when approaching cyclists and riders

In general, cyclists should make way for you on footpaths. But you never know what's on the minds of these crazy people, especially when they rush down on their mountain bikes. Therefore, when they approach, it will be wiser to step aside and give them the opportunity to drive safely.

Be even more careful when meeting a rider or equestrian group. Do not make sudden movements, do not try to flirt or feed the horses, as this may scare them.

Don't occupy the entire path

Hiking is doubly enjoyable when you are in good company. The road is long, and you have so many topics for conversation, so many new experiences that need to be discussed. But no matter how you get carried away with conversations, do not forget about those around you.

Safety while traveling: personal safety, where to keep money and documents, protection against theft, what to do in case of a robbery, safety in a taxi

Almost everyone who works tirelessly has a desire to have a good rest at least once a year. Some prefer to spend their vacation actively, while others go to quiet places where there is an opportunity to relax and put their thoughts in order. In order not to spoil your vacation and spend your free time with benefit, you must adhere to a few simple rules. A beginner tourist with no travel experience can get into an awkward situation with unpleasant consequences. Therefore, before heading to an unfamiliar city or country, you should prepare well.

Tips for Beginners

Many people like to travel spontaneously. As soon as free days are free, they rush to leave wherever they look. Such trips can be dangerous and accompanied by not at all positive emotions.

Plan your vacation or weekend ahead of time. Preparation is very important. For example, for outdoor recreation it is necessary to collect a large number of things that will definitely come in handy in field conditions. These include:

  • Tent, sleeping bags, bedding, folding chairs, etc. That is, all the necessary things for spending the night, rest, cooking and eating (kitchen utensils and sets).
  • Food and drinking water. Mostly vegetables and cereals are taken on the hike. That is, those products that do not deteriorate without a refrigerator.
  • Protective equipment. On the nature it is necessary to take a first-aid kit without fail. It should contain not only insect bites, but also antiseptics, pain relievers, antiviral, antipyretic drugs. As well as medicines that improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and the cardiovascular system.
  • Tools. In nature, you need to take a shovel, saw, ax, etc. It is also advisable to grab a brazier, a grill net, fishing gear (if the rest is planned to be held near the river). I advise you to take a closer look at the Leatherman Skeletool SX and Ganzo G302-B multitool.
  • Warm clothes. In nature, the weather changes often, so you should take care not to freeze during the rain or at night.

All the details should be thought out so that later nothing could ruin the vacation. Those who go on vacation to a resort and plan to stay in hotels or boarding houses should also plan well. You need to decide in advance on the choice of the hotel. Make sure that the rooms have all the conditions for a comfortable stay. You need to take things with you that are suitable for the season. It is also worth knowing in advance what is the best way to get to your place of residence.

Preparing for future vacation is recommended to be done at home. Vacation planning consists of identifying the following points:

  • type of vacation (in nature or a resort);
  • vacation time (time of year, duration);
  • the geographical location of the vacation spot ;
  • the necessary things and documents that will be needed;
  • monetary costs;
  • the number of vacationers, as well as their age and gender;
  • You shouldn't go on vacation if you have serious health problems. A change in climate and normal environment can exacerbate chronic diseases. Subsequently, there are acute attacks, severe pain and other complications. It is advisable to undergo a comprehensive medical examination before the vacation and make sure that there are no contraindications for this or that type of vacation.

    Also, you should not go on a journey with unfamiliar people. Better to relax with your family or friends. Thus, you can only strengthen your relationship.

    What a beginner tourist needs

    Traveling is sitting for a long time on trains, planes or buses, going through customs and paperwork, running around the streets in search of accommodation and long walks. It is definitely worth considering what you will do during your independent travel: outdoor activities, cultural events, official meetings, parties, visiting a fancy restaurant, and more.

    Our family travels often and we learned by trial and error to pack a backpack so that later we would not regret the extra pounds behind our backs. We have an unspoken rule: the weight of luggage for the whole family, and these are two adults and a child, should not exceed 20kg. In this article, we will provide a list of things to take with you on your travels - regardless of whether you are planning a long trip or a short one. We will also tell you about some life hacks and give advice on how best to pack and not forget anything before the trip.

    Travel Preparation

    No matter how experienced traveler you are, don't leave everything for the last day - start preparing for your trip in advance. After all, it is very important to think over the contents of the suitcase in advance. As a rule, among the things thrown in a hurry, there is a lot of unnecessary things, and the most necessary things are just not enough. If the trip is planned not for a week, but for a much longer period (for example, wintering in warm countries for 3 months or more), then it is better to do everything in advance: choosing insurance, developing a route, applying for visas, booking accommodation, studying information about the country ( prices, food, transport, and so on), buying currency and resolving issues with bank cards - all this will take a lot of time.

    Note: we recommend compiling a list of things for the trip in advance and writing it down within a few days. So, you have every chance not to miss anything. The Packing Planner application will help you with this - it reminds you what was planned for the trip according to the written list, also use Evernote - an electronic notebook. Once the list is compiled, you can subsequently use it many times, taking it as a basis, only minor details will change.

    What to take on the road?

    Money, documents, cards

    The first and most important thing to take with you on a trip is documents and money. It is better to have a small belt bag, which is popularly known as a “banana”, or a wearable belt bag, which you will always carry with you and take in your hand luggage when flying.

    So, what to take with you on your trip:

    1. International passports and their copies. In general, keep copies of all documents on your phone, flash drive, cloud storage/virtual disk or email - but it's better to play it safe and choose several options at once. We save an electronic copy to Dropbox (make sure documents are saved offline). You may need these copies if the originals are lost.

    Note: check if you need a visa, the Doyouneedvisa website will help you with this.

    2. Printouts and electronic variants of air tickets.

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