It’s that time of year again and students are traveling to destinations all over the world to kick back, relax, and take some time off from a busy school schedule. It can be one of the most exciting times, but it is also important to remember you need to stay as healthy and safe as possible during your break. Before you leave, check out some of the most important spring break safety tips to get the best out of your trip!
Stay healthy – Chances are you may be visiting a warm, tropical location during your spring break. It is important to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and clothing to help protect yourself from the sun. The sun can be dangerous and it is important to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated, and also to make sure you are eating enough meals throughout the day to keep energized.
Protect your money – Make sure you only carry a limited amount of cash at a time as well as a single credit card. When you are pulling out money to pay for something never reveal all of your money at once. Also, before you go it is always a good idea to contact your bank and credit card company to let them know you will be traveling so they do not report any suspicious activity and deactivate your account.
Go out in groups – One of the most important things to remember while on spring break vacation is to always travel in groups. Whether you are shopping or going out at night, going in a group can save you from being a target. Going anywhere alone even for a short amount of time multiplies the chance of getting into some sort of danger – especially when out of the country.
Have an emergency plan – If you are traveling out of the country it is important to know that if you experience some type of emergency that you can’t dial 911. Before you leave for your trip, make sure you put together a list including the phone numbers you may need including friends and family members, health emergency contacts, and the local emergency numbers of the location which you’re staying.
Invest in travel insurance – Being insured can help de-stress the trip, by just knowing you have coverage if any unexpected travel disruptions do in fact happen along the way.
What student spring break tips do you have? Let us know in the comment section below!