How To Stay Safe During Your Full-Time Travel

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How To Stay Safe During Your Full-Time Travel
Traveler in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia

Being a full time traveler means you are not just travelling for holiday because you are not returning home for an indefinite period. It is exciting to be able to travel around the world without any time limit. However, not many people are ready to make this kind of decision. And one of the reason is safety. Being on the road for a very long time may expose you to variety of danger and risks. Also, losing something important such as travel documents will put you in difficult situation with your plan. 

Tips to stay safe for full-time travelers

It is true that travel can be unpredictable that you make mistakes or get involved in emergency situation even though you have been very prepared with your travel plan. And it is even riskier when you plan for a full-time travel where you don’t get to return to home anytime soon to take a breather. You need to take precautions to ensure your safety and how to be self-reliant. 

Consider double up on credit cards

Losing credit card or get it stolen by thieves is possible. In fact, many travelers have experienced it. If you lose your credit card while moving around a lot, it will be difficult to get a replacement card mailed to you. The process tend to be long and painful. Thus, it is recommended to travel with at least two credit cards with you. Place them in different or separate wallets so you still have a backup if one of them is compromised. 

Beware of various scams

Regardless of your travel destination, there is always risk of getting scammed especially when you are very obvious of being a tourist. It is important to do some research about your destination in advance so you know how to avoid them and stay safe. Also, try to blend in with the locals as much as possible so you won’t stick like a sore thumb and become a target. 

Avoid dangerous areas

It is understandable that you feel like you are invincible and have a freedom to do whatever you like during a trip. However, you always put your safety first and avoid risking it. Do your own research in advance to learn if there are dangerous areas you need to avoid in your destination. If you are not sure about the area and your gut feels funny, it is better to avoid that area and look for safer route. 

Get travel insurance

It is a must to get an insurance is if you plan on full-time travel. At least get your health insurance that will help cover your medical bills if you get injured or sick during your trip. In fact, it is highly likely that you get sick with how long you are on the road. 

To stay safe during the duration of your full-time travel, be flexible for some changes and always be willing to learn about the places you are visiting. Spend your first few days observing new place to learn safety ropes.