How to Travel Safely in Dangerous Countries

13. Be Careful with Stray Animals

If you spot a cute animal on your journeys, stop the urge to pet it and take lovely selfies. Not only can animals be vicious, but they might also carry diseases, like rabies. No one wants their trip ruined because the seemingly friendly monkey bit their hand!

Take all the necessary vaccinations before starting your adventure, but also make sure to have a medical kit in your bag. And please, take double precautions if you’re traveling in a remote area where the nearest hospital is hundreds of miles away.

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14. Carry Local Emergency Numbers with You

Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to get hold of emergency numbers when you’re traveling – you just need to find them on your smartphone. However, if you get robbed or the phone breaks, what are you going to do?

By having important numbers in your bag, including the travel insurance contact, you’ll know you can contact the authorities to ask for help if something serious happens.

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Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.