10 Tips for Safer Summer Vacations June 27, 2010Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness, People.
1. Make sure that your car is serviced properly and has a full tank of gas before heading out on a road trip, especially through less populated areas.
2. Charge your cell phone before you leave and bring your recharger with you ~ dead phones are no use when an unexpected emergency arises.
3. Do not leave pets or children unattended in cars on sunny days, even with the windows cracked. Cars can quickly become ovens.
4. Do not leave valuable in your car in plain sight. Move them to the trunk, or take them with you.
5. When visiting amusement parks, or other crowded venues, set up a place (and time) to meet in case you get separated from one another ~ especially if everyone in the group does not have a cell phone!
6. If you have young children, let them know who they can, and cannot, trust if they get lost. Tell them to S`C`R`E`A`M loudly if a stranger tries to pick them up or move them out of the area.
7. If you’re staying in a hotel, make sure to lock the door with the auxiliary locks so that no one can enter the room while you’re sleeping. If someone knocks on your door claiming to be an employee (e.g., housekeeping or room service), call the front desk to confirm who they are before letting them in.
8. Let friends and family know where you’re going, especially if you are heading off the beaten path.
10. Always travel with enough water to keep everyone hydrated, especially if you plan to be outdoors sight-seeing on hot, sunny days.
With a bit of planning and preparation, your summer vacation will be memorable for all the right reasons!