Travel Safety Tips

Travel Safety Trips for Traveling Overseas or Abroad

  • For extra security carry your valuables in a hidden money belt – most travelers find the waist version most comfortable
  • Get health insurance and make sure it will cover you at your destination
  • Use traveler’s checks or a credit card for large purchases. Both of these are traceable and replaceable if you lose them and are a better option than large amounts of cash
  • To avoid pickpockets carry your money in different places on your body, rather than together in a highly visible waist pack – money belts are your best bet
  • Keep a copy of your credit card numbers and credit card companies in the hotel safe. If your credit card is stolen you’ll still have access to report it and freeze the card
  • Be wary if someone bumps into you, the person might be a pickpocket
  • Know where the nearest U.S. embassy, a police station or hotel is in case of an emergency
  • Don’t share personal information with anyone you don’t know
  • Travel in numbers to ensure safety
  • In case of an emergency it’s a good ideas to leave copies of your itinerary, passport and visas with family or friends
  • Leave expensive jewelry at home – this also includes expensive-looking jewelry – you don’t want to make yourself a target
  • Don’t forget to fill in the emergency information page of your passport

You can purchase travel safety accessories locally at our flagship travel store at Stanford Shopping Mall in Palo Alto, California. We carry travel door alarms, travel door locks and whistles at Going In Style Travel Accessories, 609 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304 - Visit the Stanford Travel Store website for directions to Going In Style.