Though it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that everything about a vacation is fun, the more time that you spend preparing for safety matters, the less anxiety you’re going to have to deal with later. And it’s not fun thinking about all your safety concerns at the same time either, so spacing them out will also help put your brain at ease.
Five safety tips in particular that you should pay attention to before your next vacation include putting together a car preparation checklist, a car driving checklist, a plan for carry-ons if you’re flying, a plan for security your digital presence, and ensuring that no matter how you travel, you bring necessary first aid with you.
Car Prep Checklist
If you’re driving to your next vacation destination, prepare your car in advance. This means checking your oil, your brakes, your wiper fluid, your transmission fluid, and the balance and pressure of your tires. These are easy and often inexpensive checks for you to do, and the further in advance you have them handled, the less anxiety you’ll have about your trip when it comes time.
Car Driving Checklist
The next thing you need to do is make sure that you have good driving habits, and that means thinking about what you can do to prevent accidents on the road. This is obviously not something that you should be doing while you’re driving, but rather before you head off. Even a quick refresher about the things that cause road trouble or road accidents will put you in a mindset, hopefully a defensive one, that will keep you safe as your travel to your vacation destination.
Plane Carry-On Safety
Plan your carry-ons in advance if you’re going to fly. This means that you should actually complete pack your carry-on bag as a trial run before you head to the airport. Even a week in advance, have everyone in your family do this, and go over any airport rules about things like how many fluid ounces of certain liquids you can have.
Securing Your Digital Presence
These days, even if it sounds strange, you should secure your digital presence before leaving to go on a vacation. This means going over your social profiles, the apps on your phone, and your browsing history before leaving. Yes, these are strange days, but having control over these things before someone else sees them is becoming important.
Bring First Aid With You
If you have any specifically medical needs, make sure that you pack them safely before you travel to your vacation destination. Especially if you have any sort of prescription medication, it is extremely important that you bring along the right documentation to prove that it’s medication that you need. You don’t need to get medicine confiscated at any borders.