Spring Break Safety Tips

Stay safe this spring break.

With spring break looming, you’re probably making plans for a great vacation with your family or friends. As always, we want you to have a great trip, but make sure safety is part of your spring break plans. Here are some suggestions to help you stay safe while traveling.

1) Leave an itinerary and emergency contact

Unplugging while on vacation can be great, but try not to go too under the radar, especially if you’re traveling alone. Leave your itinerary (even if it’s just as basic as which city you’ll be visiting and when you’ll return) with a trusted friend or family member back home and try to check in with him or her every day. That way, if something happens, they can alert authorities on your behalf.

2) Don’t flash your cash or valuables

Keep your cash separated, with some spending money easily accessible and the rest hidden, so that you’re not showing off a big wad of cash every time you pay. Although it’s tempting to have your smartphone out constantly to look up directions or take photos, be mindful of your surroundings — thieves love to grab cell phones from people using them and not paying attention to their surroundings.

3) Scan a copy of your passport

Before you leave, scan a copy of your passport, e-mail it to yourself and take a photo of it to save on your cell phone. That way, if you need your passport while out (but it’s locked up in your hotel safe), you’ll have access to all your details. Plus, if it’s stolen, getting a replacement will be that much easier. You might also consider purchasing an RFID scan proof passport holder and wallet to help prevent identity theft.

Try out these suggestions to help you stay safe this spring break.  Remember, another great way to protect yourself is by having the right personal insurance coverage to meet your needs.  To find the right policies to meet your needs, contact the experts at Reata Insurance Group.  We are ready to get you the coverage you need today.

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