Traveling is an important part of our lives. Even at least once in every year, we need some time off to travel and relax. We usually do this with family or friends while some find it more enjoyable doing alone. It is as if finding you once again to be prepared for new hardships and hurdles to come.

When you travel, you may decide to do it locally or abroad. But whichever of these two you choose, what is important when traveling is to think of safety first.

When you travel, you should research first about the place where you will be going. Try to know the places where you can get your basic necessities like shelter and food. Check out different accommodations so that you won't have any worries where you will stay when you arrive at your destination. Most hotels offer complimentary breakfast and have their own restaurant so that you won't have to look for other places where you can eat. Yet, if you want to try something new, you can also research about the best restaurants in the area.

If you are traveling abroad, you should familiarize yourself with the local laws. You should always abide by them so that you won't have any legal issues.

Dress conservatively and always keep your valuables in the hotel's safe. Do not leave your stuff anywhere because they might get lost.

Check your source of transportation. Be careful to choose the only one that you can trust. When traveling along the place, stick to the main roads and avoid traversing poorly lit roads.

Never share your travel plans to complete strangers. Only provide your private information to those who need them. Keep everything as a need to know basis.

Know the laws about money exchange. Have your cash converted in legal money changing stations. If possible, you should already have your money converted before you leave the country.

Approach local officials or police in case you experience any problems. Keep in mind the best to be safe to think safe and act safe. Even if you have safety in mind, do not forget to do the reason why you took a vacation - ENJOY!


If you want to have a fun, safe, and cheap vacation, take a trip to the Philippines. This place has lots of awesome hidden treasures that can become your own paradise.