Travel Safety Tips For Your Next Summer Vacation

Traveling during the vacationing season can be a challenging adventure, especially if you have kids.  Safety is the most important part of traveling with friends and family, and you can be active in the role of protecting the safety of your travel party.  

Research ways in which you can make this summer’s holiday vacation safer than any other.  Here is a quick way to begin your search with a few travel safety tips for your next summer vacation.  

Travel Safety Tips For Your Next Summer Vacation

4 Travel Safety Tips For Your Next Summer Vacation

Swimming pools can be very dangerous

When you think of the sounds you may hear in the case of someone drowning, you likely envision someone screaming and thrashing around in the water.  The problem is that people don’t drown in a splash of noise and a cry for help.

When someone is drowning, they commonly lose their ability to cry out for help due to the water they aspirate.  They hover just under the surface of the water, trying to get air.

Instead, they get water.  No sounds. Keep a close eye on your children around the swimming pool.  Adults should limit their alcohol intake while swimming, as drunks in the water isn’t always the safest situation.

Understand the signs of a shark

It’s quite common for travelers to head to the beach during the heat of the summer months, and there are plenty of dangerous situations waiting along the coast.  It may be pretty rare, but shark attacks do happen.

It helps to know what you’re looking at when you see the ocean.  Know the signs that there may be a shark nearby, and don’t put yourself in a risky situation.  

Here are a few things to avoid when swimming in the ocean.  

  • Swimming as the sun is rising or setting, or after a heavy rain.
  • Swimming under fishing piers, as bait attracts sharks.
  • Don’t swim into a schooling group of fish that are hopping about in the water.
  • Don’t swim when there’s a blue or purple flag flying, as this is a warning indicator for sharks, jellyfish, and other dangerous ocean life.

Make sure you get to your destination

If you’re taking a road trip this summer, you should give your vehicle a good once over before leaving the house.  Check the tread on your tires.  Check all of the vehicle’s fluids, and check all of the lights.  It’s a pain to get pulled over for something as simple as having a tail light out.  

Do your research before setting out

Your chosen destination shouldn’t just be a fleeting thought.  You should do plenty of research before ever setting out on your summer exploration.  Research dining, entertainment, and other interesting points of the place, so you know what to do when you get there.  

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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