Your Reward for Safe Behavior When Traveling

There are risks and rewards involved in every aspect of human life. If you are a traveler, safe and unsafe behavior takes on a different feel. The more safe practices you participated in, the better your journeys are going to be. And if you recognize safe behavior as you’re doing it, you will also notice that there are immediate rewards for avoiding negative situations.

So what are some safe behaviors and their consequences? Safe driving means there will be no accidents that are your fault on the road. Safe eating habits mean that you won’t get food poisoning or suffer gastrointestinal distress. And safe words and actions mean that you will not have any issues with the locals. It can be terrible if you get too drunk or uninhibited and make a scene at your vacation destination.

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Your Reward Traveling Safe

No Accidents on the Road

You never want to get in a car accident, even at home. It’s a much worse situation if you get in a car wreck at your vacation destination. Not only will you be unfamiliar with how laws might work at an exotic location, but there will be fines, court dates, and legal implications that follow you around for the rest of your journey. This is a great way to put a damper on an otherwise perfect trip to somewhere that you love.

A Comfortable Stomach

For as gung ho as you may be about trying new foods and new places, it is much safer to eat foods that you know won’t disagree with you. The last thing you want is food poisoning on vacation. So even though you want to try all of the new exotic dishes, at least make sure that you’re eating somewhere that is clean and doesn’t have a history of making tourists nauseous, sick, or otherwise uncomfortable.

No Issues with the Locals

If you get too drunk on vacation, you risk having issues with the locals. Being uninhibited in unfamiliar environments may make you feel more confident than you should be. You could say something mean to the wrong person. 

You could commit a cultural faux pas and express an interest in the wrong person in the wrong way. These things happen all the time. You think the risk is worth the reward when you imbibe alcohol to feel better about yourself, but that type of unsafe behavior often ends in a series of negative consequences.

No matter where you go, there will be a difference between safe behaviors and risky behaviors. If you stick to the safe ones, you can enjoy your time traveling just as much as if you tried out the risky ones. You simply have to understand what your expectations are in advance.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, 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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