Planning your Summer Holiday Already? Don’t Forget these Safety Tips
With Winter behind us, the festive season already a distant memory and the weather (finally) warming up, lots of us are already planning our summer holidays! I always find that the summer holidays come about so quickly, this side of January, and the school year simply whizzes by! You might have a family destination that you head to every year or you might be in the market to try somewhere new with your family; wherever your destination you need to remember to stay safe.
It’s all too easy to get swept up in the excitement of flying, heading to your accommodation and watching the kids dive into the pool and make sandcastles on the beach. But it always pays to be safe on your holiday, and many holidaymakers don’t even take copies of their passports abroad with them!
With that in mind, here you’ll find some super easy holiday safety tips.
So many photo opportunities! The kids getting along for a change, beautiful sunsets, pool selfies, days out. The list is endless, so make sure you protect your memories before you can print them out when you get home – check out hello canvas for the latest prices – make sure all the photos you’re taking are being uploaded to a cloud or to a trusted, online storage network so if your phone is stolen, lost or broken then you won’t loose all your beautiful photographs.
It’s so frustrating when your phone won’t connect. But you need to be careful when you’re using public Wi-fi; hackers can easily access your phone and things like your photographs, personal information and your debit and credit card details could be at risk. Make sure you’re using a VPN (virtual private network) whenever connect to a wi-fi source.
- Make sure your room is safe
It’s always exciting to finally reach your accommodation. You can unpack and the holiday can really begin! We often get so excited that we overlook things that might be wrong with the room. So take a moment to ensure that the door has a deadbolt and locks securely. Make sure that the windows are safe – that they lock and that your smaller children can’t fall out of them. Ensure that you can access a fire escape, and if you have a balcony, ensure that no one can fall through the gaps in the railings.
If you have an unexpected visitor to your room, don’t let them in. Even if they say they work for the hotel – check with the reception first. If you’re heading out, always make your room look occupied – hang the “do not disturb sign” up and keep the curtains closed!
- Be aware of your surroundings
You’re trying to take the perfect picture of the kids but be aware of your bag and your purse you’ve left on the table. Just be aware of your surroundings and make the best judgement about strangers. You don’t have to divulge where you’re staying just to make small talk with a group of people you just met.
This list isn’t meant to scare you! We just want you to have a happy, safe and memorable holiday!