Shared by Global Exchange Vacation Club Ensuring Safe Travel Pre-requisites of travel Before departing from home, ensure that you collect your letters from the letter box, cancel all the home deliveries, make out to that you lock valuables like jewelry and important documents in a secure place. Also make your room reservations in advance, especially during peak seasons. It would be better, you inform only to trusted neighbors and relatives regarding your departure. Recheck, whether you have taken all your necessary documents, belongings, credit and debit cards and medication. In case of destination abroad, do not forget to change your currency to the local currency, of the country you are leaving for, at the foreign exchange. Be prepared to countenance the climatic condition of your destination, as a few may find it difficult to adjust to the new climatic conditions. Always, have with you some medication for coughs, colds etc. in your medicine kit, and also have the phone numbers of your family doctor. While on travel, make certain that you take care of your health. Increase the intake of your water and do not let your system dehydrated. Just have light meals and stay away from any kind of junk food. Wear clothing which is loose and that you feel are comfortable. Circumspection while Travelling Be cautious, that you don't fall prey to strangers and perpetrators. Never reveal your personal details to any of the strangers. When you are waiting in the public places, it is important to take care of your luggage, do not leave your luggage under the surveillance of unknown person. The other important thing you should remember is, while traveling; never show off your affluence. Keep wearing your jewelry, gold chains, rings and costlier watches for when you arrive at your destination. Plan your entire schedule and ensure that you follow it strictly without fail. If you are on a travel along with your children, do not leave them alone in any circumstances. In case, you are single on the journey you have planned, just ring up your family and friends and inform them of your safety and well being. On your journey to a specific location, have a map of the city you are visiting. If opted for, travel insurance will cover risks like medical expenses, legal assistance, trip cancellation and so on. I t is not advisable to carry all your money with you, better if you draw some amount of money from the nearby ATMs. Abide by the laws, rules and regulations of the place you are staying. Be soft spoken and respect the native culture of the locals, and try mingling with them. Finally, when you are vacating the hotel room, check twice that you have packed all your belongings, without fail and thereafter inform the hotel authority by handing over your room keys. Leave home safely and excitedly and come back home safely and cheerfully!! Article by: Ella Davis A leader in the vacation exchange club industry, Global Exchange Vacation Club (GEVC) has been branded by RCI. A vacation through our alliance with RCI points offers a variety of flexible getaway opportunities that await our vacation exchange club members. Your global vacation ownership will open the door to a flexible reservation system offering first class accommodations, travel and recreation!