I've got company today! A big thank you to Annie Davis who brought this to you and authored the article!Family vacations allow for family bonding and relaxation. Unforeseen occurrences, however, can turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. If you're planning a family vacation, here are seven tips to help protect your family while you're away.
7 Ways You Can Protect Your Family on Vacation
Protect Your IDs and MoneyAs you travel around, especially if you're going to a foreign country or a big city, avoid carrying around a large amount of cash. Wear a money belt underneath your clothes where you can stick your passport and some emergency cash in case your wallet is stolen. Bring only what you need on your trip, such as one or two major credit cards and a debit card. Leave your checkbook at home. While away, only visit ATMs during daylight hours, and cover up the key pad as you enter in your pin.
Store Important Documents in a Safe
When you're away from your hotel room, make sure any important documents and money are put into the room's safe. If a safe is not available, consider bringing along a portable safe that can be attached to something in the room, such as a bed post, and secured so it can't be removed from the room without a key.
Consider Getting Travel InsuranceDoes your health insurance cover you in the place where you're traveling? If not, you can find travel insurance that can cover any unexpected trips to the doctor. Travel insurance can also cover other surprises such as losing your bags, or having to cancel your trip at the last-minute.
Protect Your Car Rental with Car InsuranceMany car rental companies encourage you to purchase insurance to cover the rental car, but many car insurance policies, may cover damage to rental cars, which will save you having to pay extra for insurance through the rental company. Be sure to check before you head out on your trip.
Keep Your Kids from Wandering OffA vacation with your kids is fun, but you have to be careful, especially if you're planning on going anywhere crowded like an amusement park. Plan ahead by getting a child locator, such as Mommy I'm Here. These locators are little bears that come with a key ring you can attach to your keys. Some come with an auto alert that will sound if your child is more than a few meters away.
A device like this is particularly important when traveling abroad. After all, it’s the last thing you want to have happen during an incredible vacation in some wonderful Switzerland hotel, for example. Nobody wants to suddenly find themselves having to search frantically for their child.
Order Safety Tattoos Before You LeaveAnother great option for crowded places is a safety tattoo. These are temporary tattoos that can be customized with your phone number so that if your child is lost, he or she doesn't have to remember your phone number and can just show the tattoo. They're sweat-proof and waterproof, and will last one to five days.
Bring Along Door AnchorsHotel room doors are a huge safety concern because they're designed to unlock when the handle is pulled from the inside, making it easy for kids to run off. You can get door anchors that are designed to prevent this and are installed and removed in just seconds. To open the door, the anchor must be rotated upward making it difficult for kids, especially toddlers, to open these doors.
With a little extra planning, having a safe vacation with your family is easy.
Thank you Annie Davis! I so appreciate having you here today to visit. :)