Traveling by yourself is a big responsibility to take on, especially when you are a teenager. This is the age when you are blessed with immense zeal and motivation to pursue the things you like. Traveling could be just another obsession you come up with. But whether you are traveling alone or in a group, you are very much on your own and you have to be extra careful of a lot of things. Ignoring this, you may land yourself in unpleasant situations.
Here we explore the best things a teen traveler should and shouldn’t do to avoid inconvenience mid-travel.
Things to Remember While Traveling- Read on!
1. Pack First Aid
The first and foremost advice you need to bite on is to take a first aid box with you that not only has the emergency first aid essentials but also carries all the important that you will ever need. If you are prone to headaches or get caught with allergies often, your medicines will surely make things easier for you until a doctor’s advice is procured. Get yourself a small box that you easily fit in your bag and tell your trip mates too to get theirs.
2. Pack Self-Defense
There is always a lurking danger when you come out of your safe space. You must take with you some self-defense like sprays, tasers, knives, volt pens, and knuckles, better if you know any too. Keep your eyes and ears awake when you are out and trust others minimally. If you are too compliant, chances are that you might be tricked. Save yourself some cash and self-defense tools to protect yourself when you are stranded.
3. Don’t Eat From an Unknown Place
Pack your food!
Do not trust the food you are served just anywhere along your journey. You don’t know the ingredients. Your tummy would be upset. It could be contaminated or adulterated. Have food from a designated place that has regular customers coming in and is rated as per your needs. This way you would what you are served and be able to trust the ones who are serving. Plus, hygiene standards would be taken care of too.
4. Have Your Phone and ID
It goes without saying but if you are carrying your phone and ID throughout your journey you are saved. You can contact me for help whenever you want. You can verify yourself with your ID and documents. Your phone can also keep you entertained and at the same time keep you aware of the weather, eateries, health centers, police stations, etc. which will come in handy in case of trouble. Have them at a safe place.
5. Pack Emergency Food
You can feel hungry at any point in your journey. Cravings are not bound by timings, are they? You will enjoy mid-travel snacking time with your favorite stuff in your bags. But apart from your snacks, there has to be some emergency food. This is to take care of yourself when you are sick, your transport is delayed or you get stuck somewhere. You can also help your trip mate as well in case of an emergency.
There are many unexpected things that we come across when we out of our comfort space. This only gives us more confidence but only when we are well-prepared for things coming our way. All the points mentioned here are to help you have a fun ride to wherever you are headed. If you are a newbie traveler, you are going to be helped by these do’s and don’t’s. the point is to enjoy yourself fully while being aware of your surroundings. Follow these tips for safe travel with your fun company.