Travel Safety Is Always In Season

This week our Wellness Wednesday column continues our focus on summer safety with a look at things to keep in mind when travelling.

When the kids are out of school, for many, it’s vacation time. Summer can be the perfect chance to gather everyone together and hit the road for a quality family get-away. Keeping in mind these hints will help ensure a smooth ride both before and during your time away – at least when you’re not on a roller coaster with “Screamin’” in the title.

• Never post travel plans on social media, like Facebook or Twitter.
• Remember to have all home deliveries like mail, newspapers and packages stopped for the duration of your trip, or have a neighbor or friend you trust pick them up for you.
• Plan on taking minimal cash with you and use credit cards and traveler’s checks while away.
• Set up automatic timers in your home to switch lights and the radio or television on or off throughout the day.
• Ensure that all doors and windows to your home are closed and locked before leaving, and set the alarm if you have one.
• Take notice of stairwells and fire exits when you check into your hotel room.
• Ask the front desk clerk at the hotel if there are unsafe areas to avoid when sightseeing.
• Only take what you need with you for the day and avoid displaying large amounts of cash when making a purchase.

These timely tips combined with a healthy dose of common sense will help ensure your vacation memories land squarely in the fun column!

Content courtesy of Central Carolina Hospital,