While most of the time your biggest travel worries are arrival times and lost luggage, there are more serious concerns when traveling, and it is important to prepare for these potential misfortunes. Today, Forbes released an article on expert travel tips and I’m here to break them down for you.
The first tip is for those of us who live alone or travel with our families. When going out of town, be it for business or pleasure, ensure the safety of your home and do not draw attention to the fact that no one is in it. Have a neighbor come by and pick up the mail and newspaper. Install a timer on your sprinklers and/or outdoor lights. In this way, from the outside, your home is business as usual. These types of measures will help prevent break-ins etc. while you’re away.
According to this article, airports can be a dream for hackers with so many people working wireless from their laptops while waiting for their plane. These law breakers are setting up “dummy points,” which allow them to access all of the information on the computer of whomever has logged onto their network. A secure network is a protected network, so look for official signs throught the terminals; these will list secure addresses and assure you of their safety.
You cannot always avoid disaster or theft, however, so be sure to make copies of any documents that you cannot afford to loose — your passport, business contracts, etc. — and keep them in an entirely different location than the originals.
Thank you and safe travels!