Let’s pretend we’re not all under self-quarantine and instead think about all the travel we’ll be doing soon enough! #coronavirus
When it comes to safety while I’m traveling there are a few things I take seriously and want to share with you!
Door stop. Whether you’re in a hotel or an AirBnB put this in front of the door and you’ll be notified any time someone opens it! It alerts you by sounding a *VERY* loud alarm that will wake the whole house!
Door jam lock. This device only works on American doors (or those very similar to them). I’ve tried it on hotel doors in Germany and the door jam was too small for it to work. Insert the metal piece into the wall, shut the door, and lock it by sliding the red piece into the locked position. This will prevent the door from opening, even if the deadbolt is unlocked!
Personal alarm. You might think this is a bit overboard, and you might be right, however I still bring it with me when I travel. I hang it from my purse and have peace of mind whenever I’m walking around town alone!
STEP Program. Register here for any international travel you’re doing. This will put your travel plans in the US Embassy system so that if you need to go to the Embassy for any reason they’ll already have you on file!
TripIt. This app is invaluable to me for itinerary sharing purposes! I’m able to forward all of my trip confirmation emails to the app and it generates an itinerary that I’m then able to pass along to my family back home. I like knowing that they’ll have an idea of where I am and when should anything happen.
Lastly, make two copies of your passport – keep one in your suitcase and one at home. If you lose your passport, then you’ll have a copy of it with you. Alternatively, you can ask loved ones back home to send you the copy you left at your house!
Ok guys, I made a much more animated YouTube video sharing these tips for your viewing pleasure 🙂
That’s it for now! Stay traveling….AFTER COVID-19 slows down of course.