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Keeping Your Family Safe While on Vacation

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Hugh Grant
Keeping Your Family Safe While on Vacation

Family vacations can be a fun and exciting time but if they go wrong, they can be quite a pain mentally, physically, and financially. However, with the right preparation and planning, you can significantly reduce the chances of a negative event taking place during your next family vacation. Let's take a look at a few ways to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.


Family Vacation Preparation Tips



The first step is to write a safety plan before you leave and make sure everyone in the family knows what to do if something goes wrong. There should also be a backup plan, just in case. For example, everyone could meet outside the car in an emergency. If that's not possible, you can choose a landmark or visible place as you arrive at the location.


Children should also know their parents' names and cell phone numbers, who to ask for help (like a police officer, security guard, or store employee, depending on the location), and the name of the hotel. Slipping a GPS tracker like an Apple AirTag or other device into one of their pockets might also be a good idea, especially for children who tend to wander off.


In short, always have a plan, teach your kids about safety, and always be prepared. The ability to stay calm under pressure can prevent a bad situation from becoming worse.


Traveler's Insurance



Another great way to remain protected while on vacation is by purchasing traveler's insurance. This can be used for a variety of purposes, depending on your policy, and usually includes delayed flights, missed connections, costs incurred due to delayed or missing luggage, and hospital costs due to injury or illness, among many other things.


Traveler's insurance is rather inexpensive compared to the total cost of the trip and the peace of mind that it provides is invaluable.


Hiring a Housesitter



When leaving on vacation, many people wonder if they should hire a housesitter to watch over things while they're away. It will depend greatly on your exact situation but for most people, it's generally a good idea. Pet owners, in particular, should consider it as a housesitter will likely be much less expensive than boarding.


They can also deter thieves who could otherwise spot your house as a good candidate for a burglary. Mail or other deliveries piling up in front of the house, not having a car in the driveway, and other telltale signs of a family on vacation won't be spotted if they see that someone is home. Having a written list of ground rules for the housesitter can also protect you legally if something bad happens while you're away.


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