Safety is something all travelers have to consider whenever they hit the road. Potential unfortunate situations can happen at any time, anywhere and to anyone. Having said that, budget travelers tend to be a bit more adventurous and creative on the road as they look for ways to save a few dollars as they travel. This might be in the form of hitchhiking, sharing accommodation or staying in less than desirable places due to the attractive low prices.
Those options are all fine and part of the travel experience, so enjoy them. But, here I want to give you some tips, from my experiences as a budget traveler, so you can also stay safe on the road and have fun along the way.
These are just a few common tips on safety that could save you from a lot of unwanted situations and headaches, but in the end, it is up to you to apply them to your trip using your common sense.
What are some of your top travel safety tips?
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Norbert Figueroa is an architect who hit the pause button on his career in 2011 to do a round the world trip. He's been blogging for over three years at globotreks.com, where he shares his travel experiences, budget travel tips, and a good dose of world architecture. From hiking Mount Kilimanjaro to diving with great white sharks, he is always on the search of adrenaline and adventure. Norbert is originally from Puerto Rico and he is currently based in Milan, Italy... when not roaming around the world, that is. He has traveled to more than 80 countries in 5 continents and his goal is to travel to all 193 U.N. recognized countries. Follow Norbert on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus.
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