Planning a Summer Vacation? 3 Essential Safety Tips for your Family

Safety Tips For Your Summer Vacation

Hey guys, summers are around the corner and most of you must have already made plans for your summer vacation. Going on vacation as a single person or a couple is an entirely different thing to going on vacation as a family with young children. Parents worry about a lot of things. And when they are away from home in unfamiliar surroundings – no matter how lovely, and exciting those surroundings might be – it can make things feel even more stressful.

A family summer vacation is meant to be fun and enjoyable. So it’s important to think about your safety and that of your family ahead of time. Put into practice what needs to be done, and then enjoy the vacation itself. Here are some tips on what you can do.

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1- Research Your Destination

You might have an idea of where you want to take your family on summer vacation this year, but before you go ahead and book it, make sure you do your research first. Not only should you take a look at flights, car rental, hotels, and activities. But look deeper to see whether the place is a safe one to visit with children (or at all).

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The best way to do this is to read unbiased reviews from people who have actually been to the destination you are considering. What did they think? Did they feel safe? Did everyone enjoy themselves? If you’re not sure or the reviews aren’t good, it might be best to think of somewhere else to go. The world is a big place and there are sure to be plenty of destinations that will suit what you are looking for.

2- Invest In Anti-Theft Items

It’s a good idea to put everything you need for a day out on vacation into one bag. It saves everyone having to carry lots of things around with them. The problem, though, is that this one bag can then become a target for muggers and thieves. The answer is to buy an anti-theft backpack from Zoomlite. This way, no one will be able to slash open your bag and steal the contents. And, everything will remain safe and secure.

3- Have A Plan

Your kids will know not to wander off, but sometimes excitement or a large crowd can mean it happens anyway. It’s important to know what to do if you lose someone when you are out and about.

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The first thing to do is to ensure your contact details are with the child. This might be a piece of paper in a bag or pocket. Or it could be a wristband with all the relevant details on it. Secondly, take a photo of your kids in the morning. That way, if you need to let people know what they are wearing and what they look like, you have the most up to date photo possible. Next, once you arrive at your destination, look for an easy to find landmark. It might be a road sign, a café, a billboard, or anything else. Tell your kids that if they lose you, to head for that landmark. And you will do the same so you can meet one another there.

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It’s not something most parents will want to think about. But having a plan in place just in case and not needing one is better than needing a plan and not having one.

I hope you like this post and find it helpful in planning a safe vacation with your family. Do share this post with your friends and family!

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17 Comments

  1. Noor Anand Chawla March 15, 2019 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    We travel a lot with our son, and these tips are spot on!

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      Neha Sharma March 15, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Thanks Noor 🙂

  2. Princy Khurana March 15, 2019 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    we travel a lot. in fact, I started traveling as soon I was 41 days post my c section. great tips!

  3. Anahita irani March 15, 2019 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Better safe than sorry. These tips are definitely going to be beneficial for all those who travel with kids.

  4. Deepika March 15, 2019 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    These given tips will be very useful while travelling.Thanks for sharing.

  5. Dipika March 15, 2019 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Nice, crisp and pragmatic tips one can think of before planning travel. Summer Vacation travels are always fun and with little prep, we can make it the best experience.

  6. Being Amna March 16, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Travelling is surely good way of making beautiful memories with your family.. I am going to follow all the above tips I travel next time.

  7. Varsh March 16, 2019 at 11:45 am - Reply

    An anti-theft bag sounds like a good investment. We always travel with our kids too and know how important it is to plan ahead.

  8. Roma March 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    These are very significant points when travelling with kids dear, the post is just on time.

  9. Ruchi Verma March 16, 2019 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Now this comes just in time as my planning is done for an upcoming summer vacation trip with kids and these safety tips I will sure keep in mind!!

  10. Sakshi@tripleamommy March 16, 2019 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Good post and excellent points on the plan section. Especially the one about taking a picture in the morning and deciding on a specific place to reach if we get separated.

  11. Charu March 17, 2019 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Nice post with practical and relevant tips to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Surbhi Mahobia March 17, 2019 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Great tips. We travel alot with kids. I generally always have things researched. But your tip of keeping ph numbers, etc. with kids is great.

  13. Tina Basu March 17, 2019 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Last year I took my son on a summer vacation and he totally enjoyed it. But we didn’t take a stroller for him because he’s big enough. But we forgot how important strollers are when your kid falls asleep!! SO we bought one!

  14. NIHARIKA CHATTERJEE March 17, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Going somewhere fully prepared is essential, especially with kids…these are great tips, thanks for sharing

  15. Jhilmil D Saha March 18, 2019 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    These tips are definitely very helpful. Prevention is always better than cure. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Sayeri March 20, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Its a must read for those who are planning for a summer vacatipon. Thanks for sharing all the details.

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