Epperly Travel founder, Lindsey Epperly was featured on Bravo’s blog over the weekend in a piece titled, “7 Things to Do to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad”. This post was inspired by the recent break-in & robbery surrounding Kim Kardashian’s recent trip to Paris. Regardless of whether you are traveling with millions worth of jewels or just want to hang on to your iPhone – these tips will apply for you.
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Know your driver.
Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, travelers always need to remember to keep their wits about them the second they step off an airplane: Travelers are often targeted because they are less likely to be aware of their whereabouts, so be sure to always travel prepared,” says Lindsey Epperly of Epperly Travel. “Know exactly where you’re going versus winging it — I recommend private, pre-arranged transfers to avoid the potential dangers of having to hail your own taxi, which might or might not be legitimate, depending on where you are.”
Don’t assume that high traffic areas are safe.
Many travelers know to avoid dark alleys in unfamiliar places at night. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security: High-traffic or high-profile areas can be a criminal’s dream. “Many people are surprised to find out that a place as seemingly safe as the Vatican, for example, is riddled with pickpockets — so flashy jewelry is also discouraged for this reason,” says Epperly.
Curious to learn more? We equip all of our travelers with important travel tips prior to departure for their destination. Reach out to Lindsey at Lindsey@epperlytravel.com to learn more!