• 5 Ways to Make Traveling Safer for Your Family
    We made a list of everything you need to make your family’s travels safer!
  • Vacationing with your family is one of life's simplest but greatest pleasures. In your excitement to jet off to your destination, however, don't forget about your family's safety during your travels. Below are a few simple tips for a worry-free trip:

    Double check all your locks at home

    Before leaving your home, be sure to double and triple check that all doors and windows are locked. Likewise, make sure to unplug all appliances to lessen the chances of house fires. If possible, ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you're away.

    Keep important documents at hand

    Be sure to pack the following before leaving home: photocopies of your credit cards, photocopies of your family's IDs, a list of contact numbers, and crucial medication. Keep all of these items in your handbag or carry-on so you can easily access them at all times.

    Choose card over cash

    When traveling, especially abroad, it's better to just use credit cards—the more money people see you waving around, the higher the chances that you'll be targeted by thieves. Furthermore, credit card purchases can be reversed if you end up buying a defective item.

    Invest in luggage with anti-theft features

    There are now available luggages in the market that feature anti-slash zippers—perfect for when you're travelling with the family. Now you don't have to worry about getting your valuables stolen by pickpockets while you tour around your destination. Try to pack only the essentials when traveling too. Not only will you save on baggage fees at the airport, you also protect yourself from robbers. Remember, heavy luggage slows you down and makes you an easier target for thieves.

    Keep most details of your vacation private

    In this modern day and age, Instagramming your family’s trip may seem harmless. However, announcing to the world that you're currently away also makes your home more susceptible to burglaries. Before posting anything on social media, be sure to set your accounts to private or tweak your privacy settings so only your network can see your travel shots.

    In these busy times, it's rare that we get to spend quality time with our loved ones. That's why we need pay extra attention to safety during our travels so we can have the best time possible. And for added peace of mind, consider getting FWD's Peace Plan—the first insurance product of its kind in the Philippines, where you can be insured regardless of your occupational hazard.

    For just P6 a day, you and your family can get up to P1M in benefits in the event of injury or death from acts of terrorism anywhere in the world. What’s more, you can apply for this plan online since it doesn't require any medical examination and guaranteed approval for Filipino citizens and legal Philippine Residents.

    With a little preparation and some foresight, your family's travels will be an enjoyable and worry-free experience. Bon voyage!

     

    Sources:

    http://www.tyco.com/resource-library/articles/vacation-safety-tips

    http://safety.lovetoknow.com/personal-safety-protection/summer-vacation-safety

    https://www.flipkey.com/blog/2011/11/11/6-safety-tips-for-traveling-abroad-with-kids/

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with FWD Life Insurance Philippines.
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