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Staying Safe While on Vacation

July 12, 2017

Vacation gives people a new lease on life. The time away encourages adventurous actions, such as outdoor activities and trips to uncommon places. While a vacation is meant to be fun, it can quickly turn dangerous or deadly if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Below are some safety tips for staying safe on vacation:

Keep a First Aid Kit 

Whether staying near or going far for vacation, a first aid kit should always be in tow. A basic kit can ensure that smaller problems like cuts, bumps, bruises and more are quickly addressed. A first aid kit could also be largely beneficial in addressing larger injuries while contacting the relevant medical services needed. 

Stay Hydrated

The average person spends so much time indoors or in otherwise sedentary situations. These situations require very little physical energy and generally aren’t very taxing. Because of this, any kind of increased physical activity could be jarring to the body. Whether it’s rock climbing or a simple trip to the beach, it is important to be mindful of the weather and physical activity and drink the necessary amount of water. Doing so can help prevent dehydration, exhaustion, and other serious injuries. 

Road Trip? Get Your Car Checked

Thousands of families take to the roads every year for their vacation. Before traveling, a car should always be thoroughly inspected. Tires should be filled or replaced as needed, fluids should be inspected, as well as basic mechanical inspection. Doing so could help prevent getting stranded on the way to or from a vacation destination—or worse, getting into an accident.

Do Not Carry All Personal Items 

If traveling outside of the country, it may be tempting to carry too much – passport, wallet, all credit cards including the emergency credit card and plenty of cash. But carry too much at once can mean losing everything at once. If traveling outside of the state or country, it pays to carry only what is absolutely necessary. Many hotels and accommodations will have a safe. Leaving behind emergency credit cards, as well as copies of pertinent information, can help prevent losing everything at once. 

Hiking Alone? Let Others Know

Solo traveling can be an exciting and liberating way to travel. It can also be dangerous, especially if a person does not let anyone know where they’re going. When traveling alone, it’s worth keeping an emergency phone, as well as notifying friends and loved ones about general whereabouts should anything go wrong. This way, family and friends could respond to any dangerous situation that could arise. 

Drink Responsibly 

Increased alcohol consumption is often a staple of going on vacation. But where there’s more alcohol, there’s an increased risk of danger. Any drinking should be done responsibly – this means avoiding dangerous situations like driving or strenuous activity. For those who don’t drink, it can be easy to forget that many people drink excessively. Being mindful of one’s surroundings can greatly reduce the chances of an injury or death. 


Despite any and all safety precautions taken, it is not uncommon for other travelers to get carried away and disregard others. If you or a loved one has been injured or if you’ve lost a loved one on vacation due to someone else’s negligence, speak to a personal injury attorney who could help. Contact the law offices of Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC today by calling 412-471-4300 or contact online to schedule your case consultation. You could be eligible for compensation for lost wages, personal injury and more. 

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