Traveling this Summer?

Traveling this Summer?

April 29, 2022

When putting together your vacation prep "to-do" list, make sure that contacting your financial institution is at the top! Notifying your Bank and credit card provider before a trip can help to ensure these insitutions won't freeze your cards while you are traveling due to suspicious activity. Travel safety doesn't just stop there, however. Here are some additional travel safety tips for your upcoming vacation:

1. Eliminate Distractions: It can be easy to let your mind get carried away when exploring new places and interacting with new people. It's important not to let your guard down and to keep an eye on your personal belongings at all times.  This will ensure you can avoid any suspicious individuals looking for an opportunity to take something from you while you are distracted. 

2. Create a car safety kit: If you're hitting the road this summer, be sure to plan for the unexpected with a car safety kit. These items may include a flashlight, bottled water, and blankets. Be mindful of your destination and the road to get there when putting together a car safety kit for you and your family. 

3. Get a car checkup: Before you venture out, make sure your vehicle is in the perfect shape to get you wherever you need to go with a car checkup.

4. Consider travel insurance: A vacation can be a big investment, and it can be worthwhile to plan ahead for any unforseen problem that may threaten your travel plans by getting travel insurance.

5. Start early & take it slow: From the planning stages to the morning of your trip, it's important to make sure you take the time to coordinate every element that will ensure your travel is successful. Taking things slow can help you to avoid forgetting any travel essentials and keep you and your travel companions calm and collected.