It doesn’t matter if you’re a party-goer headed to a destination like Cancun or you’re traveling abroad to explore a big city such as Paris, safety tips are needed in any and every city. Depending on where you book your cheap international flights to and the activities you plan to do once you get there, there will always be different safety measures to take note of. So if you’re ready to take off to your spring break destinations for the trip of a lifetime, follow these safety tips below for safe travels!

Secure Your Stay

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We know how exciting it is to get away and arrive at your spring break destination. When checking in or roaming the grounds of your hotel, be cautious when speaking about your room number and location. Announcing where your room is when around a crowd can potentially be a dangerous move. Keep your hotel room location between you and your friends. It may sound like the obvious, but it’s best to be safe rather than sorry when away from home.

Keep Track of Your Valuables

It’s a good idea to keep your expensive jewelry and items that have a significant value to you back at home. If you insist on bringing them with you, keep them secure in your hotel safe. The most important item to keep track of when taking cheap international flights is your passport! To be prepared in case you happen to lose your passport, make a photocopy to keep as a backup. To avoid being the victim of theft on your trip, do not leave your bags or valuables unattended; something as small as a passport can easily be stolen.

Be Alert and Know Your Surroundings

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This one is important! Even if you’re traveling with a group of friends, you should always be aware of your surroundings. It’s easy for locals to spot tourists, especially when in a different country where English is not the native language. Know how to say important phrases or questions in the country’s native language. To stay safe, always keep your drinks covered and use the buddy system. A bar, club, beach, it doesn’t matter — you never know who has dangerous intentions and distracted tourists are frequent and easy targets. Always stick with a friend to avoid traveling around a foreign town or city alone. And even if it’s going to the bathroom, make sure to take a friend along with you instead of going by yourself.

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Know the Details of Your Trip

Do some research on the safety of the destination and resort you’re traveling to. Before you go, find out if the area in which you’re staying is safe. If you’re planning to party on your spring break trip, know the law of the tolerance the country or city has for drinking and partying. Be careful to not push the limit, you don’t want to end up in trouble with the law, especially when in a different country!

Stay Connected with Friends

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Hopping on your cheap international flights to get away for a few days is exciting, to say the least. You get to disconnect with everyday life and responsibilities. Some travelers look forward to shutting off from social media and their cell phone, but we recommend that you stay connected. We’re not suggesting to be on your cell phone for your entire trip, we’re encouraging you to keep it on in case of an emergency. And in the case of an emergency, it’s good to know how to contact personnel because 911 is not universal in every country.

Know of any other safety tips travelers should use before departing for spring break? Let us know in the comments section below! 

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Shannon Durso

If she’s not searching for the world's coolest destinations she has yet to explore, you can find her writing content at Fareportal or maybe even drooling over a foodies latest post. Shannon’s a Brooklyn native who enjoys good company, new adventures, and a great laugh!