Safe Summer Travel is All About Planning
Get your car serviced before you go to reduce the chances of a breakdown.
Invest in a reputable roadside assistance service to prevent a bad situation from getting worse if you do have a breakdown or get a flat tire.
Leave a copy of your itinerary and backup information on how to reach you (i.e. if your cell phone is lost or without reception) with friends and family in case of an emergency.
Get all recommended immunizations or your trip (and very life, in some cases) could be ruined when you contract a serious illness or disease.
Leave a copy of your itinerary and backup information on how you can be reached (i.e. if your cell phone is lost or without reception) with friends and family in case of an emergency.
Understand the healthcare system of the country or countries you'll be visiting. Will you be able to take all necessary medications into and out of the country? What happens if you get sick or injured -- where will you go and how will you pay? It's also not a bad idea to have a basic medical history on hand for everyone in your group. Have them jot allergies and basic medical information on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope for privacy, with the intention that it will only be opened if they need medical attention and are unable to speak for themselves.