For most anyone, traveling is a good time. It can be uncomfortable occasionally, and you might get yourself in a few precarious or weird situations, but for the most part, the people you meet, the sights you see, and the food you get to gorge yourself on makes traveling one of the most sought after experiences out there.
There is a saying that says that traveling is the only thing you can spend money on that makes you richer. This much is true. You gain experience, you gain stamps in your passport, you gain character traits and an appreciation for what you have. The list goes on. The good things that are associated with traveling are seemingly inexhaustible, but amongst all the good, you do have to be wary of the bad. Here are 3 things to be wary of while traveling:
One of life’s necessities is the very thing that can get you into trouble in a foreign country. You have to keep in mind that your body isn’t immune to the things in the water elsewhere. In underdeveloped countries, it’s extremely important that you’re only buying bottled water, but even in more developed countries, you never know where the water is coming from.
Water from a tap might not be safe for you, so to save yourself from having to make continuous trips to the bathroom because of some bad water, or even contracting some sort of parasite, only drink from safe sources.
Across the world, there might be a lot of boundaries and differences in culture, but there is one thing that every culture can agree on, and that’s the alcohol. There isn’t a country without an alcohol culture, and when you’re traveling, it’s easy to let your inhibitions go, but you must be careful. Unfamiliar places aren’t safe to engage in risky behaviors. Alcohol isn’t bad, if you’re on the track of abuse, there are very evident dangers.
Drink in safe situations, have a DD, don’t take drinks from unknown sources, and exercise discernment. It’s your time to have fun, but not at the risk of your own well being.
Vacation might be the time to soak in the sun, but too much sun is bad for anybody, especially in foreign places where the dose you’re getting is different than what you’re used to. Don’t be a dummy. Tan in moderation, get some sun protection, and be sure to be moisturizing often and drinking a lot of water. Heat exhaustion is a danger of too much sun, so monitor yourself during your travelings and be wary of the big, bright ball in the sky.