Summer Safety: Smart Travels

Being that this is Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations of all types abound. The amount of people expected to be on the hill for Canada Day this year will be one for the books, which means that keeping yourself and loved ones as safe as possible should be your top priority.

Whether you’re traveling in from out of town to join in on the festivities or you’ve chosen this year to celebrate the birthday of our nation by traveling throughout the country there are certain things which you should consider to ensure a safe trip:

‘If you’re flying, do your research
When planning your flight, it’s good to consider the safety record of both the airline and the airports you’ll be flying in and out of.

Tourist Attractions
Consider visiting tourist attractions at their off-peak hours instead of during their most popular times. This is especially the case when using public transportation; travelers should avoid going into crowded cars on the subway.

Valuables
While travelers will often place their valuables in their purse, backpack, or back pocket, the front pocket is usually a safer bet. Not only does it give you a more visible line of sight in the case of pickpocketing, but it also ensures that you don’t lose your valuables if you happen to leave your purse or backpack behind somewhere.’ (Talia Avakian, businessinsider.com)

Keeping your home safe while away during travels is very important as well. Make sure to download our vacation checklist and learn more about our home insurance products .