Safety Tips Snowbirds Should Know While Traveling
Personal safety experts share tips that can help protect travelers while heading to warmer destinations In the next few months thousands of people will head to warm locations like Florida, Arizona and Texas for a few months to escape the winter weather where they are from. It’s important for snowbirds to be aware of their surroundings while traveling to and from their destination, especially if they are taking a road trip because they will be driving through various cities and there is always the risk of a car issue that can leave them stranded in an unfamiliar city. To help snowbirds stay safe while traveling, Krav Maga Worldwide, the industry leader in self-defense and fitness, has put together a list of personal safety tips to keep in mind. Inform family & friends of travel details-It is important to inform your family and friends of your travel details so that someone knows where you are and can easily call for help if something seems suspicious. Let them know where you will be staying and how they can reach you. If you are driving to your destination, make sure to also inform them of any place you spend the night along your route. Double-check your travel necessities- Make sure you have passports, boarding pass, IDs and any other travel necessities you may need. It is also important to make sure you have an emergency kit handy, especially if you are driving. Portable phone charger, first aid items, blankets, food, water and flashlight are all good items to stash in your kit. It also is a good idea to take your car to a mechanic to make sure there are no issues before you hit the road. Always keep one arm and hand free of luggage and other gear. Many people travel with multiple bags, purses, lap top cases and other paraphernalia. But, if your arms and hands are tied up with bags you have no means of defending yourself from an attacker. Luggage that can stack together securely and be pulled by one handle is a safer choice than wearing and carrying numerous bags on your person. Follow this rule not only while traveling, but once you get to your destination and are exploring the area. The less items you have on you, the better. Stay Together- Even though it can be frustrating to travel everywhere with someone else, stick to the buddy system. Even for a quick trip to the grocery store have a travel companion come with you. You can never be too cautious, especially in areas you aren’t familiar with. Park in well-lit areas and only visit populated places- Avoid parking in spots next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows. You want to keep your car and yourself as visible to as many people as possible and also avoid parking next to tall shrubs or plants that could block views of your vehicle. If you are stopping for gas, a bathroom break, food or just to stretch your legs make sure to only visit populated areas. If you can, try to schedule your pit stops beforehand so that you know you are in a safe area instead of just having to get to the nearest gas station. (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)Share this article:0 Krav Maga About Krav Maga Worldwide Founded in 1997 to promote Krav Maga throughout the United States and around the world, Krav Maga Worldwide trains and certifies instructors and licenses over 150 authorized Krav Maga Worldwide training centers in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South America, and Europe, as well as over 800 law enforcement agencies and military units. Krav Maga offers the highest caliber of instruction to thousands of people, supporting the company’s core commitment to improving and saving lives. Krav Maga Worldwide continues to develop, promote and implement self-defense and fitness programs. For additional information, visit: These five techniques are essential for women to know, master, and get into their self-defense tool box. Knowing how to strike with your arms, legs, and knees is fundamental to self- defense training as is dealing with common attacks like a bear hug or choke. Training at Krav Maga Worldwide certified training centers will bring you to a high level of proficiency with this, and several other Level 1 Krav Maga techniques within the first three months of training with us. As I mentioned before, there’s no one self-defense technique that anyone can teach you that will guarantee your safety. Self- defense training should be done on a consistent basis to maximize the benefits. At Krav Maga Worldwide we recommend training in two or three one hour classes a week if possible. Training at Krav Maga Worldwide will not only make you better prepared to fight back and win in a self-defense situation but it will get you in amazing shape. You’ll be faster, leaner, stronger, and you will know how to fight back if something happens to you. See author's posts