North America is a vast and diverse place. Travels through North America require a great deal of savvy and preparedness. Anyone who has the opportunity should explore North America’s abundance of sights, tastes and sounds to the fullest. However, foreseeing journey to some degree is important. Here is some North American travel advice to ensure that your travels are safe and enjoyable:
Prepare carefully for your travels. This applies to anywhere you travel in the world. Having a set itinerary is a necessity for safe travel. Knowing where you will be staying and when keeps you on a plan, and allows your loved ones at home to know when you arriving somewhere and how long you are staying there. It is wise to map out your travels to be in control of the direction you are taking. Be sure to save enough money for everything you want to accomplish on your travels, and prepare for the dollar conversion, if you are traveling internationally. Traveler’s health insurance is a must for safety. Anything could happen to you while you are traveling and you do not want to be without health insurance in a strange place. Always put safety first.
Do not be trusting with your possessions. Theft rates rise steeply for people who are traveling. Never leave your possessions in the care of someone you do not know. If you are staying in hostels or other places that allow people access to your belongings, lock them in a locker before leaving them unattended. Be aware of what you put in your pockets or on your person and keep an eye out for pick pockets at all times.
The longer you plan to travel, the lighter you should pack. If you intend for your travels to lead you a great distance over an extended period of time, you should pack less, not more. You want to be able to pick up and go quickly if you intend to move around a lot. Too many personal possessions will hinder your ability to do that. Plus, it is liberating to discover how little you need to survive in the world.