Stop Worrying About These 11 Things When You Travel
By Ashlee Girdner
A great travel recipe consists, in equal measure, of adventure and relaxation. But for a lot of people, that balance is spoiled by an unwanted ingredient: the French. Also, stress. Far too often, travelers unnecessarily get hung up on what might go wrong on a trip.
Let’s take a moment to pause, breathe, and realize that most of the worries people fret over will never happen when traveling. You probably won’t be bitten by a cobra. Nobody’s gonna know if your underwear is clean. And the odds of getting kidnapped abroad are slim to none, unless you’re visiting Venezuela — in which case, you might actually be getting kidnapped as you read this.
Kidnapping and cobras aside, the majority of travel worries are completely unfounded; or at the least, can be prevented with some street smarts and planning. With that in mind, here are 11 things you simply need to stop worrying about when you travel.
1. Getting robbed
Probably the easiest way to get robbed: Look like you’re trying to not get robbed.
Crimes probably happen in your hometown, too, but it doesn’t mean you spend all your time waiting for it to happen. Act like you’ve been there, and don’t put yourself into unnecessary danger. Flashy jewelry or expensive gadgets hanging from your shoulders might as well be bullseyes. Moving your wallet to your front pocket is a good first step.