Whether you’re staying in the UK, or jet setting off to far flung corners of the globe, it’s so important to stay safe whilst on a trip. Stag and hen party specialists, Last Night of Freedom, have rounded up their top tips for staying safe whilst travelling.
No matter where your trip takes you, our number one tip for staying safe is to stick together. Whatever problems face you, they’re better tackled as a group; there’s strength in numbers, meaning you’ll be less of a target if you’re not wandering off alone.
Regarding money, it’s always a good idea to have money on you, including a little extra for that ‘just in case’ scenario. However, we strongly recommend against taking large amounts of cash out with you – pre-loaded money cards are extremely handy and free to obtain. We suggest you leave any excess cash back in the hotel safe, along with your jewellery, passports and other valuables.
We love a drunken holiday anecdote as much as the next guy, so without wanting to be a party pooper, we always recommend keeping an eye on your drinking. It’s so easy to be swept up in the moment and drink too much alcohol (we’ve all been there), but getting more than merry leaves you wide open to a huge number of dangers. Look after each other, and drink plenty of water.
Speaking of drinking, when it comes to bars and nightclubs in a destination you aren’t familiar with, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We always suggest booking a guided bar crawl around nightlife hubs, so you know you’re visiting trusted bars that won’t rip you off whilst you’re intoxicated. Sober you (and your bank balance) will be grateful, trust us.
Similarly, we’re a huge advocate of booking transfers wherever you go. Nine times out of 10, taxi companies will be highly regarded and creditable, but it’s not worth taking the risk for that one who will take you for a ride (literally and metaphorically). Eastern European counties like Budapest and Prague have a particularly shady reputation for untrustworthy taxi companies, so make sure you book transfers through a reputable company for added peace of mind.
Get ABTA Protected
Finally, should anything go wrong on your trip, you need to make sure that you (and your money) are properly protected. This is why we always advise booking through an ABTA protected company, so that in the unlikely event of your travel company going out of business or your holiday not being able to take place, you’re fully covered. For more tips, inspiration and advice on planning the perfect get away, head to https://www.lastnightoffreedom.co.uk/.