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This past weekend I watched an inspirational movie, The Way. During one scene, Martin Sheen’s character, Tom, was taking an R&R break in a small tavern with a group of newfound friends. This stop was an unassuming weigh station along the Camino de Santiago walk in Northern Spain—in a small medieval village. Tom let down his guard for just a moment and took his eyes off his backpack. The pack was sitting near an open doorway or window within quick reach of a young thief. In one brief second all of his treasured belongings (I won’t give away the story) were gone.
I’m not sure if there’s a “moral of the story” here except that wherever travel takes you always remain aware of your surroundings. Most places in the world are relatively safe, but there are ways to make it not so easy for thugs and thieves.
Here are a couple of my recommended safety travel tips:
I rarely have personal safety concerns when I travel, and after traipsing through many cities and countries I’ll have to say that a lot comes down to preparedness and awareness. We should all still travel to see, explore and experience the world—we just have to pay attention.