Travel jackets and vests, with their many pockets to store important and useful items, are versatile and practical.
Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs. While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws.
Make two copies of your passport identification page. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives. Carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport.
Leave a copy of your itinerary with friends or family at home in case of an emergency.
Carry all medications, important documents, and even essential toiletries in a carry-on bag.
Pack comfortable shoes for walking and travel.
To avoid being a target of crime, do not wear expensive jewelry or obviously expensive clothes.
Baby wipes are useful to carry for quick clean-ups.
A travel first-aid kit complete with an assortment of medications, sterile dressings, and preparations is essential.
Stay healthy. This means, among other things, the following: Take preventative vaccinations before you leave home, wash your hands frequently, and bring antidiarrhea medications.
For appropriate destinations, consult a travel doctor for necessary advise, vaccinations, and prescriptions.
From: The 10 Best of Everything: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers by Nathaniel Lande & Andrew Landea