Vacation is supposed to be a fun time when you and your family leave behind the stressors of your day- to-day life and head off for a few days or a week of relaxation. However, sometimes things do not go quite to plan and your perfect trip may hit run a bump in the road. Whether you are heading out for a long road trip or spending the day at the beach this summer, it is always important to plan ahead for any potential issues or disaster. Here are a few ways in which you and your family can be prepared.
1. Backpack Safe
Though most hotels these days provide an in-room safe for you and your family to lock up your valuables, you might not feel 100% comfortable with what they have to offer. If this is the case you can now pick up a portable backpack safe for you and your family to secure those items that are important to you. This clever device looks like a standard backpack, only it comes with a steel enclosure, industrial lock and tether that allows you to lock it to stationary furniture in the room.
2. Drink Smart
There are a number of products on the market these days that have been designed to detect when drugs have been added to a cocktail. Everything from fingernail polish that changes colors when dipped in the beverage to coasters that indicate the presence of something other than alcohol in the drink. The latest item is a coaster on which you can dab a drop of your drink. The coaster will change colors if GHB and a number of other drugs are present.
3. Safety Temporary Tattoos
If you and your family are vacationing somewhere where you expect to encounter large groups of people, these temporary tattoos can come in handy. Contact information for you and other family members, as well as the name of the child and any medical issue they might have, can all be printed on these and then transferred to the child’s skin.
There are several other ways in which you can prepare for issues, including AAA applications, child locators, and special bracelets and tags to identify if your child has a special need that needs to be addressed in the case of an emergency. All of these are important ways to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable time on the road.