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Security Tips for Peacock Chasers ...
The U.S. State Department (http://travel.state.gov)
offers the following 10 security tips.
- Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visa, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport!
- .Read the Consular Information Sheets (and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings, if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit.
- Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws.
Make 2 copies of your passport identification page. This will facilitate replacement if
your passport is lost or stolen. 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 family or friends at home so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
- Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas. Do not accept packages from strangers.
- Prior to your departure, you can register with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate
through the State Department's travel registration website. Registration will make your presence and
whereabouts known in case it is necessary to contact you in an emergency.
- To avoid being a target of crime, try not to wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry and do not carry
excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards.
- In order to avoid violating local laws, deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase expensive items.
- Finally, if you get into trouble, contact the nearest U.S. embassy (photo of Passport)
Travel Preparation Tips … Here's a couple of smart things you should do when preparing
for your next trip to Peacock bass land. First, add a second or third bag tag with your name and address to
each of your checked luggage. That's important redundancy in case one bag tag falls off during bag handling. Should you lose luggage, it will more easily
located. It will let the finder know who the luggage belongs to and how it can be returned to you. A
second tip is to take a picture of your checked luggage and carry that photo in your carry-on. This will not only
help you fill out the lost luggage forms, but it will give those searching for your luggage a clear picture of what they are looking for
Editot's Note: Tips reprinted with permission from PBA's "The World of Peacock Bass" monthly eZine.