Register with your local foreign affairs office before travelling overseas. (For instance, say their was a natural disaster in the country you were visiting, how would they know to look for you) See our related links via the General Advice tab.
Make sure you have photocopies of your itinerary, passport, credit cards, travel insurance and other important documents/phone numbers. Leave a copy with family/friends and two copies within your luggage in case originals are lost or stolen.
Travel Insurance, it goes without saying but make sure you have travel insurance before travelling abroad.
Make sure you stay in touch with family and friends, a simple Facebook/Twitter update helps. Let you’re family know where you are and who you are with.
As a general rule, don’t flash valuables about and keep your money in a money belt or pouch.
Carry a small First Aid Kit, with panadol/aspirin etc. A small Sewing kit can be handy to.
When booking a tour or activity do your research first. Know what activities are included in the price, are meals included and will they cater for dietary requirements. Ask questions and check reviews from fellow travellers.
For more helpful tips please see our General Advice page.