Are You A Digital Nomad? Here's How To Travel Safely: A blog about how digital nomads can stay safe when traveling. July 20, 2022

There are many ways that you can stay safe as a digital nomad. Some of them may seem obvious but others might surprise you! Just remember that no matter what happens in your daily life, there will always be risks involved when you're traveling solo—and no one can ever completely eliminate those risks completely. In this blog post we'll discuss some important safety tips for staying safe as a digital nomad so that your travels go smoothly and without incident!


Get to know the city. #

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When you're a digital nomad, it can be hard to find your rhythm. But there are plenty of ways to stay on top of your game while traveling. One of the best ways is to know where you're going and what you'll need to do when you get there. If you're planning a trip, it's important to research the city or area that you're visiting before setting off—not only for safety reasons but also for practical ones!

Read travel tips from locals, talk to them and search for news stories about the area you’re visiting. Then, make sure to follow up with these tips when you arrive at your destination so that nothing catches you by surprise! You can also use social media to find other digital nomads who have traveled there before. They'll be able to provide valuable insight into what the area is like and what precautions they took while they were there.

Use your credit or debit card and avoid storing cash. #

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Your bank has tools for reporting lost cards, which can be done remotely with a phone call. If you lose your card while traveling, this can be very helpful in getting it replaced quickly and efficiently.

If possible, avoid storing cash when traveling. Use your credit or debit card instead; this will help prevent theft and make it easier for you to access funds if something goes wrong with your card during travel (e.g., if someone steals it). However, if you do need to take cash out of your bank account for any emergency inconvenience, try to store a small bash on hand and in a safe place.

Stay in places that are highly rated. #

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If you're a digital nomad, you probably spend a lot of time in hotels. And if you've ever stayed in one of those cheap motels that are all over the place, you know they're not always the safest place to be.

But it doesn't have to be that way! You can stay safe while traveling by choosing hotels that are highly rated and equipped with security features. Here's how:

  1. Stay in places that are highly rated. They'll be better equipped to handle emergencies and will offer more security features, like security doors, fire sprinklers, and smoke detectors.
  2. Check out reviews before booking a room. If there are any negative reviews about safety issues (like theft or assault), consider looking for another hotel.
  3. Ask about safety when making your reservation over the phone or via email—the hotel representative should be able to tell you whether there have been any incidents at their location recently (or at least reassure you that they take safety seriously).

Be aware of crime rates in areas where you plan to stay. #

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If you're going somewhere that has a lot of crime or violence, make sure to do some research beforehand so that you know what areas to avoid and what things could happen in those areas. Crime rates can vary widely from place to place—from city to city or even neighborhood to neighborhood—and knowing what kinds of crimes are most common in a specific area can help you stay safe while traveling.

Also be aware of common scams, like people trying to sell watches on the street that are actually fakes or asking for money for a sick child that doesn't actually exist—these scams can be used anywhere in the world but are especially prevalent in touristy areas like airports or train stations where there are lots of people moving around quickly with luggage and bags in tow.

Stay alert at all times. Don't ever let yourself get complacent when traveling as a digital nomad—always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. If someone tries to approach you or follow you around town, don't give them any attention or engage with them whatsoever. Your best bet is just to walk away quickly and calmly (but not too fast!).

Keep digital copies of your important documents stored in a safe online service. #

Traveling alone can be an exciting experience, but it can also be a nerve-wracking one. You have to make sure that you're staying safe and that you're prepared for whatever happens along the way.

If you're a digital nomad, you know how important it is to stay safe while traveling. But what do you do if you get robbed? Or if your passport gets stolen?

It's important to stay in touch with friends and family back home because if something goes wrong—like an accident or illness—you'll want them to know about it right away so they can help you out.

Whether you're in a foreign country or traveling between cities within your own country, it's easy to find yourself in a situation where you need emergency access to the documents that prove who you are and what rights you have.

That's why we created HelpYouFind.Me: a secure online service that lets you store copies of your important documents—like passports, birth certificates, and health insurance cards—and share them with people who can help you in an emergency situation.

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All data stored on HelpYouFind.Me is end-to-end encrypted and accessible only by you and the people you choose to share it with. You can set different wait time periods for your different friends and/or family members to receive any updates on your trips, flight itineraries, hotel bookings, current location, or copies of your most important documents.

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Packing Up #

Every digital nomad knows how exciting it is to travel, but essential steps must also be taken. #

As the digital nomad ecosystem continues to expand and evolve, we are coming to learn more about this lifestyle and what it takes to lead a fulfilling life. More than anything else, traveling is about experiencing everything that the world has to offer, and digital nomads are certainly the best-equipped people for leading this exciting life.

The chances are that you're already aware of most of the points above, but it doesn't hurt to periodically review them. After all, staying safe is incredibly important for anyone traveling whether for work or pleasure. Following these tips will help make your travels more enjoyable and keep you out of harm's way.

Written by
Adriana Lopez

Adriana Lopez

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