1. Always let someone know your itinerary and expected return time.
2. Research the local customs and laws of your destination before departure.
3. Carry a photocopy of your passport and important documents in case of loss or theft.
4. Avoid walking alone at night, especially in unfamiliar areas.
5. Choose well-lit, secure accommodation with good reviews.
6. Trust your instincts and avoid situations that make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
7. Be cautious when accepting food, drinks, or rides from strangers.
8. Keep your valuables hidden and secure on your person or in a safe.
9. Use a money belt or other discreet method of carrying cash and important documents.
10. Join group tours, book excursions, or stay at hostels to meet fellow travelers and make friends.