Gunnar Garfors, the author of 198: How I Ran Out of Countries, has been to every country in the world. He knows a thing or two about international travel, and has a few tips to share in regards to keeping safe.
In this video from the Business Insider YouTube channel, Garfors shares some simple, but important tips for your globetrotting adventures:
- Always keep the essentials on you: Whether you have one of those pouches to hide everything in or a jacket you always wear, keep your passport, phone, and wallet on you at all times.
- Don’t be arrogant: Try and be humble wherever you go. If you do something that seems to upset someone, apologize.
- Smile a lot: Smiling shows that you’re not a threat to anyone and that you mean well. Besides, everyone would rather help a smiling stranger.
Funny how these tips would probably help you at home too. Perhaps the rest of the world isn’t much different after all. Besides your passport, wallet, and phone, Garfors has a few other suggestions for things you should always carry with you when traveling internationally.