We are planning our honeymoon and are thinking about going to either Fiji or Tahiti. We are not decided but those are destinations we are looking forward to visiting. But while we were looking for places to go to, we came across some safety tips for overseas travelers. You can never be too safe these days and hopefully some of these tips will come in handy. Travel Safety Tips Traveling to unfamiliar destinations can bring to you the sort of troubles you do not want to experience while on the road namely: robbery, rape, or murder. Tourists often fall prey to perpetrators because they do not prepare properly before embarking on a trip. With the recent occurrences of violence and kidnapping of tourists in Mexico and parts of Central America, just thought I would post some tips: links to current articles/ news about Dangers traveling to MEXICO and the SOUTH PACIFIC: Mexico (near the border) is notorious for tourist violence: http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-california-travel/mexico-travel-warning.htm Current Developing Story of South Pacific murders: http://bit.ly/2MOYCR Here’s some tips: Safety begins when you pack. To help avoid becoming a target, do not dress so as to mark yourself as an affluent tourist. Expensive-looking jewelry, for instance, can draw the wrong attention. Always try to travel light. You can move more quickly and will be more likely to have a free hand. You will also be less tired and less likely to set your luggage down, leaving it unattended. Carry the minimum number of valuables, and plan places to conceal them. Taxis. Only take taxis clearly identified with official markings. Beware of unmarked cabs. Trains. Well-organized, systematic robbery of passengers on trains along popular tourists routes is a problem. It is more common at night and especially on overnight trains. If you see your way being blocked by a stranger and another person is very close to you from behind, move away. This can happen in the corridor of the train or on the platform or station. Resources for U.S. Citizen Crime Victim If you become the victim of a crime overseas, contact the nearest U.S. embassy, consulate, or consular agency for assistance. Also contact local police to report the incident and obtain immediate help with safety concerns. STAY SAFE OUT THERE!