At MHE, the safety of our adventurers is our highest priority. We take every measure possible to ensure that you embark on your adventure with the best equipment, the most knowledgeable trip leaders and with every safety back-up one can possibly think of.
We also aim to equip you with all the necessary safety related information that will benefit you on future adventures. Read on and if you have any more questions, we're just a quick call away.
Why You Need Travel Insurance
Are you ignoring what could be the most important item on your travel checklist?
At MHE our travellers safety is amongst the most important things to us and as such even if you're not travelling with us, it's vital for you to be safety savvy. This is why we've come up with a comprehensive list of things we believe are important inclusions for any First Aid Kit. Of course, if you have particular health concerns or allergies then some of the things mentioned in this list might not be for you or you might need to carry some extra medicines on top of what we've mentioned below. Use this list as a guideline and make sure you do your own research as to what should make the cut for your Personal Emergency Kit.
A lot of intrepid explorers might tend to avoid carrying a Personal Emergency Kit just because it increases the weight of their bags or because they think it might not be needed at all. As always, prevention is better than cure and while you don't need to carry an entire hospital in your backpack, a few handy things could just be saving you and your fellow adventurers from potentially sticky situations.
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Always scan a copy of your ticket, passport, credit cards and any other travel documents. Email these to yourself and a trusted friend or relative – don’t just leave them in your camera roll on the phone for anybody to access if they get your phone
Always lock any check in baggage, and carry a spare lock in case you suddenly have to check some hand luggage – or buy something a little too heavy for hand luggage.
Never carry packages for people - even trusted friends - without first checking the contents closely.
Never wear a money belt – it makes you look so obviously like a tourist. Likewise those money pouches that hang around your neck and make you look like you have a tummy paunch.
Leave your passport in the hotel safe. Don’t carry it around in your handbag or camera bag unless you will definitely need it.
Whenever you get up to leave somewhere, check behind you in case you have forgotten your jacket, camera bag, or shopping. You are much more distracted by your surroundings when you are travelling and more inclined to forget things.
If you are travelling with kids, be sure to click a good closeup photo of them to keep on your camera roll. Kids are always wandering off in parks and museums when they see something unusual – if they do inadvertently get lost it’s great to be able to show people a clear photo of what your child looks like.
Give everyone in your travelling party a card from the hotel where you are staying (pin it inside your kid’s pocket) and arrange a meeting point if you get separated.
Always carry spare prescription medication and glasses, and be sure to have a copy of your prescription in case the medication your are carrying is questioned by local authorities – particularly at airline check in and security.
Make sure your travel insurance is up to date and covers activities you will likely be doing as well as medical expenses you might incur.
If you are going to a new place in the evening, check first with the hotel about any special precautions you might need to take.
Don't wander down random streets at night on the way back to your hotel - ask the restaurant or club to get you a cab and have them check it before you get in.
Don't sit in the front seat of the cab if you are on your own.