Whether you are trekking around South East Asia or backpacking in Italy and France, you need to pay attention to your safety. First of all, worldwide travel insurance is essential. You can pick up reasonably priced world travel insurance policies for the amount of time you’ll be away.

Plan your journey with the help of a good guidebook and the advice of friends who have also travelled. Book the first few nights’ accommodation in advance, particularly if you are travelling alone. Send your insurance details and other important information to your web email account so you can easily access it.

Take care when going out at night. Stick to well-lit and well-populated areas and make sure you know how to get back to your accommodation. Pay attention to the culture and rules of the places you visit.

Moderate your behavior or your dress if you need to, in order not to stand out in the wrong way. Make sure you don’t carry a lot of cash or expensive equipment with you when you’re exploring.