Close
 
You are already logged in.
   

Sign In

Close

Not a member? Sign Up


How To Persuade The Family You’ll Be Ok When Travelling

How To Keeping Your Family From Worrying When Travelling - The Wise Traveller

When planning a travelling adventure, whether for business or for pleasure, something that often gets overlooked is how your family feel about your trip. You will probably have considered that you will all miss each other and arranged ways of keeping in touch, but what about their worries about you travelling across the world?

 

It’s a scary world out there, with plenty of doom and gloom dominating the news every day. There’s little wonder that families fret about loved ones travelling, whether they are jetting off to areas with dubious safety, or locations where hundreds of tourists flock to without issue each day. Even Western capitals are no longer deemed as ‘safe’, as demonstrated by the devastating attacks in Paris last year.

 

Convincing Your Faily You'll Be Ok When Travelling - The Wise Traveller

The best solution that you can offer worried family members is that you will remain in regular contact with them. Schedule in Skype chats, email them lengthy updates when you have wifi access, and if you are staying in one country for a considerable amount of time, purchase a local SIM card so that you can make regular phone calls and send texts more affordably. You could even start a blog to keep everyone back home regularly updated with your escapades.

 

Ensure that your family know your itinerary, and that they are aware of times when you will not be contactable, such as when you will be in meetings or when you will be on trips in places without a signal. Arrange times at regular intervals when you will check in with them, especially immediately after visiting particular destinations that they may be worried about.

 

Before you embark on your trip, go through your itinerary with your loved ones, and show them all of the places that you will be visiting. It may be helpful to show them articles written by fellow travellers, sharing their own positive experiences. Do your research, and demonstrate that you know which areas to avoid, and ensure them that you will not be in the vicinity of any dodgy neighbourhoods.

 

Demonstrate that you are prepared, by showing them any safety essentials that you have purchased for your trip, such as a safety whistle, photocopies of your passport, a waterproof pouch for carrying personal items even when swimming or showering, and luggage locks. This will demonstrate that you are thinking ahead and are prepared for the worst, reassuring your family that you have considered how you would react in various situations.

 

Above all, you simply need to reassure your family that you have considered all possible scenarios and that you are more than capable of reacting appropriately and safely in exceptional circumstances. Show that you have your wits about you and that you know how to look after yourself.

Emma Lavelle is a UK based writer and photographer and has her own blog Field and Nest.

 

Join The Wise TRaveller now.

 

Also On The Wise Traveller

Travel Tips For All Wise Travellers Trina Merry - Lost In Wonder - The Wise Traveller Travel Tips For The Solo Female Traveller in Morocco

Worlds Safest Airlines 2016 - The Wise Traveller Top Travel Trends 2016 - The Wise Traveller Are You A Tourist Or A Traveller - The Wise Traveller

 

Emma Lavelle  | February 26, 2016
Categories : Travel Tips
Tags : Stay Relaxed, Business Travel, Leisure Travel
0 Comments
Only registered users may post comments.
 
There are currently no comments, be the first to post one.

Russian Tour
 

Our guest writer, Adam Bennett, is an accomplished guitarist and ...
Read More ›

Hi Tech Travel
 

Running airlines and airports have always been hi-tech affairs, b...
Read More ›

Top 20 Travel Songs (+220 more)
 

Travel is about experience, it should also be about enjoyment and...
Read More ›

Airlines Benefit From Humour
 

Airlines that engage their customers with humour and a sense of f...
Read More ›