Many of you might be leaving this weekend to visit family for the holidays. Sometimes we visit the family on Christmas and Christmas Eve, but with the crazy weather we have been receiving lately, we are staying safe at home. For those that plan on heading out on the road to visit family and friends, here are some holiday travel tips from LifeLock that I think are helpful and want to share:
- Have a neighbor occasionally park in your driveway so it’s not easy to spot when you are on vacation.
- Have a neighbor pick up your mail so it’s not so evident you’re away.
- Put your office address on luggage tags, not your home address.
- Be cautious what you share on social media.
- Alert your credit card companies and banks that you will be raveling.
- When using a public WiFi, consider logging in using a VPN (virtual private network).
- Thieves can add small devices to an ATM that are almost unnoticeable. These ATM skimmers can copy your card information almost seamlessly. Use caution and monitor your online banking statements when traveling.
- When traveling which children, they should know all pertinent contact information in case they get separated.
- Check your health insurance if traveling abroad, health insurance policies can vary on medical expenses as well as emergency evacuation coverage.
- If you are flying, plan on arriving at the airport or station at least two hours early. The holiday season means everyone is traveling, which means traffic jams and long lines; giving yourself this margin will pay off in reduced stress, and may mean the difference between a missed flight and one caught in plenty of time.
Now these are just some of the helpful tips that you can find from LifeLock to help protect you and your family. For more helpful tips and a chance to win some cool prizes, be sure to play LifeLock’s monthly sweepstakes on Facebook.
This month a lucky winner will receive a $4,500 holiday travel voucher. There is also chances to win a LifeLock membership too! You can’t win if you don’t play. You an also learn some very helpful informationwhile you are playing!
For more information on LifeLock, visit: www.LifeLock.org.
Disclosure – I am a Lifelock Ambassador. The information in this post has been provided to me and any compensation does not influence my honest opinions.