5 Ways To Staying Safe during A Girls’ Vacation

By Grace McEntee

Girls’ vacations are like a rite of passage. My first trip was in May 2001, when two of my best friends and I went on a Club 18-30 vacation to Faliraki. I was almost 18 at the time, and both of my pals had turned 17 the previous week. Being a group of three beautiful girls, we stood out in the crowd.

My two buddies, on the other hand, appeared to be much younger than I was. As a result, the groups of guys we eventually encountered gave us a lot of interesting looks. During that week, and the numerous girls’ vacations that followed, we learned a lot. So today I’m going to give you some advice on how to stay safe while on a girls’ vacation.

1. Drink Slowly and Carefully.

I was terrible at consuming so much alcohol that I would lose my memory. My first girls’ vacation included a lot of binge drinking, which I would not suggest. We were just three young women in bikinis having cocktails by the pool during that vacation. I didn’t realize how little memory I had of our first night until we returned home from our vacation and one of my buddies inquired about my encounter with the hot vacation rep. I was fortunate in that nothing bad could have occurred to me. To my understanding, it didn’t, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be as fortunate.

2. Do Not Forget Your Hotel and Room Number

Again, this may seem self-evident, but you’d be amazed at how tough it is to recall your hotel’s name after a few beers. My pals and I used to leave our phones in the hotel safe and just take out the money we needed each night.

As a result, we had to rely on old-school tactics. I’d scribble it down on a piece of paper and tuck it into my shoe so it wouldn’t get misplaced. Mostly, I only carried a small purse, with my friend carrying the note on her, even though she always kept losing it.

3. Reserve Some Funds for Emergencies

When you’re in a foreign environment, it’s simple to become lost. As a result, make sure you have adequate cash on hand in case of an emergency. I had one of these keychains on me at all times, with a spare change inside just in case. I also double-checked that I had cash in the hotel safe, in case of an emergency. If you are renting a car ensure you have car rental excess insurance.

4. Reception Is Where You Should Leave Your Key

A key-keeping service is normally available at reception if you are staying in a hotel. This is a fantastic alternative for a variety of reasons. To begin with, you don’t have to be concerned about misplacing the room key. Furthermore, if one of your pals has the key and gets lucky, you will not be forced to sleep on a sun lounger when you return to the hotel and discover you are unable to enter. When I say this, I am speaking from experience.

5. Keep An Eye on Your Drinks

This has been mentioned previously, but it bears repeating. Keep an eye on your drink at all times because it can easily be spiked. It’s not simply drugs that you need to be aware of. When you’re on vacation, the stakes are higher, and the cheap local spirits can have a distinct effect on you. So take it slowly and drink plenty of water in between.

Wind Up

Taking a girls’ vacation is a fantastic way to unwind. However, you must remember to take care of yourself at all times. Take advantage of these tips and have a safe holiday for you and your girls.

Grace McEntee has written for a range of lifestyle and financial magazines in print and online in the last decade. She enjoys long walks and her dog Molly.

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