Your safety should be a priority if you a senior and traveling at your age. You are no longer as vibrant and healthy as you used to be. The first thing you need to secure prior to the trip is medical insurance. This is true especially for international trips. You don’t want to pay a lot for medical bills just because your insurance didn’t cover the cost overseas.
To avoid visiting the hospital during the trip, make sure to keep your meds with you all the time. Treat them like cash that you could not afford to leave behind. You must have a list of your drug prescription just in case you forget when to drink your meds. You should also research in advance about local clinics and hospitals just in case something goes wrong.
Inform your family back home regarding your location. Make sure you tell them that you are fine or let them know if you are having a hard time. You should search for a hotel that provides assistance for older people like you.
Most of all, you need to have fun. It is not easy traveling at this age, but you can always make it work. You just need to make sure you savor every moment of the trip. As long as you are careful, you won’t have any problem at all.
The infographic below shows some more tips to remember when traveling alone. Next time, use these tips as your guide to have a safer and smoother trip.