Prepare yourself for your gap year or backpacking trip, Gap Year Safety covers everything from preparation and research, what to take, how to stay safe and deal with difficult or dangerous situations abroad and is the essential resource for anyone preparing for their first round the world adventure.
Gap Year Safety is not here to increase the paranoia that is already out there about backpacking safety, it isn’t here to instill fear into you by exaggerating the dangers or risks that exist out on the road. It is in fact here to do the exact opposite.
Backpacking across the world or taking a gap year is actually very safe, thousands of backpackers head off across the globe every single year and come back completely safe and sound.
Yes there are inherent risks and dangers on the road, just as there are anywhere at any time. Life itself invites risk, it invites danger. The trick to keeping yourself safe is using common sense, preparation and knowledge to reduce the risks of anything negative happening to you, and knowing how and when to act if things do go wrong.
That knowledge and information is what Gap Year Safety can give you. With the advice and knowledge contained within this book many dangerous situations can be avoided altogether, or at the very least dealt with safely if they do occur.
Gap Year Safety is here to make sure you have the tools, knowledge and information you need to keep yourself safe, but it is also here to inspire you to travel without being afraid, to reassure and encourage you to take those first steps to becoming a backpacker and help you achieve a level of self confidence and self reliance that will serve you well on your round the world trip.
Gap Year Safety is the essential safety resource for anyone about to embark on their gap year or round the world adventures. It is here to answer all your practical safety and security questions, relieve you of your fears and worries of what may happen and provide you with the tools, knowledge and information you will need to make sure you stay safe on the road.
Gap Year Safety is here to reassure, support and encourage you to follow your dreams of travelling the world and stay safe in the process.
With comprehensive advice from ex military personnel, martial arts practitioners and teachers as well as qualified health care professionals, this book is an absolute must read for anyone about to set off on their gap year or round the world adventure.
Gap Year Safety includes:
- Essential advice on how to prepare for your trip including insurance and money matters.
- How to research your trip and not fall foul of cultural, religious or legal problems.
- Comprehensive medical advice and information.
- Advice on what to take and what kit you will need.
- How to avoid danger and stay safe on the road, in transit and in your accommodation.
- Vital information on how to stay safe from touts, hassles, scams and crime.
- Guidance on what to do if something does go wrong.
- Female backpacker concerns and issues.
- And much more besides.
It really isn’t as terrifying as you think to realise your dreams of travel, all it takes is the will to make it happen and the preparation and knowledge to reduce any potential risks and pitfalls that you may face on the road.
Gap Year Safety is here to help you prepare for your backpacking trip and teach you how to handle the multitude of problems you may come across on your travels. By being informed of the potential dangers, scams and problems you may face, you can recognise and evaluate any potential hazard before it happens, avoid any risk or danger and react appropriately to keep yourself safe and secure on your round the world adventures.
I want to thank all of you who take the time to read this book, and to reassure you all that the world is very safe as long as you use this knowledge and apply it with a liberal dose of common sense to the situations you find yourself in. I really hope that by reading Gap Year Safety, you can gain some of the self confidence you will need to take those first steps to your round the world adventure.
Don’t listen to the naysayers and the doom merchants. Don’t let their fear and insecurities stop you from following your dreams of travel. It really is safer and easier than you think!
So I hope that if you are nervous and wondering whether you should go on your gap year or not, or you are asking yourself is it worth the risk, that by the end of this book you will be rushing off to buy your tickets because I can absolutely promise you that it is. Travel is a wonderful thing in and of itself, but backpacking around the world is something truly special, and it will be the best decision you have ever made. Trust me!
I really hope that you consider buying this book (or any others in the Bemused Backpacker series). If you do buy it, then thank you, I hope you find it helpful on your own backpacking adventures. If you do enjoy it and find it useful then any review on Amazon or Smashwords or any other site will be greatly appreciated. If not, then at least I hope you enjoy the website and any supportive messages or likes you wish to give there will be more than appreciated too.
Once again, thank you to all of you who have read this or any of my work. I truly appreciate the support and I hope you enjoy it.