There’s nothing like hitting the road, rolling down the window, and feeling the breeze whip through your hair. That is, until your tire goes flat. That’s why it’s so important to learn about the dangers of driving.
Take the time to educate yourself on drowsy driving, what to do if your RV breaks down, and the best way to travel with pets. But, that’s not all you have to worry about.
Tech safety is important too, especially while you’re on the road. Here are a few tips that will keep you, your family, and your belongings safe while you’re away on your next adventure.
Be Mindful of Your Social Media Presence
As an RV traveler, you probably spend a lot of time browsing nomad Instagram accounts and dreaming of the day you can hit the road permanently, taking your work with you wherever you go. If you’re lucky enough to hit the road and work simultaneously, you’re probably excited to share the details of your adventure with your friends and family on social media.
Not so fast.
It’s not a good idea to post your travels on social media while you’re away. If you do, you’re just announcing to your extended network that you’re not at home, which can set you up to be burglarized. This can be especially difficult while you’re traveling for work. You may want to update the people you work with about your progress on the road.
Instead, wait to share your experiences and upload your pictures when you get home. You’ll still get to share your adventure, but without the worry that an uninvited visitor will make himself at home while you’re gone. If you want to share information in real-time with your coworkers, make sure you do it privately through email or text messages.
Secure and Protect Your Electronics
You should be mindful of your online presence, but you have to be mindful of the electronics themselves too. Unfortunately, they can easily get lost, stolen, or damaged while you’re out and about.
Here are a few ways you can keep your phones and tablets secure and protected:
- Purchase heavy-duty, waterproof cases and covers for each device you travel with
- Set up tracking capabilities on your devices so you can locate them if they get lost or stolen
- Keep everything locked with passwords and PINs
Be Cautions When Using Public Computers and Wi-Fi
Using mobile data can really add up. The solution is to use public Wi-Fi whenever it’s available. Just make sure you’re protected by using a VPN, especially if you’re logging into personal accounts or working while you’re on the road. It creates a private network that allows you to browse the internet without the prying eyes of strangers.
If you’re using a public computer at an RV park or the library, you need to be careful as well. Try to avoid logging into personal accounts. Use public computers to look for maps, museum hours, and local activities.
Avoid checking your bank account, bills, credit card statements, and sensitive business information on public computers. Check these accounts on your cell phone using a cellular connection instead.
In today’s world, it’s impossible to leave technology behind. But, that doesn’t mean you have to put you and your family at risk. Follow these tips and you can continue using your tech devices with confidence while you’re away from home.
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