Generally speaking, the short answer is yes. The long answer goes like this:
Be Smart - don’t get all liquored up at the swim up bar and then venture downtown. In short, if you wouldn’t do it at home, don’t try it abroad.
Be Calculated - know who your friends are and where they are. If you want to go out, be sure to have the front desk call a reputable taxi for you and once you arrive at your destination, agree upon a meeting time and place for a seamless pickup and return.
Be Aware - always know your surroundings and stay close to travel buddies in busy crowded areas. Pick-pocketers and other scammers lurk in crowds.
Be Prepared - do have enough money to get around with and don’t forget to tip, especially your friendly taxi driver who got you safely from point A to B.
Be Nice - this seems so simple but it goes a long way regardless of which country you are in
Be Happy - if you spent money to stay inside of the pearly gates of your all inclusive compound, do just that. All inclusives are designed to keep you busy with bars, pools, games of beach volleyball, tennis and even lawn chess not to mention the water sports and evening entertainment.
Be Proactive; check the US travel warnings before you depart so you know of any specific threats or things to watch for.
Be Protected by enrolling yourself and itinerary in the STEP program. This will ensure if any threats or in climate weather delay your travels or put you out of contact, your family will still know your whereabouts, as will the US Government. WWW.STEP.STATE.GOV
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