In order to ensure you have a safe trip, keep safety in mind. Make sure to safeguard yourself before you travel. Keep a copy of your important documents with you and also with a friend or relative. In this way, should you lose something important such as your license; a friend can always fax a copy to you at any location. Make certain to keep a list of your credit and debit card numbers with a sibling or trusted friend, in case your wallet is lost or stolen. Make sure that the institution you bank at is available where you are traveling. Make certain to contact your credit and debit card company to let them know that you are traveling and purchasing in a different locale.