Throughout the cold, harsh winter this year the only thing that may have kept you going was the thought of a planned spring break vacation.  A break from the cold weather with some cocktails and sandy beaches might be just what we all need to reset ourselves.  Before you go, you will want to plan ahead for your own safety.  Here are some spring break safety tips for you:

  • To keep your home safe while you are away, cancel all deliveries (newspaper, grocery service, mail, etc.).  Purchase a timer for your interior lights so that they can illuminate your home every evening at certain intervals.  Also, install motion sensor lights outside.
  • Keep your plans to yourself or a very small trusted circle of friends.  Do not post your pictures online until you have returned from your trip.  If you can avoid letting people know you will not be home, the chance of a would-be criminal entering your home while you are away can be reduced.
  • Check with your homeowner’s insurance carrier to see what type of coverage you have for the property you will be taking with you (ie: clothes, jewelry, luggage).  If you plan on taking your Grandma’s diamond necklace with you, you might want to inquire about additional insurance.
  • While you are on vacation, keep safety a priority.  Remember, criminals do not take vacations.  Keep your purse or wallet close by you, be aware of your surroundings when using an ATM or purchasing items, and always lock your hotel room and use the safe for valuable items.

We hope you have a wonderful time on your spring break vacation this year.  If you have any questions before you leave or when you get back about your insurance coverage, we are just a phone call away.