Leave most of your items of value at home. The more items you have with you, the chance will be higher that you will leave one behind, or an item gets stolen.
In the event your child wanders off, make sure to have a recent picture along with you to help locate him or her. Not knowing your child's whereabouts is frightening. The fact remains, however, that it is not unheard of. Having a photo of your child handy in case they get lost in a crowd could end up making a huge difference.
If you have known food allergies, be very careful about food when traveling in foreign countries. If you experience severe reactions to certain foods, you must become fluent in the words the natives use when it comes to their food. This will allow you to communicate to others what foods you are trying to avoid.
If you are a visitor to foreign cities, keep your eyes open for thieves that might be dressed as law enforcement or government personnel. You should always check credentials, and avoid releasing your passport or official documents to these individuals. If they want to take you in for questioning, insist on walking. Never get into a car with a strange local.
If your travel takes you to amusement parks or any other place that requires tickets, purchase them online. Many times you can print them at home and save some money, too. The fee is worth the time you save skipping the lines. If it is somewhere like a park with lengthy lines for admittance, you can generally bypass these, too.
Clearly, there are many steps you can take to ensure that your experience with travel is enjoyable and relaxing, rather than a nuisance. Can you start making a list and preparing for your upcoming trip now?