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Summer Travel Safety Tips

Summer Travel Safety Tips - The Beacon


By: Jackie

Summer Travel Safety Tips

This is the time when many families decide to take a vacation. Your BBB® has come across some helpful information for ensuring safe travels. Something that is on everyone’s mind these days is the Zika virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a special microsite all about the Zika virus—what locations have it, how to prevent it, what symptoms the virus causes, etc. at In addition, the CDC has information about how to avoid bug bites and what repellent to use.

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Travel Scams and Money Saving Tips from BBB

And last, but certainly not least, we came across these tips for keeping your home safe while you are on vacation:

1. Hold Your Mail and Newspapers

2. Trick Potential Intruders

3. Ask Neighbors to Keep an Eye Out

4. Avoid Social Media

5. Bring Your Spare Key Inside.

For more information you can trust, visit, and to report a scam, go to

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Jackie is the Operations and Education Foundation Assistant with the BBB. She assists consumers with business inquiries, and does presentations to senior groups and high school students. She is a regular contributor to the blog.