Planning some amazing spring break travel? Working on a road trip for the summer months? Getting away, seeing new places, and making memories are all so important.
But here’s something to keep in mind. Do NOT post about your vacation while ON vacation. Why? This alerts everyone in your social network that your house and belongings are unguarded, perhaps for long stretches of time. And while you might have your social media tied down with strict security permissions … what if one of your friends has a delinquent uncle? Or what if your grandma doesn’t log out of her Facebook account while using a public computer at the library? While a bit of a reach, try to keep this idea in mind. If you wouldn’t share your travel plans with a room full of strangers, don’t post them online.
If you do choose to post your vacation plans online, be sure you are NOT tagging those traveling with you. Give them the opportunity to protect their own whereabouts. They might not like all of their social media contacts knowing that they are out of state, for instance.
We know it’s so exciting to share fun adventures with everyone you know, and social media makes this so easy. But wait to share your amazing travel photography with your social media circle after you return home.