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Tips for an Awesome (and Safe) New Year's Eve

Tips for an Awesome (and Safe) New Year’s Eve

Another year in the books! 2017 is just days away, and hopefully you’ve safely crossed all of your adventures for the year off your bucket list. If not, don’t worry. We have a feeling that 2017 is going to be your year to shine and be as adventurous as ever. As we gear up to ring in the new year, we decided to put together a few tips to make sure you stay safe… and have fun!

1. Have a plan.
It always helps to know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there — finding a designated driver can be tough during the holidays! Thankfully, there are plenty of ride sharing options out there (Uber and Lyft just to name a couple), that help get you where you want to go without having to worry about someone missing out on the fun. Take charge of your night and make sure everyone knows the plan for a safe and happy New Year!

2. Stay with a group.
NYE is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Make sure to stay with your group so you don’t get lost in a dance mob... have each other’s backs!

3. Stay Hydrated.
Aim for at least one large glass of water before and in between every alcoholic beverage. You’ll thank yourself tomorrow, and it’ll help you pace your night (and your budget!). Also, remember not to drink on an empty stomach! Eating before and while you are drinking gives that extra drink your friends insisted on more time to metabolize in your body. Moderation is the key to success!

4. Have a portable charger handy.
There are few things worse than a dead phone on a night out on the town — especially on New Year’s Eve. Portable chargers these days come in all sizes, so the chances of you finding one that fits in your bag are pretty good. There are even bags that have chargers BUILT INTO them— nifty, huh?

5. Wear your Tag!
Friends boycott the plan and hop over to another bar? Need a way out of that awkward conversation? Whatever the emergency, Wearsafe’s Peer-to-Peer Safety system can help! Have your Tag handy and press it to alert your New Year’s crew. The Wearsafe App will instantly provide your friends with your GPS location and audio, and groups them in a chat so they can get you whatever kind of help you need.

Follow these New Year’s Eve safety tips and have an awesome (and safe) night! Hooray, 2017!

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