There has been reports in the media that people tweet and tell their facebook friends about their traveling plans, and by doing so get robbed.
It is understandable that you would like to share what is happening, especially when it is something bigger than just refilling your coffee, or driving the kids to school. But don’t. Putting the information about you leaving your house is like sending an open invitation to burglars, and the last thing you want to deal with when arriving back home is a home someone broke into.
Make sure that your mail is taken cared of, either by cancelling delivery or by letting a friend empty the mail box.
And before you leave, take a stroll around your home, look inside the windows and see if there is anything that can tempt burglars.
Better safe than sorry.