Travel Tip Tuesday: How to Keep your Valuables Safe While Traveling
It is true that traveling around the world is exciting. Exciting to the point that we sometimes forget that we are bringing important documents with us, and that we need to take extra precautions to keep them safe. To make sure that your adventures won’t be dampened by lost or stolen personal belongings, I am sharing with you a few tips that will help you keep them safe while traveling.
Make a copy of your important documents.
This includes your passport, visas, IDs, special permits, and all travel documents that you are bringing with you. By making a copy, you can easily have a back up in case you lose the originals. Needless to say, stash the copies in a different place than the original—preferably at the safety deposit box in your hotel room.
Keep your belongings on your person.
While traveling, it is always good to have a smaller bag other than your carry-on luggage where you can put all travel documents, cash, electronics, and other valuables. By carrying a smaller bag, it is easier to keep it on your person or in a place where you can always see it. Never put them under a seat, or in the trunk of a taxi.
Choose what to bring wisely.
When you travel, you become more susceptible to losing things. If it is only for a few days or a week, it’s best if you leave expensive jewelry at home especially if they are not vital to your trip. The same goes for items that can b pawned such as designer bags and shoes. Being in modest clothing has its advantages, anyway—if you will be shopping for trinkets to bring back home, don’t you think you will get a better bargain by not wearing items that project wealth?
If you feel tempted to save a few bucks by opting out of insurance, don’t do it! Always say “yes” to this add-on. Untoward incidents still happen when you are traveling so make sure that you are covered, and that you know the extent of the coverage.
Do you have more tips that you want to share to me and to this wonderful travel community? Email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!