Most people you meet traveling
are honest. But some will rob you blind if given the chance. The
trick is not to give them the opportunity. That's where travel security
items come in. The most common security accessory is a money belt, which is a thin pouch
that straps to your waist below your clothes where you can store your
cash, credit cards and passport. The other accessory you should bring
are travel locks. Travel locks are small, lightweight locks that secure
the zippers on your pack when its out of sight or your in crowded places. Other travel security items, such as RFID
protection passport cases are also recommended. So pick up a few
travel locks, a money belt and keep our stuff where it belongs.
TRAVEL SECURITY TIPS:
Travel security is just a matter of a few travel-specific precautions and common sense.
First: Among the best things you can do is not to never carry all your cash and credit cards when you don't have to. When taking a bus from place to place, you can't avoid carry everything you have. But as soon as you can, lock a backup credit card, cash and copy of your passport in a hostel or hotel locker.
Second: You trust your sixth sense while at home and you should do the same while traveling. If a situation doesn't feel right or feels dangerous even if you can't pinpoint why, it probably is. You trust your sixth sense to keep you safe at home. There is no reason to abandon that while traveling.
Third: Even if you use a money belt, you want to keep a little cash available for bad guys. Most travel robberies are thefts of opportunity. The robbers want to grab as much as they can as quick as they can and get out of there. So hide your money, credit cards and documents in your money belt, but keep a token amount available to hand over in case of a mugging.
Fourth: Always be conscious of whats around you. Pick pockets are notorious for distracting your attention by asking for directions or "accidentally" spilling something on your shoes, while another guy picks your pocket or bag. So always remain vigilant. Also, when you sit down to rest its best to loop the strap of your bag around an arm or a leg so someone can't grab it and run.
These are just a few of the many ways you can stay safe and secure while traveling. So check out our travel security accessories and enjoy your trip!