The scariest thing about traveling these days is getting your things stolen! You can trust people all you want, but there is always a chance that you will open your bag and things will be missing. On our recent. trip to Thailand we took precautionary measures to make sure we had all of our belongings secure. There was ONE day I left my suitcase unlocked and BAM!!!! Things were stolen. Clothes, workout gear, and medication. I had been so careful the whole time we were in Thailand so I couldn’t believe that it happened. I know that they are just material things and they don’t really matter, but it never feels good to be violated like that. So that is my inspiration behind this post! I am sharing the amazing products we use to keep our things safe… and some great tips to make sure this doesn’t happen to you!
TRAVEL LOCKS: These are the travel locks that we have been using and we love them! They are TSA approved and heavy duty. We haven’t had any issues with them and not a single one has broken. We love these ones because they are short enough to not drag on the ground and light weight enough that they don’t mess things up when we weigh in our bags. Whenever we leave our hotels we always lock up our suitcases with anything expensive inside. We also put them our backpacks as we carry them through the airports. It gives me a good piece of mind knowing everything is locked!
SUITCASE BELT: Very similar to travel locks. This suitcase belt is like wrapping a present with a lock on the outside! It crosses your suitcase both ways preventing it from being opened. It is also very good for overstuffed bags that could pop at the seam during flight. It will hold everything securely inside while being locked from the outside.
TRAVEL SAFE: Okay seriously I don’t know how we ever lived without this thing! This is by far the best purchase we have made for traveling. This travel safe is small enough to carry with us all the time, but big enough to fit anything we need inside. We lock out passports, credit cards, and any other important documents in it. The last thing you want is to get any of those things stolen while abroad. We have even used it to put our wedding rings and other things inside of it while going out for the day. This safe has a 4 combination lock on the front with a bungie door on top of it. It also has a cable around it so you can hook it onto a stationary object. We usually hook the cable to a bar inside our suit case or something stable in the hotel room we know it isn’t going anywhere!
ANTI THEFT WALLET: Pick Pocketing is HUGE in foreign countries, especially Europe! This anti theft wallet has compartments for you passports, credit cards, cash, coins, and other travel documents. It also has RFID technology built in so that electronic pick pocketing is BLOCKED! If you don’t know what electronic pick pocketing is… People can now scan your credit cards and ID cards without even having to touch them. So they can steal you identity without you knowing it! This RFID technology blocks them from being able to do this! Scary stuff. This wallet also has a neck strap so you can wear it under your clothes without anyone knowing where it is. Brilliant!
PASSPORT HOLDER: This one is very similar to the anti theft wallet. The same RFID technology in more of a wallet style product! This now comes in 13 different colors and is pocket sized.
NECK PILLOW: Don’t forget your neck pillow! I don’t know how we would survive our long flights with out these. I love this neck pillow because it fits in a bag that can strap on to your carry on, and you can wear it on either the front or back of your neck!
Plug Converter: Believe me when I say this… You will need this at some point. This is the cheapest and most effective worldwide plug converter I have found. It can form to any plug on the front and the back so you won’t need to invest in a bunch of different converters. Be careful when you take your own plugs to a foreign country. If the wattage is different then yours, you can start a fire or have your electronic blow up! This converter will also convert your power safely so you don’t have to worry about that!
Travel Insurance: Of course the last thing you can do is invest in travel insurance! It is so important to pay the small fee in order to keep yourself and belongings safe. Most people think they won’t need it… But when you have thousands of dollars worth of things missing, you’ll wish you had! We use World Nomads Travel Insurance and love it! It is super affordable, and covers everything you can think of. They will even cover you if you have already left on your trip before buying.
I hope this post can be helpful for all of you! These are all products that I personally use during my travels to give myself piece of mind. I can enjoy my vacation so much more knowing that all of my things are SAFE! They are all super affordable and 100% worth the cost! Happy and safe traveling to you all!