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- Traveling can be exciting, glamorous, and memorable, but it can also be unfamiliar, confusing, and a little unsafe at times.
- Be prepared before you travel the world with products and gadgets designed to keep both you and your valuables safe.
- This way, you can have the trip of a lifetime and the pictures to prove it.
Exploring the world has always been on my bucket list, and now that I’m a financially independent member of society with a mean travel bug, it’s time to cash in those travel points. In the past two years, I’ve been to five countries but still, that’s just a small dent in my list.
In the short time that I’ve traveled seriously, I’ve learned that things don’t always go as planned and you should always be on your toes. Maybe your lodging wasn’t as ideal as the photos made it seem, you didn’t have fresh drinking water readily accessible, or you were unfortunately pickpocketed. Whatever bumps in the road you run into, the trip must go on.
That’s why it’s much better to start your trip with gadgets and products designed to keep you and your valuables safe so when you fly home, you’re leaving with everything you came with — plus a few extra souvenirs.
Here’s what you need to pack to have the safest trip possible:
A Bluetooth-enabled tracker
If you’re worried about losing your luggage or carry-on bag, just attach this Bluetooth-enabled tracker. The battery operated device can show the last known location of your items and produce a sound that can be heard within a 300-foot range. Tiles are compatible with iOS, Android, and other Google supported devices.
A travel door alarm
This lightweight, portable alarm system is a great device if your lodging situation is less than ideal or you just want some peace of mind at night. Simply squeeze the metal blades at the end of the cord together and slip them between the door and door frame, then loop the rest of the cord around the door handle, and set the alarm. If someone tries to open the door, a loud alarm will wake you and the neighbors.
A portable safe
If your hotel room or Airbnb doesn’t have a safe, or it’s too small to fit anything, you can still safely stash valuables like jewelry and extra cash in a mini safe like this. It’s made with stainless steel wired mesh embedded within a cut-resistant poly canvas, and has a cut-proof cable to secure it to fixtures or furniture in your hotel room. You can also keep it with you throughout your trip, or hide it at the bottom of your suitcase.
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