3 Tips for Keeping Your Valuables Safe While Traveling

While traveling can be a great way to experience new things and get to know another area and culture, it also opens you up for potential problems with having your valuables get lost or stolen while you’re far from home. But while there are some cases that you can’t plan for, like a fire or other natural disaster, you can prepare yourself by knowing how to protect your valuables. So to help you do this, here are three tips for keeping your valuables safe while traveling.

Get Insurance

One of the best ways to protect yourself in general while you’re traveling is to have travel insurance. However, when it comes to a lot of your personal possessions, your basic travel insurance may not cover you for the items you’d hope for. Knowing this, you may want to consider finding other ways to have your possessions covered by an insurance policy. To do this, TravelInsuranceReview.net recommends that you look at what you’re wanting to get covered and see how you can use your current insurance policies to cover these items. For example, you may be able to get certain items covered under your homeowner’s insurance or business insurance if it’s applicable.

Keep Them On Your Person

As a way to keep your mind more at ease, you may want to consider keeping your valuable items on your person whenever possible. While you may feel better knowing you can check on the safety of your items at any time, you can still have things stolen off your person if you’re not careful. To keep valuables safe when you’re carrying them, David Dean, a contributor to TripSavvy.com, you can use things like money belts, neck or shoulder pouches, arm or leg wallets, or other bags that can keep your items close to your body and hidden from immediate view.

Only Use The Main Hotel Safe

If you plan to leave items in your hotel while you’re away, Shivani Vora, a contributor to The New York Times, warns against keeping them in the safe in your room. Because there can be quite a few hotel staff members who have access to these safes, you’ll likely be safer keeping any items in the main hotel safe. Far fewer people have access to this safe, which can help increase the security. While nothing can be guaranteed as 100 percent safe even in the main hotel safe, it could be a safer bet to keep your items here.

If you’re worried about keeping your valuables safe while you’re traveling, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you strategize the best way to protect yourself and your belongings while you’re on the road.

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