How to Keep Your Personal Belongings Safe When You Travel

FOLLOW THESE TIPS FROM BOSTON CORPORATE COACH

Sometimes luggage barely survives airline travel. When you pick it up at the baggage claim, your suitcase can arrive broken and in shambles with missing items and spills from toiletries with rips and tears to the outside fabric of the luggage itself.

Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally for business or pleasure, you want the contents inside of your luggage to make it in one piece and in excellent condition. No one likes filing complaints with airlines and having to replace missing or broken items.

In addition to wanting your luggage to arrive safely to your destination, you also want to keep your personal belongings safe for the duration of your trip. Whether you’re exploring new terrain and lugging around your professional camera to capture memories or if you’re wanting to keep your jewelry safe while going on excursions, you want your personal belongings to be as safe as possible.

Luckily, there are certain measures you can take to keep your belongings from being ruined. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your personal belongings safe when you travel.

Packing Tips

Have you ever packed something breakable in your luggage, thinking you packed it as best you could only to realize when you unpack your bags that your item is in a bunch of pieces? It’s definitely not a good feeling!

Whether you’re packing a camera or a keepsake from your trip, you want to make sure it arrives safely and in one piece. Below are some tips on how to pack your breakable items:

  • Wrap your item in clothes that you’re already planning on packing to give it some padding
  • Wrap your item in bubble wrap
  • Wear your valuable jewelry or pack them in your carry-on
  • Always store expensive camera equipment in your carry-on to avoid having it damaged during your flight. Camera monopods, tripods, and film are all allowed in carry-on bags.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

When you travel to a new destination, you’re not familiar with your surroundings, especially if you’re traveling out of the country, which can put you and your belongings at risk. While sightseeing is tons of fun, you’ll still want to make sure safety is your top priority.

If you’re planning on bringing your camera, video camera or any other valuable items with you while you’re sightseeing, make sure you keep it within reach at all times, whether that’s around your neck, in your hand or in a bag worn in front of you, not behind you. It’s best not to wear your expensive jewelry while you’re out and about in unfamiliar countries to avoid being pickpocketed or robbed. Paying close attention to your surroundings will help keep your personal belongings, and most importantly, you safe.

Storing Valuable Items

If you plan to travel with your nice jewelry, invest in a mini, personal safe that you can store your items in and lock in your suitcase when you’re sightseeing and out and about. Having your personal belongings locked away in your hotel room will give you peace of mind knowing they’re not at risk of being taken from you or lost while you’re exploring. Using your own safe versus a hotel room safe will ensure only you or your travel partners will know your combination, providing more security.

When it comes to jewelry while traveling, less is more. If you’re traveling somewhere that’s known for pickpocketing- Barcelona, Paris, and Amsterdam to name a few- be wise and don’t plan on wearing your most precious pieces of jewelry during your travels, and never place these items in your pockets or a handbag as thieves are stealthy and can steal without you even noticing.

Storing items and money in your pockets is a big no-no when it comes to international travel – pickpocketing is one of the most common theft crimes that travelers fall victim to. Only keep money on you that you’ll need that day and store the rest in a personal, mini-safe.

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