As a traveler or tourist, you’re going to stick out like a sore thumb to the locals. That means that you’re going to attract some unwanted attention when roaming the streets. I always have a backpack when I travel. Messenger style bags are too easy to get snatched off your shoulders. I like backpacks because you can always flip it to the front when you need to keep an eye on your bag. I always make sure my backpack has an internal pocket that can’t be cut open from the bottom. Call me paranoid, but it happens.
When traveling, thieves are after cash, cell phones, and iPods. Since tablets are now so mainstream, they’re quickly rising to the top as well. So keep all that stuff out of sight and use a money belt for your cash, credit cards, and important documents. Do keep enough cash in your pocket or wallet to use for the day. The last thing you want to do is fish out the money belt in public.
Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t let your guard down. Just because your on vacation doesn’t make you invincible. You’re supposed to relax during a vacation, but being robbed of all your belongings will create more stress and ruin your expensive vacation.
- Keep your belongings out of sight.
- Keep your bags secured on you.
- Use a money belt and make sure you have some cash on hand for the day.
- Don’t let your guard down.
- Don’t think people are not watching you.
- Don’t flash all your goods and become a target.
Just have a little common sense and don’t let your guard down.