How to Hide Your Valuables While Traveling

How to Hide Your Valuables While Traveling

There are several kinds of valuables that people carry while traveling. Some of the most common include money, credit and debit cards, passport, visa, jewelry among others. While these can be replaced, their loss or destruction during a trip can be very costly. Generally, there are many ways to hide your valuables while traveling. Below are some of the best tricks to pursue in your next trip to ensure the safety of your valuables.

Safe Travel Clothing

Today, there are many versions of safe travel clothing that travelers can use to hide their valuables while on the road. The popular ones include belts, underwear, shoes and leg wallets. Belts and underwear with disguised pockets for keeping money and smaller items like cards are available in many stores online and offline. You can also opt for travel flip flops with hidden compartments on the soles for keeping cards and money. A leg wallet is like an ordinary wallet but it has features for securing it on the legs, which is much safer.

Phone or Tablet Case

The case for your phone or tablet can also provide a safe space to hide valuables while traveling. Some cases have additional compartments for such purposes but, others do not have them. If your phone or tablet case does not have an extra pocket, you can still carefully create a decoy wallet at the back or front side. The hidden pocket can hold money as well as cards, passport and visa.

Neck Pouches

Neck pouches are also very convenient when it comes to hiding valuable during travels. The pouches are smaller in size but, equipped with multiple pockets and a strap to use in hanging it on the neck just like a necklace. Neck pouches can hold money, cards, visa, jewelry and other smaller valuables. The best way to conceal a neck pouch is tucking it inside the shirt or blouse. In this way, you can always feel it on your chest.

Hiding your valuables while traveling can be tricky but, with the above tips, you will find it to be much easier.

 

How to Capture Fun Moments When Travelling

How to Capture Fun Moments When Travelling

Travelling is an incredible way to create lasting memories. Justy of On The Rocks Party Halls shared with me in a recent interview that, the memories can only last if they are documented in the right ways. While there are obviously some moments that you will live to remember clearly, there is so much more that you cannot keep in your head. The following are some of the best ways to capture fun moments when travelling.

Photos

This is perhaps the most common and easiest way that most travelers use to document their experiences. Today, there are many smartphones that can be used to take and store quality photos when travelling. Besides, you can also use a digital camera to snap the fun moments during your trip. With the high end smartphones and digital cameras available today, you can also get creative with the photos.

Travel Videos

Besides still photos, videos are also a great way to capture fun moments during trips. In fact, a trip is never complete without even a single video. One good thing about travel videos is that they enable you to document the action as it is in real time. Today’s smartphones are built with video capturing functions that allow you to easily film the actions on-the-go.

Postcards and Souvenirs

Post cards are available across the world and every country has unique pieces that reflect on their culture. Although they may not capture the moments in real time, postcards provide a visual reminder of the destination of your trip. When travelling, you can also buy souvenirs to tell your story. In fact, you can even buy custom made souvenirs with photos of your fun moments during the trip.

Travel Journal

If you are good with words, writing a travel journal can be great for capturing the experiences when travelling. This is like a diary where you write down the details of your trip as you experience them.

Besides the ones mentioned above, there are other ways that you can still capture fun moments when travelling like travel blogging, scrap book and travel maps.

 

How to Be Acquainted with Strange Land Natives When Travelling

How to Be Acquainted with Strange Land Natives When Travelling

Traveling to foreign destinations can be intimidating, especially if it is your first time visiting the place. Besides the small talks when buying stuff, asking for transport or seeking other services, getting acquainted with foreigners can be very challenging. Below are a few tips to assist you in getting acquainted with strange land natives when travelling.

Politely Ask for Directions

Today there are apps that travelers can use to find directions in just any places around the world but, relying solely on them can deny you the opportunity of a firsthand experience with the locals. Despite the language barrier, you can easily ask for directions with basic gestures. While doing this, act politely and, you might easily get a local travel companion.

Opt for Public Transport

Although public transport can be annoying and uncomfortable in some destinations, it is one of the best places to interact with strangers. Generally, you can expect lots of surprises like people singing in the bus, traveling with animals and so forth. However, using public transport will allow you interact with the locals as they go about their daily businesses.

Eat at the Local Restaurants and Cafes

To properly mingle with strange land natives, skip eating at the popular areas frequented by tourists. Instead, choose to have at least one meal at day at the hidden eateries that most locals visit. At these joints, you will be able to meet many locals and the food is also cheaper than in high end restaurants. Besides, it is also at these little known joints that you can enjoy sumptuous local cuisines.

Attend Local Events

When planning to travel to a foreign destination, you should also find out about any upcoming local events like festivals. Visiting these events and taking part in the local activities during your trip can be an easier way to understanding the culture of the natives and making new friends.

Apart from the above tips, planning guided tours or hiring tour guides can also assist you in getting acquainted with strange land natives when travelling.