How do you travel safe?

Travel pouch
@thelme55 (14358)
Germany
June 13, 2018 1:01am CST
Germans are fond of traveling. They travel everywhere in the world. They save money for their yearly travel expenses and have to give their plan schedules for their travel months before that to their employers. I am fond of traveling and save for my expenses too which I have adapted from my German relatives. How do you travel safe? What do you do to feel safe from thieves while traveling? Many travelers I know use undershirt travel pouch or purses. Do you? Anyway, how is your day? We have a very cloudy weather here. I hope the sun will still come out.
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@andriaperry (48965)
• United States
13 Jun
I dont take jewelry. I dont carry much cash and that is in my pants pocket, I always keep my car keys in my pants pocket too.
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@thelme55 (14358)
• Germany
13 Jun
That is a great travel safety @andriaperry. I only wear earrings and my wedding ring while traveling. Thanks and have a nice day.
@mlgen1037 (26023)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jun
Hi po, Thelma. Have not travel much abroad but we always make sure that we have sling bags whose slings are not easily destroyed. Our money, passport and other important things always with us.
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@thelme55 (14358)
• Germany
13 Jun
You don't have to be abroad to keep you safe from thieves @mlgen1037. Yes, sling bag is good. I use that, too.
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@mlgen1037 (26023)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jun
@thelme55 Thank you po, Thelma. Even in other countries there are thieves that is why sling bags are useful.
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@Jessabuma (21817)
• Baguio, Philippines
13 Jun
I have never travel abroad, but every time I travel here I always make sure my wallet and phone are safe. My day is chilly, it's raining here today..
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@thelme55 (14358)
• Germany
13 Jun
That is good. I was once holdup when traveling in Cebu. Frightening. It is overcast here and a bit cold. Thanks @Jessabuma
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@Jessabuma (21817)
• Baguio, Philippines
13 Jun
@thelme55 Ohh that must be scary.. Sorry you experienced this thing in our country..
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@thelme55 (14358)
• Germany
13 Jun
@Jessabuma it was and I wrote online about that experience. That was the reason I am becoming obsessed of traveling safe.
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@Shiva49 (12670)
• Singapore
14 Jun
Better to be safe than sorry. I am aware of where I keep my wallet and important documents. I don't go to crowded places. I wear pants which have deep pockets. My visits are mostly for meeting family commitments and for attending weddings etc - siva
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@thelme55 (14358)
• Germany
18 Jun
That's great precaution @Shiva49
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@deba12 (1208)
• India
13 Jun
I prefer to use cards instead of cash while traveling. I use my mobile to remember every small detail that will make my travel secure. In the Memo section of mobile, I save my data.
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@thelme55 (14358)
• Germany
13 Jun
Yes, that is one way of safe traveling @deba12. . Thank you.
@dodo19 (32706)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Jun
I can't as I travel too often. I was recently in New York for a weekend, but prior to that, it's been a few years since I've travelled.
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@garymarsh6 (13645)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
I never carry too much cash with me and when I do I do not keep it all in one place. So some in a wallet, some in a bag, some in a cash pouch. That way if you lose one you will still have another back up! I usually keep valuables in the hotel safe including passport.
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@DianneN (76152)
• United States
14 Jun
When we travel, I don't always wear my good jewelry and keep my purse zipped and help close to my body. We carry little money and exchange some if we need it. We also keep copies of our passports in our luggage. ISo far, we've been very lucky in our travels,. It was drizzling today.
@chicnthin (1691)
• Philippines
13 Jun
Don't wear too much jewelry. And try to be more aware to your surroundings.
@maximax8 (27979)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun
When I visited Guatemala I hid my money in 5 different places. The bus before the one I was on got robbed by gunpoint which must have been really scary. My sister's brother-in-law went to Rio in Brazil with a girlfriend and they got robbed when walking along a street. They come from Canada and we live in the UK. I always travel with a purse which is travel safe. I used to use a waterproof bag for my passport and money. Now I am a parent I have three passports to carry. I sleep with my money and passports. On public transport I keep my valuables safe close to me.
@MALUSE (39327)
• Germany
13 Jun
Of course, I use a travel pouch for my passport and money!
13 Jun
I separate out my money so I'm not carrying around hundreds on my person - some I put in my suitcase, some in a wardrobe, and then take some out with me. I tend to use a crossbody bag as well so I can keep my hand over the flap to stop pickpockets. My dad has an undershirt pouch but I don't think I'd ever use one. I usually feel safe when travelling internationally as I'm with my family. At home I also feel safe - probably because I can understand the people around me (as a Brit, I unfortunately never learnt a second language to a conversational level) and find it much easier to navigate. The weather here has been dreary with on and off rain but we had a few beautiful days this week so I don't mind it too much.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
13 Jun
I’m not sure if this has been mentioned here, but when traveling I do not use flashy jewelry or branded stuff. I don’t want to worry about getting robbed or losing expensive items that could ruin our trip. That way I can enjoy the experience without constantly worrying over things that I can have no control over.
@Porcospino (16721)
• Denmark
13 Jun
When I travelled around in Asia I had two wallets. One of them was hidden under my clothes and the other one was my "day wallet" I kept extra cash and important documents in the hidden wallet, and enough cash for one day in my "day wallet". In Europe I carry everything in my bag, I keep it in front of me where I am able to see it.
@GardenGerty (98289)
• United States
13 Jun
I keep the minimum of money with me. I put valuables in a cross body purse if I have any. When I was younger and going across country to join my husband, I kept all my traveler's checks in a personal hygiene box in the car. That was good, because when my friend and I stopped I accidentally left my billfold in a restroom. It was returned to my parents as that was the mailing address in it. Meanwhile, I still had the money for my trip.
• Philippines
13 Jun
You just have to be vigilant and cautious even when you're tired.
@JudyEv (121544)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
We have a pouch round our waist when we travel overseas. In Australia, we don't feel the need to do this unless we are in the big cities.
@Shavkat (60594)
• Philippines
13 Jun
For Filipino style, I used to put to distribute my money in my shoes, pockets, bags, etc. It is quite troublesome but the money is safe when traveling.
@ridingbet (50467)
• Philippines
13 Jun
i have a sling bag but i put my money in my front pants pocket.
@bagarad (11849)
• Paso Robles, California
13 Jun
I hardly ever travel anymore, and when I do I usually go in our car and never leave the country.