If you would like to find out about some of the travel accessories that are available to make your trip more comfortable, easier, and safer, here are some great products. These items should be available at any luggage and travel accessories stores.
What are compression bags and can they save a lot of space in your travel luggage?
If you use plastic space saving compression bags when packing your clothes, you can save up to 80% more space in your luggage. They can be used over and over again for years of easy packing.
What is a non-slip security wallet and how does it work?
One accessory you should consider buying is the non-slip security travel wallet. It is about the same size as a regular wallet but it has non-slip rubber on one side which will rub against and catch on the inside of your pocket if it accidentally slips out of your pocket, or if someone tries to pick your pocket. Always put your wallet in your front pocket. Under no circumstances should you ever carry your wallet in your back pocket. Professional thieves the world over call it “the sucker pocket”.
Here is a great trick! You can change your wallet into a non-slip wallet by putting a couple of wide elastic bands around it. Another solution that will help with the problem of pickpockets is a chain-equipped security wallet which can be attached to your belt.
The secret waist wallet compliments the non-slip travel wallet. It fits under your blouse or shirt, but is still easily accessible. It’s not a good idea to lift your blouse or shirt up and open this wallet in public as you never know who is watching, like a would be robber, or pickpocket. It is best to open it discretely where nobody can see you doing it, such as in a public washroom stall.
Leather money belts that have concealed, zippered pockets on the inner sides of them, are excellent security travel products. You can hide small foldable documents, paper money, or a key in the secure, zippered pocket.
Elastic security socks have a concealed, zippered type pocket on the inside of each one of a pair of these socks. These socks would be difficult for a pickpocket to access.
Another unique accessory is the RFID blocking passport holder. This radio frequency identification holder protects your passport, and other important documents that could be compromised by data-stealing hackers.
A combination and key accessible combo luggage lock makes it possible for the custom’s officials to unlock your checked luggage for inspection with a special skeleton key, then lock your luggage up again. You can then dial the combination and you can open your luggage. This can save you a lot of time and money replacing regular locks that custom’s agents would normally have to break to gain entry to inspect your luggage. Another real plus with these combo locks is that you do not have any keys to worry about losing or replacing.
You can carry a battery-operated, personal security alarm that emits a loud, shrill sound that can help scare off a mugger or robber. Another product that is less costly and will produce the same effect is a referee’s sports whistle, which you can hide under your shirt or blouse, attached to a string, and hung around your neck.
Battery-operated hotel room intruder alarms are excellent hotel room safety devices. One kind of alarm hangs on the room’s door knob. Any movement of the door or door knob will set off the alarm. Another one is the doorstop type which you push under the hotel room door’s bottom edge. If someone tries to open the door, the alarm will sound.
Women travelers can get an innovative security purse that has a steel cable sewn into the strap. This will foil a thief who attempts to cut through the strap and tries to take off with their purse.
Easy is the word for the pocket pillow that is approximately 6″ x 4″ x 1″. It inflates to about 19″ x 15″, and is handy to carry with you. It makes a comfortable pillow to rest your head upon.
You should always make sure that you protect your eyes when on vacation in sunny climates by wearing sunglasses that carry both a UVA as well as a UVB certified protection label.
A handy little book light that clamps on to the edge of your book enables you to conveniently read in dim light or total darkness. It also allows you to read in the dark without disturbing your sleeping travel companion.
If you like to wear a backpack you should consider a steel-mesh equipped backpack. These security backpacks have a steel mesh that is sewn in the bottom and sides, the vulnerable places where a thief could slash it with a knife. If this happens, everything will tumble out, and the thief and his accomplices can grab anything of valuable and run away in different directions.
Keep in mind that you will probably have to use adaptor plugs and converters if you are traveling to certain countries.
A large travel accessories store, Magellan’s, has an award-winning catalogue that has everything for travelers from adaptor plugs to secret security wallets. You can order their catalogue online, at Magellans.com
Tilley Endurables is a legendary manufacturer of sun-protective travel clothing and accessories.They created the world renowned Tilley Hat and specialize in making practical, stylish and comfortable travel clothing and outdoor hats. Most of the fabrics that they use in manufacturing their hats and clothing carry a certified UPF 50 rating label, which is the highest rating available for sun protection. You can receive their sun-protective clothing and accessories catalogue by logging on to their website, at Tilleys.com.