Keep Your Valuables On You While in Transit
Good Morning Travellers. Welcome to our series on Safety tips for Women when they travelling. I have established that transportation is not gender neutral according to a World Bank report i quoted yesterday. There I wrote about the need for you (women and men) to research your destinations before embarking on your journey. Today I will tell you why you need to keep your valuables on you while you are in transit.
Some people say thay you shouldn’t bring valuables in the first place! ❌
That is true; because these days technology can help you travel light without documents that can make you worry if you lose them. Loss of items like birth certificates, academic certificates can be devastating. You shouldn’t travel around with these items that you would be despondent to lose: family heirlooms, expensive jewellery, your birth certificate, and the like.
These days you can easily scan documents on your smartphones or storage devices and reproduce them when you get to your destination. The amount of technology that are available to you now are unfathomable a decade ago.
At the very least, most travelers bring a smartphone; many bring laptops, tablets, Kindles or other e-readers. Some on holidays bring cameras with pricey lenses, and more. When you consider the costs to replace any one of those items, they definitely count as valuables.
All of your important items: your passport, your camera, your medication, your jewelry, your credit cards, your smartphone, and any other technology, photography or otherwise valuable equipment should fit in a day’s bag that you can keep with you on transit.
Never put these items into your general backpack. Never put these items into the luggage hold on a bus. Never put any of those items into your checked luggage on a plane. If you let them out of your sight, there’s a fair chance that they could be taken away from you forever.
Please share this information with other travellers if you have found it useful.
Till tomorrow, stay safe.