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Nothing ruins a trip faster than having your handbag, wallet, passport or items from your luggage stolen. And thieves have made an art of targeting tourists. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things you can do to protect your belongings.

Secure Your Luggage

Would-be thieves are opportunists. Make their job harder by selecting luggage with puncture-proof zippers and using TSA-approved locks. Of course, it goes without saying that you should never travel with valuable jewelry or electronics in your luggage. If you must bring valuables, keep them on your person or in your carry-on bag.

Protect Your Passport And Credit Cards

These days, thieves don’t even have to steal your wallet to steal your personal information. They can simply scan and retrieve the information stored on the chip embedded in an unprotected passport, credit card or bankcard from a remote location. But you can protect your information by using specially designed passport and credit card sleeves that block RFID signals. You can also find wallets and handbags that totally block RFID signals or feature specially marked pockets.

Keep Valuables Out Of Sight

What isn’t seen can’t be tempting. Money belts and other hidden pockets designed to be worn under your clothing are a great way to keep cash and other valuables out of sight and safe when traveling.

 
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