Lone Traveler Baggage Tips
Lone travelers may find themselves alone in a hotel, stranded and confused, or simply out of money. What are the risks? One factor that needs to be considered is the fact that single travelers are often less informed about personal safety; so, it is possible to be a lone traveler and to go wrong, no matter where. Many travelers don’t realize that they are subject to pickpockets, and they are easily lured into having their valuables pilfered from their pockets. It is important to make the statement that all travelers are well-aware of personal security, from a wide variety of clothing choices to jewelry.
When traveling in a group, there is a larger variety of choice regarding luggage, and all travelers are well-aware of security features like a zipper lock or key-code lock. However, this doesn’t mean that a traveler can wander through a train’s luggage compartment with no fear of being noticed. A lone traveler can be more easily scammed as well; as I found out when I traveled in Asia. As the lone traveler, you can be subject to a multitude of opportunities to play and it is important to keep your guard up.
It is very important that you understand what constitutes ‘low security’ and what constitutes ‘high security’ for your travel needs. When traveling with a companion, it is best to have ‘low security.’ These include luggage which comes with a backpack or briefcase type of device and briefcase type of bag. This allows a relatively easy grab or pick to a high security bag for a scam.
Low security is a way to travel for the single traveler as a backpack is portable and light. You can place these in the overhead on a train, plane or boat and just leave them there. These bags are also a nice size to carry a large amount of belongings. These bags do come with various features as well. Some bags come with a padded laptop compartment and also a large book purse-type pocket on the front. A backpack is a nice size to carry it in, and many have a hydration reservoir and hydration system. These features allow a nice comfortable, backpack type carrying experience. For all of these types of bags, it is important to take the appropriate travel clothing as well.
Lone traveler gear is always important, and should be able to take the appropriate precautions.
Always remember that traveling is not just about physical risk and danger. Your physical health is more important than ever so take the appropriate medications to prevent medical problems and medications to prevent travelers side effects.
For all of these high security bags, I suggest a backpack is a wonderful, wonderful tool. It allows a ton of gear to fit into a compact location. You can travel with it, put it away and never worry about it. You also have a ton of options when it comes to adjusting it for comfort and weight.
We all deserve to travel safe and sound. Taking the proper precautions, will ensure that your travel will be easy, stress free, and hassle free. When the time comes, you will realize you made the best decision by choosing a low security bag.
It is important to check out the airport, train station, or any other public place. We all want to be safe and want to make sure we are not a victim of theft. When going to these places, remember to look carefully at everything you put into your carry on bag and on your body. Remember that you can lose everything you have worked so hard for.
When the airport agent gives you your bag, remember to be suspicious and not to give them your bag without looking at it. Be sure to check out their credentials. If you have done that, you will know they are a low security bag.
You should also know the time and place of your train and plane departure. If you know that, you can let your friend know where you are going. Then you can ask him to watch your bag. It is important to do this. The more you know, the better. If you have not checked your bag at all, you are just opening yourself up to possible theft. Remember, you have to keep your stuff safe or else you will lose everything.