I appreciate everything about going on a holiday trip. I love learning about the new places that I have not been to. I enjoy trying different foods that I will never find back home or be able to copy. More importantly, I look forward to meeting various people and sharing stories with them.
If I can let you in on a little secret, though, there was a time when I almost swore off traveling during my vacation days. When I went to Japan once, after all, my luggage got loaded in a different aircraft, so I had to wait for a couple of days for the airline to locate it and bring it to Japan. The year after that, I decided to go to Australia and forgot where I left my purse. I had to retrace my steps, which meant going back to a zoo, three restaurants, and a mall. Such experiences jaded me for some time until I woke up one day and realized that I should stop isolating myself like that. Thus, after I scheduled my next trip, I looked for ways to make sure that I won’t lose my stuff again.
Here are some tips that I have already tried and proven useful.
Take One Bag That You Can Carry
The first thing is to pack your clothes and other essentials in a single bag. You are only going away for a few days, so you do not need multiple suitcases. Even if you want to stay somewhere for up to a month, it is not too difficult to wash your clothes so that you can wear something the next day. No matter where you go, you will be able to find a laundry shop.
By putting all your essentials in one bag, you can carry everything even when you are inside the plan. You don’t have to be responsible for a lot of things either other than the one on your back or in your hands. Thus, you can effectively lower your chances of losing anything while traveling.
Bring Copies Of Important Documents When You’re Touring Places
Considering you are in a foreign country, it is common to want to bring your passport and other IDs in case you need to prove your identity. If you have gotten a visa before going there, you may need to bring that, too. The last thing you want is to get accused of being an illegal alien, after all.
Well, what’s worse than hearing false accusations is losing those travel documents. It won’t put you in a foreign jail, but you will likely have to process a lot of papers to get new IDs. Because of that, you should take copies of them only.
Avoid Leaving Your Bag Out Of Your Sight
Another tip is to avoid leaving your bag in a place where you cannot see it. Regardless if your suitcase has many locks, you cannot secure it from thieves. When the location is too crowded, you will have no idea who has taken it. I know that it is a textbook suggestion, but it works every time.
Losing your belongings while you are supposed to be having fun is the worst thing you can experience. To prevent going through that problem, you should follow the tips mentioned above.