If you’re bringing a suitcase, make sure your luggage
is labeled with your name and phone number, but not your home address.
Would-be thieves look for opportunities to know when you aren’t home,
which means if your bag is somewhere else, you probably are too. Keep it
safe and just list your phone number, or maybe an email address, so you
can be contacted easily and reconnect with your lost bag.
Consider buying a luggage lock. These come in a variety
of colors and styles. Make sure whichever one you purchase is
TSA-compliant, should there be any issues with your bag. Many bags come
with locks already installed on them, too!
Be sure to notify your credit card company that you are
traveling, along with where you are going and the dates you will be gone.
They can monitor any suspicious activity on your account and help ensure
you won’t go without a way to pay for something while out of town.
Consider purchasing RFID protection for your wallet and
passport, particularly if you are traveling abroad. Keeping these valuable
items safe is important as technology increases. Thieves no longer have to
rely on pickpocketing to steal your information – they can simply come
near you with a handheld scanner and grab your information without your
Protect valuable items on your person by purchasing a
slash-proof bag. These come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes, so
you can find a bag that fits your budget and needs, all while keeping your
valuables safe no matter where you travel.
Many travelers purchase travel insurance to ensure
coverage if anything unexpected happens on their trip. There are many
options for every kind of trip, so be sure to ask your travel agent about
adding this insurance on to your vacation for peace of mind.
While traveler’s checks are no longer available at your
AAA store, there are other alternatives to help you access your money
while you’re away. Consider a AAA Visa® TravelMoney card, which is
reloadable and works similarly to traveler’s checks to ensure you are
never without cash when you need it.