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10 important life-saving travel safety accessories for the female solo traveler! Women traveling alone must take some safety precautions. Even if the destination you’re traveling to is relatively safe, anything could happen.
As a frequent solo female traveler, I’ve found some cool safety accessories that could save your life on a solo trip. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but better safe than sorry. Better be overdressed than underdressed.
To help you prepare for your solo trip, I’ve created this list with 10 important life-saving travel safety accessories and gadgets.
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A personal safety alarm is the most straightforward gadget you can use as a safety precaution. You can hang it onto your keys or your bag. The She’s Birdie Personal Safety Alarm is a top-rated safety accessory for women.
When threatened, activate Birdie’s LOUD siren and flashing strobe light to create a diversion and to help avoid an attack. Not only will this help to keep you safe, 5% of She’s Birdie’s profits are donated to partner organizations that passionately support women’s safety, shelter, and health.
I highly recommend having it on you, especially when walking alone at night!
I hate it when doors can’t be locked from the inside. And you’ll be surprised how many hotels or guesthouses don’t have a bolt on the door.
There have been many times when hotel staff walked into my room while I was there. Imagine this happening when you’re sleeping. I can tell you; it’s no fun!
If the door can’t be locked from the inside with a chain lock, these portable Portable Door Locks come in handy. It will prevent anybody from coming in, even with a keycard.
Getting skimmed still happens, and not only at the ATM. Criminals get more creative every day in this digital age. You’ll be surprised.
This Travelambo RFID Wallet keeps your identity and credit card information away from scanning and theft. The wallet blocks any signal from anyone passing you, trying to skim your cards.
Nothing sucks more than realizing you have been skimmed and having to block all your cards while traveling—also a big reason not to keep your cards in the same spot. The wallet comes in different colors and is made of high-quality genuine leather.
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This is such a great item! I always bring a scarf when traveling. It comes in handy when the air conditioner blasts on the flight and keeps you warm when nights get chillier. This Infinity Scarf Secret Zipper comes with a secret pouch.
You can keep a small stash of cash, a credit card, or even your passport hidden in the scarf. It is also very handy for a quick run to the supermarket, and you don’t want to bring a purse!
Another item that you clip onto your bra. Perfect for some cash and a card to keep your belongings safely hidden under your clothing.
The Pacsafe Travel Bra Pouch is ideal for keeping your money, IDs, and credit cards safe from pickpockets and thieves. The pouch can hold up to six credit cards, cash, and a key!
It can be worn either in the bra’s center or on the side, and the pouch is an excellent alternative to neck wallets.
A cross-body bag is a must-have for every woman when traveling. You’ll be safer from somebody trying to snatch your purse from you. And yes, it happens. On Bali, they drive by on bikes. Before you know it, your bag is gone, and they’re gone too.
This Travelon anti-theft cross-body bag has many locking compartments, is slash resistant, contains an RFID blocking card (saves you from buying an RFID wallet!), and a tethered key clip with LED light. The bag comes in different colors.
If this bag is too big for your taste, check out this slightly smaller Travelon Mini Shoulder Bag! It comes with the same excellent features.
With all the hassle going on at airports in the summer of 2022 due to the lack of staff, luggage gets lost easily. These Apple Airtags are very handy for keeping track of your luggage.
But, I hear you thinking. How does this belong in the list of 10 important life-saving safety accessories? Well, think about it. Losing your keys could be a problem. Losing your wallet could be a problem. But losing your luggage will be unfortunate and not something you want to deal with when traveling!
If you wear a cap like me most of the time, this one will be the perfect safety accessory for you. Caps are a must for hot destinations to protect you from the sun, especially when hiking.
But this cap has a few secret compartments to hide extra cash or a key. It has four hook and loop closure pockets, three on the inside, one in the middle of the bill, and two brim slot pockets.
The cap comes in different colors.
I love what this company does! They used the safety issues while traveling and turned them into excellent products—garments with secret pouches to hide valuables.
My favorite is this tank top that can be easily worn underneath your clothing.
Another excellent safety accessory that I love! Scrunchies are back, or maybe they never left? I have been wearing more scrunchies since they’re much better for your hair.
But these scrunchies come with a secret zipper compartment. Stash some extra cash or even a key!
What do you think about this list of 10 important life-saving travel safety accessories? Anything you already have? My favorites are the Travelon Mini Shoulder Bag, the Wazoo Cap, and the She’s Birdie Personal Safety Alarm!
Let me know in the comments below if anything should be added! Safe travels!
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