February 13th, 2018

Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

Eagle Creek Travel Expert, Jessica Dodson, shares her thoughts on how to say safe while traveling. Whether abroad or domestically, she’s got some quick tips to keep you and your stuff safe, while still having the time of your life.


Jessica has been all over the globe, from Kenya to Russia to Mexico and Jordan. And though safety is never guaranteed, she’s learned a bit along the way. Addressing everything from planning a trip, to locking your bags, here are a few quick things to think through as you’re planning your trip and gallivanting the globe.

  • Where's your money? Depending on where you’re at (and if you feel like pick-pocketing might be an issue) consider a Money Belt or Neck Wallet.
  • Lose your Passport? It is a nightmare, but if you’ve got a copy of your Passport and the address to the nearest embassy, your process for getting home will be much easier.
  • Choose the right travel gear. Is it lockable? Whether a backpack or piece of luggage, there are options out there. Pick something that’s lockable so you’ve got the option.

Featured Products

Travel Accessories: RFID Blocker Money Belt, RFID Blocker Neck Wallet, Travel Safe TSA Lock

Luggage: Switchback International Carry-on (this video features the older Switchback – we just launched a new and improved internationally sized one!)

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

How to Prepare for a Medical Emergency When Traveling Abroad

How to Get Home if You've Lost Your Passport

Gadgets and Gear to Keep You Safe on Your Next Trip

by Jessica Dodson

Jessica has been in-house at Eagle Creek for more than 7 years and currently hails as Eagle Creek Employee of the Year. What’s most interesting about her, is her passion to travel and connect others with authentic experiences. Having been all over Europe, to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Russia, and so many more places, she is legitimately a world travel. You’ll see Jessica hosting Eagle Creek Instagram stories and hosting our packing and product videos.

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