Gay Travel – Better safe than sorry

Keeping personal items safe and secure when traveling might seem obvious to some but it’s not to others. Here are seven things to leave behind when traveling away from home or abroad.

1. Leave valuable or expensive-looking jewelry at home.

2. Leave irreplaceable family objects at home.

3. Leave all unnecessary credit cards at home.

4. Leave your Social Security card, library card and similar items you may routinely carry in your wallet at home in a safe, secure place.

5. Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or a trusted friend in case they need to contact you in an emergency.

6. Make two photocopies of your passport identification page, airline tickets, driver’s license and the credit cards that you plan to bring with you. Leave one photocopy of this data with family or friend; pack the other in a place separate from where you carry the originals.

7. Leave a copy of the serial numbers of your travelers’ checks with a friend or relative at home. Carry your copy with you in a separate place and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list.

When staying in an hotel, inn or guesthouse, don’t leave valuables, cash or important documents lying around on a bed side table. Use the room safe if there is one, or leave them with the front desk, or make sure they are well hidden.

Whenever you travel, always remember to post a review of your accommodation experiences on Pink Choice.

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