this was forever ☾
July 20, 2016


Heading off on long-term travel? Take a look at four wise investments for your journey.

Secure Luggage
Luggage that is sturdy and secure should be a top priority when it comes to choosing which items you will invest in for your wedding. It is also wise to get one in a bright color, or a unique design. Because it will look different from the other luggage around it, it is less likely to get stolen. Basically, the easier it is to identify and the more it stands out, the better. Also, consider things like maneuverability. Luggage is only useful if you can actually move it and carry it properly! If you’re in need of some reliable and reputable reviews, just start here. Look for things like size and weight. The heavier the luggage, the fewer items you can take in it when you have weight restrictions. So, look for ones that are labeled as ‘lightweight’.


A Sturdy Lock
Having a sturdy lock has multiple benefits and uses. When you are taking your flight, ferry or train, fix it your luggage. This will deter people from even trying to break into it. Then, once you’ve arrived at your destination, you can use it for other things. If you visit a public swimming baths, for example, you can use it to secure a locker. Make sure it is a lock that is difficult to break and always shield your password or code from those around you.

Money Belt
Whether you are traveling for a weekend or a year, a money belt it always a good idea. It allows you to keep all of your belongings on your person. Investing in a thin one that sits flat to your body allows you to wear it underneath your clothing too. When picking one, go for one that locks securely. A money belt is only useful if it stays in place and attached to your body! Use yours to store your passport, tickets, visa and of course your money. That being said, you should also keep spare photocopies elsewhere. Also, spread your money out across a few different places.

Portable Phone Charger
Thanks to their increase in popularity, portable mobile phone chargers are now far more affordable. Certainly more affordable than they were a few years ago! They now mean that you can charge your phone on the go, with the need for a plug socket. That makes them useful for travel on planes, and other such places where you don’t have access to sockets. However, once you arrive, you will also find yourself using it often. It can also be great to have for security. If your phones dies when you get lost somewhere, you can recharge quick and easily. When looking for one, go for one that is light but long-lasting. The weight is important because if it is too heavy, you won’t want to take it places with you. However, how many charges it can give your phone or device is also important. If it needs charging after one use, that’s not good. Look for ones that offer four or five full charges on average.