How To Keep Your Luggage Safe When Traveling

Published / by Apollo Bonilla

Travelling is one of the most rewarding experiences in this world but there are some factors that end up making the whole experience a big headache and one of thing little things is your luggage. If we could travel without luggage, we’d be the happiest people on the planet but, sadly this can never be simply because we like to carry our memories and what is travel without memories. So today we have some tips on how you can keep your luggage safe when travelling whether by air, land, or sea.

Lock It

The core security tip anywhere for anything is lock it. If you want to secure something, keep it under lock and key and this applies especially to luggage. Purchase a strong and sturdy yet miniscule lock form a known brand such as Yale HK. You could try your luck with smaller and cheaper brands and some would argue that it does the same job but when it comes down to securing your bag, better the brand, better the security.

Tag It

When it comes to travelling with luggage, an important factor is that your bag should have some identification. The sad truth when it comes to travel is that sometimes your bag has the possibility of getting misplaced but the key should be that if you should find yourself in that situation, your bag should be able to be identified as yours. Using an ASSA ABLOY lock will not be sufficient if your bag cannot be identified as yours without any proof. So, before you travel anywhere, international, or domestic, make sure to use luggage tags with your name and contact details. If you are someone who doesn’t feel comfortable with giving out your address, then have up to date contact information and if you are planning on long distance travel which will make you un contactable for a long period of time, then give the contact details of an emergency contact or such who can be contacted instead.

Mark It

Another important thing to remember is that in a busy airport, train, or bus station, with all the chaos, there will a tendency of bags to get mixed up. The secret to avoiding that is by marking your bag. It can be something as simple as a big noticeable sticker on the top of your bag or a brightly colored ribbon. Or it can be something much more bold and noticeable such as a brightly colored bag that will not be as common the usual black, brown and navy bags. These might not be the great secrets of baggage security but they are the basic and it will amaze you how far the basics can take you.