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One of the biggest fears of any traveler is being robbed. Whether it’s being pickpocketed, mugged, or burgled while you’re away from your hotel room, the end result is the same: you’re without money and, quite possibly, any identification. You can attempt to thwart would-be thieves by using a money belt, but that means keeping your valuables in an inconvenient place that causes weird amounts of back and belly sweat. Here at SkyMall Tuesday HQ, we’re always looking for ways to make travel safer, friendlier, and more fun, so this issue is incredibly important to us. Nefarious criminals are constantly devising new ways of separating you from your money. It’s imperative that you stay one step ahead of them at all times. However, you don’t want to sacrifice the ability to actually savor your trip. No one should travel in fear. Thankfully, SkyMall understands that we need to travel securely and in style. That’s why they offer the PBJ Mighty Wallet. Read more
The cream color conjured up memories of the 1980s. It looked like the brassieres that my grandmother wore when I was a kid (unfortunately, I remember seeing them hanging in the bathroom). It fit very snuggly around my torso. When I finally unhooked the clasp, I noticed that I had indentations in my skin from the elastic band and sweat had collected where the belt made the most intimate contact with my body. I’d spent a day in Quito, Ecuador wearing a money belt and felt like I should have complemented it with a pair of control top pantyhose.
Money belts have been around for decades, and travelers have relied on them to thwart pickpockets all around the world. Are these people – and in Quito, I was one of them – being smart or paranoid? Petty crime happens almost everywhere. Certain cities, such as Rome, Paris, and Buenos Aires, have developed reputations for being rife with pickpockets. These thieves prey on tourists, especially those who announce to the world that they’re visitors by carrying large bags, donning souvenir shirts, and taking pictures of famous landmarks. Stop paying attention for just a moment and you could find that your wallet is no longer in your pocket.
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