Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012
Money belts and neck pouches you carry under your clothes are great no matter where you travel in the world. There are pickpockets in many European cities like Rome, Prague, London and Paris and money belts give you the piece of mind in that you know where all your important and valuable documents are and that they are kept on your person.
While they may feel a little funny to start with, they are far safer than pockets and backpacks as you may leave your backpack behind somewhere but you’re not going to forget your waist. Even if you leave you money belt or pouch behind at your accommodation, you know where all your valuables and important documents are rather than spreading them through your luggage.
You can pick up money belts (along with combination locks, travel pillows, power adapters and a myriad of other travel-related products) at department stores, usually in the luggage or travel section as well as luggage stores, STA travel stores and even in airports on your way out of a country.
“A Money belt is a must and use the same routine for storing your valuables every day. Make sure your valuables are secure every morning before leaving your room.”
- Michael Doocey, Tour Manager, Europe
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An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually bought me lunch simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to talk about this subject here on your blog.
Money belts are a great idea…especially if you are inclined to have a few too many pints like myself…you may leave behind your purse on occasion and in europe there are people just waiting for tourists to leave things behind. People may make fun of people who use these…i’d rather be safe than sorry!
A piece of advice on buying a money belt.
Look for one that has a padded side, so they’re more
comfortable to wear. The mid summer heat may cause
irritation with regular nylon money belts.
I brought along a money belt with me but in the 3 months I was travelling, only used it twice. I think it’s a matter of personal choice to use one. I felt safe enough not to because I padlocked my backpack to keep it secure.
are you from australia? if you are there are $2 shops that seel them or cheapo shops that sell perfectly fine money belts or anything like that for travelling
What an absolutely great idea!!!
But where on earth can we purchase this item????