Hi there, it’s Arshad from walletandbags.com. Today, we’ll be talking about how to carry money while traveling. One of the questions I often get asked is, “how do I carry funds while traveling? ” Now there’s no right or wrong answer to this question, but it’s certainly a lot of options. From money belt to purses, there’s a whole slew of the methods of carry money while traveling. When I firstly traveled on my own in the late 90 s, I wore one of the following options things — a money belt. At the time it seemed like the most logical thing to wear. I read about them in travel books and online, and many people were discussing how it was the most discreet space to carry money and to use fund while traveling abroad. Of course, because I never traveled before, I was worried about pickpockets and having my money stolen and my passport stolen while traveling.
Though when I look back, I have to say that I think it was a pretty uncomfortable suffer to wear a money belt. I remember it being red-hot and humid, and just really uncomfortable to have this money belt in between my waistband. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I didn’t actually know how to use a money belt accurately. At the time I was utilizing the money belt like a normal billfold. What I was doing was I’d walk into a storage, I’d go to pay for something, and I would actually pull fund from the money belt from the inside of my waistband. That is definitely not the best space to use your money belt. A better space is to keep it hide at all hours. I’ve always treated my money belt like a personal safe. It’s basically a home where I preserve my passport and money when I don’t want to leave it in the inn chamber. Rather than utilizing it like a wallet, I basically will pull fund from it ahead of time and left open in my front pocket or in another billfold. That space, the money belt is always kind of discreet and hidden.
I don’t like to show that I have it. I only worry that someone might come up and try to steal it or mug me. Now I’ll add a disclaimer that this is just how I use it. A friend of mine employs her money belt each time she travels, and she seems to have a lot of success with it. She argues that it’s harder for women when they don’t have pockets or other ways and means of carrying things. For me, I much prefer to keep my passport and the bulk of my cash in a inn safe. I prefer to only load up my front pocket billfold with the money that I need for that day. And while we’re on the topic, never keep your wallet in your back pocket when traveling. That only beg to get pick-pocketed. Generally speaking, if I’m going to a country where electronic pays are pretty prevailing, then I’ll use my normal billfold which is a Bellroy Card Pocket Wallet. This is a great wallet, particularly for folks like me who tend to carry a lot of debit card. As you are familiar with, I like to maximize every purchase with my phases, so I tend to carry a lot more credit card than the normal person.
The wallet is super small-scale, high-quality, durable. I actually adore it. In reality, I’m a huge devotee of Bellroy products in general. I’ll include some relates below in case you’re interested. When I travel to countries where cash is more prevalent, I actually carry a traditionally bred purse. The one I carry is the Mitchell Money Clip Wallet. What builds this wallet really special is that there’s actually a fund clip built into the wallet itself. So it kind of has the benefits of both a fund clip and a traditionally bred purse. I used to carry this billfold as my normal daily billfold, but since I’ve started to use less cash in my everyday lives, I decided to use the billfold as a primary trip wallet.
What I love about this billfold is I can pull money from anywhere in the tone stack. Like if I want to pull the second statute from the stack, I can do so without having to pull out the entire wad. In this case its function is even better than a normal fund clip. It’s an awesome billfold for cash as it attains everything so accessible while also continuing a comparatively slim profile. It likewise helps that it’s made from payment leather which smells and feels amazing. Lastly, I’ve read about people employing binder clips as wallets when traveling. It’s definitely a minimalist hypothesi and I like the notions behind it. But I have to say I much prefer to have a traditionally bred and formal wallet when moving, especially my Money Clip Wallet. I feel like it gives me the benefits of a normal money clip, but also is discreet like a normal billfold as well. So in summary, if you plan to use a money belt, I highly suggest treating it like a personal safe.
If you do plan to use it like a actual purse, then I indicate applying a lot of discretion and merely being careful of your surrounds. You emphatically don’t want to advertise that you have one on you. I think a lot of thieves are known to target tribes and sightseers who use money belt and who show signs of wearing one. And if you’re looking for a really good travel billfold, I highly show these two purses. This again is the Mitchell Money Clip Wallet, available at Mitchell Leather, and I’ll include a connect below. As well as the Bellroy Card Pocket Wallet. Actually, I recommend all of Bellroy’s products.
They make a wide range of wallets and I suppose all of them are fantastic. Lastly, and probably most importantly, always be careful and be aware of your surrounds when traveling. Fortunately, I’ve never been pick-pocketed or mugged, but I have a lot of friends who have and it’s absolutely no merriment. Losing your passport or your cash is a sure path to devastate your period when traveling.
That’s it for this episode. Until next time, travel safe and travel smart . .
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