For starters, don’t trust the safes in your hotel and definitely don’t trust the ‘safely’ locked cabinets provided by hostel. And just because your bag is sitting beneath your legs at the restaurant, that doesn’t mean it’s actually safe from theft!
Through my travel safe series, I try to cover every aspect of travel safety, which means I must mention even the most trivial of tips. But what’s mind blowing is the number of people emailing me to say that they didn’t prepare well enough or didn’t think of something ahead of time, and they ran into trouble. It’s unfortunate and can easily be avoided if you take the right precautions.