Friday, November 4, 2016

Reviewing Travel Money Belts & Pouches

Best Gift for a Traveler

A Travel Money Belt or Travel Pouch may not be the prettiest gift you will ever give, but it could easily be the most important gift for anyone who travels.

A Travel Money Belt or Travel Pouch may not be the prettiest gift you will ever give, but it could easily be the most important gift for anyone who travels.

A travel money belt or travel pouch is not our first thought when preparing for a trip.  Unfortunately, we might not see the need for a money belt until after we are victimized while traveling.  Having a purse or wallet stolen while traveling can quickly ruin the most anticipated and expensive trips.  Not only are pickpockets everywhere, you simply cannot pack your valuables and expect them to be safe in a hotel room or on a plane.  

A Travel Money Belt really will give you safety and peace of mind.

There are several different styles of travel money belts and pouches.  Over the years, I have traveled extensively and I feel uniquely qualified to recommend the best travel money belts available on the market today.

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Never carry anything in your wallet you cannot afford to lose! 


My Personal Favorite Travel Money Belt

 Eagle Creek Undercover Money Belt DLX 
Choose the Right Size:  Don't look for the smallest money travel belt.  Look for the best size money belt.  You will want to carry the following items in your money belt, so choose a money belt that will hold them all securely.
  • Cash
  • Passport
  • ID ~ Drivers License
  • Credit Cards
  • Insurance Cards
  • A List of Wallet Content
  • Emergency Contract Information
My personal favorite travel money belt is the Eagle Creek Travel Gear Travel Money Belt.  Based on my own personal experience, this is the Travel Money Belt I would most highly recommend. 

  1. Two(2) Pockets are zippered to avoid spilling content when riding amusement park rides or other activities that may turn you upside down. 
  2. Wide enough to hold a passport ~ US Passports measure 3 1/4" x 5" 
  3.  Moisture-wicking, breathable mesh back panel
Also Available in Mocha 

A Gift for the Traveling Couple

Wear Travel Money Belts & Pouches UNDER your blouse or shirt


 Lewis N. Clark Deluxe Neck Stash, Beige

Most Highly Recommended Money Pouch  

Some travelers prefer a Travel Money Pouch. They prefer to wear a pouch around their neck instead of a money belt around their waist. This is especially true for people who do not see well or who don't want to lift their shirts in public should they need to access additional funds or ID.

This Travel Money Pouch has two zippered pockets, two inner compartments and an adjustable neck strap.  I have used this style myself when I know I will definitely need access to my passport, credit card or cash.

Bra Travel Pouch

For a lady who doesn't want to wear a money belt or doesn't like the travel neck pouch, there is a reasonable option.  This Bra Pocket Travel Safe is highly recommended for those who wear a bra.  It secures to your bra straps instead of having a separate neck cord or belt.

You won't be able to carry as much in this travel pouch, but it is definitely sufficient for cash, drivers license and credit cards.  Personally, this is the style I would use for things like my passport that I am not comfortable leaving in a hotel room, but will not need access to when I am sightseeing.


 Travel Money Belts are Essential for Travel Safety!


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Product Review of Travel Money Belts & Pouches Written by:
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  1. I can see that keeping your money, credit card(s) and passport safe from thieves would give any traveler peace of mind. Very helpful review of travel money belts and pouches.

  2. When we were planning our cruise, I bought money pouches for us and made sure to get the RFID feature. That way "skimmers" can't swipe your credit card as they brush their way past you. The neck style was most comfortable for me and my money pouch became my purse for most of our trip. Great advice, Cynthia. Thank you!

  3. We have 3 of these travel money belts and they have the RFID feature too so that no one can swipe our credit card or passport info. Very important when you are traveling in Europe these days! I have the brand you reviewed here!

  4. What great advice Cynthia, and I speak from experience. While on a business trip to Mexico some years ago I thought my money was safer in my front pocket instead of my wallet. I was was wrong as pickpockets are everywhere. I lost $190.00 that day and didn't even now it was gone until I reached in my pocket, it happens that fast!!

  5. Your travel tips are great! But how important it is to keep money and documents safe while traveling. I'm planning a big trip in March so I need to get one of these travel money belts. Thanks for reviewing them. I now have a better way to make my choice.

  6. Great idea, I never ever travel without one. They just make so much sense and let you enjoy the holiday like your should.

  7. I don't travel outside the United States anymore -- at least not now. But last time my hubby was in Europe he thought he'd lost his passport. He even went to the police station to report it. Later he discovered he'd put it in a different pocket than he thought. His cousin, who traveled frequently on business, loaned him a pouch for the duration of his trip. If he plans another trip, or if I go overseas, I will be sure we get travel pouches before we go. I appreciate the review.


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