When you travel, you should be sure to have all your most important documents with you at all times. A money belt keeps them secure and hidden, free from worry of being lost or stolen.
How does a Money Belt Work?
A money belt is a small pouch that straps around your waste like a belt. It will have one or more zippered compartments to store your travel essentials.
There also money belts that are made to look like real belts, but they have a secret compartment on the back side of the belt where you can hide your money.
View the different money belts available.
What is a Money Pouch or Money Safe?
A money pouch or money safe is a just like a money belt, but it is hidden in a different area. Some wear around your neck, some around your leg, some around your arm. It will have one or more zippered compartments to store your travel essentials.
View the different money pouches and safes available.
What should I keep in my Money Belt?
- Drivers License
- Cash, Travelers Checks, Credit Card & Debit Card.
- Emergency Contact List with phone numbers.
Money Belt Tips
Don't open your money belt in public
Keep a little cash in your pocket so you don't have to keep opening your money belt throughout the day. If you have to open your money belt, do it in a private area like a rest room.
Always keep your money belt on your body
Don't store it in your daypack. If you shower in a public area then put it in a plastic bag and hang it in the shower stall with you.
Don't keep everything in your money belt.
If your money belt is lost or stolen you would be left with nothing. Divide your money, take photocopies of important documents, and have an extra credit card, leave these items in your hotel room or safe.
Read more travel safe tips to keep you safe on your travels.