There’s no denying that the world is a crazy place. Luckily, there’s no reason to give up your summer vacation as long as you have the travel tech and tools needed to keep you and your loved ones safe. Here are a few must-haves to pack:
Scare Them Off With Sound
Imagine finding yourself in an uncomfortable situation, one where you’d like to get the attention of others for help. That’s exactly what a Personal Protection Alarm does. Simply wear it as you would a pager, which is what it looks like, and pull the pin when danger is near to sound a blaring 130-decible alarm (similar to a fire truck or ambulance siren).
Keep Your Identity Protected
While technology makes life easier in many ways, it also gives thieves added tools for hacking into your personal information.
When traveling, work to ensure that strangers can’t access your credit card, license, or passport information, which can be taken without your knowledge via electronic readers that penetrate your wallet. If you keep your money in a holder with RFID-blocking capabilities, like the RFID Blocking Passport Currency Wallet by Royce Leather, you can rest assured that no one will know your information but you. Bonus: the chocolate leather is stylish and easy to clean when summer vacation mishaps occur (ice cream, anyone?).
Don’t Be Left in the Dark
One travel tech gadget you should never leave home without is a spare source of light, such as a Black Diamond Storm Headlamp. Not only is this essential for camping (nobody should be going out into the woods alone in the pitch black), but the hands-free headlamp is also handy for storms, natural disasters, power outages, and dimly streets.
Drink to Health
During summer vacation, make sure that, along with those piña coladas, you’re drinking enough water to ward off dehydration. That being said, sometimes the local water isn’t safe for consumption. A Classic SteriPEN fixes this issue by sterilizing water and removing potentially harmful viruses, bacteria, and protozoa with ultraviolet light.
In less than a minute, you can be quenching your thirst—whether you’re out in the woods or in the middle of an urban center. The best part? This travel tech gadget helps you save money as well as the planet, since you won’t be constantly buying plastic bottles of water.