In my years of gallivanting, I've been very lucky to not have lost any valuables while traveling.

But it can happen.

I've heard some horror stories of travelers embarking on a yearlong round the world trip. Only to get their entire backpack stolen- on the first day! Or another story of a girl who puts her backpack down while boarding a train. Only to have someone grab it from the window- as soon as train starts moving! And a friend even had her Iphone taken away from her- while she was sleeping right next to it at a hostel!

I truly hope something like that would never happen to me. Or to you! And here's a product that can make sure our valuables stay safe:

The Pacsafe Venturesafe anti-theft daysack offers stylish security for overseas travel, allowing you to keep your Macbook and other valuables safe from bag snatchers or identity thieves. Perfect for solo travelers or glam and flashpackers, the Venturesafe includes high tech features such as eXomesh slashguards to prevent bag slashers, RFIDsafe blocking pockets which block out frequencies from devices that can scan contactless credit cards and a dual release security buckle that will prevent your bag being whipped away. While the Pacsafe packs a punch in terms of security features, it doesn't compromise in the style stakes, with its vivid red color and sleek design.

The Pacsafe Venturesafe is available from Blacks. Blacks are one of the UK’s leading outdoor and travel specialist stores, offering everything from ski gear and camping equipment to travel gear. The Blacks motto is #lifeoutdoors and they aim to stock you with everything you need to makes the most of the world’s wild places.

Last week, we launched the Paccube Giveaway and thank you so much to all of you who joined. Here's who won:

In honor of our 3rd Blog Anniversary (yes, it's today), we're giving away a Pacsafe Venturesafe Anti-Theft Daysack to one of readers!

How to join this giveaway:

1 Post your travel safety tips on our Facebook Page. (only one entry per account)

2 Follow us on Twitter via @WeRSoleSisters and share your travel safety tips (only one entry per account) Use the hashtag #lifeoutdoors.

3 Comment on this post and share your  travel safety tips. (only one entry per comment)

You can try ALL different ways to join and get 3 entries! Promo duration is from Sept 10- Oct 1, 2013. The winner will be announced on all our social media accounts. The winner needs to email us at solesisters(dot)weare(at)gmail(dot)com to get further instructions on how to claim their prize.

The prize will be shipped directly to the winner anywhere in the world for free! So whichever country you're in, you can join this giveaway!

Stay safe on the road!
Sole Sister Lois

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8 Responses so far.

  1. Kat says:
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  2. Anna says:

    One of the best travel safety tips I can give is to not keep all your cash that you are carrying in one place. Have two or better yet even three other reserve places to store your cash while you are traveling just in case you lose one or God forbid someone steals it then you will have your other reserve cash handy. This is especially wise to do if you are carrying a lot of money.

  3. NEVER STASH YOUR CASH. I always keep my cash in different places. Even when I'm out, it has become a habit for me to keep my cash in different pockets no matter how small the amount...

  4. katharine says:

    My safe travel tip would be to use common sense. Be alert at all times. Avoid dark and deserted places and shifty persons. Don't keep all your money in one place. Have photocopies of your important documents and give them to your family or friends. Common sense may seem such a broad travel tip but all safety precautions would actually lead to it. :)

  5. Thanks for the tips Anna. Now if I can only remember when I keep all my cash- all the time.

  6. Thanks for the tip Ayn of Nurse-isstic Travels! Safe na safe!

  7. Thanks Katharine, yes I use common sense too and trust my instincts all the time. If something doesn't feel safe, it probably isn't.

  8. use your street smarts. stay away from areas that look suspicious and are not populated. follow your gut feeling. and if something feels wrong, it probably this case, stay calm and get yourself to a safe or crowded place as quick as you can... you should know the safe before going to any place, research is a must... have a safe trip everyone...^_^

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