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Must-Have Gadgets for The Solo Traveler

Style and security? The Reef 'Stash' beach sandal was made for it.

Style and security? The Reef ‘Stash’ beach sandal was made for it.

It is important to travel with practical gadgets that will add convenience and safety to your adventure.  Here are #GeekTrek worthy MUST HAVES before you make your next big trip! -Ky

Reef Stash Sandals (pictured above)
So you want to dip in the pool/ocean but you are worried about your personal items.. Keeping an eye on hotel keys, your credit card, money usually results in a less-than relaxing experience, with constant glances back at your towel to make sure no one has found your genius hiding space—under the towel. Reef’s “Stash” sandals are comfortable enough to wear on the beach, but their real utility is as a mobile safe. The secret tray in the sole slides out to hold personal items and slides back in to make sure no one knows they’re there. Bond would be proud!

Backpack Alarms
Though rigging your backpack with an alarm might seem a little extreme, it might alleviate worries of having your bag stolen while you’re snoozing on a long train ride between cities or awaiting your flight at an airport. There are many options here – including ones for kids (makes sense). One version dons a cord can be attached to your belt buckle or wrist, so that if someone tries to snatch your bag, an alarm is triggered to alert you and anyone else within earshot. Check out these other options.

Waterproof Bags
You may be somewhere where you get to do sporting activities and yet you don’t want to leave your valuables unattended on the beach or on the boat. Armed with a waterproof case, you can now safely put your phone, camera, money keys inside the waterproof case and take it with you without having to worry about anything. You can find different selections from Amazon and outdoor/camping shops.


Portable Chargers

Traveling with multiple gadgets is a given. If you are out and about for awhile, you might get caught in a bind and run out of battery power. Searching for a nearest wall plug might not be best option. Try instead a dual portable charger like this one pictured from Powergen– a gadget can hold “juice” for several hours and is able to recharge more than 1 device at a time!


Bluetooth Remote Shutters

A Bluetooth remote shutter will transform your selfie/picture game! No more close up shots of nostrils and unflattering expressions! With some shutter remote you can take pictures from up to 30 feet away without super stretch arms! It’s a pocket-sized remote that lets you shoot photo and video via Bluetooth.

Door Alarms
Locks are good, but they can be opened. Door alarms help improve the security for your front door, hotel door, or any door you would like to remain shut. Some versions are actual door stoppers with loud alarms while others boast LED lights and sit across the lock or door handle. Try this GE Wireless Door Alarm to increase your safety especially if you are bunking down alone.

Check out the rest of Ky’s travel suggestions over at Geek Treks. Someone buy us the hoodie pillow …

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