If youâ€™re planning an adventurous gap year, you might not have got around to packing just yet. However, it is never too early to think about keeping yourself safe when travelling.
Here is a selection of handy gadgets Iâ€™d recommend packing in your rucksack. From providing clean water to helping you out in an emergency, these products will allow you to travel with peace of mind.
And once youâ€™ve selected what you want to kit out yourself or your child on their travels youâ€™ll understand why gadget travel insurance is a must for any gap year traveller.
Traakit GPS Tracker
This is a GPS tracker that you carry on your person. Especially useful if you are heading to any dangerous or unstable regions, it allows family members to keep an eye on your whereabouts within five miles. It will also send a text if you travel outside your planned route.
Hopefully, youâ€™d never have to use a personal alarm. However, if you did the lightweight device would let off a 130-decibel alarm, alerting others to your emergency.
Worldwide Plug Adaptor
It might sound obvious, but youâ€™ll need somewhere to charge your phone! Investing in a worldwide plug adaptor means that you can charge your devices whereever you go, and you donâ€™t have to fuss about with lots of separate plugs. This is a useful device to have in a cupboard at home, ready for any adventure you might take.
Travel Door Lock
People on their gap year often stay in budget accommodation and, whilst this is a great way to meet new people, the rooms can often feel a little unsafe. A travel lock is a great way to ensure a little privacy, or keep yourself safe at night, by stopping anyone opening the door.
Handheld Water Purifier
This is essential if you are travelling off the beaten path where clean, bottled water might not be readily available. A handheld water purifier can cleanse water of bacteria quickly and efficiently.
Waterproof Money Belt
A money belt is vital where ever you go to protect cash, cards and passports from pickpockets. However, a money belt that is waterproof might be ideal for hot, sweaty climates when you donâ€™t want documents soaked in sweat, as well as beach-side activities.
Gap Year Travel Tip – Gadget Travel Insurance
Donâ€™t let your gap year be ruined by a lack of insurance! There is nothing worse than being abroad and having a precious piece of tech stolen or damaged, especially if it is uninsured. With gadget travel insurance, you canâ€™t stop your valuables being damaged but you can make a quick and easy claim so that you can replace them as soon as possible. Why spend lots of money on amazing gadgets and not chip in the few extra pounds it would take to cover then with gadget travel insurance?
Now you are all set to leave for your amazing gap year. Good luck!
Ethan Bailey is an experienced adventure traveller and insurance expert with the team at Let's Go Insure. Ethan’s passion is to inspire his clients to go just that little bit further, deeper and higher on their travels and his expertise in providing the ideal insurance cover allows them to do just that. If you're looking for the best gadget travel insurance. Let's Go works with the most experienced underwriters, intermediaries and insurers to offer a range of competitive insurance without compromising on cover.
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