extra peace of mind for every trip

April 29, 2019

https://www.forbes.com/sites/micheleherrmann/2019/04/21/mothers-day-gift-guide-travel-safety-devices-and-services/#1ab967e5304b

 

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Travel Safety Devices and Services

 

 

Mother and son traveling together wait at a departures terminal.

Mother and son traveling together wait at a departures terminal.

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It’s a given that moms worry about us traveling solo or heading far from home. Sooner or later, it will be her time to get out and see more places in this world. So let's give her some peace of mind while she's exploring, on her own or with other people. This Mother’s Day, give Mom some reassurance about venturing out of her comfort zone or supporting the travel bug you’ve inherited from her with these travel safety products and services.

Uber offers gift cards at various amounts.

Uber offers gift cards at various amounts.

 UBER

Uber Gift Cards

Uber charges can add up fast. If Mom needs this ride-sharing service to get around a new city or to and from home, help her save some money with Uber gift cards. The gift cards are available from $10 through $500 and can be purchased via Amazon and other major sites.

 

KAVU money belts not only secure personal items but also come in interesting patterns.

KAVU money belts not only secure personal items but also come in interesting patterns.

 KAVU

KAVU Money Belts

Money belts can give Mom a low profile by storing and securing cash, cards and other valuables out of sight. Along with being practical, why not have a little fun fashionably? KAVU money belts come in various patterns and can be worn inside and outside of clothing. They are at $30 each.

BASU eAlarm is offered in various colors and models.

BASU eAlarm is offered in various colors and models.

 BASU EALARM

BASU eAlarm, various models

To seek needed attention or to drive away unwanted advances from those on two or four feet, the BASU eAlarm is a palm-sized and TSA friendly portable emergency alarm can perform either task. It generates a 130-decibel siren – said to be equivalent to an ambulance – that can be activated by pulling a pin. In the case of no cell service, the device can serve as an SOS. Consider the eAlarm Pro at $34.99; an eAlarm Plus, for the outdoors, at $19.99; and the eAlarm GPS, which provides 24/7 professional monitoring, at $129.

The FlexSafe Portable Travel Safe can be locked into the back of a chair.

The FlexSafe Portable Travel Safe can be locked into the back of a chair.

 AQUA VAULT LLC

FlexSafe Portable Travel Safe

If Mom likes to go for a dip in the water, but worries about leaving her stuff at an unattended beach or pool chair, here’s a safeguarding option. Made with both RFID blocking and water and slash resistant fabric, the FlexSafe Portable Travel Safe by AquaVault can be filled with personal belongings and can be secured with its re-programmable lock on the back of a chair, an umbrella or other stationary fixed objects. It’s priced at $69.95.

Silent Beacon is a wireless panic-button device that connects to smartphones, tablets and other compatible Bluetooth devices.

Silent Beacon is a wireless panic-button device that connects to smartphones, tablets and other compatible Bluetooth devices.

 SILENT BEACON

Silent Beacon

Compatible with many smartphones, tablets and other compatible Bluetooth devices, Silent Beacon is a wireless-panic button that works with the push of a button. In doing so, this button is designed to simultaneously place a call to emergency responders and alerts up to six additional contacts with a text, email and live tracking GPS location. Its call and alert setting are capable of being updated through a free app. The personal safety tracking device works where you have cellphone coverage and applies to the various iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Nexus models. It’s priced at $99.99.

Allianz Travel Insurance offers various insurance plans.

Allianz Travel Insurance offers various insurance plans.

 ALLIANZ TRAVEL INSURANCE

Allianz Travel Insurance Plans

Accidents can happen when traveling, so it’s essential to have travel insurance. Allianz Travel Insurance has various single and multi-trip options for different traveling needs and budgets. The company is also said to have a 24-hour assistance and protection hotline. Some plans, such as the OneTrip Prime Plan and the OneTrip Premier Plan, cover children ages 17 and under for free when they’re traveling with a parent or grandparent. Pricing for an annual plan differs by state; for example, one can cost $138 annually within New York State. A full list of insurance plans can be found here 

Addalock is a portable door lock.

Addalock is a portable door lock.

 RISHON ENTERPRISES INC.

Addalock

Useable within a hotel room or at a house share, the Addalock by Rishon Enterprises is a portable door lock that can be installed and removed on almost any hinged door that opens inwards. This travel lock is designed to give additional privacy and is made from chrome plated carbon steel. Its unique shape apparently makes it adjustable to almost any door thickness. Each lock comes with a travel pouch and pricing starts at $21.95.

This women's jacket from Royal Robbins contains a hidden pocket.

This women's jacket from Royal Robbins contains a hidden pocket.

 ROYAL ROBBINS

 

Royal Robbins Women’s Discovery Convertible Jacket

Stylish and practical, this women's convertible jacket can transform between being a vest or a jacket but also has a little something extra – an internal zipped security pocket. This hidden pocket can hold a passport; other features include zip-off sleeves and an internal mesh pocket to keep them in along with a webbing loop and an eyeglass buttonhole. The jacket is also made to be breathable when worn to keep air flowing in and water out. It costs $129.

Medjet Membership Services offers plans to help travelers obtain both medical and personal safety transport.

Medjet Membership Services offers plans to help travelers obtain both medical and personal safety transport.

 MEDJET MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Medjet Membership Services

This global air medical transport and travel security membership program has two top services. MedJetAssist provides and pays for hospital-to-hospital medical transfer of a member who is injury or illness occur during domestic or international travel, more than 150 miles from home. Short-term memberships can start at $99 individual and $199 family; annual memberships can start at $295 individual and $399 family. MedJetHorizon includes the same medical transport benefits, plus worldwide travel security, crisis response and evacuation services along with access to a 24/7 travel security network for an in-country response to a wide range of safety concerns and threats. Short-term memberships can begin at $184 individual and $314 family; annual memberships can go from $444 individual and $578 family and up.

Speakeasy Travel Scarfs contain a secret zippered pocket to hide belongings.

Speakeasy Travel Scarfs contain a secret zippered pocket to hide belongings.

 SPEAK EASY TRAVEL SUPPLY

Speakeasy Travel Scarfs

The infinity scarves from Speakeasy Travel Supply have a sewn-in secret zippered pocket that is designed for safety securing travel necessities. They can hold a passport, cash, phone (including iPhone Plus), credit cards and travel documents yet look stylish and feel comfortable when being worn. These scarves can also match the climate and destination. Go with a lightweight, cool-to-the-touch scarf for warmer weather or sweater knits and flannels for colder locations. Scarfs are available in various colors and patterns and start at $39.99.

BullGuard VPN changes a user’s IP address so that his or her location is obscured.

BullGuard VPN changes a user’s IP address so that his or her location is obscured.

 BULLGUARD

BullGuard VPN

Free accessible public Wi-Fi can come with the risks of potential malware and identity theft. From BullGuard, BullGuard VPN enables for secure and private online activity. It works by changing a user’s IP address so that his or her location is obscured. BullGuard VPN is available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS operating systems and for download and purchase via the Apple App Store, Google Play and the BullGuard website. According to its website, BullGuard VPN is currently operable within Australia, Singapore, much of Europe, the United States and Canada. Prices start from $84.99 for a one-year subscription.

 


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