Travelling — especially across time zones and borders — with some of your most precious possessions presents an array of challenges. You often may opt to leave them at home for safety’s sake, as Charlotte-based travel expert Ginny Glasscock Mabry suggests. For a special occasion such as a destination wedding, an anniversary trip or especially an entire season abroad, you may want to bring along fine jewelry. How do you travel with valuables without a ton of stress? Ginny offers these gems for packing your precious cargo:
- Check with your insurance company before you travel to see what your coverage includes and carry your insurance contact information with you.
- Keep your jewelry with you. Never pack it in check-in luggage. Keep pieces in your carry-on luggage.
- When you get to your destination, use your in-room safety box or the hotel’s safe. A travel planning professional can confirm that your hotel, resort or cruise ship provides personal safes for your use, and your advisor can ensure you are staying in a reputable place.
- Should something go missing, immediately call security. Many room phones have a direct line to hotel security. If there is no direct line, call the hotel operator to connect you to security. Do not call the front desk or housekeeping – let security be the first on the scene. Most rooms now have card key access, and security is able to check who has accessed your room and narrow the possibilities of what happened.