Traveling the world is exciting. But it can be frightening when you realize your passport or other travel essentials are lost, ruined or stolen.
While traveling, be vigilant of security and protecting your travel documents. There are some things you can do ahead of time to ease the pain of getting them replaced in the event something does happen to them, such as making copies of tickets and passports, or copying down telephone contacts for credit card companies.
But the most important thing is that, in the thrill of the moment, keep your documents close, especially when traveling overseas.
There are plenty of smart, compact and fashionable (but not always) products on the market that can help you keep your essentials close. Here are some for $35 or under.