Here’s another good idea for protecting your valuables and keeping track of your luggage, laptop, iPhone and passport while traveling. Two years ago, I found a link to www.mystufflostandfound.com and obtained tracker tags for a free global lost and found service. I put them on all of my valuables.
It paid off in Rome. After we had stopped at a café for lunch, we hopped on a bus to our next destination. While I was on the bus, I received a text message from Okoban saying that my passport had been found. I did not even know it was missing.
I called the number in the text message and sure enough the café where we had stopped had the passport waiting for me. I was so grateful that I had an Okoban tag on my passport and that the café was kind enough to take the time to report the passport online as found.
I can’t imagine what would have happened if I didn’t have the Okoban tracker tag. The passport could have been mailed back to the US Department of State or to my home, and then where would I be? Traveling through Europe with no passport? I was so glad I was able to enjoy the rest of my vacation rather than spend time at the Embassy getting a new passport.