It’s so easy to get distracted by the beautiful scenery in Hawaii, but you do need to keep your wits about you, even in paradise. Here are some tips to keep your valuables protected:
- Take your valuables with you! We always try to bring a backpack with us that we can easily carry phones, cameras, tablets, wallets, etc.
- Be sure that you always lock your rental car and hide valuables completely out of sight. Don’t leave anything in sight that would tempt someone to break into the car.
- Many rental cars have alarm systems, so make sure you activate the alarm as you leave the car.
- Try to leave as many valuables as possible locked away in the safe of your hotel room or condo, if you have one. If I don’t have a safe available, I’ll lock valuables in my luggage.
- One little trick I do is that I try to hide maps and guidebooks if I’m going to be leaving the car for several minutes. I try not to make it too obvious that I’m a tourist.
Please don’t get me wrong, there’s not going to be a thief perched and ready to pounce on you at every corner. That’s not the case at all! Hawaii is really no different from any other tourist destination in that it has it’s own issues with opportunistic thieves. Just be careful, even when the scenery distracts you.