My husband and I were discussing options, especially for men, on what/how we can use to avoid being pick pocketed/scammed. We are spending the majority of our 3 week trip in Ehrwald, Austria, where we rented an apartment and plan to do alot of hiking, so we aren't too worried about that. We are thinking more along the lines of our visit to Munich and Venice, Italy.
I plan on using a cross body bag that I can carry in front with my arm draped a crossed it. I have mentioned a money belt to my husband, which will work ok for money and id, but what about his phone? (It's not an option leaving the phone behind because my father is not in good health.) We don't plan on traveling individually at any point but we like to have our individual id's and phones on our persons in case we get separated.
I know the best solution is to be aware and vigilant but I can just see myself, being my first trip overseas, going ga ga and oohing and ah hing over everything.
Can anyone offer advice on what you did and what worked for you? Thanks a bunch!!!