|Subject: Travel wallets|
What an interesting urban adventure! I would like advice on
other wallet/purse options. I am forever on the look out
for the perfect little travel wallet. I have been
successful in finding items for my husband, I have had less
success for myself. Here's the scoop - I am female, a bit
on the busty side, and often do not wear pants with pockets.
For air travel I do normally wear jeans or khakis which
have pockets but otherwise my travel wardrobe consists of
black pants & skirts without pockets. So, anything
involving attachment to a belt loop is out. Besides I have
heard more than one person advise travellers NOT to wear
Fanny packs because only American tourists wear them and
are therefore easy targets for pickpockets.
I have also seen pouches with string that appear to be worn around the neck under a shirt. These obviously were not designed for women - unless you wear bulky sweatshirts or sweaters everyday!
Help! What I have done in the past, and have thus far evaded pickpockets, is have a small purse that I wear bandolier style across my body. Since most of my travelling has been done off season in early Spring, I often have a raincoat over the purse. I also carry a backpack or tote bag of some sort for all the essentials that don't fit in the tiny purse - ie sunglasses, journal, camera, picnic lunch, and the brochures and postcards that multiply when kept alone in the dark to long :) Erina, in Reston, Virginia