Hide your valuables in a tackle box – Cruise tip

Cruises are a haven for thieves who want to steal high-ticket items. My mother’s engagement ring was stolen on a cruise almost ten years ago, and she still cries about it sometimes.

Protect and disguise your valuables with a fishing tackle box. It may not be the most elegant enclosure for your diamond rings and family heirlooms, but most thieves will not check tackle boxes on cruises.

One added benefit of the tackle box versus any other “unconventional” method of packing jewelry is that most tackle boxes have small compartments for earrings and rings, and larger compartments for necklaces. Nothing fishy about that.

Use contact lens cases to transport gels and lotions
Use a pill box for jewelry

[Photo: Flickr | JasonIppolito]