Losing your camera, iPhone, Kindle, or wallet on vacation can be a bummer. Create habits for managing specific items like these to reduce the risk of misplacing or forgetting them.
For example, if the safest place for your airline boarding pass is in your wallet, put it there always, not in a shirt or pants pocket where it can intermingle with other items or be dislodged. Mutually agree to quiz your traveling partner to prevent leaving things behind.
When leaving a hotel room, dining area, or waiting area, look, point, and say when scanning the area, “Nothing here.” This technique uses three methods—hearing, seeing, and pointing—to catch your over-looked items virtually every time.
Of course, keep an eye on your belongings. The most common crime of opportunity during travel is stealing property unguarded by its owner.
Source: UTEAP FrontLine Employee (June 2015)