The Clever Travel Companion Updates

How to Use a Scarf as Face Mask November 08 2020, 0 Comments

COVID19 Clever Travel Companion Scarf Mask

Numerous outlets report that in lack of medical face masks, using a scarf to cover your mouth and nose when in public is a good way to 1) keep others safe from any droplets emitted when you sneeze and breathe and 2) protect your face and nose from ingesting other people's droplets.

However, please note - wearing a scarf is useless if you wear and use it incorrectly. If you touch the scarf and someone has sneezed or coughed on it, and you then touch your face or other objects you can transfer the virus. So, after using the scarf as face protection, make sure to wash the scarf before reusing it. Also wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds immediately after removing the scarf. (Of course you should always wash your hands when arriving home regardless if you wear a scarf or not). If droplets remain on the surface of the scarf those droplets can transfer to your hands, so wash your hands always after touching the scarf and wash the scarf so it is fresh before every outing. Always follow your health providers' and governments' safety instructions!

Please stay safe wherever you are!

Lisa

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"The White House is now recommending that people wear face masks."

- Business Insider

"it's been suggested that people make their own masks from fabric, or use a bandana or scarf wrapped around the mouth and nose."
- Business Insider

"CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others."
- CDC

"President Trump announced new guidance Friday that people in the U.S. wear face coverings in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus"
-The Washington Post

 

N.B. Please note that during the period of social distancing during this outbreak, we're unable to receive returns and exchanges but any such request will be logged in the order received and counted per that date.

 

 


10 Things you MUST NOT do When you Travel Abroad August 26 2020, 0 Comments

10 Things you MUST NOT do When you Travel Abroad

All of us have heard horror stories from every region on the globe. Mention a country or a city, or type in a place name on Google and you'll certainly drag up some stories you wish you hadn't. Stories that will make you question whether to visit the destination, whether to take a vacation or whether to leave the house at all.


It's true there are dangers everywhere in the world, its the reason Clever Travel Companion and its travel safety gear exists at all but how common are they and of the stories you read, how much is actually reported? Well it is safe to say there's a little bit more to most than what you will be able to find out.

Most horror stories can be traced back to mostly unintended tourist negligence, so we've put together a guide of what NOT to do in order to avoid ruining your trip.

1. Don't flash large sums of foreign or local cash nor exchange money at non-registered or shady looking money exchanges.

Money changer

2. Don't look like an obvious tourist, leave the Hawaiian shirt at home and try not to consult maps in public or look lost.

Don't look like an obvious tourist

3. Don't carry a backpack that looks like luggage or even at all. Use Clever Travel Companion pickpocket proof gear instead.

Don't carry a backpack

4. Don't walk with your bag loosely hung over your shoulder or facing the roadside. This will deter bike thieves from targeting you.

 Don't walk with your bag loosely hung over your shoulder

5. Don't visit dangerous places or walk in unfamiliar, isolated or dimly lit areas. Especially at night. This may seem obvious but its very easy to neglect.

Don't visit dangerous places

6. Don't leave your valuables in public view. That includes your passport as much as your iPhone. Again, the best solution is Clever Travel Companion.

Don't leave your valuables in public view

7. Don't park anywhere but in a well-lit place, take all valuables with you or lock them in the trunk. Leave hitchhikers to locals.

Don't park anywhere but in a well-lit place

8. Don't drive an obvious or labelled rental car, hide maps, travel docs and other valuables in the glove compartment. Rental cars are targeted by thieves so make sure you're insured properly.

Don't drive an obvious or labelled rental car

9. Don't keep your house or hotel keys on the same ring as your vehicle key, leave your accommodation keys with reception.

Don't keep your house or hotel keys on the same ring as your vehicle key

10. Don't keep cash, jewelry, medicine or other valuables in your luggage and never leave your bags unattended. Use Clever Travel Companion's secret pockets instead.

Never leave your bags unattended

As mentioned above, most problems overseas can be caused through general tourist negligence and most of those above could be considered obvious and relate to the treatment of your valuables, not behaving like an obvious tourist, making yourself a target and as sad as it is to say, making yourself "worth attacking". The fact of the matter is that although having your valuables stolen or being mugged is incredibly scary and inconvenient, you will live to fight another day. The unfortunate truth of the world we live in is that often, these small, petty crimes are what leads to escalated violence, so remaining vigilant over your belongings and following the above rules will keep you safe and happy.

One sure fire way of doing this, is to use Clever Travel Companion's gear. After-all, it is what it was created for. It's incredibly functional, it suits all travelers with a discreet design and keeps valuables safe and sound and out of sight.

So to use the old cliché "better safe than sorry", ensure your own safety on your next trip and make sure you're wearing Clever Travel Companion.


💉Scarves AT COST (>50%) - stay safe!🔬👾🌐👥 wrap a clean scarf around your nose and mouth! April 01 2020, 0 Comments

Offering our scarves at cost (>50%)

A recent article in Live Science informs us that: "The public doesn't need to wear heavy-duty respirators, but it's a smart idea to don a face mask or wrap a clean scarf around your nose and mouth if you're going into a crowded place during the COVID-19 outbreak, an infectious disease doctor told Live Science."

And later on CNN we learn that "Even if it's just a homemade cloth mask, if you wear it correctly and avoid touching it, the science suggests that it won't hurt you and will most likely reduce your exposure to the virus.".


We don't know how much, or if at all, this will help but want to contribute in any way we can. Thus we're offering our lightweight scarves AT COST for the next week (at least).

Please use code: "ScarfCost" at checkout to purchase lightweight scarves at cost until further notice.

Please stay safe wherever you are!

Lisa

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N.B. Please note that during the period of social distancing during this outbreak, we're unable to receive returns and exchanges but any such request will be logged in the order received and counted per that date.