Remember to Pack This One Little Item We Never Travel Without

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Here’s the thing.

Even though you love to travel, you still have reservations about your safety.

In the back of your mind, this little voice is playing our scenarios.

Pickpockets, scammers, dark streets, dodgy small lanes, hotel or hostel privacy.

This little voice is in over-drive.

And then your friends start with their concerns.

And now it’s got you thinking. Do I need a personal travel alarm?

It’s why we always pack one little item we never travel without.

One Item We Never Travel Without

When we embarked on our Asian Adventure, one of our concerns was our safety but, more importantly, the safety of our accommodation.

We had read and watched stories of tragedy, where travellers had lost their lives due to the lack of safety equipment in the building.

And having personally experienced the devastation fire can cause, it was a “no-brainer” to pack the one little item we never travel without, a personal travel alarm.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of a Personal Travel Alarm

When you travel, your personal safety will always be a concern. Not only for yourself but also for your friends and family following your travels.

So why risk temptation when there is a simple solution?

Sure, you’ve paid for your travel insurance, but no one wants to spend their time in a hospital or at a police station filling in forms on their vacation.

A vacation is a time to be enjoyed.

Knowing your personal safety is taken care of is easily sorted with a personal travel security alarm.

What precautions has your host taken to protect you?”

The next time you arrive at your Hotel or Airbnb room, look up.

Is your room missing an important safety item?

You may just be surprised to find no smoke alarm in your room.


We chose the Cavius Mini Smoke Alarm.


Why we chose this one little item we never travel without?

We were surprised how many of our Hotel or Airbnb rooms did not have a smoke detector installed. We weren’t surprised, which is why we had taken a mini smoke alarm with us.

Our Asian Adventure accommodation was booked via travel agencies and ourselves. We had read the reviews and felt we had made some good choices. We were delighted with our selections but, at times, very disappointed with the lack of a smoke alarm present.

Twice on our Asian Adventure, we travelled with tour groups. To our surprise, some of the accommodation for our stays was devoid of smoke alarms.


Why purchase a Cavius smoke alarm

When deciding on what smoke alarm to carry with us, we did our research. It had to be small and light to fit in our 10kg backpack, have a long-life battery and be easy to install.

But the most important benefit we needed from a product was to give us peace of mind while we slept.

We chose the Cavius Mini Smoke Alarm.

Remember to Pack This One Little Item We Never Travel
Mini Smoke Alarm (photo courtesy of Cavius)












This alarm has a 10-year battery with a 30-day warning when the battery is low. So we didn’t need to worry about replacing the battery every six months. Its being environmentally friendly was a plus.

This alarm can operate in low to high temperatures, even if there is high humidity. The alarm was perfect for our travel needs as we were heading to Europe after Asia. Knowing how many Hotels and Airbnb we would use, we were happy with our choice.


We also love the Cavius Travel Alarm

This Cavius Travel Alarm is another option to consider. This alarm not only provides protection against smoke but also comes with a personal (attack) alarm and a motion sensor.

This alarm provides added protection during the day to detect unwanted access to your backpack. During the night, the motion sensor detects movement when placed on your room door.

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Are we being overly safety conscious?

We would answer “No.”

We enjoy house-sitting as our preferred method of accommodation when travelling. Again, our safety is important to us and our families. It was a surprise to us to find some of the beautiful homes and pets we love to look after were not protected by a smoke alarm.

We always travel with the Cavius Mini Smoke Alarm; it is the first item we retrieve from our bags to secure onto the ceiling of the room. If you need more product information, we encourage you to check the Cavius website by clicking here ➡ Cavius

So, when you next arrive at your Hotel or Airbnb room, remember to look up.

You may just be surprised to find no smoke alarm in your room.  Before you finish packing for your weekend getaway, check out these ➡15 Essential Items You Need For Travel.



  1. Nancy says:

    I never thought of this – thanks for sharing! I’ll be staying in various accommodations during my yearlong travels so this tip is super handy for me!

    • Terry&Maura says:

      Thanks Nancy. The alarm certainly helped us sleep easier 🙂

  2. Gabriela says:

    Wow, I’ve never thought of that. From now on I am going to pay more attention. One more thing to add to my travel list. Thanks

    • Terry&Maura says:

      Thanks Gabriela, it has really helped us sleep easier with the smoke detector 🙂

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