I've been to every country in the world – there’s a special item I always travel with | The Sun

A MAN who's travelled to every country in the world has revealed the one thing he always does whenever he travels abroad.

Entrepreneur and investor Jim Kitchen has been to all 193 UN recognised countries and has even travelled into space as a tourist.

And he never travels without a certain item put in a specific place that other holidaymakers might not think to try.

When he sets off on his adventures, Jim always puts a spare credit card in the bottom of a pair of tennis shoes.

That way, if his wallet and everything else gets stolen, he's still able to pay for things.

He told Bloomberg: "I always put one credit card in the bottom of a pair of tennis shoes, so that if all hell breaks loose—like I’m robbed and everything’s taken—if they don’t take my shoes, I’m probably OK, because at least I’ll have a credit card to buy a ticket or to get something."

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Jim also revealed that he customises his card with a picture of him and his family so that he can use it as a form of identification as well.

He continued: "It’s also a Visa card that you can customise with a photograph.

"I have a picture of me and my family on it, so it’ll be some sort of visual ID, too. In the worst case, I can say, 'Hey, yeah, that’s me'. It’s got my name and photo on it."

Another travel expert revealed something clever other people can do with shoes on holiday.

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Travel show host Samantha Brown uses footwear to make sure she empties the hotel safe at the end of a stay.

In a video on her Instagram (@samanthabrowntravels) she explains how putting a shoe in her safe, along with her important belongings, jogs her memory before returning home.

She said: "When I stay at a hotel, I do use the hotel safe.

"I put my passport in there, my travel wallet with all my credit cards…and my laptop.

"And then, the most important thing I put in the hotel safe is one travel shoe.

"Believe me, you will check out of the hotel, you will go to the airport and you will forget your passport, your wallet, all of your credit cards, money, your laptop, but you will not forget to put on your travel shoes."

The key to the trick is to put one of the shoes you will wear to the airport in the safe, ensuring you will open it before making your return journey.

Meanwhile, a Tiktok user showed the extreme lengths she goes to to ensure no one breaks into her hotel room.

And this £1 household item could also help keep you safe in your hotel room.

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