11 Items People Always Lose While Traveling

By: Cheryl

Imagine this: you’re a couple days away from a trip you’ve been long anticipating and planning for. What’s the first thing that crosses your mind? Leading experts say that when we travel, we're more likely to lose our possessions because we're so focused on other things, such as where we're going, how we're getting there, and what we're going to do each day. What's more, a study conducted by esure home insurance found that people spend 10 minutes every day searching for lost items. 

I would much rather spend 70 minutes that week sipping margaritas on the beach rather than rummaging through my luggage trying to find my sunglasses- not to mention the little arguments that eventually happen when something can’t be found. That being said, it makes sense to try and minimize the amount of time you spend searching for lost items with the help of Tile tags, so you can then maximise your amount of fun vacation time. This guide will look at the top 11 most misplaced items on vacations and how Tile can help you keep track of your stuff. 

Lost Accessories


If you're planning to travel abroad somewhere warm and sunny, you'll probably want to pack a set of sunglasses. Unfortunately, it's really easy to lose them, with more than 1 in 4 travelers misplacing their shades at hotels and all-inclusive resorts across the globe. A small Tile Sticker can be stuck to the side of your sunglasses case to help you find them with ease! Simply ring the item from the free Tile App on your phone, and voila- sunglasses can be heard ringing even from under the hotel bed.  

Purses, Bags, and Backpacks 

How many times have you left a stop during vacation only to realize you’ve left one of your many bags behind? Fear not- you can always throw a Tile tracker inside any bag and keep track of your bag and belongings. You can even attach a Tile to outer zippers to keep track of your backpack! Tile Mate and Tile Pro both have built in keyring loops for easy linking. Simply attach and go! 

Lost Electronics


Nearly everyone travels with laptops nowadays (thanks to the new normal) so that they can work or play while they're away on vacation. You might think that it's pretty hard to lose such a large item. Well in reality, thousands of laptops are lost in airports every single week! THOUSANDS. EVERY. WEEK. Many more are misplaced by vacation goers in other locations too. Applying a Tile Slim to the top or bottom of your laptop can make it super simple to find your laptop if it gets lost.


In the modern world, most people don't go anywhere without their phones. They're perfect vacation partners, ideal for taking photos of your trip, keeping in touch with friends and family, and using apps to find your way around when you travel abroad too. But they're also easy to accidentally misplace or leave behind. With the Tile “Find Your Phone” feature, you won't have to worry about losing your device.


Tablets, like phones and laptops, are must-have electronic devices for many people. They're great for travel due to their compact designs and portable nature, not to mention almost a necessity for kids nowadays. However, you might accidentally leave them somewhere while rushing around the airport or exploring a busy city. With the help of Tile Slim, you won't have to worry about losing your tablet for too long and should be able to find it with ease.

Device Chargers

We also need chargers to keep all of these different devices, such as smartphones and tablets, powered up. It can be really stressful to lose a charger or charging cable, since it basically means that your device has been given a death sentence until you can find the charger or buy another one. Attaching Tile Stickers to chargers helps you keep track of them, wherever you go.


Countless travelers bring cameras along on their trips so that they can snap high-quality photos and record videos of all the wonderful sights they see along the way. It's important to remember your camera when you're heading somewhere beautiful and want to share it with friends and family, but you might accidentally leave it behind at a landmark, museum, or other location. Tile Stickers can be really helpful here once again, especially since DSLR cameras and the like are so expensive!

Travelers tip- you can sign up for Tile Premium Protect and register more expensive items for reimbursement. If Tile can't find your lost item, we'll reimburse you the item's cost up to $1000!

Lost Personal Items


Some people choose to leave keys with family or friends at home when they travel abroad or go on vacation, but many people bring them along, and they're one of the most common items left behind in hotel rooms. Losing your keys can cause a lot of drama during your vacation, leaving you unable to drive your rental car or stressing about how you're going to get into your house when you get home. Tile Mate and Pro are perfect for avoiding this scenario.


Passports are essential for when you want to travel abroad, but it's so easy to lose track of them among all of your other travel documents, papers, tickets, and items. A good tip is to make use of a Tile Slim to protect your passport and make it easy to find in any location. Slip one into your passport or passport holder for proper finding.


Wallets are some of the most commonly lost items all over the world. Even when people are at home living their regular lives, they lose their wallets all the time. But when you're on vacation somewhere strange and unfamiliar, losing your wallet can be way scarier. Sliding a Tile Slim into your wallet can save you a lot of worry.


Something else you might lose during your vacation is your sanity! It can be pretty stressful to make sure you've got all the bases covered, remembering to pack all the items you need, ensuring you're on time for all your flights and activities, and so on. That stress can be made way worse if you lose important items like keys and cameras, so be sure to bring your Tile tags along with you to stay sane and relax on your vacation!