Pick of the Day: Bling Sting Pepper Spray

A small can of pepper spray can help protect solo travelers.

What Is It: A keychain-sized can of pepper spray.

Why It’s Smart:

• Clips on to your keys, purse, backpack, dog leash, or belt

• Comes with a replaceable 0.5 ounce insert of pepper spray

• Releases a marking dye that tags the attacker for ID purposes

• Effective range of 10-12 feet

Where to Buy: Available on Amazon.

(Photo: Bling Sting)

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo, Boston.com, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "Earplugs. A good pair has saved my sleep and sanity many times!"

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

E-mail her at cmorse@smartertravel.com.

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