Travelling solo is definitely an intimidating experience especially for women. In fact women suggest that a travelling solo is an experience that has made them even more independent and confident about themselves.
However when you are travelling solo especially as a woman it is important that you keep in mind a certain factors before you embark upon your journey. Noting down these factors is extremely important not only for your safety but also to ensure that you have a very merry and happy experience.
Here’s why you must travel solo safely
We today have listed down some of the important travel safety tips that a woman must follow in order to enjoy her solo travelling experience to the fullest. Following these tips will ensure that you do not face any trouble or come across any bad experiences during your journey. Read below to know more about it.
Conduct a proper and thorough research about the destination you plan to visit
Planning & researching is extremely important for all solo travelers. This is all the more important if you are travelling solo as a woman. In fact it is quite a fun activity and will increase your excitement of the tour. When you research about your destination take out some time to also look up on the important safety information about the place where you plan to visit.
There are certain factors that you need to consider such as which neighborhood you should travel or which neighborhoods you must avoid? You must find out if there are only particular types of taxis available in the area? You also need to find out how many medical centers and there in the city and if there is any nearby hospital or clinic from your hotel or hostel.
Another important factor to consider when travelling solo as a woman is to look out for how safe your hotel or lodging is. Make sure that you read some former experiences about the guests and also check their ratings online.
Then in transit keep your valuables with you
If you are travelling solo we recommend that you shouldn’t carry anything along with you which can be vulnerable to lose. This can include important documents such as your birth certificates or even expensive jewelry. We also recommend that you do not carry any expensive gadgets along with you such as laptops, kindles or tabs. Carrying these pricey valuables can be risky especially when you are travelling alone. It will also not let you focus properly on your travel journey as you will always be burdened with that thought about their safety. Also make sure that you do not keep these items in your backpack. Also never pack them in your luggage. If you really want to carry any of these items make sure that you do not let them out of your site.
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Don’t trust people very easily
Travelling solo is indeed a fun experience. It lets you understand different countries or cities. It also introduces you to the different cultures and traditions followed by different people. Most importantly it introduces to new people and fellow travelers who just like you love to explore new places. While it is okay to make new friends when travelling to different countries all different cities it is important that you keep in mind that you do not trust anybody very easily or too quickly. When you are travelling solo you must realize that you are responsible for your safety. While at times it can be tempting to join a gang of likeminded people you must realize that it can also be a mistake or a trap. There are various con artists today who know the art of befriending travelers and robbing them of their expensive valuables. For this reason it is extremely important to make the right judgment and stay safe.
Limit your alcohol consumption
Alcohol tends to dull our senses and slows our reaction time. Most of all it intoxicates our body and makes us vulnerable especially when we are travelling. We are not saying that you should not avoid drinking completely. On the other hand we recommend that you watch your pace when you drink. Also make sure that you properly watch out for what you are drinking & never leave your drink unattended when at a bar. We recommend that if you are travelling solo you enjoy a nice drink or two in your hotel room or your hotel restaurant itself. If you want to go outside anywhere we suggest that you book a cab from your hotel and make sure that you do not go too far away from your hotel destination. It is important for a woman to stay in control if she is travelling alone because it is not quite easy to trust people in an unknown city or country.
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Spend some money on your safety
Make sure that you financially invest in your own safety also when travelling solo. This means that you need to keep in mind certain factors like if you are going to reach your destination late in the night you must always book a cab prior in advance so that you don’t have to look out for one at the last moment. Also make sure that you reside in a decent area or in a hotel which is all the slightly expensive safe for you. Never choose a guesthouse or a hotel that is extremely isolated.
Carry local currency along with you
This is probably the most important factor that you need to consider. Irrespective of whether you are travelling internationally or domestically it is important that you carry some loose cash along with you. This is so because it could be possible that certain destinations may not accept credit or debit cards and there could be an emergency of cash required. In such situations it is always better to carry some loose cash along with you to avoid any unwanted circumstances.