Is it possible for a woman to travel the world and stay safe? Absolutely! In this modern world, many women love travelling alone. Travelling alone can be a bit of a challenge if you’ve not done it before. Here are the tips to follow.
In between scoping out the most beautiful beaches and coolest cities, take some time to look up safety information for where you are heading. What are the best neighbourhoods and the ones you should avoid? Are there only certain kinds of taxis you should take? Is there clinics/hospitals in the city? When it comes to your accommodation, how is the ratings for safety? What are former guests saying about their experiences? How are you going to get around? What is public transportation like in your destination? Do you need any vaccinations or prescriptions? Are there local health issues for which you should prepare? When it comes to activities, especially adventure sports, what are the risks? If you injure yourself, will you be covered by your travel insurance?
You’re going to save money and be more mobile if you pack light. It requires a bit more planning to have a wardrobe that stretches from hiking boots to sandals but it can be done. Choose a base colour like (black, brown, beige), and a colour to accessorise and pull it all together. Bringing a cardigan or jacket would be recommended.
KEEP YOUR ACCOMMODATION SECRET
Your accommodation is your safety. Don’t tell people where you’re staying. Keep it a secret. If they ask, it’s easy to be vague. You may update your family where you are staying for an emergency purpose, give them the reception number of the place you are staying too!
KEEP YOUR DOCUMENTS AND CARDS SAFE
Keep your passport and other important documents secure. Have backup copies on you (2 or 3 copies, keep one inside purse, one in backpack/handbag, one in pocket of your pants) and at home with your trusted family contact.
MEET OTHER SOLO FEMALE TRAVELLER
You can build friendships with women around the world and who are travelling alone just like you. The best way to meet them is by staying at hostels or dorms. Be wise in choosing your friends to get to know them well before being close.
TAKE A BREAK FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Women lead busy lives. To really relax you may want to back off social media for a while. A break from screens and technology, both of which can be incredibly addictive, will help you discover yourself more fully. You can share all the pictures once you are back from travelling because you do not want people to detect where are you correct?
KEEP YOUR BEAUTY MINIMAL
Do not over do your makeup when you are travelling alone. Looking too beautiful may put you as an easy target. Wear something closed yet comfortable and not too revealing.
KEEP IT LOW KEY
Don’t show off your gadgets including camera or jewelry when you travel especially when you are at a crowded place where you are prone to pickpockets. Bring pepper spray incase!