It’s 2019 and women all over the world are much more empowered than the generations that came before. But if you’re a woman who loves to travel solo, you know that there are still dangers that lie ahead.
Here are some travel tips for women solo travellers
1. Try dressing like a local – People will seem more welcoming of you when you try to blend in with their culture. Plus trying on new attire is always fun. You don’t HAVE to dress like a local but it always helps you have a more immersive experience into their culture and society.
2. Don’t get wasted – If you’re visiting restobars and pubs or staying alone in a new place it is best to always be alert. Try not to take drinks from strangers and if you do drink, try not to pass out or drink to the point where you can’t function. This leaves you in a very vulnerable situation so it is best to not do this.
3. Don’t tell strangers where you’re staying – You might strike up a conversation or two with some locals when you’re in a city. They will often ask you where you’re staying and it is best to not disclose this information. Give them a different name of a hotel you saw when you were booking a room or just tell them you’re staying with friends and you’re not sure where it is.
4. Join a day tour – If at some point you start to feel lonely or uncomfortable you can always join a day tour and meet some other travellers. This always helps you get back on track and in to the right frame of mind.
5. Book in advance – Book your travel and stay in advance as much as possible. Avoid surprises and try to ensure that you have things sorted out for yourself so that you are never stranded anywhere.
Apart from all of this, try to develop an ability to read situations. If your instincts don’t trust something or someone, don’t go forward with it. It is always best to carry a small and protective weapon or pepper spray. It is a pity that women have to ensure they’ve done all of these things when travelling but it is best to prepare for the worst at all times in the world we live in. Make sure you stay safe and you are bound to have a wonderful time. Happy Journeys!