Solo travel is all about self indulgence and self learning. It is challenging as well as enriching in experiences. It allows you to spend time with yourself and also pushes you out of your comfort zone. While it is pretty easy for men to travel solo, for women it is a point of much discussion owning to the safety concerns. To make it easier to plan a solo trip for women, here are some safety tips to observe:
- Know your destination well
It is important to do thorough research on your destination in advance. Apart from knowing the area well geographically, learn about the culture and social behaviour also to be aware of any mistakes that can be unpleasant.
- Travel with bare essentials
Travel light with essentials so you can easily carry your luggage around without any help. Always lock your valuables in hotel lockers while carrying enough money for a day outing and photocopies of your essential documents.
- Do not post real time information
Avoid posting real time information on social media as it can easily give other people your location.
- Drink carefully
Always buy your own drinks and choose places which have good reviews. Never leave your drink unattended and limit the number of drinks. Plan your return to hotel in advance while going out for drinks.
- Get a phone number
As soon as you reach your destination, get an international calling card or sim card to keep it handy to call in case of emergency.
- Avoid night travel and secluded areas
Though many cities are safe for roaming around late night, opt for public transport at night to ensure there are always people around. It is best to avoid secluded areas even in the day time while exploring. It is important to not get isolated but always have some people around to ensure safety and help.