Safety Tips For The Solo Female Traveler

  • November 13, 2019

Here are some travel tips to take note of if you’re female and you’re doing it solo:

Read about the culture’s view of women

The country’s culture says a lot about how they treat women, including how they treat foreign women. Whether or not you agree with it, pay attention and respect their culture.

Trust your instincts

We believe in a woman’s gut feel. If there’s a slight hint of discomfort, flee from the situation. No regrets, your safety is more important.

Mind the booze

Never ever get wasted when you’re traveling alone in a country, even if you meet a new friend while you’re there.

Confidence is key

Walk with your back straight and head held high. The way you carry yourself speak volumes and it can make you less of a target.

Join group tours

Traveling solo can get lonely but it doesn’t have to be. Sign up for local tours or even workshops, where you can meet other people who share your passion for travel.

Know the popular scams

Research ahead so you will be more aware of potential scams in your destination. Scams are everywhere no matter where you are in the world, it’s best to read up on them so you will know how to avoid or deal with it.

Make sure belongings are secure

Before venturing out to your travel destination, check if your belongings are secure. Is your luggage sturdy? Are your locks durable? Are your credit cards scam-proof? Is your passport cover or your wallet RFID protected?

Be a little creative

Have a dummy wallet, use an alter ego for when a creepy person comes up, bring a cheap phone for navigating around the city, separate big bills from small bills, put jewelry in an empty lip balm stick.

Enjoy every single moment

Don’t let fear steal your funk. Be alert but don’t assume, not everyone is out to get you. It’s always a matter of balance, of knowing how to have fun but also knowing how to look after yourself. Why not make 2019 the year you’ll finally try solo travel? Hit us up at inquiry@travelwithaccess.com and let’s get planning.

 

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