17 Tips for Solo Female Travellers

 Smita   February 3, 2016
How To Travel

In the today’s world many, many women travel alone. Everybody don’t have fear but some people has. Traveling alone is a good thing. We get relief and calm. We have full of freedom. Nobody is there to disturb. Solo travel is one of the most independent experiences in the world – you have got no responsibilities to anyone but you have to take care of yourself. You can do whatever you want and leave what you don’t want. The big thing is that you get confidence by travelling alone.

All I want to say is that girls have to be more careful. There are now while condition have to be taken, especially female be a solo traveller. It is all up to make up your mind that solo travel not suits everyone. Never reach a new place after night. You have to take precautions if you are female like when you are sitting in public transport, sit while there are other women. When you are going somewhere alone, you should cover your face. There are so many people whose intentions are bad so if anybody offers you something, never say yes to unknown person.

All I heard about only crime that is kidnap, rape, murder, etc. So I was scared. Being a female solo traveller, there are so many advantages also. Whenever I go somewhere alone, other women try to help me. It may go across each intuition in your body, it is secured for women to follow the local dressing sense and manners while calling a traditional culture, but that shouldn’t stop you from examine any sector completely different from yours. But we have to avoid some countries because there is criminal record in safety of women. By travelling alone, we can learn a lot. If you are going somewhere, you are free from kitchen also. One of the most beautiful things about travelling alone is that you live life in your terms and conditions.

By travelling alone, we are free out of shyness and far away from a period of anxiety. If someone comes near to you and ask for help, simply say, “No thank you.”

research well

research well

Research well – Make sure the destination you are about to visit is safe. There are plenty of information online, places like Quora, reddit etc. are full of customer reviews about pretty much any destination that you want to visit.

Stay Connected – Always keep your phone on and connected with someone so that if something goes wrong then they can help you by giving some ideas.

Dress Modestly – Try to dress up well. It will protect you from unwanted intention of people.

know your connections

know your connections

Know your connections – Choose a small hotel in a well-developed area when you are outside from your own city. The staff while they are complete stranger to you, they are the only people who will know you very well. You should also know them. Get more details about the hotel staff – their phone numbers etc. so in a case of emergency, you will have some numbers that you can call.

Keep a Stun Gun or a pepper spray – stun gun is the highest quality material, it has so much power. It is a small gun but it gives electric shock. When you will press the trigger, the gun pumps across 700,000 volts which attack in the body. If anybody tries to disturb you then pepper spray will work well.  It is so small and handy that you carry easily into your purse. Sprinkle on their eyes and leave from that place.

personal alarm

personal alarm

Use a Personal Alarm – this device is very small but it sounds very loud when you push the button. The loud volume can disappoint attackers and continues unless you will stop. Some personal alarm has in-built light also which can help you to find things in night if you are not able to find.

Install Safety Apps – each and every time you should keep all the things in your purse so that in a difficult situation you are ready to prevent yourself. Carry all the devices, it will help you.

Learn a few useful native words of the people where you are visiting

make-a-friend

make-a-friend

Make a local friend – friendship is a part of life. It is also important because if you have friends then only you will get help and you can spend time with your friend easily as follows.

Get a Travel Insurance

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Make sure you have an international roaming plan on your cell phone – because if you don’t have then you can’t use internet and internet is very important for international places.

Make sure to have full contact numbers of your embassy when travelling abroad – it is also very much important because if you don’t have the numbers of embassy then how you will contact for help.

essential things always with you

essential things always with you

Take only the essential things with you – like all the apps, your mobile, purse, luggage, etc. Don’t take much more money.

Spread out your money – Keep some money in your purse, some in the baggage that you carry, some other perhaps inside your clothes and some more in the hotel room where you stay.

dress like everyone else

dress like everyone else

Dress like everyone else – If you look like a tourist, you will be the biggest target for scam in any place you go to visit.

Keep your luggage with you when you go to bathroom while travelling in buses or trains – so that thief can’t take your luggage. So keep the luggage always with you or otherwise give to anyone if your friend is there.

license plate

license plate

Take a picture of the license plate of the bus or taxi that you hire – because if you are in problem then you note the number of the bus, it will help you.

In conclusion, it is very important to keep in mind that the best protection will lay you the way to avoid accidentally dangerous situations as soon as possible. And always we heard that “prevention is better than cure.” So try to being not the target that anyone should harm you. Always keep the devices in your purse so that you should avoid accidents and take care of yourself.

One Response to “17 Tips for Solo Female Travellers”

  1. Linda B Says:

    Hi,

    You have shared some very important information. Women have to think about safety a lot more than men do, because of how much unwanted attention they can get. Even though I do not travel alone, I still do what I can to fit in with the locals as much as I can.

    Have a nice week,
    Linda

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