There are so many of us who like travelling and want to explore the world. But is travelling alone safe for a woman? Well, I wouldn’t say it’s safe or there is nothing to worry, but if you follow few guidelines and prepare yourself for all possible conditions then you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable trip. If you are the one who just need a push for your first solo travel or a seasoned one, this comprehensive list will surely help you to boost yourself:
Research & Pick the Right Destination
Research about the place, the culture, customs, rules-regulation, food habits and dress code so that you know what to expect before you reach your destination. While choosing the place, make sure it’s safe and not secluded. You will able to relax and enjoy your trip.
Complete Your Bookings in Advance
Book your tickets in advance to avoid any chaos. Make sure that you have your hotel address and contact no written on a notebook. Carry this notebook and pen always as this always helps.
Don’t Over Pack
We pack unnecessary things thinking that we may need these on the trip. To avoid this make sure you have a checklist. Pack clothes that you can mix n match. For example carry two denims and three-four T-shirts. Pack only one or two pair of shoes which are necessary. Carry at least one pair of trekking shoes.
Use Public Transportation
Go for public transportation like local bus, train or metro as this is safer than private cab or taxi. While travelling in night share the taxi or cab no with any friend or family member. It’s always better to be alert on an unknown city.
Spend Time with Locals
Be warm and friendly to and get to know the locals. A smile can go a long way in helping you while needed.
Our food habits changes when we travel to different places or cities. This also effect in our health and while travelling alone this could be a problem. If you can’t follow your diet chart try to eat healthy.
Solo travel gives you the opportunity to spend time with yourself. Just be confident, smart and alert. Just keep your valuables like camera or purse safely and lastly do not forget to enjoy.