Travel is something that helps us to enlighten our souls and body. At least once in a while we should break our monotonous lifestyle and pack our bags and just go out. Be it a man or a woman you should go out once in a lifetime for solo traveling. This will help you know yourself better and get some of the amazing experiences for life to cherish.
This blog is for all the women who are planning to travel alone and it might help the first time solo travelers as well.
Research is the key factor. Get enough knowledge of the place hotel and hostel. This knowledge will protect you from any misinterpretations, misinformation and prevent you from wandering in unsafe places. If you are someone who is new to solo traveling you have lots of things to learn and if you have traveled a lot but solo traveling is your first time then, your problems might be different.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DESTINATION
Try to dig down and decide where you want to go whether a hill station or a beachside. Know which is the place you ever wanted to travel because these travel experiences will enrich your life. Make sure your travel trips meet your personal safety.
FIRST NIGHT IN HOTEL
Try to pre-decide the hotel you want to stay in. Plan it in a way so that you arrive by afternoon because it is comfortable to find a hotel or a hostel in daylight. A safe area looks better during the daytime and you will find accommodation easily and you have more time to make other arrangements as well. You can go for Zostel, it is pretty safe for women. Keep a check on all your documents.
JUST DON’T FORGET TO STUDY MAP
Before you leave don’t forget to study the map and carry one as well.
Never ever ignore your intuitions. If you feel like leaving just leave, trust your intuitions as they will save you from many dangers.
When someone offers you something for free don’t say yes to it. For example, someone is offering you a rose on the street say no and leave, someone tries to be over-friendly just ignore. Just know about the con games of the place you intend to travel to.
Stay in public. Don’t go to a place which looks different or dark especially at night.
Don’t tell your personal information to a stranger especially where you are staying. Be alert and attentive about your surroundings all the time. Carry your phone and learn about the local emergency number and try to learn how to say help in the local language.
Stay sober don’t drink too much, or hunt for drugs. No!
YOUR LODGING SAFETY
Try to ask for a room at the upper place it could be great if the floor you are staying in has women travelers as well. If this place offers the only floor for women definitely goes for it. Always know the exit points and ask about the safety measures they have before checking into any hotel. Lock all important items in your room. When you leave your room put your lights on if possible and keep a signboard of ‘Do Not Disturb’.
The first thing is to dress appropriately. Don’t wear heavy jewelry, clothes or accessories that might attract attention towards you. Walk with confidence and behave like a locality, not as a tourist. Meet other Women travel. You should know when to be polite and when to be impolite. Being impolite at first can get you into a lot of trouble. But if someone is bothering you too much then you have all right to be impolite to that person.
YOU GO, GIRL!!
PACK YOUR BAGS AND START YOUR JOURNEY
SET YOUR OWN LIMITS
AND BE WHO YOU ARE