Every individual wants to see the beautiful world. The trend of solo female travellers is increasing day by day. Traveling alone for ladies might be difficult but not impossible. Thousands of women each year plan for a solo trip each year. Planning for a world tour, need some important considerations to make that will ensure your safety and make your journey more enjoyable. To avoid any mishap or any unfavourable event, following are some guidelines that can help female travellers to plan and travel safely around the world.
Confidence is the key to a successful journey. If you look worried or fearful, it increases the chances of any mishap happening with you. Rather, walk and talk confidently as if you know the place. Be attentive and assertive. Do not think too much about being harmed, losing your possessions or anything like that, it induces negativity. You must know how to rake emergency services if anything bad happens to you.
Know the Places
The most important is to decide where you want to go. Think and decide where you want to go and make a rough map of your destinations. You can also research if you do not have a previous idea of where you can visit. Make a plan of your travel after knowing the places. Some beautiful places that you can visit are:
- The Lagoons of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Coziness of Sonoma County, California
- The Romance of Venice, Italy
- Exotic Waves of Cape Town, South Africa
- The Peace of Santorini, Greece
- The Culture of Marrakesh, Morocco
All the above amazing locations are also the very good choices for new married couples as some of the best honeymoon destinations of the world.
Selecting the Accommodation
Where you are going to stay is another thing you should decide as you arrive. Selection of suitable hotel for you not only makes your journey easy but also secure. Selection of small lobby helps to get familiar with the place and crewmember easily. Choose the hotel that is located in a well-trafficked area as it will ensure your safety when you are traveling in the night as well. You should get yourself assured that your name, room number and personal information remain confidential and should not be disclosed to anyone. There should be enough staff to ensure safety during the night to avoid any unfavorable event.
Selection of room is equally important as the choice of the hotel. You should request the room that is near the elevators and emergency exits. Your room should have double locks. Do not leave your valuables open and try to hide them under other garments or other invaluable things.
Be Street Smart
You must know the direction and maps before traveling. Carefully go through the map and memorize important destinations and places. You can also remember some clues that will help you if you feel lost. You must dress like a locale as it will lower down the chances of being identified and becoming a prey of any unfavorable event. If lost, try to seek help from the police station, shop or the hotel you are staying in. Avoid jewelry but have copies of all relevant documents with you.
Have a Backup Plan
By backup plan, we mean alternative accommodation. Having a backup plan can also help you in the case of emergency for example if you feel unsafe at any place, you will always be able to change your location without wasting any time. You should have backup plans for your accommodation and transportation, and if possible also have backup plans of your destinations.
Do not ignore your health while you are traveling. You should always keep all necessary medications with you. You should keep other necessary items like sanitary napkins etc, with you to avoid any uncomfortable or unpleasant situation. Other first aid items like bandages can also help you in case of any discomfort.
Do not hesitate in leaving a Trail
Being a solo traveller, you should always ensure your safety first. Another way of ensuring your security is by leaving a trail, and it can be possible in many ways. For example, you can upload your picture to social media and notify your family on where you currently are so in the case of emergency others can be able to reach you quickly. Further, you can give a time-period to them to contact you or search for you if they do not receive a message, notification or a call in a specified given time.
How to Avoid Mishaps
Avoiding anything worse is the most important thing during travelling. On your way, you may find people who’d want to get close to you, you may call them hunters of female travellers, don’t trust anyone without getting enough information about them. First, try to avoid them but if it is unavoidable then choose the right person. Gather as much information about them as you can via indirect questioning and ask people about them. Secondly giving the impression that you are tourist might put you in danger. Avoid using maps in public places or if necessary consult police station or a hotel. If you are traveling by car, try refilling your tank when it gets half. You should also avoid giving a lift to anyone on your journey.
How to Avoid and Cope with the Sexual Assault
Many people are in search of solo female travellers and can put you in a difficult situation. You must be attentive and careful all the time. Do not leave your eatables unnoticed because it may put you at a risk as somebody can add drugs into it. Secondly, avoid accepting the invitation from the unknown and if unavoidable don’t go to homes or private rooms with them rather visit a restaurant or a public place. Make a loud sound if feel threatened.
God forbid if you face an unpleasant situation, in that case, avoid removing any clue of the mishap either from your body or from the place. It acts as evidence. Call the police immediately and seek help. Write down the details of the event so it can assist you afterward.
Solo traveling is actually a pleasant experience. You literally discover yourself in the event of discovering new places. Each year, many people plan for single traveling due to many reasons such as recreation and business meetings, but the world is full of predators who are always in hunt of their victim. Each year many cases are reported about crimes like human trafficking that put many lives at risk. Females are at higher risk. Above given guidelines can help many women in travelling alone throughout the world by reducing the chances of any unfortunate event.
Think, Plan& Travel Safe!