Traveling can be a fun and exciting way to explore the world around. However, women traveling alone should take extra precautions to ensure a safe and successful journey.
First, arrive at your destination during the day so you get a clear picture of your surroundings. Arriving at night can be intimidating and even picturesque cities can be scary in the dark. It can also be more difficult to find your destination at night. Next, when you do arrive at your hotel, take extra safety precautions. At check in, ask for a room near the elevator or front desk so you can avoid long walks through the hallways. Also, request that the employees write down your room number instead of saying it out loud. Once you are inside your room, keep the door locked at all times.Finally, do not open your door to strangers. If someone identifies themself as a staff member, ask for ID or call down to the front desk to confirm their identity.
Another tip is to dress appropriately for your destination and try not to attract unwanted attention. A conservative outfit is always recommended when traveling alone. Also, keep your valuables, money and other important personal documents in a safe place. If you are carrying a purse or bag, choose one that hangs across your chest and not from one shoulder. You may also want to consider putting your money, identification or credit cards in your sock or shoe while you are out on the town. Anything that isn’t kept on your body should be locked in a hotel safe. If you don’t see one in your room, ask at the front desk.
Finally, always use common sense and trust your instincts. Traveling alone can be a wonderful experience, and these tips can help ensure a successful trip.