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Safety Tips for Women Traveling Alone
Have you ever felt like someone was following you? Maybe you have felt intimidated walking alone in an unknown location. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that parts of the world we live in are dangerous and crime happens every day.
Don’t be the victim of unwanted crime. Women traveling alone are usually at higher risk. According to U.S. Passports & International Travel, “when it comes to health and security, women travelers are more likely to be affected by religious and cultural beliefs of the foreign countries they visit.” “The truth is that women face greater obstacles, especially when travelling alone.”
It’s important to always be aware of your surroundings. Avoid unknown, isolated areas, especially at night and educate yourself on the cultural norms such as the way the locals dress, laws and customs.
We all want to travel the world and should be able to do so without feelings of worry. I can’t promise you won’t feel nervous at times, but if you follow these safety tips, you will be on the right track to a safer traveling experience.
Leave the “do not disturb” sign on your door
Putting the DND sign on your door is a safety precaution we should all be aware of. However, regardless whether you are in the room, it is important to keep the sign on your door at all times. This will give individuals the impression that you are in the room which will hopefully prevent a break in.
Blend in with the crowd
Become familiar with how people dress and the style of the locals in your destination. Avoid standing out and try to pass as a local. In many cases tourists are targeted by criminals. So dress alike and walk around with confidence to avoid any unwanted dangers.
Always have a road safety emergency kit
Don’t befriend just anyone