It is no mistake that women are now venturing out and doing things that they have never done before. Many women now are taking over men-based industries, working in the trade fields, and some women are now even earning higher wages than men. Despite all of this, the young, solo girl on vacation is always seen as the most helpless and likely victim. Sure, the world can be an intimidating place, but the truth of the matter is that woman can travel safely to just about anywhere as long as they take the proper precautions and plan ahead. Never let these stereotypes hold you back, because you can travel safely and that is what you are going to learn how to do.
Be Prepared With Street Smarts
The sad truth of the matter is that most women end up in bad situations simply because they put themselves there. This is not always the case, but it is more often true that most women would like to admit. This is why you have to learn to be self-reliant and prepared. Know where you are going, know the directions, carry a map, bring cash, and always have some kind translation book or app. The theory is to not to have to rely on strangers. Always walk with confidence and purpose, as if you know exactly where you are headed. If you do need to rely on someone ask another woman, a family, or just use good judgment.
Choose Your Transportation Carefully
Motorcycle accidents can occur to anyone at any time. This is why you must always wear the proper protective gear and exercise safe driving. Sure, it can be easy to want to speed around slow cars and take the curves with speed, but if you are unfamiliar with the roads this could be extremely hazardous to your health. Public transportation on the other hand offers a cheap and affordable means of travel. However, if you were going to consider public transportation it would probably be a good idea to know the routes and stops ahead of time. Know how long it takes to get to from your hotel or B&B to the bus station.
Also, if traveling by train, you need to be very cautious about staying in a cabin by yourself. Consider bunking with another female or family.
Make Your Itinerary Known
With the technology available in today’s world it is easy to connect with individuals from anywhere in the world. In fact, you can walk right into a coffee shop, connect to the local Wi-Fi, and connect on social media with your parents back home for the price of a coffee. So, there really is no excuse that at least one or two close friends or family members don’t know your location at all times. In case something goes wrong the police will have a good starting point as to where you were supposed to be.
Invest In Travel Insurance
Sometimes ending up in danger might not even be about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Maybe you come down with a serious illness or experience some unexpected costs while abroad. This is where travel insurance can come in handy.