Traveling the world is not only an exciting concept, but one that’s a bit scary as well. This is especially true for women who plan to travel solo rather than with a significant other or a group. Though this concept may sound intimidating, there are tons of women who travel the world alone, both for short periods of time and longer ones. If you’re thinking about taking on this adventure, here are some travel safety tips to help you feel the safest possible before and during your travels.
Tourlina travel app
Travel apps have become a big part of our lives these days with some of them serving an important purpose while others are just for fun and entertainment. This travel app is made exclusively for women and is designed more so for women traveling alone who are hoping to meet other solo traveling women somewhere along their trip. If you’re in an area that you’re a little nervous about, you can log onto your app and look for other female travelers in the same area to meet up with. This app is great for finding like minded women to meet up with for a simple chat or to meet up with so that the two of you (or more) can start the next leg of your journeys together.
Don’t flaunt your valuables
Instead of wearing all of your best jewelry pieces out front and center, it’s best to hide them when traveling anywhere, not just locations that you feel a bit iffy about. A good way to hide your extra cash is to take a not yet used tampon applicator and stuff your rolled up extra bills in there. It’s very unlikely that if your hotel belongings were to get robbed while you’re out and about, that the thief in question would look at the applicator.
Be wary of those ‘too helpful’
If someone is coming off a little bit too strong and insisting that they can take you to your hotel or that you should follow them to their favorite beach, then you’re going to want to politely say no and walk away in the opposite direction. This is because although you’re very likely to meet lots of great people throughout your travel adventures, there are a few not so good ones that you’ll want to avoid. The key here is to follow your instinct. If you feel at all uneasy about the current situation, even if it’s just a small, barely there feeling, then you’ll want to get out of that situation as quickly as you can. Always trust yourself, not others.
Let loved ones know where you are
This is important for in case something were to happen to you, your friends and family back home would be able to contact the appropriate officials. If others are kept aware of where you plan to be and when, then it’s much more likely that you’ll be rescued if something bad were to happen to you.