If you enjoy taking solo trips just as much as traveling with your friends and family members, simply continue reading to discover a few handy travel tips targeted at adventurous female solo travelers.
Female solo travel tips:
1. Treat yourself to a new outfit in each destination in order to look like a local
It’s well worth treating yourself to a new outfit in each destination which you visit. As if you wear outfits which were purchased from local stores, you won’t stand out as a tourist and will be less target by criminals such as pickpockets.
2. Avoid getting drunk
If you’re traveling alone, you may want to have a couple of glasses of wine at a vineyard or to enjoy a cold cocktail by the beach. However, make sure not to get drunk, when you’re in an unfamiliar city as predators tend to target women who are inebriated and look to be alone.
3. Make sure to book safe accommodation
The one travel expense which you should consider splashing out on when you’re traveling solo is safe, comfortable accommodation. If your budget can afford it, try to book accommodation in a centrally located hotel, with a good reputation, instead of staying in a hostel.
4. If you choose to stay in a hostel, make sure to carry your valuables on you at all times
Even the safest hostels are targeted by potential thieves, so it’s a wise idea to carry your valuables on you at all times. Examples of such valuables include your wallet, your passport, and your smartphone. Also remember to leave expensive jewelry and watches at home, so that you don’t risk having them stolen.
5. Always be vigilant and aware of your surroundings
Even in a crowd of people, or when you’re sitting alone on a beach, it pays to be aware of what’s going on around you.
6. Don’t wear headphones
Don’t make the mistake of walking around with your headphones on and your music turned up loud as you’ll find it difficult to be fully aware of what’s happening around you.
Another bonus of choosing not to wear headphones on your solo trip is that you’ll be approachable. Which is great if you’re interested in making new friends. Who knows, maybe another solo female traveler will see you reading a book or taking photos and will come up to you to start a conversation.
7. Consider taking a local class in order to get to meet and interact with locals
If you’re looking to befriend and get to know locals, it’s a great idea to take a local class such as a cooking class, a gym class, a dance class or a yoga class, in order to get a chance to interact with friendly locals who share one of your interests.
8. Ask your friends and family members if they have contacts in the cities which you plan to visit
You just never know which of your friends or family members may have a close friend, a school friend or a family member in a city which you plan to visit, who’ll be happy to show you around.
So what are you waiting for? Why not start planning your next overseas solo adventure today.