Solo Travel Safety

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There’s a whole world out there waiting for you. Your memories made traveling will stay with you for a lifetime, and going it alone can be one of the most daunting decisions you can make. Life’s for living though, right? The independence of experiencing new and exciting cultures by yourself is unparalleled. While incredible, it’s important to stay safe, which is why our team of experts have laid out some simple yet effective ways for solo travelers to stay safe while abroad.

Be gadget mindful

  • Us millennials get a hard wrap, don’t we? Smartphones are hard to live without, as are tablets, fancy laptops, expensive cameras – you get the idea. Although traveling is often about taking nice pictures through a fancy lense, it’s best to keep your valuables down to a minimum when overseas. Only take the essentials and keep them zipped up and hidden away at all times. You don’t want to be phoneless while exploring a city alone.

Shared itineraries are your friend

  • Unplugging is great; it’s refreshing to have some ‘me time’ when traveling alone and incredible memories are made when looking up from an iPhone, but don’t isolate yourself too much. Leave an itinerary of your travel plans with a friend or family member back home – let them know of your day-to-day whereabouts and the addresses of where you’ll be staying.

Stay connected with an international sim card

  • You most likely can’t live without your phone at home, so why should you when traveling? Getting an international sim card is as cheap as $20 and trust us, having one can be a lifesaver. A great way to contact family members and new-found friends, don’t leave simple forms of communication up to chance.

Digitize your essentials

  • You may be the most careful traveller in the world, but pickpocketing and hotel theft is still on the rise. Play it safe and scan all of your important documents (e.g. passport) and upload them to a shared drive with family members. You don’t want to be without the essentials when you’re thousands of miles from home.

Research is key

  • The world is at our fingertips, so do your research online and plan many aspects of your trip thoroughly: safest areas for accommodation, tourist hotspots where you must be conscious of pickpocketers and locations to avoid at night time. 

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