Travelling alone can be a really fun and rewarding experience especially if you know what you’re doing. Most people are intimidated by the thought of travelling all by themselves because they fear that it’s unsafe or that going to other places alone is a bad idea. That’s why it’s important to prioritize your safety when you’re going solo on your next trip so you can enjoy your solitary adventure.
Here is how to stay safe when travelling alone.
- Bring personal identification cards with you on your trip
Since you’ll be travelling all by yourself, having an ID with you is a valuable possession in case anything happens during your trip. You can write your name, address, and an emergency contact number on a piece of paper and place it inside your wallet. It’s best to inform your family and friends about your solo travel so they know where you’re going and where to find you during emergency situations.
- Keep in touch and stay connected
Communication is very important when you’re traveling on your own. Keeping your loved ones updated during your travel gives them peace of mind knowing that you’re safe on your trip. If you’re traveling to another country, it’s a good idea to buy a SIM card that has roaming capabilities so you can make calls and texts to your friends and family.
Social media apps like Messenger and WhatsApp are also a great way to stay communicated so you can make video calls and voice calls for free.
- Avoid wearing flashy jewelry
It’s best to minimize your accessories and just leave your valuable pieces of jewelry behind when you’re going on a solo trip. Thieves and snatchers are drawn to flashy items like necklaces and expensive watches, making you an easy target especially if you’re a tourist. Dress casually and simple and wear clothes that are comfortable enough for you during your travel.
- Store your money, ID’s, and credit cards in different locations
Don’t stash all of your cards, ID’s, and money in just one wallet. Keep them in separate wallets and card holders so you won’t lose your personal belongings easily. Your passport should always be stored inside your luggage and you should always carry it separately from your ID’s and cash.
- Do your research and have an itinerary ready
Before you go on your solo adventure, make sure to do your research on the places you’re going to visit. Have a look at the popular tourist destinations and plan your itinerary carefully so you don’t have to wander around. Keep your wits about you and don’t get too distracted by the sights and sounds of your surroundings. Stay alert at all times and keep your valuables inside your backpack and not in your pocket.
When travelling alone, your safety should be your first priority. Make sure to keep these tips in mind so you can enjoy your next solitary getaway without the hassle and the worry of being unsafe and in danger.
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