Traveling solo can be dangerous for women — but this can be mitigated, with careful planning. Make sure to research your destination before you travel, to see whether it is safe for women. When you begin your journey, make sure to keep your travel documents safe– and not all in one place, in case your bag is stolen. Use social media to keep friends and family aware of your whereabouts, and take out good travel insurance in the case that something does happen.
- Before traveling solo as a woman abroad, research the place you are going, to see what safety issues there are.
- Prioritize the safety of your travel documents at all times — don’t keep them all in one back, and carry copies.
- Make sure family members and friends are kept aware of your whereabouts at all times.
“Keeping some form of an alarm such as an air horn, which makes a very loud sound when activated, or a loud whistle on you when you travel is essential. Alternatively, keep some form of self-defence device such as pepper spray.”