8 Tips for Women Traveling Abroad Alone

8 Tips for Women Traveling Abroad Alone

Are you afraid of going abroad alone either for business or pleasure? Traveling alone as a woman may be intimidating, but it can also offer adventure.

When planning to travel alone, safety is a priority. Whether tripping domestically or internationally, there are precautions that should be followed.

By doing research before your trip will ensure that you have a fun, safe adventure and meet other fascinating travelers.  Often the more effort and time you put into planning a trip, the better the results.

Following 8 simple travel tips can help make your trip safer and more rewarding.

1. Hotel safety

Arrive during the day. It means you’ll be able to find a place to stay and get your bearings before dark. Choose a hotel where security is good and public transportation or taxis are readily available and close by.

At check-in, you might consider asking for a room near the elevator so you won’t need to walk down long, potentially ill-lit hallways to reach your room.

Once you arrive in in your room, check to make sure that all of the doors and windows has working locks.  Leave the door open when hotel employees deliver bags, room service or make other deliveries.  If it’s an awkward situation, you can say, “Thank you, I can take it from here. You don’t need to come into the room.”

Verify that there is a telephone in the room and that it works. Always get a room with dead-bolt locks and keep your room secures at all times.  Always use your peephole before opening your door.

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