9 safety tips for those who prefer traveling alone

By TravelWiseNov 29, 2023 22:53 PMNews
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Traveling alone is sometimes quite dangerous
Traveling alone is sometimes quite dangerous. Source: Freepik

Experienced traveler Nicole Jordan, who has been to many places but always travels alone, warned that you need to be as careful as possible if you are going on a trip unaccompanied.

According to her, the first thing to do is to tell your friends and family where you are going and where you plan to stay so that they know your location in case of any force majeure, Business Insider reports.

9 safety tips for those who prefer traveling alone
Nicole Jordan. Source: Nicole Jordan's personal archive

Never tell strangers you are traveling alone

"If someone asks about my plans, I make up stories and say I'm meeting a friend for dinner. I also never share personal details or my itinerary with strangers," she says.

Download offline maps before you travel

"The Internet connection is not always reliable, so I download maps to work offline using Google, Apple Maps, and Maps.me," advises the tourist.

Do not take out your phone or cards in an unfamiliar place

"If necessary, I go to the nearest cafe, restaurant, hotel lobby, or safe place before pulling out my phone to figure out my next step. This is also important in countries where pickpocketing is common," the woman said.

I try to look confident

"When I walk in an unfamiliar place, I try to look confident and stay persistent, even if I don't know where I'm going," she explained.

Look for legal transportation options

It helps to avoid travel scams when uncertified drivers offer lower prices for rides. While this sounds nice, many people end up getting disappointed, dropped off at random places, or worse.

Plan to arrive during the daylight hours

Do not arrive at new places at night, as this can end in trouble.

Take cash with you

"I always carry at least $200 with me in case of an emergency," said the tourist.

Trust your intuition

"My safety is the most important thing when traveling. If you think something is wrong, it is most likely that it is," she said.

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