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Safety tips for women traveling alone

New Delhi: Solo female travel is all the rage these days. However, traveling solo poses a lot of uncertainties and challenges and, for women, these unknowns are compounded by the fear that something bad will happen to them. Here are some tips that will help you have a safe trip:

Choose your destination with Intent:

You can travel better simply by understanding why you want to go where you want to go. To dig. The initial inspiration may come from a book you read or a movie you watched, but there is surely more to the story. Understand your intent and what draws you to the destination, and you’ll have a more rewarding travel experience. You might want to read Best Budget Destinations for Solo Travelers: The 2019 Shortlist.

Plan your first night well:

At a minimum, have a place to rest the first night of each destination on your trip and plan to arrive mid-afternoon. It is important to have time to find your hotel or hostel in daylight and time to change accommodations if you determine this is not the place for you. Read Solo Travel Safety: Over 50 Tips for Solo Travelers.

Visualize the necessities but no more

Traveling solo requires attention to detail. Visualizing how the practicalities of your trip fit together, from departure to transfers to accommodation, helps you travel with less stress. But stop imagining what the trip will be like at that time. Be open to opportunities as they arise. It is impossible to travel without any expectation of a destination, however, the less you are driven by specific expectations, the freer you will be to travel for the time being. Read Solo Travel. Conscious travel.

light package

You’ll save money and be more mobile if you travel light. It takes a little more planning to have a wardrobe that spans from hiking boots to high heels, but it’s doable. Choose a base color (black, brown, beige, navy), a contrast color (white, beige…) and one or two colors to accessorize and put everything together.