Common Safety Mistakes Made by Solo Women Travelers

Solo travel is freeing and exhilarating. It provides a way to learn about self. However, female travelers can make themselves more vulnerable when traveling alone. Here are some of the most common safety mistakes that solo women travelers make.

Off Hours Arrivals

A flight may be cheaper because it will get in your destination at 3 am. However, this is not a good time to arrive to a place you’ve never been to before. The streets are likely to be empty and dark. That means even finding the accommodation you probably booked online might not be easy.

Dressing Inappropriately

Choose what you wear when traveling alone wisely. To avoid being seen as if you are violating the culture of the natives of your travel destination, conduct some research in advance. Having uncovered shoulders for instance can be considered a taboo in some places. Therefore, dress appropriately to show respect for other people’s cultures and draw less attention by blending in.

Assuming it is Safe to be with Other Women

You may feel safe when around other women. Unfortunately, there are dangerous women too. In fact, some women are used to lure solo female travelers into risky situations. Therefore, be cautious when making new friends. Be alert for dangers and scams especially when you meet people for the first time.

Wearing Expensive Jewelry

It’s good to look cute when traveling. However, leave flash jewelry at home for your own safety. Expensive jewelry will make you look wealthy and therefore a good target for thieves.

Telling Strangers Where You Are Staying

If you have to fill out a form that requires you to provide address of the place where you are staying, ask for direction, or have a conversation, don’t disclose the location of where you are staying. What’s more, don’t let people know that you are staying alone. You should also avoid sharing a taxi to your hotel room with people you don’t know.

To ensure your safety when traveling alone, avoid these mistakes. Be cautious when making friends and disclosing personal information.…

Secrets for Booking Low Airfares

Finding low fares when traveling is not easy. It requires knowledge and skills. You also need time to conduct some research. To make this task easier, Austin Sims of Southwest Appliance Repair posted and shared his secrets that will make your next booking easy and help you get low airfare.

Fly on Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday

Even if you use the same aircraft, same route, and same airline, you will pay more if you book a Monday flight than if you book a flight on Saturday, Tuesday or Wednesday. That’s because Monday is the peak day for most travelers especially business travelers. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are less busy and therefore inexpensive. Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays are also expensive.

Don’t Book Afternoon Flights

Apart from avoiding booking a flight on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday, don’t book an afternoon flight. This is basically the rush hour for the travel industry. Skies are generally congested and delays happen at this time. Fares are high because that’s when most people want to fly. Therefore, try to book morning flights to avoid delays and high fares.

Know Blackout Dates

It’s important to know the airlines that offer sales as well as the date and time for blackouts. This will enable you to determine the best way to get the lowest airfares. Major airlines in the U.S engage in competing promotions. It’s important that you read these promotions fine print. This will enable you to get useful information to guide you in getting the lowest airfares.

Book One-Way Flight

Most airlines increase their fares for longer stays. So, if you intend to stay at your destination longer than thirty days, book one-way flight instead of a round-trip. In the past, one-way fares gave travelers about 50% of the fare of a round-trip. However, this is not the case anymore. Most U.S carriers today charge half the airfare of the lowest priced round trip for one-way fares.

In addition to these secrets, consider booking connecting flights. This maybe against the carriage rules of almost all airlines. However, you can save money by booking connecting flights instead of using a non-stop, direct route. Try these secrets to save money when flying.  

How to make most of your travel time in Barbados.

Barbados is the best travel destination for a Caribbean vacation. Besides being exotic and beautiful, Barbados Island is also the most stunning. Although the island is small in size, it has more than 60 beaches and plenty of things to do and experience on your Barbados vacation. If you’ve decided to come to Barbados for a vacation, you can rest assured you’ve made the right choice for your vacation. The island has a cultural history that is as rich as its landscape. Having some inside knowledge before traveling to Barbados will take your trip to the next level. Here are tips on how to make the most of your travel time in Barbados.

Activities

With the clear blue sea, you can go sailing, surfing, game fishing, jet skiing, diving snorkeling or submarine trip. The advantage is that all the beaches have public access.

On land, you can ride a horse, hike in the forest, join an off-road safari, see the wildlife, play golf among other activities. Regardless of what you love, there are plenty activities to do in Barbados and your preference has to be there.

Events

Barbados is one of the destinations with a packed annual program of sporting and cultural events to join or watch. Some of the activities that attract competitors here from all over the world include football, hockey, rugby, cricket, swimming and polo. There is the Food and Rum festivals where celebrity chefs showcase their talents. There is also music festival for gospel, reggae, jazz and opera. With plenty of events, there is more entertainment than you could possibly imagine.

Accommodation

Barbados has a wide range of hotels to choose from. No need to worry because there is a hotel that will suit your budget. From five-star hotels to guest houses, there is a wide range of place for accommodation. For five-star hotels, you can go to the west coast on the edge of the perfect beaches. On the south coast, there is a mix of rustic inns and boutique hotels from which you can choose.  

Climate

Barbados has the perfect climate all year-round. Averagely, there are more than eight hours of sunshine each day. During hotter days, the reliable trade winds make the island comfortable. There are short rains from June to November but normally in short showers. The climate on this island is ideal for you to relax and enjoy the vocation.

Dining and Drinking

Barbados is one of the places with plenty of place to eat. While the food at the glamorous beach restaurants can be expensive, you can be sure that quality of the food will give you an amazing experience. However, there are also plenty of good inexpensive eateries on the island. Enjoy the unique cuisine of the Barbadians. Don’t miss out on the rum punch and cocktails. The local beer in Barbados is excellent too.  

Shopping

Buying a gift when on vacation is a common thing. The local handicrafts make great gifts that most travelers can’t resist to buy. Moreover, buying designer goods and fine jewelry is tax-free for visitors. Visit the mall at Holetown and the Broad Street in the capital Bridgetown to buy from the variety of tax-free goods. Most visitors purchase a local bottle of rum.