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.…

Why You Become Awesome when You Travel More

People wonder how travel changes individuals. Generally, traveling makes a person well-rounded and better. Simply put, traveling makes an individual awesome. You will agree that you come back from a leisure trip better than you were when departing.

Here are some of the reasons why you become an awesome person when you travel more:

You Become More Social

When you travel, you meet new people. Some of them become your friends. Thus, you make friends from strangers. The more time you spend with new people, the more comfortable you become when talking to them. At first, you may be uncomfortable about taking to strangers especially if you are an introvert. However, you will eventually open up and talk to new people happily and comfortably.

You Become a Better Conversationalist

Traveling will not just make you great at talking to new people. It will make you better at holding conversations. At the beginning, you might get bored about talking to strangers. But, after some time, you won’t care about the backgrounds of other people, their destination, or the duration for which they have been traveling. You stop asking such question because they don’t help you learn more about them. Instead, you hold small and interesting talks that disclose more about the people that you meet.

You Become Confident

When you travel, you meet new people, enjoy new experiences and do new things. You simply do awesome things. This makes you more confident. You realize and confirm your abilities and this makes you feel and become a better person.

You Become More Adaptable

You handle cases of missed flights, wrong turns, slow buses, bad food, and delays among others when you travel. This teaches you to adapt to unexpected situations. Instead of getting angry or mad, you alter your schedule.

What’s more, traveling more makes you adventurous, easy going, and smarter. You learn about people and the world. You push the boundaries that you had set for yourself and try more exciting things. This makes you a better person than when you sit in your home wishing that you would go to an exotic destination to have fun.