Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, is always enjoyable, although women traveling alone may want to take extra precaution to ensure they’re safe from departure to arrival. With the helpful advice found here, traveling solo is never a worry as you’ll know exactly what to do to stay protected.
- An article on tips for young women traveling alone got a big response on Facebook — not all of it positive. Readers had a range of alternatives to our advice.
- I’ve traveled around 28 countries and 6 continents on my own. I disagree with the recommendation to splurge on a hotel. I’ve found that staying in a no-frills hotel or hostel means more money to spend on experiences (e.g. food, entertainment, excursions), and allows me to meet other solo travelers.
- Take public transportation to and from airport — the least expensive option, and you will be surrounded by other travelers. Unless you have very little time and there are specific things you want to see, do not have an itinerary.
“Bring a couple of doorstop alarms with you, so you wake up if anyone tries to come in. The rest of the floor will also hear the alarm and the miscreant will also back off.”