Post: Solo Travel Safety

It’s good to take precautions to stay safe while traveling solo. Here are some tips I’ve learned while traveling:

  1. Research hotels before you book them and don’t be afraid to spend a little more money on hotels. Safety is key and you want to feel secure where you are staying.
  2. Airbnb is another option and can be great for solo travel. I recommend either renting an entire apartment/place or if you rent a room, make sure the host is either a woman or a couple.
  3. Only travel during daylight hours and don’t go out once it gets dark out. This might sound lame but it’s a great way to stay safe.
  4. Carry a safety item with you. I recommend either a taser or pepper spray.
  5. Follow your gut. I had checked into a hotel while traveling but didn’t feel great about the place, my gut was telling me to leave. I left and checked into a different hotel. I didn’t get my money back but I’m SO glad I left.
  6. Check your surroundings when you go someplace new. Look at who is around you.
  7. Avoid going anywhere where you are completely alone (I.e. I would avoid hiking while traveling).
  8. Always lock your door when you get in. Lock your car doors, lock you hotel (or Airbnb) room.

I hope these tips have been useful for you. If you are traveling solo I hope you have fun and create some lasting memories!

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