Safety first

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - 360˚ Need To Know -

For those women who pre­fer to travel solo, here’s five handy tips to keep you safe and sound… 1

Pre-ar­range your first night

Mak­ing sure that you have your first night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion booked in ad­vance and pre-ar­rang­ing an air­port trans­fer to your ho­tel – es­pe­cially if you’re ar­riv­ing at night – can help set­tle any nerves.

2 Dress ap­pro­pri­ately

Sadly, in some so­ci­eties, how you dress can of­ten make you a tar­get. Err on the side of cau­tion and dress con­ser­va­tively, whether that in­volves cov­er­ing your legs, shoul­ders, arms or head.

3 Act con­fi­dent

Look like you know your way around a des­ti­na­tion, even if you don’t. Car­ry­ing a lo­cal car­rier bag and avoid­ing get­ting out maps or guide­books in plain view can help you avoid un­wanted at­ten­tion.

Let other peo­ple know where you are go­ing to be

Al­ways let some­one know where you’re head­ing, whether it’s via so­cial me­dia tools, such as Twit­ter or Face­book, or the peo­ple at your ac­com­mo­da­tion. Even a sim­ple text home now and again can be help­ful if some­thing goes wrong.

5 Trust your in­stinct

We all have an in-built radar, so make good use of it! Your in­stinct is in­valu­able, and if you have any doubts about a sit­u­a­tion or per­son, then get out of there and don’t look back. Safe is al­ways bet­ter.

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